KEY TECH An ul­tra-low cen­tre of grav­ity re­duces spin Bet­ter play­ers and those who strug­gle with ex­cess back­spin HOW MUCH £399 AIMED AT

Golf Monthly - - Equipment -

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.

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