Callway’s XR Speed fairway wood claims to have refined Speed Step Aerodynamics and shallow face design, making it easy to hit from any lie. Here is what Carly Frost thought when she put it to the test.
By Carly Frost
The XR Speed fairway wood combines our next-generation Hyper Speed Face Cup with refined ‘Speed Step’ aerodynamics and an easy-to-launch shallow face design to deliver a powerful and forgiving fairway wood that is really easy to hit from any lie. Our modern Hawkeye sole assisting sole-turf interaction makes it super-easy to launch, helping you to get the ball up and away.
I instantly loved the feel of the XR Speed, the soft tacky grip was wonderful to hold. The rounded shape of the head suited my eye too, giving the impression that it would be hard to miss. Overall performance was top-notch, the ball launched effortlessly high with great flight, my mishits were still decent and the distance was excellent. The deeper face meant I was able to use this off the tee as a really good alternative to my driver.
Price: £229 3-wood (15°), 4-wood