Martin Hopley
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Imagine the Callaway XR hybrid pumped up with air and you effectively have the XR OS hybrid.

Callaway XR OS hybrid

No surprises for guessing that OS stands for oversized and the larger profile at address gives the XR OS more of a wood feel rather than a hybrid feel.

Callaway XR OS hybrid

It's not really much of a looker, but then neither was the standard Callaway XR hybrid and that performed pretty well. It does look at little more rounded at the back of the head than the standard XR, so that is another plus point.

Callaway XR OS hybrid

The Face Cup design where the face wraps round the front of the club increases ball speed and the larger deeper head brings along the forgiveness.

Callaway XR OS hybrid

The sole features a Dual Keel design which is essentially two rails across the back half of the sole that reduce the contact points with the ground by 50% and that enables the larger sole to slide through the grass more easily.

Callaway XR OS hybrid

The combination of the cambered sole and the Dual Keel works very well and I like to see these types of features on clubs that are going to be used from semi-rough lies.

Like before, the face is a long and has a squarish toe working with the cambered sole to give you all that forgiveness, which was pretty impressive.

Callaway XR OS hybrid

I was expecting the flight of the XR OS hybrid to the through the roof, but I was pleasantly surprised when it came out pretty much where I would expect a normal sized hybrid to be.

Callaway XR OS hybrid

The sound and feel are very good too and it was one of those 'why would I be using anything with a smaller head than this' sort of moments when I was testing it.

Callaway XR OS hybrid

The reason of course is the size as the XR OS is for game improvers or average to slow swingers who need more accuracy and is designed to blend in with the Callaway XR OS Irons that are aimed a that same market.

Callaway XR OS hybrid

Mid range handicappers could be tempted by it too, if they can get past the head size as it performs just as well as the standard XR hybrid, with a very similar flight whilst offering more forgiveness. So what's not to like?

Golfalot Rating: 4 stars
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Callaway XR OS Hybrid - Product Details

Launch UK22 January 2016
Launch USA22 January 2016
Launch RRP£169
Handicap Range
Low
High
GolferMens, Women
Hand AvailabilityLeft, Right
Left Handed Lofts19°, 22°, 25°
Right Handed Lofts19°, 22°, 25°, 28°, 31°
MaterialSteel
Lie58.5°
Club Length40.5 inches
Swing WeightD1
Shaft NameMitsubishi Fubuki AT
Shaft TypesGraphite
Shaft FlexLight, Regular, Stiff
Number/Loft3H/19°, 4H/22°, 5H/25°, 6H/28°, 7H/31°
Manufacturer's WebsiteCallaway Website

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