Ever since The Masters, the buzz around Phil Mickelson has been less and less about his game, and more and more about his equipment. One piece of equipment in particular… a 2-wood (yes, a 2-wood) that Phil has dubbed his ‘Phrankenwood’. Let’s take a closer look at the Phrankenwood and break down the details.
It all started when Phil noticed big distance gains in the new Callaway X Hot Fairway woods he was hitting. This proved to be inspiration, as he thought it would be great to implement the same technology into a 2-wood. The much smaller package would offer a flatter ball flight, greater control and a lower spin rate. To date, Phil is doing quite well with the club.
Phrankenwood Key Specs
- 8.5 degrees
- Clubhead constructed of high strength Carpenter 455 stainless steel
- Fubuki k 70X Prototype shaft
Phil’s Phrankenwood is basically a ‘juiced up’ version of the Callaway X Hot Fairway woods that he loves so much. Same size, but less loft. He feels it gives him explosive distance with added control, much more than any other driver he’s tried to date.
When you break it down… I suppose when you’re one of the best golfers in the world, and repeatedly strike the ball on the club face within millimetres on each strike… you can very much benefit from the smaller, more precise club head. Couple that with some HOT technology built-in, and you’ve got a nice little package.
Kind of makes me want to give one a spin, but I think I’ll need to hit the range first… I don’t have my tour card yet :P
Via: Callaway Golf