The newest line from Callaway is the Steelhead XR irons and hybrids. The irons take a page from the popular Steelhead X-14 model and the new Steelhead XR hybrids are more forgiving than the earlier XR hybrids.
The irons have Callaway’s 360 Face Cup construction and a bar of steel-infused urethane behind the lower part of the face to absorb vibration plus lower the center of gravity to produce a higher launch.
The hosel is a hollow bore-through design and the weight saved moved into the clubhead and the center of gravity is progressive placed from the long irons to the short irons. Available lofts run from 3-iron through lob web and the stock steel shafts are True Temper XP 95 Stepless and in graphite the Matrix F15.
The Steelhead XR irons will be at retail on Sept. 2 and a set sells for $799 in steel and $999 in graphite.
Steelhead XR hybrids will be available in 3-hybrid through 6-hybrid with a price of $219 each. The clubface has the next generation of the company’s Hyper Speed Face Cup to help preserved ball speed when impact is not in the center by allowing more flexing of the face’s edges. The slightly larger head has the center of gravity low towards the back for easy launch and more carry.
The clubhead also has a redesign of the sole to reduce turf interaction and a Speed Step to help aerodynamic flow. Stock shafts are the same as the Steelhead XR irons.