Callaway’s Golf new XR driver is built for speed and price. The speed, according to the company, comes from an aerodynamic crown, speed from a RMOTO face and maximum.
The price comes its $349 suggested retail price, meaning it will carry a shelf price of $299 – outstanding for a Callaway driver the company calls “our fastest titanium driver ever.’’
To reduce drag and maximize speed through the swing, Callaway said it put in a Speed Step Crown and combined it with an optimized aerodynamic head shape. Everything about the XR driver, according to Callaway, is optimized for aero efficiency, which is critical to add speed with less drag.
By reducing 10 percent of face weight to make it thinner. Callaway says RMOTO leads to “more energy efficient energy transfer’’ all over the face, allowing it to put the CG (center of gravity) 17 percent lower where most golfers want it while delivering a higher MOI (moment of inertia).
Callaway says the shaft is a key component to speed, which is why XR comes stock with the new Project X LZ. The shaft, according to Callaway, produces maximum shaft load during the downswing loading zone for greater energy transfer to the ball.
The XR driver will be available Feb. 20 in lofts and nine, 10.5, 12 and 13.5 degrees.