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Callaway Steelhead XR Irons

 frichissin ·  
frichissinfrichissin Members  358WRX Points: 55Posts: 358 Greens
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Anyone still playing the Callaway Steelhead XR Irons?

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Titleist TS2 10.5 Driver
Titleist TS2 16.5 Fairway wood
Callaway Steelhead XR Irons 4-GW
Titleist Vokey 54 SM6
Titleist 58 SM7
Odyssey Milled Collection RSX 001 Putter
Titleist AVX ball
Titleist staff stand bag
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  • petep1980petep1980 Members  70WRX Points: 42Posts: 70 Bunkers
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    I just put my set I got from last year on eBay. They are incredibly forgiving. Almost too much so. I don't think I hit a thin shot in a year and a half with them. Amazing distance too. The AW in that set is money.

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  • petep1980petep1980 Members  70WRX Points: 42Posts: 70 Bunkers
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    Sorry for the double post.

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  • LeoLeo99LeoLeo99 Members  5173WRX Points: 920Posts: 5,173 Titanium Tees
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    I switched from the XR to G400 irons. In the short irons, for me, XR had too much offset and the shafts were too light.

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  • petep1980petep1980 Members  70WRX Points: 42Posts: 70 Bunkers
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    On -, @LeoLeo99 said:

    I switched from the XR to G400 irons. In the short irons, for me, XR had too much offset and the shafts were too light.

    I agreed regarding the shafts.

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  • GolfNuts4GolfNuts4 Members  744WRX Points: 123Handicap: 16Posts: 744 Golden Tee
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    Sorry, but I hated them. The feel was terrible. Had them for 2 months and dumped them.

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    Callaway Rogue 10.5* Driver
    Callaway Rogue 3 Wood
    Callaway Big Bertha (2004) 5 wood
    Ping G30 4 Hybrid
    Mizuno 919 Hot Metal Irons 5-GW
    Titleist Vokey Wedges 56/60
    Scotty Cameron Monterey
  • frichissinfrichissin Members  358WRX Points: 55Posts: 358 Greens
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    I seem to have a love-hate relationship with these irons. When I first demoed them I was in love with them everything went straight until after I purchased a set. After about two months of struggling with these irons I was about to get rid of them until I change the grips to a heavier grip.
    Lately I’ve been having distance trouble not sure if my 7-iron is going to travel 160 yards or 180 yards?

    I was hoping for the magic I had with my old X 14s

    It also seemed that Callaway after 6 months dropped the price of the irons by $200.00😡

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    Titleist TS2 10.5 Driver
    Titleist TS2 16.5 Fairway wood
    Callaway Steelhead XR Irons 4-GW
    Titleist Vokey 54 SM6
    Titleist 58 SM7
    Odyssey Milled Collection RSX 001 Putter
    Titleist AVX ball
    Titleist staff stand bag
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  • NessismNessism To measure is to know... Members  19718WRX Points: 1,760Posts: 19,718 Titanium Tees
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    I had a set for a while and really liked them. Not sure why I switched, just hoeing around I guess. They are full GI but with less offset than most. And the 5 was a rocket launcher. I actually hit over a few greens with that thing.

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    Ping G400 Max driver w/Aldila Rogue 125 Silver 60S
    Cobra (Lexi blue) F7 5 wood w/Aldila Rogue Black 70S
    Cobra (Lexi blue) F7 Hybrid w/Aldila Kuro Kage 80S
    Ping G410 irons w/Recoil 95S
    Ping Glide 55/60 wedges w/Recoil 110S
    Ping Anser/Arna putter - the "real deal!"
  • LaymanMLaymanM Cincinnati, OHMembers  2250WRX Points: 326Handicap: 7Posts: 2,250 Platinum Tees
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    That's why I dumped them too. Flew too many greens too often. Played really well with them except for fliers. Also, finish was really really bad

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    Taylormade M6
    Callaway Steelhead XR 4+
    Mizuno MP-18 mb 4-PW
    Titliest SM7 50f, 54s, 58d
    SC Phantom X 5.5
  • Jose c.Jose c. Members  302WRX Points: 112Handicap: 15Posts: 302 Greens
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    love my steelhead irons very forgiving the ball really jumps off them.

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  • NessismNessism To measure is to know... Members  19718WRX Points: 1,760Posts: 19,718 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @LaymanM said:

    Also, finish was really really bad

    They are bright polished stainless steel and scratch up easily. Made for the showroom. In the real world a brushed finish (or chrome) stays looking nice much longer.

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    Ping G400 Max driver w/Aldila Rogue 125 Silver 60S
    Cobra (Lexi blue) F7 5 wood w/Aldila Rogue Black 70S
    Cobra (Lexi blue) F7 Hybrid w/Aldila Kuro Kage 80S
    Ping G410 irons w/Recoil 95S
    Ping Glide 55/60 wedges w/Recoil 110S
    Ping Anser/Arna putter - the "real deal!"
  • LaymanMLaymanM Cincinnati, OHMembers  2250WRX Points: 326Handicap: 7Posts: 2,250 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @Nessism said:

    On -, @LaymanM said:

    Also, finish was really really bad

    They are bright polished stainless steel and scratch up easily. Made for the showroom. In the real world a brushed finish (or chrome) stays looking nice much longer.

    Cheap **** Callaway should have chromes them

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    Taylormade M6
    Callaway Steelhead XR 4+
    Mizuno MP-18 mb 4-PW
    Titliest SM7 50f, 54s, 58d
    SC Phantom X 5.5
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  • nuttinbutapeanutnuttinbutapeanut Members  198WRX Points: 94Handicap: 7Posts: 198 Fairways
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    I know nothing about them and never hit them but the model stands out in my head because it had a crazy high rating on the Maltby chart if i remember correct.

