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Callaway’s highly successful Steelhead XR irons brought back the company’s classic and popular X-14 head shape from the year 2000, with an infusion of technology, of course. Anyone who’s familiar with X-series irons from Callaway through the years knows that they were often accompanied by a “Pro” version. That being the case, it’s no surprise that Callaway has now released the Steelhead XR Pro irons. The XR Pro has a smaller overall profile when compared to their stablemates, as well as less offset and thinner toplines, all of which will appeal to the better player. But this is still an iron that delivers exceptional distance, launch, and forgiveness. Fueling the distance that the Steelhead XR Pro irons produce is Callaway’s next-generation 360 Face Cup Technology, which creates faster ball speeds from impact points across the clubface. Also of note, a steel-infused layer of polyurethane that’s positioned behind the face also helps create faster ball speeds, as well as higher launch conditions. Additionally, it absorbs vibration to improve feel. Steelhead XR Pro irons also feature a progressive CG placement that produces optimal performance through the set, and the hollow bore-through hosel design allows weight to be repositioned to increase MOI. The other noticeable difference between the XR and the XR Pro is the finish, as the XR Pro features a sleek, black PVD finish. The stock shaft for the Steelhead XR Pro irons is the True Temper XP 105.
|Set Composition||#3-PW • #4-AW|
|Stock Shafts||True Temper XP 105 steel|
|Stock Grip||Callaway Universal|
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Low- and mid-handicap players. The Steelhead XR Pro irons certainly have the look of a true players iron but there’s enough technology and forgiveness built into the design that this isn’t an iron that will only work for better players. More specifically, the distance it generates and the high launch conditions will make the XR Pro a popular choice with players who need those attributes but also appreciate a clean, compact head shape.
Increases ball speed from across the clubface to enhance distance and provide forgiveness on shots struck off the heel or toe.
Positioned behind the lower portion of the clubface to help lower the CG for faster ball speeds and increased launch angles while also absorbing vibration for improved feel.
Saves weight that can be strategically repositioned in the clubhead to improve launch conditions and increase MOI.
Ensures optimal performance with each club in the set, including high launch from the long and mid irons and lower launch and higher spin from the short irons.
“When we hear from consumers about great products we’ve made in the past, (the X-14 iron) tends to bubble up. That was our best-selling iron and really was the iron that propelled us to the leadership position in the iron category. We wanted to look back at that iron and try to take some of the things that made it so great, that made it so well-liked, but then infuse it with modern technology to really increase the performance.”
Luke Williams, Callaway Senior Director of Global Product Strategy for Fitting and Irons
|Callaway Mens Steelhead XR Pro Irons|
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