Callaway Golf Steelhead XR Pro irons: Preview, photos, specs, release date

Callaway Golf Steelhead XR Pro irons: Preview, photos, specs, release date

Callaway Golf brought back the popular Steelhead name and iron shape in Summer 2016, looking to update its player-friendly XR line of irons with a classic look that would be updated and packaged with modern materials and technology.

After the success of that initial launch, Callaway has gone ahead and introduced a Pro version of the Steelhead XR irons, delivering the Steelhead look in a shape that's more appealing to better players.

The Steelhead XR Pro irons feature a black PVD finish on the entire head, including the latest generation of the 360 Face Cup, which allows the thin face to flex more at impact. A bore-through hollow hosel allowed engineers to save some weight that was used to improve moment of inertia rating and move the center of gravity progressively throughout the iron set. As the numbers go up on the irons, the center of gravity moves up and slightly forward with the idea of having scoring clubs which promote a more boring trajectory. A steel-­infused polyurethane layer is designed to both reduce center of gravity and also provide appealing sound and feel.

The Callaway Golf Steelhead XR Pro irons will be available March 17 for $900 with True Temper XP 105 Stepless steel shafts for $899.99. Other shafts from True Temper and KBS are also available with no upcharge.

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