Review: Callaway XR Pro Hybrid

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The Takeaway

The XR Pro is sure one good looking hybrid. Its flat-black, clean head is simple, yet effective looking. The head sits pretty square, and I would guess it has less offset when compared to the non-Pro Version. Callaway claims that this head has the lowest CG ever for a hybrid, and I believe them because my ball flight was very high!


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Who’s it for?

The XR Pro version is more for the player who prefers less offset (which can lead to less of a draw bias) and a higher grade shaft. I would also suggest that those looking to land the ball softly on the green like an iron will enjoy the XR Pro.

Final Take

This head was a bit of a dilemma for me. First off, the head shape is small, and with a very tall toe area tapering off quite a bit towards the heel area gave me the illusion that the club was sitting in a very upright position in my hands. And secondly, the distance was quite a bit off compared to all the other clubs that I tried. The 23-degree head certainly looked to have more loft to my eye than the stamped amount. Not once did I get a semi-penetrating shot. Based on the results, I kept thinking twice about the actual loft since every shot was super high and had too much spin. Great looks, solid feel but something just did not work for me with this one.

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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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