Callaway’s slogan for the new XR and XR Pro drivers is “The Relentless Pursuit of Speed.” The pursuit is aimed at helping golfers generate more clubhead speed, which should translate to more ball speed and more distance off the tee.
Callaway developed the new XR and XR Pro irons for players who are looking for more ball speed and distance, and the company thinks it achieved its goals by utilizing a few technologies that have been successful in woods and hybrids.
Golf balls are getting softer. As a whole, compression ratings are going down. Callaway introduced its Chrome Soft, a 65-compression ball with three-piece construction and a urethane cover, on Dec. 16.
Our David Dusek sat down with Dr. Alan Hocknell, senior vice president of research and development at Callaway to talk about the XR and XR Pro drivers, the Callaway Chrome Soft golf ball and the Odyssey Works putter.