Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Our Sponsors

(4) TESTERS WANTED

Callaway Steehead XR - 9.jpg

 

Callaway Steelhead XR/
XR Pro Irons

 

 

Can a remake ever be as good as the original? Could a remake ever be better than the original?

 

Ever since the rebirth of Big Bertha, Callaway has had no problem bringing back iconic names from the past - Great Big Bertha, Fusion, Apex and now, Steelhead.

 

Callaway has hit the proverbial daily double with the new Steelhead XR and the Steelhead XR Pro irons. At last count, the Steelhead XR's are the number one selling iron in golf and has helped make Callaway the number one OEM in golf.

 

Clearly the Steelheads are more than just a new dress on an old girl, but does the performance match the hype? That's where you come in.

 

Callaway-Steelhead-XR-irons-3.jpg

 
Testers Wanted:
 

Callaway touts the new Steelheads as a signature shape with breakthrough performance. Both the XR and XR Pro models check all the boxes: speed and distance from the next-generation 360 Cup Face Technology, the Bore-Thru hosel for greater forgiveness and a progressive center of gravity for more control.

 

Can these new sticks with the old names improve your ball striking and help you shoot lower scores? We need four avid golfers to help us find out.

 

Callaway-Steelhead-XR-Pro-13.jpg

 
How To Apply:

As you know, we take our club testing very seriously here at MyGolfSpy. We need two of you to test and review (and keep) a set of Callaway Steelhead XR's, and two more to test and review (and keep) a set of Steelhead XR Pro's.

 

If you'd like to be a tester, please follow these instructions carefully. In this thread, tell us:

 

Your first name

Your home state/province

Your current handicap

Your current iron set

Your biggest strength & weakness to your iron game

 

It's that simple!

 

Callaway-Steelhead-XR-irons-1jpg.jpg

 

 

We will announce the 4 testers in this thread next week, so make sure to check back here.

 

Remember, you MUST apply in THIS THREAD to be eligible.

 

And if you're a newer member of the MyGolfSpy Community Forum, we recommend reading these two threads for some helpful hints on how to be selected as a tester.

 

Forum Testing - How Testers Will Be Chosen

 

​Equipment Review Tips and Tricks

  • Like 7
 

What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

Stat Tracker/GPS Watch: :ShotScope:


 
Follow @golfspybarbajo

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 815
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

There was a fantastic response to this thread, thanks to everyone for joining the forums and applying.  After a long review and selection process we have our group.   Congrats to:   Highfade &

(4) TESTERS WANTED   Callaway Steelhead XR/ XR Pro Irons     Can a remake ever be as good as the original? Could a remake ever be better than the original?   Ever since the rebirth of Big Ber

Holy Crap! This is amazing!!! Thanks so much MGS for this opportunity, can't wait to share this with my fellow MGS testers!

Posted Images

Brian

California

Handicap: 10

Irons: Callaway Apex Cf16

Biggest Strength: Short game 125yrds and in.

Weakness: When 150yrds out I hit the ball right of the pin.

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy

hugo-boss.jpgSilvermere-Custom-Fitting-PXG-140x140.pn

              Epic Sub - Zero Driver
           Callaway XR16 - 3 Wood
          Callaway XR16 - 5 Hybrid
                     PXG 0311
             Titleist SM7 50, 55, 60
                Scotty Cameron

Link to post
Share on other sites

Look forward to seeing how these perform.

 

 

Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy

WITB:

Louisville Smart Persimmon Driver

Louisville Niblick Persimmon 3 & 5 woods

Hogan UIHI 4-iron*

Hogan PTx Pro 5-7*

Hogan Icon 8-PW*

KZG 51 gap wedge

KZG 56 sand wedge

Rife Legend Z Putter

 

*denotes clubs being tested

Link to post
Share on other sites

The ball speed off of those xr pro irons is stupid. 7 irons were going almost 200.

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy

:wilson_staff_small:  Cortex w/MGS Motore X F1 7X tipped 1"

:wilson_staff_small: F5 17 degree hybrid w/Rogue Black 85X

:wilson_staff_small:C300 Forged 3-5 w/C-Taper 130X

:wilson_staff_small: FG Tour V6 5-6 w/C-Taper 130X

:wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Blade 7-PW w/C-Taper 130X

:cleveland-small: RTX4 52, 56, 60 w/S400 Tour Issue

:EVNROLL: ER7

Link to post
Share on other sites

Tim

California

7

Mizuno MP-32 4-pw,

Strength - able to hit variety of shots and trajectories

Weakness - losing distance with age

 

 

Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy

Reside in Roseville, California

 

Driver: Cobra F9 - Hzrdus Black X-stiff

3-Wood: Mizuno ST190 3wd Fuji Atmos X-Stiff

Fairway: Ping G400 2H 17 Deg, Stock Ping shaft X-stiff

Irons: 4-7 Wilson C300 Forged, DG X100, 2 deg flat (NEW)

Irons: 8- gap Wilson FG V6, DG X100 2 deg flat (NEW)

Wedge: Titleist SM7 54 deg, 10 bounce, DG X100, 2 deg flat 

Wedge: Titleist SM7 58 deg, 8 bounce, 2 deg flat, DG X100

Wedge: Wilson FG PMP 62 deg, 07 bounce, KBS X-Stiff, 2 deg flat

Flat Stick: Taylor Made Sider X, copper 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Bryan

 

Kansas

 

20

 

Ping G20

 

Strength: 7, 8, 9 and PW I hit really well. So 140 and in.

 

Weakness: 150 and out I struggle with accuracy and do not hit the ball as well

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy

Bryan Pool

Ping G20 Driver

Bombtech hybrids

Ping G20 green dot irons/wedges

Cleveland Huntington beach 6 putter 

Link to post
Share on other sites

* Tyler

* Missouri

* 12

* Ping G25 (Left hand)

* Biggest strength: short irons, usually around 8-PW

* Biggest weakness: Getting a high ball flight / being able to control the ball, both of those are not my strong suit.

 

I have been looking into the XR Pro irons for a while now, this is perfect! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Like 1

:ping-small: G400 Max

:ping-small: G410 3W

:ping-small: G410 3 & 4 Crossover

:ping-small: i200 5-PW

:vokey-small: Vokey SM7 | 52-56-60

:taylormade-small: Taylormade Spider X

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

• Chuck

• Long Island, NY

• typical score mid/hi 90s so est hcp ~18-20

• Cobra "home-made" progressive set: GW-7i is King F6, 6i is Cobra Max and 5i is King OS

(4 is XR Hybrid)

• Strengths: able to hit high or low; learning to hit a small draw or fade when needed; most comfortable on the course with irons (and wedges)

• Weaknesses: dispersion increases with club length but am constantly working on it and improving; sometimes chunk approach shots (mostly mental lapse); still have trouble with steep ball below the feet lies.

WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..Tour Edge Exotics EXS 3W/HL (17*) and EXS 7W (both Tensei CK Blue)
..Callaway XR 4H (Project X SD)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX2 54 (Rotex graphite) and Callaway X-Jaws 60 (TT-DG S300)
..Evnroll ER5 (33", 385g)
..all in a Datrek Hybrid bag on a Bag Boy Quad XL push cart.

Forum Member tester for the ExPutt Putting Simulator

Link to post
Share on other sites

Paul

Louisiana

6.6

Edel 3-PW

Strength: bottom 4 clubs 7-pw

Weakness: inconsistency

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy

Driver: :honma: TR20 460, :Fuji: Ventus Black 70X

Fwy: :titelist-small: TS3, 15*, Veylix Rome 888 X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, :Fuji: Rombax 8D07HB TM27 X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4/5, Tour V 6-10, Dynamic Gold X100

Wedges: Vega VW-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S400

Putter: :seemore-small: Platinum M5 HT Mallet, 36"

Link to post
Share on other sites

Mike

Delray Beach Florida

Handicap. 14

Current irons. Mizuno JPX 825

Strength controlled and smooth rhythm. Swing within myself

Weakness. Struggle in transition. Over the top tendencies.

 

 

Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

Link to post
Share on other sites

Name: Chris
Home State: Michigan
Handicap: 20
Current irons: Adams Blue
Biggest Strength: Long irons
Biggest weakness: Over the top swing and set does not match swing speed (approx. 110mph driver swing speed)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iron specs: Stiff Adams Blue standard lie and loft

Driver: Nike Vapor Fly Pro 8.5 degree loft

Right Hand

Michigan

20 Handicap

Link to post
Share on other sites

Miles


Iowa


15.4


Ping Eye 2


Strength: Short iron accuracy and consistency


Weakness: Long iron distance and consistency


WITB
Driver: :callaway-small: Big Bertha Alpha udesign
Woods: :callaway-small: XR 3w, 7w
Irons: :mizuno-small: JPX EZ Forged 2016 4-G
Wedge: :ping-small: Eye 2 Gorge S
Putter: Odyssey Works Versa 2-Ball Fang

Ball: :callaway-small: Supersoft 2017

Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
×
×
  • Create New...