Callaway XR Driver

Callaway XR Driver

Speed is everything, and it’s the driving force behind the new XR driver. That means speed from an aerodynamic crown, speed from a R-MOTO face, speed from maximum shaft load and more. We’ve traveled down a new path to make a driver that’s a proving ground for these great technologies. If it increases speed, it’s in XR and that’s why it’s our fastest titanium driver ever.
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XR Driver

Distance Built From Outrageous Speed

Speed is everything, and it’s the driving force behind the new XR driver. That means speed from an aerodynamic crown, speed from a R-MOTO face, speed from maximum shaft load and more. We’ve traveled down a new path to make a driver that’s a proving ground for these great technologies. If it increases speed, it’s in XR and that’s why it’s our fastest titanium driver ever.

Features

Speed From Speed Step Crown
To reduce drag and maximize speed through the swing, we’ve put in a Speed Step Crown and combined it with an optimized aerodynamic head shape. Everything about this driver is optimized for aero efficiency, which is critical to add speed with less drag.

Speed From R-MOTO Face Technology
This is how we increase ball speeds across the face - by reducing 10% of face weight to make it thinner. RMOTO leads to more energy efficient energy transfer all over the face, allows us to put the CG 17% lower where most golfers want it, and delivers higher MOI.

Speed From Maximum Shaft Load
The shaft is a key component to speed, that’s why XR comes stock with the new Project X LZ. It produces maximum shaft load during the downswing loading zone for greater energy transfer to the ball.

OptiFit Adjustability
Choose from 8 different loft and lie configurations to find the perfect launch for your ball flight. When you get the right launch conditions, you get more distance.

Specifications

  • Speed From Speed Step Crown: Maximizes speed and reduces drag
  • Speed From R-Moto Face Technology: Increases smash factor
  • Speed From Maximum Shaft Load: Project X LZ produces maximum shaft load for greater energy transfer
  • OptiFit Adjustability: 8 different loft and lie configurations

Callaway XR Driver Expert Review

Written By: Bob Gomavitz

Player Stats:
  • Age: 57
  • Handicap: 4.6
  • Years Playing Golf: 45
  • Being an absolute equipment junkie, I was approached by GolfDiscount.com to write reviews and share my findings with you. Having been chosen to write a number of Taylormade product reviews for GolfWRX.com I felt that this is an excellent opportunity to put my knowledge to use.

author-bob-gomavitz


The Takeaway

The standard Callaway XR is the 460cc version that comes with a 46” long Project X LZ shaft…Wow, 46” long! I tested a 9 degree head, but was able to launch the ball quite quickly like it was a 10 degree driver. Looks-wise, it’s not that clean, classic look that I saw with the XR Pro or BB 815 because the technology of the Speed Step Crown really makes the top of the crown stand out. Though, as usual after a few swings I barely noticed it. The XR sat much different than the XR Pro for me, to my eyes it seemed to sit square to maybe a tad closed. Again, the feel was excellent and to my ears the sound was quite neutral. The ball flight was on the high side so I opened the face, which lowered the face angle and reduced some spin. I saw a better ball flight after that adjustment.

Who's It For?

I feel that this version of the XR family will fit players that are looking for increased speed, easy elevation, and have mid to slower swing speeds. Mainly because the 46” shaft is hard to handle for most faster swingers.

Final Take

Paired with the exact same shaft as the XR Pro, I felt the Pro version was a better fit for my game. Though both were easy to swing and felt great, I am just not a big fan of longer length drivers because of the control issues that I tend to see from them. The XR lineup is one that the majority of Callaway fans will need to swing, and find out which version is the better fit.

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