The Callaway XR with its fixed hosel design is a simple, clean good looking fairway metal. No doubt a larger head than the BB 815 model, but nothing too big nor too small I felt. Most fixed hosel designs sit a tad closed to my eye and this is what I felt again. As for the feel the XR was about as solid as gets, and the ball felt like it was jumping off the face with a very muted sound. I have always been a fan of the Project X wood shafts and this one did not let me down one bit.
Off The Deck
My test shots off the deck produced an eye popping ball flight that fit me to a tee and turn interaction was very clean for me.
Off The Tee
Again, the XR produced a near perfect ball flight time and time again with that super solid feel. The flight was a tad high, but was so flat that this had to be at the top of the list distance wise.
Out Of The Rough
The XR shined again, and I had little issue getting the ball out of basic rough. Flight was a little low, but that is to be expected coming out the rough.
Who’s It For?
Pretty much anyone will love the XR version, except those looking for more adjustability to really dial in their launch and spin numbers.
Final Take – Gom’s Pick
One of my favorites tested to date. Easy to swing, great launch, feel, look, control, and distance. Should not be skipped when looking for a fairway metal.