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Callaway XR16/Pro

Our Review:

Most golfers need more speed and forgiveness from their drivers, but the trouble is, those two things often work against each other. A big clubhead with a forgiving face can be harder to swing fast because its shape is aerodynamically inefficient. Callaway worked with Boeing to improve the way the XR16 moves through the air. The step feature on the crown helps reduce aerodynamic drag. But designers didn’t skimp on forgiveness. The lightweight titanium alloy in the body means more weight can be repurposed for a low center of gravity and stability on off-center hits. The shallow face is also lighter and thinner than last year to improve flex (speed) and save more weight (forgiveness).
Specs: 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25/ 14, 16, 18
Price: $350/$400
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Player Comments
  • low
    The Pro version’s clean, compact head looks like a mean tank at address.
  • low
    Initially I didn’t like the eyebrow thing on the top, but it's growing on me. Good shots just hung in the air for a long time. A lot of new drivers aren't really workable, but this one I could shape.
  • mid
    The forgiveness factor is high. Aggressive ball flight and a lot of run.
  • mid
    Based on the look this club is very stealth. Very subtle, but there’s a lot going on at impact. The ball just goes deep. was able to hit a baby draw and even go longer. It just launches.
  • high
    The right metal sound, not harsh, not weak