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Callaway Tour Authentic RAZR Fit Adjustable Driver

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This latest version of the award-winning RAZR Fit features an even greater level of adjustability in the hosel and additional movable weight offerings to dial in the center of gravity and ball flight characteristics, all with a sleek black PVD finish and striking green accents on the sole of the club head.

“The standard offering of our RAZR Fit driver brings straightforward adjustability to golfers who want to see noticeable changes in their ball flight by making simple changes to their driver set-up,” said Alan Hocknell, Senior Vice President, Research & Development, Callaway Golf. “Now, with the release of this Tour Authentic version of the RAZR Fit, golfers who are looking for more detailed ball flight optimization can make smaller, incremental changes to their driver configuration and will have access to the same detailed adjustability options that tour professionals work with.”

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The RAZR Fit driver, which was named Editor’s Choice on the Golf Digest Hot List and launched at retail with great success on February 17, features a straightforward adjustable “cog” that allows golfers to alter the face angle to three address positions: Open, Square and Closed. The new Tour Authentic version of the RAZR Fit driver takes that adjustability to another level, with an OptiFit Tour Hosel that features three sub-positions within the Square, Open, and Closed settings, totaling nine unique face angles to choose from. The OptiFit Tour Hosel is the same one used in the drivers of tour professionals like Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els and many others.

While the standard RAZR Fit driver comes with 12-gram and 2-gram OptiFit weights that can be moved from the heel and toe positions to promote a neutral or draw weighting, the Tour Authentic RAZR Fit driver offers a greater variety of OptiFit Tour Weights (2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 grams), allowing golfers to shift the club head’s center of gravity to more finely tune ball flight and trajectory. A further benefit of the OptiFit Tour Weights is the ability to additionally optimize the total weight and swing weight of the driver. Separate kits containing 4, 6, 8 and 10 gram weights are now available for purchase separately for golfers that already own the standard RAZR Fit driver, but would like more moveable weight options.

“By adding a second cog to the hosel and additional OptiFit Tour Weights, the Tour Authentic RAZR Fit driver will allow golfers the opportunity to dial in their desired ball flight and trajectory to the most precise level,” Hocknell said. “With this enhanced versatility, the Tour Authentic RAZR Fit delivers on our goal of offering meaningful adjustability to better players in an easy-to-understand design.”

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The club head of the Tour Authentic RAZR Fit driver features a black Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) Finish with green accents that match the Golf Pride New Decade grip and premium, magnetized head cover. The club comes with a Project X Black shaft-a Tour-level offering that delivers explosive power and optimized trajectory for maximum carry and roll.

The crown of the RAZR Fit and Tour Authentic RAZR Fit drivers is comprised of Forged Composite, an advanced carbon composite material that Callaway developed over several years in partnership with Automobili Lamborghini. Lighter, stronger, more precise than titanium (the material used in more than 90% of the current drivers in the market), Forged Composite allows Callaway engineers to save crucial weight and precisely control the thickness of the crown. These benefits give the drivers a lower center of gravity, lowering backspin to optimize distance.

Callaway’s RAZR Fit and Tour Authentic RAZR Fit drivers also incorporate a proprietary innovation in aerodynamic shaping called Streamlined Surface Technology that addresses the complex variations in aerodynamic flow during a driver’s entire downswing-from transition through impact. More than four years in the making, Streamlined Surface Technology has reduced RAZR Fit’s energy loss due to drag by 14% (relative to its predecessor, the RAZR Hawk Driver), despite the addition of an adjustable hosel. This contributes to increased ball speed at impact, a critical element of driving distance. This aerodynamics technology is accompanied by the debut of the Company’s new Speed Frame Face Technology, which combines hyperbolic shaping of the clubface with precision thickness control to achieve a larger sweet spot. This new technology optimizes stress distribution and increases ball speeds across the face. Callaway engineers were also able to save weight by implementing this new face technology.

The Tour Authentic RAZR Fit driver will be available for all golfers for the new product introduction retail price of $499 (US).

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  1. terry fraser

    Sep 5, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    terry fraser:to make a sanwedge for sandtraps that looks like a fork and spoon (but looks cool) so sand doesn,t fly in your face but goes through the teeth instead.asking for %10 calgary alberta 13 sydney dr sw

  2. Paul

    Jul 6, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Just received my ta razr fit driver this morning got a chance to hit a few balls this afternoon and I must admit so far I’m very impressed driver feels solid and the shaft seems incredible giving a mid to high penetrating flight no ballooning, balls seem to fly off the face and keep going. As I said only got to hit a few balls on the range would still like a bit of coarse time to get a proper gauge on it but first impressions are great.

  3. Paul

    May 21, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Tour Authentic
    RAZR Fit Driver ….when is it coming out in the left handed?

