Jun 21st, 2017
New Callaway Steelhead XR Fairway Woods
The return of an icon with modern power
Callaway has launched the 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.
Engineered with a modern Hawkeye Sole, it has been 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 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 mishits.
Callaway’s 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.