Callaway

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).
Price: $350/$400
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Ratings
Performance

45%*

Innovation

30%*

Look / Sound / Feel

20%*

Demand

5%*

* Percentage of total score

Player Comments
Low-Handicapper
The Pro version’s clean, compact head looks like a mean tank at address.
Mid-Handicapper
The forgiveness factor is high. Aggressive ball flight and a lot of run.
High-Handicapper
The right metal sound, not harsh, not weak