The original Callaway Steelhead Fairway Wood line was one of the best selling lines of all time. The shaping and design of the club heads were some of the most versatile to come out at the time and were loved by golfers everywhere. When you have an iconic design, bringing it back seems like a no brainer, but how did Callaway modernize it?
Callaway has taken that iconic shape and made some pretty significant changes, all the while keeping the design to a throwback of sorts in the aesthetics department. The head is now more forgiving, easier to launch and by refining the sole, they made it more playable than the original to golfers of all skill levels.
The construction in this line is rather interesting and takes a very modern turn. Steelhead XR combines a steel face and body with the companys J36 carbon crown which weighs only 6 grams and is 20 grams lighter than even the XR lineup. They then repositioned the savings to different locations to lower the center of gravity and move it a bit more forward making it long, low spin and remarkably easy to launch.
The modernized Hawkeye Sole has had a redesign and new shaping to make it more versatile than ever before by reducing the amount of friction with the turf. This can provide more club head speed at impact, especially for those that come in steep and get some turf at the impact location.
Finally, we have Hyper Speed Face Cup design which will promote faster ball speeds across the entire face to help with those miss hits and the Speed Step Technology, which was developed in a partnership with aerospace experts, to assist with faster club head speeds.
In Stores: July 14th 2017
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK
Lofts: 13.5, 15, 16, 18, 21 and 24 as well as the Heavenwood at 20.5