Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) was excited this week to introduce the second generation of adjustable drivers, the RAZR Fit Xtreme following up on last season’s RAZR Fit model. The excitement is generated in part because according the company the Xtreme is, “the longest fully adjustable driver…ever measured.”
Dr. Alan Hocknell, senior vice president of research and development was quoted in the press announcement, “The RAZR Fit Xtreme Driver is worthy of its extreme designation. We worked tirelessly to improve on the best distance characteristics of our longest drivers, and the result is incredibly fast ball speed off the Speed Frame Face, plus the lowest CG of any adjustable driver in golf. This driver is very long and consistent. It will not be matched.”
At the heart of the increased distance Callaway says the RAZR Fit Xtreme achieves over the RAZR Fit is a new face technology said to have more efficient energy transfer for better ball speed and the lowest center of gravity of any adjustable driver. The crown is light weight carbon fiber which allows weight to be redistributed to achieve the low center of gravity.
The driver’s adjustability combines hosel settings for open, closed and neutral while the 13- and 1-gram weights shift the clubhead’s center of gravity to promote draw or neutral ball flights. Callaway’s RAZR Fit Xtreme will be available in several lofts with the 8.5-, 9.5- and 10.5-degree clubheads are being 440 cc and 460 cc in the higher lofts which also have a more open face angle.
In shops in the middle of January the RAZR Fit Xtreme driver will carry a SRP of $399.99.