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Callaway Steelhead XR Irons Review
The Callaway Steelhead XR Irons retail from $799 (MSRP) and they’re built and designed for delivering the perfect melange of forgiveness, speed, control and distance via the company’s industry leading technologies, especially the next-gen 360 Face Cup. To describe them in a few words, I’d say that the Callaway Steelhead XR Irons are marking the return of the king, i.e. the comeback of a classic name in the company’s portfolio, but this latest iteration of an old school classic is long, forgiving and easy to hit, being a clear evolution in incremental steps. The new Callaway Steelhead XR Irons are just as magical as the X16 were back in the day and I am very glad that Callaway brought us back their iconic Steelhead line. In terms of design, these babies are shaped to look familiar, as in reassuring and confidence boosting if you’re already familiarized with the old Steelheads, screaming forgiveness and playability from any angle.
Callaway built these irons with an emphasis on added distance, increased ball speed and maximum forgiveness, i.e. all the features players look for in a game improvement piece of golf gear. The 360 Face Cup Technology makes the clubs to feel and sound great via the steel infused polyurethane layer which sits behind the face of the club, dampening the vibrations (the face is hollow). Performance wise, the Callaway Steelhead XR Irons are arguably the most forgiving irons on the market in terms of distance and speed, offering high performance and minimal distance degradation when it comes to mishits. Golfers looking for a great set of game improvement irons should definitely give the Callaway Steelhead XR a chance.