Callaway RAZR X HL Hybrid

April 16, 2012

From Golf Magazine ClubTest 2012 (May, 2012)

Category: Game-Improvement Hybrids
Price: $159, graphite

WE TESTED: 3H (21°), 4H (24°), 5H (27°) with Callaway RAZR X HL graphite shaft
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: The head has a slightly larger footprint for a high MOI and more forgiveness. Its RAZR weighting is designed to produce high launching shots that land softly.The clubface has “zero roll,” so shots struck low on the face still get up in the air. The “VFT face technology” boosts ball speeds for longer distance.

OUR TESTERS SAY: A solid club that you can count on. The offset design should appeal to slicers.

PLAYABILITY: Repeatable, high ball flight with a slight right-to-left bias; club weight makes playing out of the rough a breeze.
ACCURACY/FORGIVENESS: The offset head and sole weighting reduce directional misses; the elongated face helps with heel and toe misses.
DISTANCE: Several testers believe that the club’s launch characteristics help produce a high flight and more carry than normal; the large head does a good job preserving distance on off-center shots.
FEEL: The heavyish head is stable through impact; a nice little pop when you hit it well.
LOOK: Silver face and topline contrast nicely with black body; slight offset can inspire confidence for slicers.

Too plain or bland-looking for a few testers; not quite as easy to hit as some guys expect.