New line of Woods from Callaway

Callaway Golf has announced its new line of XR 16 woods. Available at retail across Europe from January 29, 2016, the new products include the XR 16 Driver, XR Pro 16 Driver, XR 16 Fairway Wood and XR Pro 16 Fairway Wood.

For the XR 16 Driver, Callaway R&D worked with aerodynamics experts at Boeing to redefine what is possible with clubhead speed and aerodynamics in a golf club. Callaway engineered its most forgiving head shape ever, and the specialists at Boeing made it fast with a re-engineered Speed Step.

In addition to delivering a forgiving shape, high speed head, and low drag in the crown, the XR 16 Driver also features a next generation R*MOTO Face that is lighter and up to 19 per cent thinner. The XR 16 Driver is available in 9°, 10.5° and 13.5° HT lofts. The XR Pro 16 Driver will be available in 9° and 10.5° lofts.

“With the XR 16 project we set ourselves the task of producing an aerodynamically superior driver that challenged convention,” said Dr. Alan Hocknell, Head of Research and Development at Callaway Golf.

“With the assistance of Boeing’s top engineers on our aerodynamic research we were able to bring together all the key elements of performance to generate maximum distance without a loss of forgiveness in the head. As a result we have managed to deliver a head design which is extraordinarily fast, but also very forgiving.”

The XR 16 Fairway Wood builds on the category-defining Face Cup Technology and features a design that is bigger, hotter, and more forgiving with our lightest crown for even more ball speed and distance. The XR 16 Fairway Wood will be available in a 3+, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9 and 11 Wood. The XR Pro 16 Fairway Wood will be available in 14°, 16° and 18° lofts.

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