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PRICE R8 499 PER­FOR­MANCE ★★ ★ ★ ★ IN­NO­VA­TION ★★ ★ ★ ★

VER­DICT Call­away be­lieves a flexible face isn’t enough. Adding struc­tural sta­bil­ity al­lows the face to be thin­ner and con­cen­trates that flex­ing across a wider area. So in­side the head, two bars stretch from the crown to the sole. The ex­tra sta­bil­ity makes for a face that’s 20-per­cent thin­ner and more flexible than be­fore. The two mod­els use a ti­ta­nium frame with car­bon­com­pos­ite pan­els above and be­low. The stan­dard ver­sion of­fers a slid­ing rear weight to ad­dress slices and hooks, and the Sub Zero’s two weights op­ti­mise ball spin. It’s Call­away’s most in­trigu­ing driver in two decades. Four­teen of our 16 testers put this club in their top five.

COM­MENTS (L) It’s eas­ily the most con­sis­tent driver, a con­trolled ex­plo­sion at im­pact. (M) The ad­justa­bil­ity is in­tu­itive. (H) Power was colos­sal. Sound is muted, but there’s a strong car­bon-fi­bre punch.

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