Callaway launches Steelhead XR fairway woods

The return of an icon, with modern power: Introducing new Callaway Steelhead XR fairway woods. 

Andy Roberts's picture
Tue, 20 Jun 2017

Callaway has launched new Steelhead XR Fairway Woods, designing them with 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 - 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 six-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 mishits.

The company'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.


Callaway's Dr Alan Hocknell 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.


Features & Benefits:

Classic Steelhead Shape: Improved iconic Steelhead shape and refined modern Hawkeye Sole creates a versatile, confidence-building, easy-to-launch head.

Next-Generation Face Cup Technology: Exceptionally efficient at delivering fast ball speed and distance across the entire face, especially on mishits.

Extreme Forgiveness: Lightweight J-36 carbon crown saves substantial weight that’s repositioned in the perimeter for more forgiveness, easier launch, lower spin and added power. The shorter hosel frees up even more weight too.

Speed Step Technology: Developed with direct input from aerospace experts, our proprietary Speed Step improves aerodynamics for fast swing speed and distance.

Premium Stock Shaft: Stock Mitsubishi Tensei CK shaft is designed to deliver the optimum balance of power and control.

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