Callaway XR Speed driver review

Callaway XR Speed driver review: heaps of forgiveness. 

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By Charlie Lemay on Fri, 29 Jun 2018 - 02:06

Our score:
Overall: 
4.5
Callaway XR Speed driver review

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Forgiving, value for money
Not the longest
PRICE: £299.00 YEAR: from 2018
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Performance: 
4.5
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Callaway XR Speed driver review
Submitted by Charlie Lemay on Fri, 29 Jun 2018
 

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The Callaway XR Speed driver comes in at roughly £100 cheaper than the brand’s headline product, the Rogue.

The Speed shares some of the same technology - Jailbreak is in there - and is designed with a springy face and light crown.

It expands the XR family, which is lauded for forgiving products that offer decent distance at an appealing price point. Broadly speaking the line has appealed to higher handicap players.

We took it out to Hadley Wood in north London to give it a test with the help of a Skytrak launch monitor.

Looks

Clearly in the XR family thanks to the colourway. The shape is fairly bulbous and confidence inducing at set up.

Feel

Soft, and not that responsive.

Performance

Hugely forgiving from all over the face. It’s an easy club to hit, getting in the air with ease. This would be perfect for a player that isn't DJ-esque off the tee peg.

In terms of distance it isn’t pulling down any trees - it’s middle of the pack. 

It has a high launch off the bat. 

Verdict

Loads of forgiveness, mediocre in the distance stakes. Would be a superb club for a mid to high handicapper looking for help off the tee, with one eye on price.

Head to the Callaway website for more. 

Rating
Performance
90
Quality
90
Value
80
Overall
90
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