Jump to content

Welcome. You are currently viewing the forum as a guest which does not give you access to all the great features at GolfWRX such as viewing all the images, interacting with members, access to all forums and eligiblility to win free giveaways. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free. Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

- - - - -

Callaway Steelhead XR irons and hybrids


155 replies to this topic

#1 GolfWRX

GolfWRX

    Team GolfWRX

  • Marshals
  • 6,231 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 14
  • Joined: 04/01/2005

Posted 22 August 2016 - 03:53 PM

Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image


Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


Wanna get rid of this ugly yellow box? And remove other annoying "stuff" in between posts? Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

1

#2 chadillac65

chadillac65

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 157 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 43755
  • Joined: 12/12/2007
  • Location:Florida
  • Handicap:4.9
GolfWRX Likes : 18

Posted 23 August 2016 - 08:34 AM

bore-thru :black eye:
Driver: TaylorMade M1 440 8.5* Mitshibishi Tensei White 80 TX tipped 1 inch 45 inches
3 Wood: TaylorMade M2 T3 Proto 13* Mitshibishi Tensei Blue 80 TX tipped 1.5 inch 43 inches
Rescue: TaylorMade Rocketballz 18* UST Elements Proto 100MKx tipped 1.5 inch 41 inches
Irons: King Cobra Forged Tec 4-Pw / Project X LZ 6.5
Wedge: Vokey SM6 50.12F / Project X LZ 6.5
Wedge: Vokey SM6 54.10S / Project X LZ 6.5
Wedge: Vokey SM6 58.12K / Project X LZ 6.5
Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Button back Circle Teryllium T10 35 inches

2

#3 Puppetmaster

Puppetmaster

    Hall of Fame

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,886 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 91668
  • Joined: 08/13/2009
  • Location:VA
GolfWRX Likes : 6716

Posted 23 August 2016 - 08:39 AM

The "eye brows" on the hybrid crown need to be blacked out, otherwise I like the shape and concept. Will be curious to give those and whatever FWs they come out with. The irons look pretty good at address too. Thanks for the pictures, esp the address positions.
WITB Link

Cobra Fly Z 9.5*, Fujikura Speeder TS 6.2
Callaway BBA 816 15*, Accra CS1 80
Cobra Fly Z+ 4-PW, KBS
Vokey 250.08, 254.10, Callaway PM 60*
Ping 1966 TR Anser 2

3

#4 drn92

drn92

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,178 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 15310
  • Joined: 06/06/2006
  • Location:5280
GolfWRX Likes : 383

Posted 23 August 2016 - 08:46 AM

Pretty nice looking iron ... Reminds me a lot of the X-14 Pro Series with maybe a touch more offset.  But ... what is up with the super lightweight shafts?  I've been in DG's forever and the sub 100 gram trend is interesting.

drn92

4

#5 tbone18

tbone18

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 128 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 93319
  • Joined: 08/30/2009
  • Location:COLUMBUS, OHIO
  • Handicap:2
GolfWRX Likes : 13

Posted 23 August 2016 - 08:50 AM

View PostPuppetmaster, on 23 August 2016 - 08:39 AM, said:

The "eye brows" on the hybrid crown need to be blacked out, otherwise I like the shape and concept. Will be curious to give those and whatever FWs they come out with. The irons look pretty good at address too. Thanks for the pictures, esp the address positions.
No fairways.  XR '16 is the current fairway.

TBD
TBD
SRIXON Z U45 20*
SRIXON Z 945 3-PW
RTX-3 RAW 50,54,58 C-TAPER
TM GHOST SPIDER JDM MODEL

5

#6 dlygrisse

dlygrisse

    Hall of Fame

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,286 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 16702
  • Joined: 07/21/2006
  • Location:Kansas
GolfWRX Likes : 3109

Posted 23 August 2016 - 08:55 AM

Just what you would expect from Callaway in the X series, very similar to what they have been doing for the last 10 years or so.  Interesting to see they brought the Steelhead name back.  Solid easy to hit clubs for the good to average player.

