Built by Professionals for Professionals: Callaway Golf Clubs
Callaway Golf Clubs are one of the most recognized and purchased clubs on the world market. Having outlets all over the world as well as serving as the equipment sponsor for many notable names in golf, Callaway is headquartered in Southern California and has always been the All-American company. Used and recommended by professionals such as Trevor Immelman, Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, and even Annika Sorenstam, Callaway equipment stands above its competitors in many ways. The highest grade materials, testing center, and product innovation all add to why Callaway is so successful on and off the course.
Since the Callaway name is considered an upscale brand around the globe, there may be some difficulty in finding the right set of clubs. Although major sporting good chains and even some smaller stores sell Callaway Golf Clubs, these are often the generic versions and do not come with the proverbial “bells and whistles” that may be desired by the prospective golfer. Individual clubs may be a bit easier to come by since stores do not have to buy or stock the entire set in order to make a sale. This is common among wedges, putters, and driver, but irons usually are sold in sets.
Some Callaway buyers also look custom building, designing their set of clubs. Between the grip, shaft, grooves, bags, and even balls, buyers may have a say in how their equipment performs as well as the material of which it is produced. Used or pre-owned clubs on the other hand may be wise for the amateur golfer that want to get a taste of how the professionals play. The downside to the investment in used Callaway’s is that the technology is ever changing: not that the buyer will receive an inferior product, but the impression may be different because of the age and wear of the clubs.
One example of the ever changing technology in Callaway Golf Clubs is in the newly developed Diablo Octane Driver. The Diablo offers the latest technology with a lightweight carbon fiber head that allows for a faster and harder swing than the preceding titanium, aluminum, or steel models. Also built with a graphite shaft, Diablo has been tested and has performed better than many other brand drivers as well as other Callaway drivers by an average eight yards. Another note on the Callaway brand is that the company boasts the number one putter in the golf community. The Odyssey line of putters produced by Callaway has been named to the 2011 Golf Digest Hot List because of the line’s ability to essentially outdo nature: a responsive, lightweight, and scientifically proven putter that can navigate a ball over a rolling green and along the toughest reads in the game.