Callaway RAZR Hawk Driver (16045 views/week)
The Callaway RAZR Hawk Driver is uncompromised performance. Once again Callaway has made a giant leap forward with Forged Composite technology. This new material gave them the freedom to position weight exactly where they wanted to for maximized power and distance.
The sole and crown contain over 23 million turbostratic carbon fibers that constitute 47% of the clubhead. This allows Callaway's engineers to precisely control thickness like never before, resulting in a clubhead that is lighter but still has an extremely high MOI. The lighter clubhead enables a longer club configuration for faster head speed, ball speed and greater distance without sacrificing forgiveness.
With RAZR Hawk there are no tradeoffs. It is golf's first uncompromised driver.
- Forged Composite: revolutionary new material that is lighter, stronger than titanium
- Hyperbolic Face Technology: a chemical milling process selectively removes excess material for precision thickness control across the face which results in consistently high ball speeds for long distance
- Aerodynamic Head Shape: the streamlined surface contours reduce drag during the downswing by 43% compared to the FT-9 driver and creates higher impact speeds for added distance
- Shaft: Aldila RIP graphite shaft - lower torque with better tip stability to give better players the ideal performance and feel they want from their shaft
- Grip: Callaway Rubber Composition
- Headsize: 460 cc
- Face Construction: Titanium
- Body and Crown Construction: Composite
- Lofts: 9.5° • 10.5° • 11.5°
- Lie Angle: 58°
- Written by:LarryM
- Date:April 22, 2012
- Shaft Tested:Strock
- Flex Tested:Regular
- Previously Used:TaylorMade R9
After fitting by our local golf shop, I was hitting the Razr Hawk at least 20 yards farther, and on-course experience is even better. I absolutely never slice the ball any longer, and my accuracy has never been better. I\\\\\\\'m a senior golfer (66) and still get 260-275 out of this driver. It\\\\\\\'s been a marvel for me.
- Written by:Mike Fabber
- Date:April 20, 2012
- Shaft Tested: -
- Flex Tested: -
- Previously Used: -
Mike Fabber Review
I was driving the 225 yard mark often and had a tough time controling some of the other drivers I used in the past. I stumbled on the razr hawk on accident but am so glad I did. I am hitting 275 on average and got a couple over 300 yards. The more impressive part is the sweet spot is huge and even imperfect shots still make it out in the fair way comparable to others. I am very happy with the club and would recommand it to any golfer out there. I am an 80's golfer and cute 5 strokes off my average since getting this club!!!!
- Written by:JonLaw
- Date:September 11, 2011
- Shaft Tested:Aldila RIP Tour
- Flex Tested:Stiff
- Previously Used:Cobra S9-1 Pro D
My background was a club pro for a few summers. I had a plus handicap for a bit. I don't get to play as much as I did back then, so forgiveness and some effortless power is a sought after. I've hadn't been a fan of Callaway drivers in the past. Perhaps the sound (High pitch). My previous drivers were Titleist 905T. Last spring 2010 I was on a launch monitor and wanted to bring my spin down. The Cobra Pro D did the trick. However, I had some control issues. This spring I picked up the Razr Hawk TOUR 9.5*... The "Tour" version has a 1* open face and a slightly smaller head (450cc; -10 cc) that the regular Razr Hawk. It offered a very consistent shape and trajectory. The Aldila RIP TOUR shaft (equivalent: RIP Alpha 60, Torque 2.9) is fitted in the TOUR version. The Aldila RIP shaft (equivalent: Rip Beta; Torque 3.5) is the factory shaft in the Neutral and Draw versions of Razr Hawk.
There is a curved line on the crown between the Titanium face and the Forged Composite body. It doesn't bother me at all, but it is not as clean as it could be. The "Hyperbolic Face" is the same as the previous generation Callaway Driver, as they haven't been able to produce a hotter face. If you believe the Rep, it is "The hottest face in golf". After trying it, I believe him.
PRICE: Retail: $399 I picked up my new driver for $250 (Aug 2011), and the street price has fallen since then.
My normal swing produces a straight to slight fade (4-8 yrds). Although with this driver I can hit a slight draw when needed. The 1* open face takes out the left side of the course for me. I used to hit a relatively high ball, however this driver gives me a medium ball flight, and I can keep it down better than previous drivers. As for effortless power, I brought the ball inside of my left heel and started hitting the ball more squarely. I'm usually one of the longer hitters at the club, I was longer than I have ever been without swinging any harder. The club is relatively light, but the head feels like a sledgehammer upon impact. Callaway has tuned the sound to be a lower pitched "Thwack". Ultra solid and the ball comes off the face very hot. The only two fairways I missed in my last round was due to hitting the ball through the fairway (usually not an issue). Only the Taylormade R11 was as impressive, albeit with a slightly higher pitched sound. In quick comparison, the R11 TP with Diamana Ahina shaft was as long and more accurate for me. I just didn't want to throw down $500 for that driver setup. I may pick up the TM R11 TP over the winter when prices come down.
The Razr Hawk Tour is a solid and good looking offering from Callaway. IMO, the best Callaway has ever made.
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