No surprises here.
Callaway Alpha 815
Callaway V-Series 3w, HW,
Ping G 4-U
Ping Glide SS 54
Ping Glide ES 58*
Odyssey Pro #1
Ping Hoofer

6

#7 joeferb

joeferb

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 160 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 395188
  • Joined: 09/08/2015
  • Location:Kansas City
  • Handicap:7.1
GolfWRX Likes : 74

Posted 23 August 2016 - 08:57 AM

Would never suit my game, but I'm impressed with the initial view at address. For a GI, the offset is not that overwhelming. If they made a "Pro" version they could have potential for long irons.
XR16 Pro - 9* - Adila Rogue Silver 60X
Big Bertha 816 - 14* - Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana D+ 72 S (tipped 1")
X2Hot Pro - 17* - Adila Tour Green ATX 75
ApexPro - 4-P - KBS Tour 120S
Ping Glide - 52SS. 56SS.
Nike Engage Dual Sole 60*
Scotty Cameron - Newport Mil Spec - 350g - 35.5". (Raw) Flatso 1.0 Legacy

Srixon Z-Star

Golf Pride Z-Cord Midsize (D-P)
Lamkin UTx Cord Midsize (Wedges)

Ping L8

7

#8 DTown3011

DTown3011

    #DTown3011

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 2,557 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 59636
  • Joined: 07/05/2008
  • Location:Colorado
GolfWRX Likes : 700

Posted 23 August 2016 - 09:03 AM

View Postdlygrisse, on 23 August 2016 - 08:55 AM, said:

Just what you would expect from Callaway in the X series, very similar to what they have been doing for the last 10 years or so.  Interesting to see they brought the Steelhead name back.  Solid easy to hit clubs for the good to average player.

No surprises here.

My thoughts exactly although the new tech in the face cup sounds interesting.  I love the badge - it's updated, but takes on the same shape as the old Steehead irons.  Nostalgia!  

Not for me but probably great for the players they suit.
GBB 10.5° Tensei Pro White 60x
BBA 816 16° Diamana BF 70x
BBA 815 19° Mitsubishi OTi 85s
Apex 23° Mitsubishi OTi 105s
Apex 5-PW KBS Tour Matte Black Proto's
MD3 Milled 50S, 56W, 60S DG TI S400
Odyssey Metal-X Milled Versa #7 'Tank'

8

#9 tbowles411

tbowles411

    Lexi "The Blonde Bomber" Thompson

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 22,500 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 5624
  • Joined: 08/30/2005
  • Location:Northern Virginia (One day I hope to be a Texan!)
  • Handicap:Golf
GolfWRX Likes : 4474

Posted 23 August 2016 - 09:08 AM

Steelheads...man that name brings me back to a day when irons were just simple and straightforward.  Good times!

Edited by tbowles411, 23 August 2016 - 09:09 AM.

Bag: TBD

9

#10 BigHook25

BigHook25

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,602 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 143811
  • Joined: 10/23/2011
GolfWRX Likes : 332

Posted 23 August 2016 - 09:08 AM

Aright looking, nothing special.  Will probably perform well though.


Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


Wanna get rid of this ugly yellow box? And remove other annoying "stuff" in between posts? Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

10

#11 Snake Eyes

Snake Eyes

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 24 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 105572
  • Joined: 03/30/2010
GolfWRX Likes : 8

Posted 23 August 2016 - 09:20 AM

Does anybody know what >= 95 gram graphite options will be available?  I can't find anything on their web site (or the few other places I looked).

Damn elbow issues mean my steel shaft days are done.

Edited by Snake Eyes, 23 August 2016 - 09:21 AM.


11

#12 Night train

Night train

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,025 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 7139
  • Joined: 10/26/2005
GolfWRX Likes : 821

Posted 23 August 2016 - 09:23 AM

I think these will a very successful club for Callaway.

