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Aug 20

Callaway RAZR X Black Driver

 

Review of the Callaway RAZR X Black Driver

 
The Callaway RAZR X Black driver features a sleek aerodynamic design with a glossy black finish.  The crown utilizes a red alignment aid.  In fact, the lines actually remind me of the TaylorMade Burner (2008) design from a few years ago.  The RAZR X Black is a 460 cc forged composite club head with a slightly open club face.  However, the face angle directly correlates to the loft of the driver.  The lower lofted drivers are slightly open and the higher lofted drivers are slightly closed.  The RAZR X Black looks easy to hit and the glossy finish looks really sharp. 


I tested the Callaway RAZR X Black driver with a stock Fujikura Motore F8 stiff shaft.  I found the RAZR X Black an extremely easy club to hit.  Callaway designed the RAZR X Black with no adjustable features.  The RAZR X Black produces a high ball flight and relatively straight shots.  The club is very consistent.  Nearly all shots produced a straight shot or slight fade.  The RAZR X Black delivered an average distance for most shots.  Off center hits on the heel or toe were still decent shots, basically a slight loss in distance.  Other drivers might produce longer shots or allow you to control ball flight.  However, the best way to describe the RAZR X Black is easy and consistent.  The driver is perfect for someone who just wants to set up and swing, rather than tinker with a bunch of adjustments. 

The Callaway RAZR X Black driver offers plenty of forgiveness.  Impact produces a solid crack, rather than the dull and muted sound of previous models.  The weight of the club feels nice.  In fact, I thought the driver was lighter than the actual swing weight of D5.  Impact feels good and the off center hits still traveled well.  It is an all around solid performing club from Callaway.    

The appearance, feel, performance and sound of the RAZR X Black is solid.  While most drivers carry a retail value of $299 or higher, the Callaway RAZR X Black driver reverses the trend with a retail value of $169.97 available only at Amazon.  In addition, players will enjoy the simplicity of the RAZR X Black.  The lack of adjustments make it user friendly.  If you want a club that gets the job done the RAZR X Black might be for you.  The RAZR X Black is a great value for the less expensive price tag and above average performance. 

 

 

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Keller Matthew

is a PGA Golf Professional with over 15 years of experience. Throughout his career he has worked at courses in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Florida and Delaware. Matt has conducted thousands of golf lessons to players of all ages and ability levels. Currently, he is a PGA Professional at Cripple Creek Golf and Country Club located near Bethany Beach, DE.