The 360-degree cup face is built to improve ball speeds no matter where you make contact.
Almost pre-programmed to go high and straight, with easy altitude throughout the set; no issues in the rough; a few guys could work the ball, but overall maneuverability is limited—responds best to the simple orders “Grip” and “Rip.”
Standout forgiveness for a game-improvement club—for a lot of panelists, at or near the head of its class; an effortless iron with tons of help across the entire face; some of the most user-friendly long irons around—has several testers rethinking the hybrids in their bag.
An out-and-out mauler; eye-opening length—for many testers, the XR iron plays at least half a club beyond what they’re currently carrying; a few guys say that misses with the XR fly farther than many irons’ good shots.
Easy on the joints—a lightweight, shock absorber of an iron; good stability through the ball; a couple of testers put their egos aside and praised the responsiveness of the graphite Project X shaft.
Classic Callaway setup has its fans; an everyman’s iron, offset and somewhat oversize, but only real sticklers complain; burly topline that masks a ton of tech underneath; a comforting club to look down at with your match on the line.