Callaway Steelhead III 11-wood

We review the club which was originally designed for women golfers but is increasingly to be found in the men's armoury...

Bob Warters's picture
Tue, 21 Oct 2003
Callaway Steelhead III 11-wood
Callaway Steelhead III 11-wood
Part of Steelhead III family.

Callaway Steelhead III 11-wood

Price: £139

The baby sister of the 7- and 9-wood, I found the Steelhead III 11-wood lacked the bite and penetration of the other members of the family.

It proved a handy club into the wind on par-3 holes when you needed a low flight from 150-160 yards but off the fairway the closed face consistently led to pulled mishits.

Initially I was considering asking Callaway to name their price for this 25-degree loft fairway metal – but I’ve changed my mind.

It’s supposed to be more forgiving than the earlier Steelhead Plus models but in this department it’s not comparable to my Steelhead Plus 7-wood. I’ve decided I can’t find room for it in my bag in preference to a gap wedge or a 4-iron.


While I was impressed with the Steelhead III ‘Devine’ 9-wood which is both forgiving and accurate, the Ely 11-wood is a fairway metal too many in my bag. It might suit a new golfer or woman who prefers the longer shafted clubs but I’m going to persevere with trying to make my 4- and 5-irons more versatile.

Golfmagic rating: 7/10