STEELHEAD XR HYBRID AND IRONS
Faster faces and lower CGs help to make bad shots better Sporadic golfers who need extra help on mishits HOW MUCH £199 (hybrid), irons £649 (steel) and £829 (graphite) KEY TECH AIMED AT
Callaway has taken the covers off its most forgiving clubs to date, unveiling the new Steelhead XR hybrid and Steelhead XR irons. The range pays homage to the Steelhead X-14 irons, which are among Callaway’s most successful irons of all time. Throwback design aspects include a longer blade length, a more rounded toe and the signature hoselto-face transition in the new irons. Callaway’s 360 Face Cup ensures you still get modern distance, with the edges of the ultra-thin faces thinner to increase off-centre distance. An innovative Hollow Bore-Thru hosel design has also allowed weight to be repositioned where it can further increase forgiveness, while a steel bar infused with urethane behind the face absorbs vibrations and lowers the CG to improve feel and launch.
Joining the irons, the Steelhead XR hybrid combines improved perimeter weighting with a low CG to make it easy to hit high and long from all lies.
Compared to Callaway’s XR hybrid, the Steelhead XR is longer from heel to toe and deeper from front to back, with a deeper CG. When all added together, this makes the Steelhead XR a more forgiving prospect.
Available now, the irons come with Dynamic Gold True Temper XP 95 Stepless steel or Matrix F15 graphite shafts as standard, while the hybrid comes in 3H (19°) to 6H (28°) in a Matrix F15 graphite shaft.
The Big Bertha Fusion driver has a more triangular profile at address, making it much more accurate
The clubface on the Steelhead XR irons is the fastest Callaway has ever created