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Callaway RAZR X Black driver review

Callaway RAZR X Black driver
Golf Monthly Verdict

This confidence-inspiring head offers something different to the recently released RAZR FIT driver. Firstly, it isn?t adjustable so those who don?t want the option of tweaking the head don?t need to pay the added cost. The head design is more confidence inspiring than the sleek RAZR FIT, and it offers plenty of forgiveness, particularly on shots that come high and low off the face. The large head inspires confidence and the Forged Composite design provides impressive distance. Shots that slightly miss the sweet spot still fly good distances. Not as sleek looking as the Callaway RAZR FIT and without the adjustability. PGA pro verdict Another super looking product from Callaway; they seem to be catching up again in the appeal factor as well as the performance. It looked really inviting at set-up, with its neutral face position and shallow crown. I even preferred it with a lower tee height, which gave a really penetrating flight. I would have no hesitation in recommending this driver to our readers. (John Jacobs)

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Callaway's light, but strong, Forged Composite is again used in the crown of the Callaway RAZR X Black driver. This allows engineers to precisely control the thickness to make it lightweight as well as forgiving. The weighting in the head is designed to produce high launch and low spin. The aerodynamic head reduces drag by 17% compared to the Callaway Diablo Octane driver.

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Neil Tappin
Digital Editor

In his current role, Neil is responsible for testing drivers and golf balls. Having been a part of the Golf Monthly team for over 15 years and playing off a handicap of 3, he has the experience to compare performance between models, brands and generations. For 2022 he thinks the main trend in drivers is: "In a word, consistency. Whilst all the brands are talking about ball speed (and the new drivers are certainly long), my biggest finding has been how much more consistent the ball flights are. Mishits don't seem to be causing the same level of drop-off or increase in the spin numbers. This means that more shots seem to be flying the way you want them to!" As far as golf balls are concerned the biggest development is in the, "three piece, non-Tour, urethane-covered section. For regular golfers, these models offer superb performance at both ends of the bag without denting your wallet quite as much as the premium Tour-played options."

Originally working with the best coaches in the UK to produce instruction content, he is now the brand's Digital Editor and covers everything from Tour player interviews to gear reviews. In his time at Golf Monthly, he has covered equipment launches that date back well over a decade. He clearly remembers the launch of the Callaway and Nike square drivers as well as the white TaylorMade driver families, such as the RocketBallz! If you take a look at the Golf Monthly YouTube channel, you'll see his equipment videos dating back over a decade! He has also conducted 'What's In The Bag' interviews with many of the game's best players like Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm. Over the years, Neil has tested a vast array of products in each category and at drastically different price-points. 

Neil is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade Stealth Plus Fairway Wood: Titleist TSR2 Hybrid: Titleist TS3 Irons (4-9): Mizuno JPX 919 Forged Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 46˚, 50˚, 54˚, 60˚ Putter: Odyssey Triple Track Ten Ball: Titleist Pro V1X