12

#13 sofla

sofla

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,496 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 38058
  • Joined: 08/24/2007
GolfWRX Likes : 84

Posted 23 August 2016 - 09:24 AM

I love the look of the hybrids.  Have the Apex so if this is same but more forgiving then count me in
Titleist 917 D3
Titleist 917 F2 15
Titleist H2 19 & 21
Callaway Apex Combo 5-GW
Callaway MD3 54, 60
Bettinardi BB8 Tri Dass

13

#14 mackepa

mackepa

    #TheWRX

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,091 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 38775
  • Joined: 09/04/2007
  • Location:Cincinnati, Ohio
GolfWRX Likes : 1273

Posted 23 August 2016 - 09:31 AM

I'm glad they kept the XR name along with the steelhead. it'll keep the branding simple for the consumer

#TheWRX 12/11/16



EPIC SubZero Driver 8* w/ AD-TP 6 stiff
EPIC SubZero Fairway 14* w/AD-TP 7 stiff
Apex Hybrid 18* w/ AD-DI 85 stiff 1* flat

Apex CF16 4 Iron w/ Recoil 110F4 1* Flat
Apex Pro 5-PW w/ KBS V-Spec 120x 1* flat

50,54,60 Callaway MD Forged w/ Project X 6.5

Tour issue Odyssey RSX 2 35.5" w/ site dot
-Or-
Toulon / Odyssey Memphis 35.5"

14

#15 timbo08

timbo08

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,764 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 105122
  • Joined: 03/21/2010
GolfWRX Likes : 246

Posted 23 August 2016 - 09:34 AM

Not overly excited about these but am very curious to see if they bring the Steelhead name back for Fairway woods too and what they come up with for those!


15

#16 sofla

sofla

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,496 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 38058
  • Joined: 08/24/2007
GolfWRX Likes : 84

Posted 23 August 2016 - 09:38 AM

going to have to check the trade in value for my 20 and 23 Apex
Titleist 917 D3
Titleist 917 F2 15
Titleist H2 19 & 21
Callaway Apex Combo 5-GW
Callaway MD3 54, 60
Bettinardi BB8 Tri Dass

16

#17 cwolfe888

cwolfe888

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 315 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 344723
  • Joined: 10/15/2014
GolfWRX Likes : 72

Posted 23 August 2016 - 09:43 AM

View PostSnake Eyes, on 23 August 2016 - 09:20 AM, said:

Does anybody know what >= 95 gram graphite options will be available?  I can't find anything on their web site (or the few other places I looked).

Damn elbow issues mean my steel shaft days are done.


Probably only steel fibers and recoils. Steelfibers will definitely be an upcharge but they could possibly offer recoils at no charge

17

#18 tbowles411

tbowles411

    Lexi "The Blonde Bomber" Thompson

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 22,500 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 5624
  • Joined: 08/30/2005
  • Location:Northern Virginia (One day I hope to be a Texan!)
  • Handicap:Golf
GolfWRX Likes : 4474

Posted 23 August 2016 - 09:52 AM

View Postcwolfe888, on 23 August 2016 - 09:43 AM, said:

View PostSnake Eyes, on 23 August 2016 - 09:20 AM, said:

Does anybody know what >= 95 gram graphite options will be available?  I can't find anything on their web site (or the few other places I looked).

Damn elbow issues mean my steel shaft days are done.

Probably only steel fibers and recoils. Steelfibers will definitely be an upcharge but they could possibly offer recoils at no charge
Steelfibers can be a bit boardy if you're not careful.  A touch too stiff to my liking, personally.

Edited by tbowles411, 23 August 2016 - 10:02 AM.

Bag: TBD

18

#19 Z1ggy16

Z1ggy16

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,002 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 430110
  • Joined: 06/22/2016
GolfWRX Likes : 193

Posted 23 August 2016 - 09:56 AM

Looks like a simple rebadge plus a few tiny new tidbits here and there. Per usual, probably not going to produce much better results than the products they replace. The head on the hybrid looks a bit busy for me. Might be distracting at address for some.
Driver: Cobra Fly-Z 10.5* set to 9* w/ Chrome Elements 6F4 (Soon to be '17 M1 w/ Matrix 60M4)
3w: Callaway XR16 w/ Speeder 565
5w: Callaway XR16 w/ Speeder 565
Hybrid: Adams Tight Lies 2 19*
Irons: Mizuno Hot Metal 5-PW w/ Modus 105 & UTx Wraps (Soon to be MP-54 349 w/ MP-T7 PW)
GW: Callaway MD2 50/10
SW: Callaway MD2 5510
or TaylorMade TP RAC 56/14
LW: Callaway MD2 60/8
Putter: Ping Cadence TR Ketsch (Soon to be EVNROLL ER?)
Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft or TM Tour Pref.

