CALLAWAY STEELHEAD XR
PRICE R2 999 PERFORMANCE ★★ ★ ★ INNOVATION ★★ ★ ★
VERDICT When trying to replace our long irons, most of us aren’t looking for subtlety. This entry unabashedly goes after the distance-and-forgiveness gaps in your long game. Plus-size compared to Callaway’s XR 16 hybrids, the oversized frame, large cupface extending around the crown and sole, and a deep centre of gravity produce shots with more speed, stabilise off-centre hits and launch shots higher. COMMENTS (L) It will make a high-handicap feel comfortable. You could get away with a lot. (M) When you catch one, it has horsepower to spare. (H) Whether you’re in the fairway or light rough, you’re getting that shot to the green.