Martin Hopley

The Callaway FT-9 driver is one of the best composite material drivers we have tested.

Unlike most other composite drivers, the sound was very solid and the flight of the ball was excellent. Unlike past FT models, the FT-9 looks very good and more 'powerful' at address.

The thick titanium top line has been reduced and we think this is a style that will appeal to a wider audience than Callaway diehards. What might not appeal though is the price which is at the premium end of the market and the performance of the club does just enough to justify it, so make sure you get it custom fitted to make the most of your money.

If you find the flight a little high for you try the Tour or Tour Draw version where the weight is slightly further back, although the face is that extra degree open which better players will like.

Golfalot Rating: 5 stars
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Callaway FT-9 Driver

Callaway FT-9 Driver - Product Details

UK Launch15 February 2009
USA Launch15 February 2009
Handicap Range
Hand AvailabilityRight
Left Handed Lofts10°
Right Handed Lofts9°, 10°, 11°
Shaft TypesGraphite
Manufacturer's WebsiteCallaway Website

User Reviews

July 2017

I have used a FT-5 for a long time. I rarely change clubs. Bought this because it was the update to the 5 and thought I might gain a few yards. I like the sound of the club. I don't think I hit it any farther though. My only issue is the high ball flight.

June 2017

I just bought the ft9 draw 9° last week used, and have not hit one bad shot yet! I just picked up the game after 5 years off. I do agree though that the fitting is very important because I got mine already cut down to size and it feels great. I've used a big bertha most of my life, and this feels like the old school 454 to me. I'm about 30 handicap depending, and I think this driver will shave allot off for me this year. Can't say enough about this driver!!

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Media Reviews

Golf World
March 2010
Callaway's best looking, sounding and performing driver ever.
Golf Punk
April 2009
The most forgiving traditionally shaped driver Callaway have produced.
Golf Monthly
June 2009
Not universally smitten..going down a storm on Tour.
Golf Monthly
May 2009
Fine-tuned, control and decent forgivness for better players.
Golf Monthly
April 2009
Performance and looks make it an all round winner.

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