The sole of the Callaway FTiQ driver
Nick Bayly gets an exclusive swing with Callaway’s latest FTiQ driver and finds that the future is still square, but with more than a hint of a curve about it
WHETHER OR NOT square-headed drivers can ever be viewed as objects of beauty, it’s hard to be unimpressed by Callaway’s second generation FTi driver. Boasting sleek and sporty lines, with a head inspired by the back end of a Lamborghini sports car, the FTiQ (£379 for standard model, £399 for Tour version) screams for attention like a spoiled child ignored while throwing a tantrum.
With its two square-shaped weight portals reminiscent of the iconic Italian car’s tail lights and a Crown reminiscent of a bonnet sliding smoothly into the rear section, it’s enough to make Jeremy Clarkson drool. And the petrol head comparisons are further highlighted by Callaway’s performance ratings compared to the Lamborghini and featuring speed, size and price.
And there's definitely more substance than style at the heart of the FTiQ's appeal.
While it retains its 460cc volume, the clubhead is visually much less squat and square than its predecessor; more athletic at address. The Tour model sits square between your toes and really sets up nicely behind the ball, with the subtle V-shaped sightline ready for action.