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  • LHGolf4LHGolf4 Lefty Boomers  575WRX Points: 203Posts: 575 Golden Tee
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    I had a set, they did feel a bit harsh but they were super forgiving. Unfortunately I did nuke a few and flew some greens (even from fairway lies). That is why I got rid of them. I have a friend that still plays a set and he likes them.

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  • JohnKHawkJohnKHawk Members  869WRX Points: 161Handicap: 10Posts: 869 Golden Tee
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    Traded my original XR's in for the Steelhead XR's but after a couple months I sold them & repurchased another set of original XR's. Just couldn't get along with the Steelhead's.

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  • harlequineharlequine Members  81WRX Points: 54Posts: 81 Fairways
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    After a year with the Steelhead XR Irons I am tired of the hot springy faces. Fliers from the rough and especially in wet conditions. Ok, that is for me acceptable but when fliers occur from good fairwaylies it is not funny. Also bump and run shots are more difficult to control. These irons are soon history in my bag.

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  • ChronicSlicerChronicSlicer Members  1503WRX Points: 760Posts: 1,503 Platinum Tees
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    Yep, I like them, well not so much the 6 iron it slices right on me. I don't really have issues with fliers like most mention either.

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  • Warrior42111Warrior42111 FloridaMembers  536WRX Points: 320Handicap: 19Posts: 536 Golden Tee
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    I had them for 3 years with the project X 6.5 in them. I loved them tbh. I did get an occasional flyer but the forgiveness was amazing. I defiantly recall hitting a toe ball or two that I could feel with a GI iron and it was only 10-15 yards short of normal.

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    Taylormade M6 10.5| Project X Even Flow Black X 6.5
    Taylormade M4 Tour 15 * |Mitsubishi Tensei CK White 70 X
    Ping G400 18
    | PING Alta CB 65 Stiff
    Titleist 818 H1 20.5| Fujikura Atmos Blue 8X
    Callaway Apex 19 5-PW | Nippon Modus Tour 3 120 X
    Clevelans RTX4 48
    / 54* / 60* |
    Odyssey Stroke Lab, Toulon Memphis 34"

  • BetterAtBingoBetterAtBingo Members  153WRX Points: 34Posts: 153 Fairways
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    I love mine. I am not able to practice as much as I like but still carry a 10 handicap because of their forgiveness. I just club down from the rough because they always produce fliers. But as mentioned above, they do feel like cast iron on anything but a pured shot.

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    Driver: Epic Flash SZ <-> ATMOS Red 7X

    Fairway: M4 3HL <-> TENSEI Pro Blue 90TX

    Hybrid: Apex '16 <-> HZRDUS Black 105X

    Irons: Apex Pro '16 H20 <-> NIPPON 105S

    Wedges: CBX2 50° / 56° Full Face <-> NIPPON C10S

    Putter: Senita B 400g Slight Arc

    Ball: Tour B RXS

  • ChipNRunChipNRun Members  2496WRX Points: 622Posts: 2,496 Platinum Tees
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    The Steelhead XR iron models came and went too soon. One problem was the Pro version - the black finish simply wasn't very durable and the irons got beat-up look quickly.

    A similar thing happened in 2014 with the TaylorMade SLDRs. Great irons, but never got a chance. In my opinion, the SLDRs performed just as well as the follow-on RS series. (I tested SLDRs and wrote a review; they are now base of my backup bag).

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    What's In The Bag *...

    Driver: Calla XR16 Pro 10.5° (set open) / Fuji Evolution II TS Speeder 665 R-flex 63 gr.
    FWs: Tour Edge XRail 4W + 7W / GraphiteDesign G60 R-flex 60 gr.
    or Calla Alpha 815, set 16° + 20° / Fuji Motore Speeder 665 R-flex 62 gr.
    Hybrid: Cobra FlyZ 3H 19° + 4H 22° / Matrix VLCT Altus Lite flex 73 gr.
    Irons: Tour Edge CB Pro Tungsten 4i - PW** / KBS Tour 90 R-flex 101 gr.
           4i refitted with SteelFiber 780 HLS Hybrid shaft R Flex 75 gr.
    Wedge: Calla MD3 48°/8.SS + 54°/12.WS + MD.PM 60°/10  | KBS Tour R-flex 110 gr.  | Note: MD4 58°/8.C-grind may replace MD/PM
    Putter: Ping Sigma G Tyne (face-balanced) / 34" w. Ping Pistol PP60 grip (stock)
    Bag: Sun Mountain Three 5 stand bag
    Ball: Calla SuperHot - orange
    * Either 7W or 3H left out, depending on course and season.
    ** Wedges: 46°and 48°are competing for bag space.
  • DMartiniDMartini at home on the rangeMembers  128WRX Points: 64Posts: 128 Fairways
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    have 3-9i with XP95 stepless in a backup set, agree with what a few above said about the long irons being very long on well struck shots, even when not struck dead in the middle you get good distance.
    when you get up to the green and you need the accuracy of a scoring club, XR Steelheads are quite difficult to use (compared to CF16 Apex/Apex Pro)

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    ⟻ gamer set ⟼

    Ping G 9° ✦ Ping G 22° 4H ✦ X-Forged UT 18° ﹢ 21° ✦ Apex Pro '19 4-AW ✦ PM Grind 2.0 56° ✦ MD5 Jaws 58° ✦ Scotty Newport 3

    ⟻ practice/backup set ⟼

    Ping G 9° ✦ Ping G 22° 4H ✦ Apex UT 18° ﹢ 21° ✦ Apex Pro '16 4-AW ✦ PM Grind 1.0 56° ﹢ 58° ✦ Ping Cadence TR

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