Equipment Profile: Callaway Steelhead XR Hybrid

Just like the Steelhead XR Irons, the Steelhead XR Hybrid feature a versatile sole design and is extremely playable.

The job of a hybrid is not only to replace long-irons but also to be forgiving at the same time. That’s exactly what Callaway delivers with the Steelhead XR Hybrid.

Building on the XR and Apex Hybrids, which were intended for better players, the Steelhead XR Hybrid has been designed to be more of a game-improvement hybrid.

The SVP of Research & Development at Callaway, Dr. Alan Hocknell says, “Steelhead XR’s advanced technologies and shaping allow it to deliver exactly what golfers want from a hybrid: massive forgiveness, easy launch, high and long flight, and exceptional versatility and playabilty.”

Features and Benefits

Distance Features

The Steelhead XR Hybrid has a much larger clubface and also has Callaway’s Hyper Speed Face Cup technology to go along with it which promotes higher ball speeds, especially on off-center hits.

A larger head and deep-back CG makes the Steelhead XR Hybrid easier to launch high for more carry and distance. The club has been designed with assistance from aerodynamic experts to promote faster clubhead speed.

Control Features

Callaway has also been able to maximize forgiveness by creating a slightly deeper body and longer blade length to create a larger hitting area and raise the MOI.

With the help of extensive computer modeling and Tour pro testing, Callaway engineers reduced sole-to-turf friction dramatically to make it easier to launch the ball cleanly from almost any lie.

Specs

The Steelhead XR hybrid ($219) will be available from Sept. 2 in four lofts – 3H (19°), 4H (22°), 5H (25°) and 6H (28°).

Stock Steel Shaft: True Temper XP 95 Stepless
Stock Graphite Shaft: Matrix F15 Stock
Grip: Callaway Universal

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