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Since the new Callaway X-460 Driver I had been using was a Tour 8.5 I had assumed all the X-460 would look about the same. Wrong today I hit a few of the non Tour drivers and they have the Cobra problem and it is very obvious to me coming from the Tour model I had been using. The standard model is very closed at address. I'm guessing at least 2 degrees closed while the tour model looks square (but not open). I thought I remembered Callaway making their standard models square and their tour models very slightly open .5 degree or so. It is not a good look especially after the Tour model. Since I will be playing the Tour model it won't matter to me but I was suprised there was that much difference.

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Yeah I was looking at the standard FT-3 and it's the same. The Tour is 0.5* open whilst the normal model is 1* closed and to my eye looks a bit odd. I can see the point of closed faces but personally I don't like them.

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sandy, when I looked at X-460 drivers back in October, I thought standard X460 looked very closed while Tour X460 look rather square but not really that much open or closed at all. I don't know how Callaway measures their face angle but I felt that the Tour X460 does not look open as much as GBB II ProSeries drivers looked.

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Callaway's Australian website has the specifications of the X460 and it says that the regular model is 2 degrees closed and comes with the Fujikura 64 shaft while the Tour model is square with the Fujikura 26.3 shaft.

 

I understand that Michael Campbell tried out the X460 but went back to the FT-3 Tour.

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I marginally prefer the X-460 Tour to the FT-3. There really isn't a lot of difference in distance between the FT-3 Tour, 454, or 460 Tour. That is if you get a good shaft like the NV in the X-460. If you go with the standard 26.3 Tour Platform it is not as good a driver as the other two, also both with NV 65s as well in X. I think Callaway's choice of the OEM shaft will hurt the demoing of this club initially until the retailers get some in with other shafts. The X-460 Tour is the best looking at address of the bunch (as long as you get the Tour model) with a somewhat more aversive sound compared to the others. Even though they did a nice job of hiding the seam in the FT-3 I still wasn't thrilled with the look at address.

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