Callaway XR Fairway Wood

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The Takeaway

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.


Callaway XR Fairway Wood Sole
Callaway XR Fairway Wood Face
Callaway XR Fairway Wood Address
Callaway XR Fairway Wood Toe

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.

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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.

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Bob Gomavitz

Bob Gomavitz Age: 59 Handicap: 4.6 Introduced to Golf: Age 10 Years Playing: 47 Hole In Ones: 2 Double Eagles: 1 Years in the Golf Industry: 14 Rounds Per Year: Over 100 Favorite PGA Tour Course Played: TPC Sawgrass Favorite Local Course Played: Royal Colwood Victoria, B.C. Most Famous Golfer that I played with: Fred Couples Most Famous Person that I played with: Kenny G (High School Teammate) Current WITB Driver: Taylormade 2016 M2 9.5 45" D-3 Graphite Design Tour Ad 60 Stiff 3 Wood: Taylormade RBZ 13 Degree TS Oban Revenge 7 Stiff 43.25” D-3 Hybrid: Taylormade R1118 Degree Matrix Altus Stiff Hybrid: Taylormade R11 Rescue 21 Degree Matrix Altus Stiff Irons: Taylormade Burner 2.0 4-PW KBS Tour Stiff Std Lie, Lofts and Lengths Wedges: Taylormade Rac Black 54 Degree TT DG Wedge Flex Wedges: Callaway X Tour 58 Degree MD TT DG Wedge Flex Putter: Odyssey Versa 90 degree #7 Super Stroke 3.0 34” Ball: Titleist Pro V1x, Srixon Z Star XV Yellow Trackman Driver Swing Info Club Head Speed: 98-101 Ball Speed: 148-151 Angle of Attack: +1.7 to +2.6 Launch Angle: 12.7 to 14.1 Spin: 2400-2750 Angle of Descent: 39.8 to 37.3 Carry: 234-242 yards Distance: 258-272 yards Path: 0.7 to 2.4

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