Irons test results: Callaway XR irons review

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We give our verdict on the Callaway XR irons as part of the 2015 NCG Irons Test

First impressions:The XR irons have a very distinctive shape which is a lot rounder than you’d expect from an iron.

This the the Cup 360 technology which has been brought across from the metal-wood family.

The XR’s look fantastic and have a nice shiny finish and a splash of colour which helps add to the overall premium feel.

The thick top line will fill mid-to high handicappers with plenty of confidence.

What they say: The improved Cup 360 acts like a spring on shots hit low on the face and increases ball speeds elsewhere too.

The irons feature lower CG, forgiveness, the face flex of the Internal Standing Wave and with a precise 2-piece, dual heat construction.

The Internal Standing Wave gives the face cup the freedom to flex for more ball speed.
Consider these if your top priority is to fins some powerful irons without sacrificing on the looks” NCG Verdict: The overall look and design is very appealing. An improved look from it’s predecessor the X2 Hot.

These look amazing on the shelf and in the bag with a nice shiny finish which adds to the premium feel.

At address they fill you with confidence and that feeling stays after you starting hitting a few.

Super-hot off the face and probably go further than any other irons I tested but the lofts are often a degree stronger than others.

I think anyone will be able to have success with these irons and they offer distance gains right through the set. You’ll hit these a few yards longer so take care with gapping.

Hot: Look great, long and forgiving
Not: The sound is a little loud and smashy

Stock shaft: Speed Step/ Project X SD
SRP: £549 steel/ £699 graphite
7-iron loft: 30 degrees

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