Review: Callaway XR Hybrid


The Takeaway

The XR is sure one good looking hybrid, The clean, flat-black head, and Chevron alignment aid make this hybrid simple, yet effective looking. Sitting slightly closed, and with a slightly larger head, the XR has more offset compared to the Pro Version. Callaway claims that this head has a CG that is 46% lower than the X2 Hot version.


Who’s it for?

The XR should meet the needs of a very large group of players that are looking for a hybrid that produces very good length, solid feel and is easy to elevate.


Final Take – Gom’s Pick

After finding a nice surprise with the XR Fairway Wood, I was excited to see what the hybrid would do for me. Again, I saw great results from the XR hybrid in distance, ball flight and feel. It did not sit as upright in my hands as the Pro version did, and something that baffled me was the huge difference in ball flight and spin compared to the Pro version. I did, however, see too much draw bias from the XR for my liking, but this is a positive for the majority of the players out there. There is just something about the XR hybrids and woods that have me scratching my head.

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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 YellowTrackman 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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