XR 16 SUB ZERO DRIVER
KEY TECH An ultra-low centre of gravity reduces spin Better players and those who struggle with excess backspin HOW MUCH £399 AIMED AT
Following the launch of its XR 16 range at the start of the year, Callaway has revealed a new addition to the family in the XR 16 Sub Zero.
Callaway claims the driver's 440cc head features the lowest centre of gravity (CG) it has ever put in a driver, making it a great option for faster-swinging golfers or those who lose distance from adding too much backspin with a steep swing.
The new design was made possible thanks to the extremely light Carbon Triax Crown. The weight this has saved has been redistributed below the neutral axis for a lower-spinning CG position.
There are also two interchangeable weights on the sole (10g and 2g) to help you fine-tune your launch and spin, with Callaway’s OptiFit hosel also there to help you personalise your trajectory and shot shape.
Unlike the XR 16 and XR 16 Pro drivers, the necessary weight savings mean it doesn’t feature the new Boeing-designed Speed Step Crown. Like those models, though, it does come with a choice of 20 premium shaft options at no extra charge.
Retailing at £399, the XR 16 Sub Zero is available now in a 9.5° head and is right-hand only.