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Callaway Steelhead XR Pro Irons Steel Shafts

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Callaway Steelhead XR Irons

Breakthrough Performance In A Signature Player’s Shape.

The Steelhead XR Pro Irons are where a signature players' shape meets breakthrough performance with our industry-leading 360 Face Cup. They deliver the finest combination of speed, playability, distance and shot-shaping control in a more compact head shape.

More Speed and Distance from Next-Generation 360 Face Cup Technology

Next-generation 360 Face Cup™ technology increases ball speed with greater efficiency on both center hits and mis-hits for more distance on every swing.

Consistent Launch and Better Feel from Steel-Infused Polyurethane Layer

Absorbs unwanted vibration for great feel. Integrating steel into the urethane adds weight to lower the head’s Center of Gravity for faster ball speed and consistent launch.

More Forgiveness from Hollow Bore-Thru Hosel Design

Hollow Bore-Thru hosel design saves weight that’s repositioned in strategic places in the head to create more forgiveness and workability.

More Control and Distance from Progressive Center of Gravity Positioning

The CG is positioned strategically in each iron to promote consistent launch and long carry in the long-irons, great workability and control in the middle-irons, and lower and high-spinning shots in the short-irons.

Refined Shaping and Finish

The head shape is more compact, with a thinner topline and narrower sole width in a high-performance player’s iron. And the sleek black PVD finish gives Steelhead XR Pro an unforgettable look

Men's Steelhead XR Pro Irons Product Specs

NameLoftAvailabilityStandard LengthLieOffsetSwing Weight
#3 19° RH / LH 39.00" 60.00° 0.165 D2
#4 21.5° RH / LH 38.50" 60.50° 0.150 D2
#5 24° RH / LH 38.00" 61.00° 0.135 D2
#6 27° RH / LH 37.50" 61.50° 0.120 D2
#7 31° RH / LH 37.00" 62.00° 0.110 D2
#8 35.5° RH / LH 36.50" 62.50° 0.100 D2
#9 40° RH / LH 36.00" 63.00° 0.095 D2
PW 45° RH / LH 35.75" 63.50° 0.090 D2
AW 50° RH / LH 35.50" 63.50° 0.085 D2

True Temper XP 105 Steel

ManufacturerFlexShaft WeightTorqueKickpoint
True Temper Regular 105 low mid
True Temper Stiff 105 low mid

 

Callaway Steelhead XR and Steelhead XR Pro irons

Reviewed By: Andy Myers

It’s fair to say when I first saw these irons as a sample I couldn’t help but start to feel nostalgic. Callaway produced a number of Steelhead models in the early ‘00s and many were as great performing as they were popular. The X-12 and X-14 models were in the bags (and maybe still are in rare cases) of club golfers and tour professionals alike and it’s this design that these irons are a clear throwback to but with a modern twist.

Unlike remakes in other parts of life (I’m thinking of ‘The Italian Job’) these are a great modern reimagination that appeal to a number of golfers. Looking down on clubs the first thing you’ll notice is the midsize topline and a relatively minimal offset given that these fall under the game improvement section of the iron market which mean they are forgiving to a great extent but also suitable for the mid handicapper. The main thing I do, however, need to get across is that these are not simply a throwback but a seriously good set of golf clubs. Callaway have integrated their incredibly fast 360 Face Cup into these irons which allows the COR to move to 0.825 (the R&A limit is 0.83 for woods). Ultimately these irons are long and look great. They sound solid with a big sound which the more I coach and fit is appearing to be as popular as the buttery softer sound. The fact Callaway have also reintroduced the S2H2 hosel has also allowed an improved MOI which makes them more forgiving than the originals.

So there you have it. Long, forgiving and fantastically familiar.

As with the Steelhead X-12 and X-14, Callaway have produced a pro model to complement the range. First thing you’ll notice is the finish of these beasts. They have a black finish that is a hell of a lot duller than the Steelheads which I for one love as it reduces glare. This also gives the illusion of a narrower top edge and makes them look a little more of a player’s iron. The reduced cavity combined with strong lofts give a lower ball flight than the standard Steelhead iron which will appeal to better players. All in all, an iron with packaged forgiveness and great workability.

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