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Callaway Steelhead III, what an awesome club.

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After asking questions, getting answers, reading threads and accessing all of the great information on this web site I decided to purchase a pre-owned Callaway Steelhead III 5w for $30 off of Ebay.

I went to range at lunch today to try it out and I must say it was a $30 well spent.

Now let me point out that I have not been playing very long and am very inconsistent to say the least.  But from the very first swing of this club (hitting off a mat) I was drilling shots straight as an arrow at least 170-180 yards.  And the club was making a sweet ping every shot to boot.

For someone on a budget,  or someone who just wants a fine club at an inexpensive price I highly recommend the Steelhead III.


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Callaway Pre-Owned is awesome.

I had the same Hawkeye driver for 12 years or so,  and decided to pull the trigger on an Octane Tour, and my distance increased by a LOT over my old club.

After a year and a half or so,  I decided to get a club a buddy has that I hit even better,  so for only $90 shipped,  I managed to snag an 8.5* Razr X Black.....   should be here Monday,  and I can't wait.

My Diablo Octane Tour was listed as  "Average" condition, and it looked brand new when I got it......   I've been spying Callaway Pre-Owned's site for a few weeks now,  waiting on a set of Mizuno or Titleist blades to show up.....  no rush to replace my irons, but it's so cheap (comparatively)  to what I paid for my Titleist irons when I got them new, that I don't mind paying the price of what comes out to a few rounds of golf,  to get something new.

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Great Club, I have Callaway steelhead III 3w and 5w, got 3w almost 8years ago with steel shaft, 5w from ebay 3years ago, the sound and feel just being great, modern fairway wood just nowhere near it, especially now they use different martial for the head i never found anything sound like the steelhead. So last year reshaft both of them with project x 5.5, it not as far as tm rocketball but it still create distance and flight i want, i think i will bag them forever, and with such old club in your bag, it just make u feel little special when u play with ur mates.

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