Callaway is the #1 Fairway Wood Brand in Golf, and we’re excited to introduce the incredible new Steelhead XR Fairway Woods. Here’s what you need to know:
Steelhead, haven’t I heard that name before?
You certainly have. The original Steelhead was one of the most popular fairway woods of all-time (it sold over 2.3 million units!!) in large part because of its unique shape and innovative Hawkeye sole. This design enhanced versatility by encouraging smooth turf interaction to promote solid contact from almost any lie.
The #SteelheadXR family is complete.
— Callaway Golf (@CallawayGolf) June 20, 2017
With the new Steelhead XR, we’ve improved that iconic shape by making the head more forgiving and easy to launch, and we refined the sole to make it even more versatile and playable.
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.
I like the versatility and consistency. I’d also like to hit it a long way.
Then you’re in luck. We super-charged this fairway wood with modern, power-producing technologies like our industry-leading Hyper Speed Face Cup and our proven Speed Step to promote more distance from the turf or the tee.
— Jonathan Wall (@jonathanrwall) June 20, 2017
The next-generation Hyper Speed Face Cup incorporates an extremely thin and flexible boundary area to encourage fast ball speeds across a larger area of the face for long distance, even on mis-hits. And the Speed Step, which we developed from a unique collaboration with aerospace experts, improves the head’s aerodynamics to promote faster head speed for more distance.
The crown looks different. What can you tell me?
This is our J-36 Carbon Crown that weighs just 6 grams, which is 20 grams lighter than the XR fairway crown. The weight saved allows us to distribute more weight in strategic locations in the head to position the CG lower and more forward. This re-positioned weight makes it easy to launch the ball with low spin like the original Steelhead.
What should I know about the loft options?
We have a wide ranges of models and lofts for Steelhead XR, including a 7-wood, 9-wood, and the popular Heavenwood. The 3+ and 4+ models are also available withe flatter lies and more compact shapes to appeal to better players, and the 4+ in particular was an iconic model.
Can't wait to try this, my old steelhead is still the best club I've ever had 😜😜 https://t.co/iraz7NX8l1
— Duncan Stewart (@duncstewart84) June 20, 2017
If you could sum up Steelhead XR in one sentence…
The Steelhead XR Fairway Wood delivers iconic versatility with modern power.