Summary: Power fade anyone? This club should definitely be chosen over the standard model if you can generate the club head speed to operate this (~97mph is a good starting point). With a slightly open face (half a degree), it promotes a lower, more penetrating ball flight. Absolutely perfect for maintaining driving distance when facing strong winds. This club has been designed with maximum workability in mind so make sure you practice shaping shots with it.
Excerpt: I have the Callaway FT-9 Driver with 10* loft and the stock regular shaft in neutral set up in my bag now for the past 10 weeks and I can honestly say that I am now hitting the ball at least 5-10 yds further than my older Ping G10 driver. The Ft-9 I feel sits more square at address and promotes a very good flight of the ball both into the wind and wnd assisted.
Summary: I bought this from another site, and I do really like my driver. But, the paint on the top of the head has a couple small chips after very little usage. Still, it's a nice big driver that's easy to hit. I got mine with the stiff flex graphite shaft and it suits me pretty well. I've tried other drivers - namely those big fat square-headed ones, which I like more.
Do yourself a favor...Buy an FT-9. I will never go back to another Brand
4 November 2012
Summary: I had a "Knock-off" 7.5 driver (Taylor Made with Blue Pro-Launch -- Low Kick) for a couple years that was never consistent, usually I skied it too high and often ended on the right side of the fairway or worse. My swing speed isn't crazy fast, but I could pop it out there 250 yards. BUT only if my swing was "perfect" every time. I suspected I needed a stiff lower-launch shaft with a quality Head. I just needed a more forgiving Driver.
Summary: The FT-9, although an older model, still performs at a high level. The club I purchased was/is in excellent shape and the ball flies off the face. I'm glad I made the purchase and am always excited to step up to the first tee and let 'er fly.
Summary: I bought the Callaway FT-9 draw bias driver, with the iMix shaft by Fugikura. I had an Ft-IQ that I had to close the face to eliminate my slice. But this FT -9 draw is great. I wanted a draw bias to make it easier for me to hit it straight. I am hitting the ball straighter and farther than ever. I gained at least 20 yards. My worst shot is a little pull if I. Reach for the ball. The club cost me $36 including shipping.
Summary: This driver is scary long and very playable. I can work this club left and right at ease or simply just pound the ball straight down the middle. It has very nice balance and a pleasing sound at impact, but buy it for the way it plays and you won't be dissapointed.