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I have 5 fairway 3w in my rota but only hit a FW maybe twice a round, if that. One of those is the original Callaway Steelhead from 20+ years ago. I just can't seem to let it go. Anybody else still game the original Steelhead?

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I gamed mine for 13 years in fact it was the first metal FW I owned. That old UST Pro Force Gold 65 got to be too much for me and it was a Tour Head at 13*. Those combinations go to be a little much for me to elevate so I switched to the little Adams in my signature. BTW I did not switch from persimmon to metal until 02 or so. I know I was the last man standing on the SE Mini Tours with persimmon in the bag. My late partner in the golf shop built that thing for me. When I could swing it that thing would go we called it the "Pocket Rocket"

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Driver Homna  G1- X Stock Homna Regular shaft

4 wood Adams Tight Lies 

5 wood Adams Tight Lies 

24* Hybrid Adams A 10-OS Pro Launch Red R

Irons 5 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex #2 shafts

SW- Wilson Staff JP II 56* shaft unknown

Putter 1997 Santa Fe rusty as heck

 

 

 

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I had/have an original 3w. Loved that club and so does my equally LH son in law. It’s still in play in CT as he “borrowed” it maybe 12 years ago. It doesn’t matter as I’m into a Senior Shaft now so I guess he can keep it.


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Left Hand, 

Driver; Ping G410 Plus

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead

Irons; Ping G410 5-SW & Mizno 919 Hot Metal 5-SW

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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Have the 3 and 5 but don't play them much anymore.

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I am still using the Hawkeye 3 wood from around the same time. I used to have the steelhead plus back when they came out but got the Hawkeye from Callaway Pre-Owned last spring. I love it. I hit it 250 regularly and it just feels so good. The old Callaway stuff was good. I have TM 200 series and Ping i3 that are also from the same era and don't even come close to the Callaway. Its really what you like and what you can hit. Even Tiger played an "outdated" 3 wood for a while in his heyday. 

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I still game my steelhead driver and crush it. Our highschool team was sponsored by nike the equipment guy had just left Callaway. On the 4th hole of our third round of the year the face caved in on my steelhead. They had just stopped fitting and selling them at the time. I tried 18 drivers and couldn't find a replacement I was comfortable with the nike equipment guy called Callaway and got me the last 5 steel head drivers they had in inventory fitted and ready to game. I have all 5 only ever used one. I am going to a fitter Wednesday to see about getting a whole new bag of clubs. I haven't found a driver that has the feel and control I have with my steelhead. I was regularly hitting 275yrd carry drives with it untill after college. At that time I only was playing once a month and my distance suffered as a result. Last time I went to the range 250 carry with my tiny head driver.

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steelhead 9°, rbz 5w, ping awr 2 bc irons, isi irons, or nike vapor irons, cleveland 52°, 58°, 64° 2 ball putter.

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This is a fun read.  🙂

I don't have any Steelhead related comments, but I *do* like 90s and even 80s metal wood use.  It's not quite the romanticism of persimmon or laminate, but I think it's still got that certain something. (have some Precept Tour Premiums FWIW)

it's possible some of my feeling is due to having missed out on most of the 90s metal woods, as I started playing golf fall season of 1998.

 

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Driver: TM Original One 11.5* set to 10*, Aldila RIP Alpha 80 X, 43.5"
3w:  Cobra King LTD, Matrix 8m3 X, 42"
2h or 3h:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour, Aldila NV105 S
Irons:  3-PW Mizuno MP37, Recoil Proto 125 F4 (reshaft in progress, slowly); 1-PW Golden Ram TW282 or Vibration Matched Golden Rams, RIP Tour 115 R (coin flipping for the reshaft project); 1i & 3-PW Golden Ram TW276, NV105 S
GW: Dynacraft Dual Milled CNC 52*, DGS300; Scratch 8620 DS 53*, Steelfiber 125 S
SW:  Ram TG-898 56*, DGX ss2x; Ram Tom Watson 55*, DGX ss2x; Wilson Staff PMP 58*, DGS; Golden Ram TW276, DGS; Golden Ram TW282, DGS; Ram Troon Grind 56*, DGS
LW:  Maltby Design 60*, 1.05 sole, DGS; Maltby Design 60* 1.05 sole, NV105
Putter:  Snake Eyes Viper Tour Sv1, 34"
Ball:  Wilson Staff Duo Professional, or TM TP5

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I still have my Steelhead driver and warbird fairways in my garage.  They haven't seen the light of day for a good many years now.  Maybe I'll pull them out and take them to the range one of these days.

Just tap it in.  Lil' taparoo.

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:adams-small: Hybrids 3 & 4

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