The new RAZR line from Callaway has arrived in Ottawa and proves that the future is now in golf club design.
“Callaway and the famous automaker Lamborghini teamed up to develop the Forged Composite material being used in the RAZRs,” says Lee Tamburano, general manager of Golf Town’s Ottawa Trainyards store. “There are 23 million interwoven fibres involved that produce structurally solid clubs.”
The new material allowed engineers to position weight precisely where needed for maximized distance, accuracy, and workability.
I took a few of the clubs for a spin in Golf Town’s practice simulators and found that for a high-handicapper like me the differences are the balance and crisp click the ball makes when hitting the clubface whether it be a pure strike or closer to the toe or heel.
The lighter RAZR Hawk driver’s stabilized feel took a couple of swings get adjusted to because I’m used to dragging more weight at the bottom of a swing.
Once I was more comfortable, it was like swinging a one-piece wand. Getting my swings online turned out to be easier than when I try to square up a shot with a heavier club head.
“The lighter clubhead of the RAZR is paired with a longer shaft to help generate faster swings and maximize forgiveness. Improved aerodynamics increase downward swing speed. What this means for golfers is more power off the tee, more precision to hit more fairways, and overall longer drives,” says Callaway.
The RAZR Hawk drivers were created with golfers of all abilities in mind. There are three models, Draw, Tour and Neutral, and all are priced at $449.99.
The RAZR Hawk fairway wood is $259.99 while the RAZR X hybrid is $179.99 and the Tour hybrid is $179.99.
The selection of RAZR X irons features four types of clubs. They range in price from $899.99 to $1,049.99.
The Forged Composite material has been added to the crown of the RAZR Hawk fairway wood, allowing for a centre of gravity placement that maximizes distance without compromising ball flight or feel.
“Callaway’s RAZR X hybrids use the company’s new Zero Roll Design to help golfers hit higher and longer shots, even those shots struck low on the face. These inertia-driven clubs are highly playable and offer hot ball speeds with either standard or Tour models, so golfers can dial in ideal performance,” says Callaway.
“And most irons today are designed to maximize one specific performance benefit either – distance, forgiveness or feel – while sacrificing all other critical areas needed to hit more greens. That’s why RAZR Technology is such a breakthrough. This technology leads the industry into the next generation of iron design by delivering the distance and forgiveness of a wide-sole iron while retaining the playability and turf interaction advantages of a thin-sole iron.”
For more details, visit www.golftown.com.