Callaway updates iconic Steelhead Fairway Woods
The original Steelhead was one of the most popular fairway woods of all time because of its uniquely beautiful shape and innovative Hawkeye Sole, which enhanced versatility by encouraging smooth turf interaction to promote solid contact from almost any lie.
With the new Steelhead XR fairway wood, Callaway has improved that iconic shape, made the head more forgiving and easy to launch, and refined the sole to make it even more versatile and playable than the original Steelhead fairway. And we super-charged it with modern, power-producing technologies to promote more distance, both off the turf and from the tee.
Steelhead XR construction combines a steel face and body with our J-36 carbon crown, which weighs just 6 grams, which is 20 grams lighter than the XR fairway crown. The weight saved by the crown allows us to distribute more weight in strategic locations within the head to position the CG lower and more forward, making Steelhead XR easy to launch with low spin – another way it resembles the original.
Callaway Steelhead XR Fairway Wood
The modern Hawkeye Sole has been re-contoured to increase versatility by reducing friction with the turf to promote clean, square contact more often, even from tall grass. Next-generation Hyper Speed Face Cup technology incorporates an extremely thin and flexible boundary area to encourage fast ball speed across a larger area of the face for long distance, even on mis-hits.
Our proven Speed Step technology, developed from a unique collaboration with aerospace experts, improves the head’s aerodynamics to promote faster head speed for more distance. The premium stock shaft, Mitsubishi Tensei CK, is engineered to deliver the optimum balance of power and control.
A wide variety of lofts are available including 3+wood (13.5º), 3-wood (15º) , 4+wood (16º), 5-wood (18º), 7-wood (21º), 9-wood (24º) and Heavenwood (20.5º). The original Steelhead 4+wood was a particularly iconic club; its return is sure to please a great many golfers.
The Women’s Steelhead XR fairways are available in 3-, 5-, 7, 9, Heavenwood.
The Steelhead XR Fairway Woods are priced at AUD$349.99 (NZ$419.99) and will be available at Australian retail from July 14th 2017.