FIRST LOOK: Callaway AI-Smoke Ti 340 Mini Driver

Everything you need to know about the new Callaway Mini Driver.

Mini drivers are increasing in popularity amongst Tour players and after much speculation, golf’s biggest brand has now entered the marketplace with the new Callaway AI-Smoke Ti 340 Mini Driver. Perhaps the most talked about mini driver over recent months has been the TaylorMade BRNR Mini which has been gamed by Tommy Fleetwood and Jake Knapp as well as being tested by Rory McIlroy.

A Titleist TSR Mini driver was spotted out on tour recently but Callaway is keen to position itself as the maker of the best drivers and turn the spotlight back on them in the emerging Mini driver category.

In a nutshell: The Callaway AI-Smoke Ti 340 Mini Driver

The Callaway AI-Smoke Ti 340 Mini Driver sat at address behind a ball on a tee

The all-new Callaway Ti 340 Mini Driver features the most sophisticated face in Callaway history, the Ai Smart FaceTM, which has been developed thanks to using real player data and advanced machine learning. The Ti 340 Mini Driver is a club that golfers can expect to launch higher with more spin to produce a softer landing off the tee.

So if you’re a player looking for an alternate tee club, the Ti 340 Mini Driver could be ideal for you. Expect a shorter shaft and smaller overall footprint, the mini driver will deliver consistent distance to hit your specific yardage with a tight dispersion.

Everything you need to know about the Callaway AI-Smoke Ti 340 Mini Driver

A close up of the sole weighting and crown detail of the Callaway AI Smoke Ti 340 Mini Driver

Titanium construction for driver-like action

The Ti 340 delivers driver-like action, with the launch of a fairway wood. The titanium construction and Ai smart face provide exceptional ball speeds with tight dispersion. Golfers can expect a higher ball flight and softer landing off the tee resulting in improved distance consistency on challenging tee box shots that require precision.

World’s First AI Smart Face Designed Using Real Player Data

The all-new Ai Smart Face optimizes driver performance using swing dynamics from thousands of real golfers. These swing dynamics, or Swing Code, consist of swing speed, club delivery, and face orientation just prior to impact. This promotes optimal launch conditions and tight downrange dispersion, optimized precisely for the Mini Driver.

A close up of the face detail of the Callaway AI Smoke Ti 340 Mini Driver

Micro Deflections Create Multiple Sweet Spots

With Ai Smart Face technology, micro deflections are activated upon impact helping to optimize launch and spin on off-center shots. The result is sweet spots not just in the center, but all over the face.

Front & Back Weighting for Optimal Launch

Utilizing a front / back weight screw design, players can further dial in their optimal launch and spin numbers. A 4g front weight and 12g rear weight can be flipped to lower spin and encourage a more piercing ball flight.

The Callaway AI-Smoke Ti 340 Mini Driver head profile

Details: Callaway AI-Smoke Ti 340 Mini Driver

RRP: $449.99 / £449

Lofts: 11.5° / 13.5°

Headsize: 340 cc

Shaft length: 43.75″

Men’s stock shaft: Project X Denali Blue 50g R / S, 60g S / X

Men’s stock grip: Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360

Women’s stock shaft: Project X Cyper 40g

Women’s stock grip: Lamkin ST Soft Undersized

Visit the Callaway Golf website here

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