Word on the street is the people (pros) who have tested the new XR16 drivers from Callaway Golf are loving it. Not so much for the impacts on centre but more for those not hit quite perfectly. If that is what the pros think then it is good news for the amateur golfers of the world.
They’ll get to try it out for themselves when the XR woods come to retail on January 29th.
The company teamed up with airline giant Boeing to fine tune these new drivers to help the golfer achieve more clubhead speed.
As the company says, “We engineered our most forgiving shape ever and Boeing made it fast with a re-engineered Speed Step Crown.”
The standard XR16 model looks to be tackling competitors like the PING G30, Titleist 915 D2, and Cobra F6 and others with an extra low and deep centre of gravity to maximize stability. A larger shape pushes the Moment of Inertia higher as well.
Being easy to hit is always appreciated, even by professionals. And most especially, by amateurs.
Feel and ball speed across a wider position of the face (the only place to gain these days) was enhanced with a face that is lighter and thinner than previous models.
For the XR16 Pro Model, aerodynamics are still the focus, but in a package that comes in at a more compact 450cc and with a more neutral centre of gravity position preferred by better players
We’ll follow up with more information after we are able to test the clubs at the end of the month at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando.