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.
Known as Doc Hock, Alan Hocknell has a doctorate from Loughborough University -- where he spent four years studying sports collisions (such as a clubhead hitting a ball) and met Callaway’s technical chief.
After shooting three 63s, Patrick Reed held on to win the 2014 Humana Challenge. The win gave Reed his second career PGA Tour event. Here is a complete list of the clubs he played this week in La Quinta, Calif.
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.