WTB: Titleist 816 H1 19*
   Mizuno MP-T7 46*

19

#20 gprointraining

gprointraining

    CSR Golfer Extraordinaire

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 632 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 119719
  • Joined: 01/02/2011
  • Location:Franklin, NC
  • Handicap:1.8
GolfWRX Likes : 269

Posted 23 August 2016 - 09:58 AM

The Irons are beautiful, classic, yet modern. Awesome looking club. The hybrids, on the other hand, look like old Nikent, if you made Nikent look cheaper. STOP WITH THE CROWN MARKINGS, EVERYONE. Bridgestone JGR, Callaway, The R1 (old, but it still stands) just stop.

Taylormade M2 9.5* / 44.5" / Aldila RIP Alpha 60X
Taylormade Aeroburner TP 15* / 42.5" / Aldila RIP Alpha 80x
Taylormade Aeroburner TP 18* / 42" / Aldila Rip Beta 80x
Taylormade UDI 3-4 irons / Project X 6.0 Flighted
Taylormade PSi Tour 5-P / Project X 6.0 Flighted
Taylormade Tour Preferred EF 52*
Taylormade Tour Preferred 58* ATV(Tour only wide sole)
Taylormade Ghost Tour Black Daytona / 32.5"
Vice Pro Plus golf ball

Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


Wanna get rid of this ugly yellow box? And remove other annoying "stuff" in between posts? Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

20

#21 Dscvrr St Louis

Dscvrr St Louis

    #CALLAWRX 12/12/12 & HOGAN Ft Worth

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 5,049 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 105250
  • Joined: 03/23/2010
  • Location:St. Louis
  • Handicap:7.2
GolfWRX Likes : 1146

Posted 23 August 2016 - 09:59 AM

Have to talk to my Rep, I don't think they are full bore thru, maybe just a mini bore from the bottom to free up weight to redistribute.  Will see this week when I see my Rep.
Callaway Great Big Bertha 8.0(9.0-N/-1), XPHLEXXX Agera Red Stripe Stiff, Tensei CK White Pro 70 S
BB Alpha 816 FW 14*(set to 15*)Veylix Rome 888 S, Diamana BF 80 S
BB Alpha 815 Hybrid 20*(Set to 19*)Veylix Rome 988 S
Srixon U45 UT Nippon Modus Tour 125 S
Mizuno JPX 900 Forged Modus 3 Tour 120 X, Apex Pro 16 Modus 3 Tour 120 X
Odyssey MXM #6
Callaway MD3 50/54/58 Modus 125 Wedge


WITB Link

21

#22 CAJ4AU

CAJ4AU

    Don't Drink and BST ...or eBay either!

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 911 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 32813
  • Joined: 06/25/2007
  • Location:Auburn, Al
  • Handicap:2.1
GolfWRX Likes : 273

Posted 23 August 2016 - 10:16 AM

I still have an original Steelhead 5 wood with factory Prolite lying around somewhere....

Shot my lowest round ever to this day with X-14 pro series way back in the day...  If these came out in a pro series model, I would definitely give them a try!

G LS 10.5 KK Silver 65x TiNi
M2 16.5* HZRDUS Black 75 6.5
07' Burner TP Tour Issue 18* Ozik 8M2
Anser 20* Attas 80Hy Prototype
Pro DHy 24* ATX Blue
S55 5-PW zz65
Glide 50* and 58* zz65
Cameron Futura X7M 35 inch
Ping 4 Series White


WITB Link

22

#23 irwinfletcher77

irwinfletcher77

    Major Winner

  • Banned
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,815 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 119660
  • Joined: 12/31/2010
  • Handicap:7.2
GolfWRX Likes : 750

Posted 23 August 2016 - 10:22 AM

Not a bore thru. Just gives off the look. I remember growing up I had a set of x14's one of the easiest irons ever to hit.

Edited by irwinfletcher77, 23 August 2016 - 10:22 AM.


23

#24 DTown3011

DTown3011

    #DTown3011

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 2,557 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 59636
  • Joined: 07/05/2008
  • Location:Colorado
GolfWRX Likes : 700

Posted 23 August 2016 - 10:45 AM

View PostDscvrr St Louis, on 23 August 2016 - 09:59 AM, said:

Have to talk to my Rep, I don't think they are full bore thru, maybe just a mini bore from the bottom to free up weight to redistribute.  Will see this week when I see my Rep.

