New Callaway staffer Gary Woodland is set to make his season debut this week at the Humana Challenge, and he’s already become a fixture in our Tour Trailer. On Monday, Woodland asked to switch out the shaft on his X Hot Pro Fairway Wood; hardly an unusual request. What was unusual was Gary’s reason for making the switch; specifically that he feels the club goes too far! Yes, too far! We know, it’s a tough problem to have.
PGATour.com did a profile on Woodland’s request and the X-100 steel shaft that he ultimately decided on for his fairway wood. Here’s the scoop from their article:
Woodland felt his new X Hot Pro 17-degree fairway wood (bent open to 15 degrees), a club he was hitting 294 yards into the wind, was too long for his liking.
Callaway Golf Tour Manager Dean Tekyl went on to explain why the shaft change will help Gary this week:
“It was actually Gary’s idea,” Tekyl said. “Heavier is better for him. If he swings it, I think he can be more aggressive with it…He loves the new setup and it went straight in the bag.”
Woodland will be putting this shaft in play this week, and we’ll be on the lookout for how the club performs in La Quinta. Call us crazy, but we think Gary is going to pick up his share of X Bomb patches this year.