Call­away Steel­head XR Irons

Sig­na­ture shape meets break­through per­for­mance

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Steel has long been the dom­i­nant ma­te­rial used for mak­ing irons. Yet Call­away stands alone for pos­sess­ing unique steel-work­ing tal­ents that have al­lowed them to cre­ate a long his­tory of so­phis­ti­cated iron de­signs that com­bine modern per­for­mance-en­hanc­ing tech­nolo­gies with clean, strong shapes that ap­peal to the eye from ev­ery an­gle.

The new­est ad­di­tion to the XR fam­ily, Steel­head XR Irons, com­bine the beau­ti­ful shap­ing and playa­bil­ity that made the Steel­head X-14 one of the most pop­u­lar irons of all time. Call­away paid spe­cial at­ten­tion to some of the de­sign as­pects on the orig­i­nal Steel­head Iron, in­clud­ing a slightly longer blade length, a slightly more rounded toe and the sig­na­ture hosel-to-face tran­si­tion.

The speed and dis­tance of Steel­head XR Irons is based on Call­away’s nextgen­er­a­tion 360 Face Cup tech­nol­ogy, which al­lows the edges of the ul­tra-thin face to freely flex and re­lease at im­pact with greater ef­fi­ciency, adding ball speed that pro­motes more dis­tance, es­pe­cially on off-cen­tre hits. The boost in face­speed is so sig­nif­i­cant that it’s hiked up close to the USGA limit.

More speed and dis­tance on mis-hits is made pos­si­ble by the modern Hol­low Bore-thru hosel de­sign, which al­lowed Call­away en­gi­neers to re­move use­less weight from the hosel and re­po­si­tion it in strate­gic ar­eas within the head to in­crease MOI for more for­give­ness on mis-hits and to pre­cisely po­si­tion the CG strate­gi­cally in the long, mid­dle and short irons.

Steel­head XR long-irons fea­ture an ex­cep­tion­ally low and far-back CG to make them eas­ier to launch high and long. Mid­dle-irons have an ex­cep­tion­ally low and mid-back CG to pro­mote easy launch and keen con­trol. Short-irons have a low and mid CG to make them eas­ier to pro­mote lower, high-spin­ning shots ideal for at­tack­ing the pin.

Great feel and sound come from our new steel-in­fused polyurethane layer po­si­tioned low in the head, be­hind the lower por­tion of the face. In ad­di­tion to ab­sorb­ing un­wanted im­pact vi­bra­tion to pro­mote a re­mark­ably sat­is­fy­ing sound and feel at im­pact, it also helps lower the CG to pro­mote faster ball speed and higher launch char­ac­ter­is­tics for more dis­tance.

Put it all to­gether and you have an iron that de­liv­ers the finest com­bi­na­tion of speed, for­give­ness, dis­tance and con­trol to ever emerge from the Call­away R&D de­part­ment. For a brand with Call­away’s his­tory of in­no­va­tion and per­for­mance, that’s say­ing a lot.

Fea­tures & Ben­e­fits

- Dis­tance Fea­tures

More Speed and Dis­tance from Nextgen­er­a­tion 360 Face Cup Tech­nol­ogy

Next-gen­er­a­tion 360 Face Cup tech­nol­ogy in­creases ball speed with greater ef­fi­ciency on both cen­tre hits and mis-hits for more dis­tance on ev­ery swing.

Higher Launch and Bet­ter Feel from Steel-in­fused Polyurethane Layer

A bar of steel-in­fused soft ure­thane layer po­si­tioned be­hind the lower por­tion of the face serves two func­tions. 1) Ab­sorbs un­wanted vi­bra­tion for great feel. 2) The in­te­gra­tion of steel into the ure­thane adds weight, which low­ers the head’s Cen­tre of Grav­ity for faster ball speed on low hits and higher launch char­ac­ter­is­tics.

- Con­trol Fea­tures

More For­give­ness from Hol­low Borethru Hosel De­sign

Hol­low Bore-thru hosel de­sign saves sig­nif­i­cant weight that’s repo­si­tioned in strate­gic places in the head to cre­ate more for­give­ness and eas­ier launch.

More Con­trol and Dis­tance from Pro­gres­sive Cen­tre of Grav­ity Po­si­tion­ing

The CG is po­si­tioned strate­gi­cally in each iron to pro­mote easy launch and long carry in the long-irons, easy launch and keen con­trol in the mid­dle-irons, and lower and high-spin­ning shots in the short-irons.

- Com­po­nent Pack­age Stock Steel Shaft -- True Tem­per XP 95 Step­less Stock Graphite Shaft -- Ma­trix F15 Stock Grip -- Call­away Univer­sal

- Cus­tom Op­tions A wide ar­ray of pre­mium af­ter­mar­ket steel and graphite shafts and af­ter­mar­ket grips avail­able.

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