A year ago, Callaway introduced the RAZR X iron line, with three distinct models. And in early 2012, the equipment maker added to that collection with the introduction of its RAZR X Black iron. Company technicians describe it as an advanced game-improvement club built to be as accurate as it is long, and their thinking is that it will bolster any golfer’s game – from low single-digit handicapper to golfers with indexes in the mid-teens and those whose numbers are hovering in the low 20s.
Callaway engineers say a key to the success of the RAZR X Black product, which is designed to have the look and workability of a thin-sole iron and the playability of one with a wider sole, is the way they were able to shift the center of gravity (CG) lower than in any other of the club manufacturer’s stainless steel iron offerings.
They add that a fully integrated clubface/undercut cavity system enabled them to even more precisely position the CG and ensure that they could maximize ball speed on each individual iron. In addition, a multi-material medallion on the back of each RAZR X Black iron is constructed of aluminum and thermoplastic polyurethane and intended to fine-tune sound, while it improves feel at impact.
“Our RAZR X irons line was hugely successful in its first year, and the new Blacks fit perfectly into the middle of that lineup,” says Luke Williams, senior director of global woods and irons for Callaway Golf. “With a low center of gravity and conventional shape, they are aimed at the large segment of golfers who seek distance and forgiveness in a club design that also delivers the workability of a narrow iron sole.”
RAZR X Black irons are available in both steel and graphite shafts, and golfers may create combo sets by trading out two long irons for two hybrids, if they so desire.