It's pretty much a bore-thru, just updated.  Just a way to save weight overall.

Quote

A bore-thru hosel (where the shaft runs through the head to the sole) was a huge feature of the original design and Callaway have come up with a redesign for the new model. They say a new modern “Hollow Bore Thru” removes ineffective weight from the hosel allowing their engineers to reposition mass to strategic areas of the head to increase MOI for more forgiveness.

Edited by DTown3011, 23 August 2016 - 10:49 AM.

GBB 10.5° Tensei Pro White 60x
BBA 816 16° Diamana BF 70x
BBA 815 19° Mitsubishi OTi 85s
Apex 23° Mitsubishi OTi 105s
Apex 5-PW KBS Tour Matte Black Proto's
MD3 Milled 50S, 56W, 60S DG TI S400
Odyssey Metal-X Milled Versa #7 'Tank'

24

#25 warfelg21

warfelg21

    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 698 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 262746
  • Joined: 07/09/2013
  • Location:state college, pa
GolfWRX Likes : 220

Posted 23 August 2016 - 10:47 AM

How long for a 2i version to pop up in Stenson or Philly's bag? Seems like the type of club that would absolutely interest two of Callaways top tour players.

Even just doing it as a 3i driving iron option would be awesome.

WITB 2015:
Driver: Callaway Big Bertha Alpha, -1 D setting, Speeder 565 S
3WD: Cobra Biocell+ 12.5 degrees, Matrix Black tie
2HY: Cobra Biocell, 16.5D setting, Stock shaft
4/5i: Cobra Biocell, True Temper s+ shaft
6-PW: Biocell+, Dynamic Gold S200
50 Vokey
56 Vokey
Odessey MetalX Milled #2

25

#26 PapaRat7

PapaRat7

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 100 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 257826
  • Joined: 06/22/2013
  • Location:Michigan, United States
GolfWRX Likes : 20

Posted 23 August 2016 - 11:14 AM

cant wait to try this iron!!

26

#27 boggyman

boggyman

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,587 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 74821
  • Joined: 02/08/2009
GolfWRX Likes : 337

Posted 23 August 2016 - 11:21 AM

3 iron will be 18* like the XRs at 39.5 according to the specs.

27

#28 britonjmac

britonjmac

    Rookie

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 38 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 405968
  • Joined: 12/17/2015
  • Location:Center Line, MI
GolfWRX Likes : 7

Posted 23 August 2016 - 11:23 AM

I'm a Callaway guy and these don't excite me that much.  I don't know entirely why, but I was slightly underwhelmed.
Driver - XR 16 9*, Matrix F7m2 LTD
3W - Callaway BBA 816, Matrix F8m2
3h 19*, 4h 22*, both Callaway XR's, Adila Tour Red
5i-PW, Srixon Z545
SM5 48*, 52* and 56*
Odyssey Metal X Milled #1

28

#29 bama11

bama11

    "Pimp'

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 527 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 35819
  • Joined: 07/29/2007
  • Location:Hoover, Al
  • Handicap:3
  • Ebay ID:TIDE11GOLF
GolfWRX Likes : 50

Posted 23 August 2016 - 11:34 AM

These look really good, X-14 Pro Series were the best iron I have played. Hopefully Callaway releases a Pro series version of these bad boys.

29

#30 J13

J13

    60% of the time, every time.

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 11,990 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 76984
  • Joined: 03/08/2009
  • Location:Maryland
  • Handicap:+1.4
GolfWRX Likes : 4233

Posted 23 August 2016 - 11:40 AM

Good to see the Steelhead name back hopefully it will make it's way into the the pro line.

Driver and 3w - Under Construction
Callaway 815 Alpha hybrid 20* (Veylix Rome 988X)
Srixon 745's 4-PW (Modus Tour 120 TX)
Callaway MD3 50, 54, 60 Modus3 125 wedge shaft
Odyssey #2 PT Protype

WITB
http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/1108083-j13s-witb-little-callaway-present/page__st__1590

Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


Wanna get rid of this ugly yellow box? And remove other annoying "stuff" in between posts? Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

30



3 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 3 guests, 0 anonymous users

GolfWRX Sponsors