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Austin Cook’s Winning WITB: The 2017 RSM Classic

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Driver: Ping G400 LST (8.5 Degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Speeder 661 Evolution TX-Flex

3 Wood: Ping G400 Stretch (13 Degrees)
Shaft: Fujifuke Motore Speeder VC 7.2 TX-Flex

Hybrid: Ping G400 3 Hybrid (19 Degrees)
Shaft: Matrix Ozik Altus Tour H8 91X

Hybrid: Ping G400 4 Hybrid (22 Degrees)
Shaft: Matrix Ozik Altus Tour H8 91 X

Irons: Ping S55 Orange Dot (5-PW)
Shafts: KBS Tour S-Flex

Wedges: Ping Glide 2.0 SS (50-12, 56-12), Ping Glide 2.0 WS (60)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 Tour Issue

Putter: Ping Sigma G Tyne 
Grip: SuperStroke Mid-Slim 2.0

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1

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Jon Rahm’s Winning WITB: 2017 DP World Tour Championship

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Driver: TaylorMade M2 2017 (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Tour Green 75X

3 Wood: TaylorMade M1 2017 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Tour Green 75TX

5 Wood: TaylorMade M1 2017 (19 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 8X

Irons: TaylorMade P-750 (4-PW)
Shafts: Project X 6.5

Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind (52 and 56 degrees), TaylorMade “Hi-Toe” (60 degrees)
Shafts: Project X 6.5

Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Red

Golf Ball: TaylorMade TP5x

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See what GolfWRX Members are saying about Mizuno’s new ST-180 driver

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Mizuno has recently released a new ST-180 driver that we spotted on Tour at the 2017 RSM Classic. The company’s “wave sole” technology makes an appearance for the first time in a Mizuno driver; the design is used to push weight low and forward to reduce spin rates, and the construction contracts and expands during impact to increase energy into the golf ball. The result is a lower-spinning driver, especially for those who hit down on the golf ball, and increased ball speeds across the face.

The ST-180 drivers have a new Forged SP700 Titanium face insert that allows the faces to be made thinner — saving weight from the face while increasing ball speeds — and they feature what the company calls a “Internal Waffle Crown” that saves weight to help shift CG (center of gravity) low and forward in the head.

There’s a slew of custom shafts available for no upcharge. The stock grip is Golf Pride’s M31 360, and the drivers are selling for $399.99, available in stores now.

Below is a collection of early feedback from GolfWRX members, and make sure to join the full discussion. See more photos of the ST-180 driver here.

Note: The posts below have been minimally edited for grammar and brevity.

GolfWRX Members comment on the new Mizuno ST-180 driver

TeeGolf: I’ve seen the ST180 driver [in person] and it looks like it sits perfectly square to me. And this is coming from someone who has been playing a Titleist driver set 1-degree open for the past 3 years. It doesn’t look closed at all. 

trhode: I’ve been playing the M2 all year. In comparison at address, the ST is very closed. I had 3 customers look at it yesterday too and they all had the same reaction: closed. That being said, I did play 18 on the simulator and hit some monster drives. The head, with the Raijin shaft, seems to be just a little lower spin than my TaylorMade M2. The blue finish doesn’t bother me either. 

akjell: Hit this yesterday at the Mizuno demo day yesterday at Eagle Ridge in Gilroy, CA. Far from a hook machine but definitely a bomber. The Mizuno’s reps put me in a Mitsubishi Tensei White 70X and I could hit this this driver on a string possibly a bit better than my M1. Of the Mizuno drivers of late, this has to be the best one.

odshot68: Ordering it today. Was fit and played a round with it. Optimal launch and spin. Tensei Blue 70x at 9.5 degrees. This is definitely not left bias; first Mizzy driver ever.

nmorton: Hit this today and it’s going in the bag. Just a classic head shape that suits my eye. Been messing around with a number of drivers over the past year and haven’t singled one out. Last long term driver I had was the 850. The ST checks all of the boxes for me…looks great down by the ball, sounds solid and performs as good as any other. What really sold me was how well slight mis-hits performed. I had the 12.5 dialed down so it definitely sat open a bit. Didn’t hit the fairway but it looks sharp as well. 

evoviiiyou: Had a chance to test the driver with a couple shafts last night. The head is definitely deeper than the JPX900 and the footprint seems bigger from he set up position, very confidence inspiring like the JPX900 but a little improved. Finish and graphics are very similar to the 900 which is very nice if you like the satin Mizuno blue and I do love it just like the satin black I recently had done to my JPX driver and 3 metal. 

regiwstruk: My current gamer is a Titleist 917D3, and this is definitely replacing that. I used a JPX 900 from November 2016 through June 2017 — biggest differences are the sound and that the distance is up there with at least one of the leaders in the market. Anxious to see how it does on the course! 

Paul065: It is high launch, low spin yes but I wouldn’t say it was targeted at the average golfer. It’s basically their version of Callaway Epic Sub Zero. Rory used the Sub Zero. 

Tommyj: I went down to Carls yesterday specifically to look at the ST180. I’ve read some comments that the face looks closed. When I picked it up it was in the 10.5D position and did look slightly closed but then looked perfectly square at 9.5D and also square at 10.5D which seemed sort of odd. The shape is not for me, I had a Cobra F6 and while the ST180 footprint isn’t that big its still substantial. I like blue on drivers and the ST180 has a real quality look to it with the matte finish, having said that I’m not sure I’d want to be looking at that shade of blue all the time. The sound was an absolute killer for me, it was completely unexpected because I always associate Mizuno with being traditional and understated… ST180 launch was lower than G400 in the neutral setting, about the same when I lofted the Ping down.  ST180 was noticeably lower than D2. Longest driver of the three was G400, followed by ST180 then D2. For me the ST180 had the widest dispersion with G400 being the most accurate (by a wide margin).

Discussion: Read more comments about the ST-180 driver here

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