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

Golf Monthly - - Rory Mcilroy -

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

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