Discover Golf : September 2016
The newest addition to Callaway’s XR family, Steelhead XR Irons, combine the beautiful shaping and playability that made the Steelhead X-14 one of the most successful irons of all time. Callaway paid special attention to some of the design aspects on the original Steelhead Iron, including a slightly longer blade length, a slightly more rounded toe and the signature hosel-to-face transition. The speed and distance of Steelhead XR Irons is based on next-generation 360 Face CupTM technology, which allows the edges of the ultra-thin face to freely flex and release at impact with greater efficiency. This adds ball speed that promotes more distance, especially on off-centre hits. The boost in face-speed is so significant that it’s hiked the COR up to almost .830—the USGA limit. More speed and distance on mis-hits is made possible by the modern Hollow Bore-Thru hosel design. This allowed Callaway engineers to remove weight from the hosel and reposition it in strategic areas within the head to: 1) Increase MOI for more forgiveness on mis-hits. 2) Precisely position the CG strategically in the long, middle and short irons. Great feel and sound come from our new steel-infused polyurethane layer positioned low in the head, behind the lower portion of the face. In addition to absorbing unwanted impact vibration to promote a remarkably satisfying sound and feel at impact, it also helps lower the CG to promote faster ball speed and higher launch characteristics for more distance. Put it all together and you have an iron that delivers the finest combination of speed, forgiveness, distance and control to ever emerge from the Callaway R&D department. Callaway Steelhead XR Irons PROFILE in store WHAT’S NEW Visit your nearest Drummond Golf store, www.drummondgolf.com.au/storelocator discovergolf.com.au Image Credit: Trump Turnberry 40 Features & Benefits Distance Features More Speed and Distance from Next- Generation 360 Face Cup Technology Next-generation 360 Face CupTM technology increases ball speed with greater efficiency on both centre hits and mis-hits for more distance on every swing. Higher Launch and Better Feel from Steel- Infused Polyurethane Layer A bar of steel-infused soft urethane layer positioned behind the lower portion of the face serves two functions. 1) Absorbs unwanted vibration for great feel. 2) The integration of steel into the urethane adds weight, which lowers the head’s Centre of Gravity for faster ball speed on low hits and higher launch characteristics. Control Features More Forgiveness from Hollow Bore-Thru Hosel Design Hollow Bore-Thru hosel design saves significant weight that’s repositioned in strategic places in the head to create more forgiveness and easier launch. More Control and Distance from Progressive Centre of Gravity Positioning The CG is positioned strategically in each iron to help golfers get the most out of their game. - Exceptionally low and far back CG to promote easy launch and long carry in the long irons. - Low and back CG to promote easy launch and keen control in the mid irons. - Low and middle CG to deliver lower, high spinning shots in the short irons to attack pins.