Callaway Hex Hot, Hex Hot Pro golf balls
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
The two balls in the Callaway Hex Hot line may appear nearly identical on the outside, but they behave differently because of what's inside.
The three-piece Callaway Hex Hot features a large, soft core to make the ball more appealing to golfers who want to maximize distance.
The Callaway Hex Hot has a slightly larger core than its cousin, the Hex Hot Pro, also a three-piece design. The Hex Hot Pro has a slightly larger mantle layer over its core and beneath its outer layer. Callaway says the Hex Hot Pro's mantle, created by DuPont, reduces spin off the tee yet helps the ball spin more on pitches, chips and wedge shots for improved greenside control.
Both balls feature an ionomer-blend cover that provides a firmer feel off the tee and good durability. Callaway gave both balls a 332 hexagonal dimple pattern that the company says helps the ball cut through wind more effectively, reduces drag and creates a more stable flight.
Look for both the Callaway Hex Hot and Hex Hot Pro balls in pro shops for $26 per dozen.