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Equipment: Callaway Revives Steelhead Fairway Woods

Callaway's release of its brand new Steelhead XR Fairway Woods harks back to the original Steelhead design from the late 1990s.
Callaway has launched its Steelhead XR Fairway Woods, a modern and powerful interpretation of the iconic shape that made the original Steelhead one of the best-selling fairway woods of all-time following its release in the late 1990s.

Engineered with a modern Hawkeye Sole - re-contoured to increase versatility and smooth turf interaction to promote a clean, square contact from every type of lie - Steelhead XR features a steel face, a 6-gram J-36 carbon crown (20g lighter than the previous XR Fairway crowns), and a low and forward CG, promoting easy launch and low spin, like the original model.

Steelhead XR features Callaway’s industry-leading next-generation Hyper Speed Face Cup technology; incorporating an extremely thin and flexible boundary area, it encourages fast ball speed across a larger area of the face for long distance, even on mis-hits.

Callaway’s proven Speed Step Technology, developed from a unique collaboration with aerospace experts, also improves the head’s aerodynamics to promote faster head speed for more distance.

Dr Alan Hocknell, Senior Vice President of Research and Development at Callaway, said: “Callaway has improved what was already an 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.

“What’s more, we coupled it with our latest ball speed technology innovations to promote more distance, both off the turf and from the tee.”

A wide variety of lofts are available, including: 3+wood (13.5), 3-wood (15), 4+wood (16), 5-wood (18), 7-wood (21), 9-wood (24) and Heavenwood (20.5). Women’s Steelhead XR Fairways are available in 3, 5, 7, 9 and Heavenwood models.

Callaway's brand new Steelhead XR Fairway Woods will be available for purchase in Australia on July 14 for a recommended retail price of $350 each.



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