Callaway FT-5 draw Driver
It's quite a nice club. It feels solid on hands with a balanced weight, wich I believe is consecuence of the correct marriage between the head and the Fujikura Fit On E 150 Stiff Flex shaft. The impact sound is neat and it's quite forgiving in off center shots. I came form a Cobra L4V with a lighter Diamana shaft and it took me a couple of weeks to get use to the smaller head and the heavier shaft of the Callaway, but I have to say that is definetely a club wich any mid-handicaper can take advantage of their qualities. The pros: Solid club with a very nice impact feel and sound The cons: The head could be a little bigger
Good club that offers a higher than normal tragectory and decent forgivenes
The FT5 driver is decent. I have it with a 9* loft and it has a noticeably higher trajectory than my 2004 Big Bertha driver which is also a 9*. The fusion technology combines a titanium club face with a composite backing for a better club, but the sound at impact suffers. Instead of a loud ping sound it sounds more like a can hitting a rock. I cant complain because i didn't buy it new for $399, but i wouldn't pay more than $60 for one.
Callaway FT-5 Fusion
I had used a Callaway 460 tour for the past 2 years and tried my wife's ft-5 just for fun. What a club! I really like the way that mine sets up. I have the 9 neutral set up. The stiff shaft is not overly stiff. I'm almost 50 and carry a 2.7 handicap. I think that the shaft could be close to a regular in other clubs. I am able to hit my normal straight shot in the 275-285 range with little trouble. The price for the club is so right. I have hit the ft-tour and ft-9. Both are great clubs, but mine cost about 300.00 less. Give it a try.
Long, straight, club that actually "Does The Work".
The Callaway FT-5 is an old design but still a great product. I borrowed a friend's driver one day 5 years ago and it is to this day still the best shot I have ever made on that hole. Caddying at a LPGA ProAm, I carried the bag for an amateur who later went on to become the women's senior champion. Her driver? The FT-5. Mine has been reshafted to match my 3 wood and I could not be happier.
Seniors beware - this club will improve your game
I have read many articles about seniors needing to use flexible shafts 'R' with low kicks and high loft '11.0'. The FT-5 that I bought is none of these. I'm 68 years old and got the FT-5 with a stiff shaft and 9.5 degree loft. I hit the ball a mile - my best drive with it was yesterday - about 280 yds. I typically hit the ball straight although I bought the FT-5 with a hook bias - so it takes the slice out of the hit. I'm a 25 handicapper and had 7 pars after 9 holes on a regulation 18 hole course. I think that seniors should think out of the box when it comes to letting the industry suggest to you what type of club you need - I did and am most satisfied.