New Callaway Steelhead XR Fairways Launched

Hit more par fives in two with this new model from Callaway

New Callaway Steelhead XR Fairways Launched

New Callaway Steelhead XR Fairways Launched - Aimed at all levels of golfer, the new Callaway Steelhead XR fairways are said to blend iconic versatility with modern power

New Callaway Steelhead XR Fairways Launched

Callaway already has an impressive line up of fairway woods in the form of the Great Big Bertha Epic and Big Bertha Fusion models. But in the new Steelhead XR fairway woods, Callaway say they've created a model designed for every golfer by combining iconic versatility with modern-day fire power.

The original Steelhead was one of the most popular fairway woods of all time because of its uniquely beautiful shape and innovative Hawkeye Sole, which enhanced versatility by encouraging smooth turf interaction to promote solid contact from almost any lie.

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With the new Steelhead XR Fairway Woods, Callaway has improved that 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. It has also been improved with modern, power-producing technologies to promote more distance, both off the turf and from the tee.

Related: Callaway Great Big Bertha Epic fairway woods review

The Steelhead XR construction combines a steel face and body with a new J-36 carbon crown, weighing just 6 grams, which is at least 20 grams lighter than the previous XR Fairway crowns. The weight saved by the crown allows weight to be distributed to more strategic locations within the head to position the CG lower and more forward, making Steelhead XR easy to launch with low spin – another way it resembles the original.

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The modern Hawkeye Sole has been re-contoured to increase versatility by reducing friction with the turf to promote clean, square contact more often, even from tall grass.

Next-generation Hyper Speed Face Cup technology incorporates an extremely thin and flexible boundary area to encourage fast ball speed across a larger area of the face for long distance, even on mishits.

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Drag-reducing Speed Step technology, developed from a unique collaboration with aerospace experts, improves the head’s aerodynamics to promote faster head speed for more distance.

The premium stock shaft, Mitsubishi Tensei CK, is engineered to deliver the optimum balance of power and control.

The Callaway Steelhead XR fairway woods go on sale on July 14th and have an RRP of £229 in lofts 13.5°, 15°, 16°, 18°, 21°, 24° and a Heavenwood at 20.5°.


Joel Tadman
Technical Editor

Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.

One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 86 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.2.

Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: Ping i230 4-UW

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 54°. Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge, K Grind

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2023 Titleist Pro V1x