Callaway XR fairway wood and hybrid unveiled
Three new Callaway XR fairway woods and two hybrids replace the X2 Hot woods
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Three new Callaway XR fairway woods and two new XR hybrids have new faces and shapes compared to the X2 Hot woods they replace, offering a lighter, longer and easier to hit option
More distance, lower spin and versatility are the highlights of the three new Callaway XR fairway woods and two new hybrids, which will make them a great option for everyone.
They form part of an all-encompassing XR range also featuring XR drivers and XR irons.
Callaway XR fairway wood
Callaway started from scratch when updating the X2 Hot fairway to make the XR and the proof of its pudding includes a lighter, thinner Forged Hyper Speed Face Cup that makes the face up to 36 per cent thinner to increase ball speeds.
This Face Cup also makes the sweet spot 16% larger to add forgiveness, while a centre of gravity (CG) that is 20 per cent lower reduces the spin by 200rpm to help you retain distance and add playability from the turf.
The new XR fairway wood also has a shallower face height than X2 Hot, making it better suited and more forgiving to shots from the fairway.
Callaway XR Pro fairway wood
Callaway are also launching the XR Pro fairway wood, a more workable model designed as an alternative to hit off the tee for longer players who don't need to risk hitting driver.
Like the the standard XR fairway it has a lighter and thinner Forged Hyper Speed Face Cup that increase ball speeds and makes the sweet spot larger.
It differs however, with a lower CG that delivers less spin for more ball speed off the tee and in the fairway, from a sloping crown that makes it easier to shape the ball compared to the X2 Hot Pro, and from the deeper face that makes it more playable off the tee.
Callaway XR Deep fairway wood
There is also a third new fairway wood, the Callaway XR Deep fairway wood. Compared to the standard XR fairway, the Deep model is more suited to tee shots as its taller face is more forgiving to strikes above and below the sweetspot, which occur when the ball is teed up.
It also has a lower and more forward CG for less spin and even more ball speed to add distance, particularly off the tee.
Callaway XR hybrid
The XR hybrid has many of the same qualities as the XR fairway wood, and is a clear jump from the X2 Hot hybrid is replaces, displayed by numbers like the new CG position, which is 46 per cent lower to make it more forgiving and easier to hit from a variety of tricky lies.
Callaway has also re-engineered its Internal Standing Wave to increase the moment of inertia to provide forgiveness, while still flexing freely to add ball speed for longer distance.
Callaway XR Pro hybrid
Finally, the XR Pro hybrid complete the new line-up. It too has a much lower CG and an Internal Standing Wave to increase forgiveness and ball speed, however it's slightly more compact to suit the eye and needs of more accomplished ball strikers.
The standard Callaway XR fairway wood (£189) has a Project X LZ shaft and its loft options include 3W (15°), 4W (17), 5W (19), 7W (21), 9W (23) and 11W (25).
The Callaway XR Pro fairway wood (£189) has a Project X LZ Pro shaft as standard and its loft options include 3W (14°), 4W (16) and 5W (18).
The Callaway XR Deep fairway wood (£189) utilises the Project X LZ Pro shaft and comes in a single loft option at 3W (14°).
The standard XR hybrid (£169) has a Project X SD shaft and its loft options include 3H (19°), 4H (22), 5H (25) and 6H (28).
The XR Pro hybrid (£169) has a Project X LZ shaft and its loft options include 16°, 18°, 20° and 23°.
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