Callaway unveils Steelhead XR irons

Game improvement irons blend the benefits of original Steelhead iron with new tech. 

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Mon, 22 Aug 2016

Callaway has introduced its Steelhead XR iron, which builds on one of the brand's most successful irons in the Steelhead X-14 product.


Callaway kept the longer blade length, more rounded toe, and hosel-to-face transition from the original Steelhead iron, before adding new and improved technology for 2016.

The Callaway Steelhead XR iron is a game improvement product. 


New 360 Face Cup Technology

Next-generation 360 Face Cup technology designed to increase ball speed with greater efficiency on both centre hits and mis-hits for more distance on every swing.


Dovetailing Face Cup technology and mass properties of the head more efficiently is one of the main reasons this iron improves on the XR from last year, says Callaway. 

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.

Hollow Bore-Thru Hosel Design

This saves significant weight that’s repositioned in strategic places in the head to create more forgiveness and easier launch.

Progressive Centre of Gravity Positioning

The CG is positioned strategically in each iron to help golfers get the most out of their game.

  • Low and back CG t0 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

Price (7 irons): £829 graphite, £649 (steel)

Stock Steel Shaft: True Temper XP 95 Stepless
Stock Graphite Shaft: Matrix F15
Stock Grip: Callaway Universal

Available: 2 September

Head to Callaway's website for more information.