Callaway XR Pro Hybrid
XR Pro Hybrid
Built For Outrageous Speed!
For Callaway’s new XR Pro Hybrids, they changed their whole approach to make a hybrid that’s even longer and forgiving in a more compact head design for better players. From the ground up, engineers have developed a completely new upgrade to a Forged Hyper Speed Face Cup that increases ball speed across the face. They also put in more MOI and their lowest CG ever in a hybrid by positioning more weight lower and around the perimeter of the head. And they have refined a way to lower CG even more, increase MOI even more and somehow, someway still free the face cup to flex for more ball speed too. It’s amazing what you can do when you change everything.
Increased Ball Speed For Greater DistanceThe next generation of Callaway’s Forged Hyper Speed Face Cup increases ball speed all across the face so you get distance and forgiveness at every impact location, even on off center hits.
Higher MOI and Lower CG in a HybridEngineers have completely redesigned the head shape to reposition weight. This creates even more forgiveness and a CG that’s 46% lower than X2 Hot.
More MOI and Ball SpeedThe re-engineered Internal Standing Wave is the ultimate team player. It’s a refined way to increase MOI and still give the face cup the freedom to flex for more ball speed.
Callaway XR Pro Hybrid Expert Review
Written By: Bob Gomavitz
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!
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.
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.