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Callaway Unveils XR Speed Driver and Fairway Woods

By: Golfshake Editor | Thu 12 Apr 2018 | Comments

Callaway has unveiled its all-new XR Speed Driver and Fairway Woods, adding the clubs to the brand's European range, delivering what has been billed as the best performing XR products yet.

XR Metalwoods are already renowned for power-enhancing technologies that have helped golfers at every level hit longer shots.

Now Callaway has pushed XR performance even further with new X Face VFT Technology - the lightest and most flexible face it has ever designed - generating greater ball speeds and distance across a wider area of the face. 

XR Speed is also the first XR Driver to feature an ultra-light Triaxial Carbon Crown (45% lighter than the XR 16 titanium crown) that improves the head’s mass properties to promote high launch and lower spin off the tee and increased MOI - the best formula for increased distance, accuracy and forgiveness.

Callaway’s R&D team has also enhanced the aerodynamics of XR Speed by improving its Speed Step Technology on the crown of the head, reducing air resistance and optimising clubhead speed.

Dr. Alan Hocknell, Senior Vice President, Research and Development at Callaway Golf, commented: “Our Jailbreak Technology made Epic the #1 selling Driver globally in 2017, and this year the new Rogue family of woods, also featuring Jailbreak, is off to an equally strong start.

“We are however aware that drivers in the super-premium category aren’t accessible to every golfer. So our challenge with the new XR Speed was to deliver the best ‘non-Jailbreak’ driver possible, to sit in the premium category, that would still outperform competitor drivers, as well as give Epic and Rogue a run for their money.”

In addition, the new XR Speed Fairway Woods, in 3W, 4W, 5W and 7W, feature a new shallow head profile that enables golfers of all abilities the opportunity to get the ball airborne easier, quicker and more efficiently.

The inclusion of a refined Next-Gen Hyper Speed Face Cup optimises ball speeds across the entire face, promoting maximum distance. Yardage gains are then further enhanced through the aerodynamic efficiency of an improved Speed Step on the crown, which pushes clubhead speeds to levels way beyond XR 16 product lines.

XR Speed Driver and Fairway Woods will be available in stores across Europe from May 8th 2018.

XR Speed Driver (9°, 10.5° and 13.5°HT), are available right and left-handed. Ladies options, with a revised cosmetic, are available in 10.5° and 13.5° HT.

XR Speed Fairway Woods (3W, 4W, 5W, 7W), are available right and left-handed (apart from 4W), with Project X HZRDUS shafts as standard. Ladies models are available in all loft options.

For further information about the complete Callaway product range visit uk.callawaygolf.com.

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