RAZR Hawk Driver
By Paul Higham Twitter: @SkySportsPaulH. Last Updated: 15/04/11 8:27pm
It's not often the worlds of golf and super cars come together, but Callaway's new RAZR Hawk driver has been built in conjunction with Lamborghini to really put the drive into your driving.
RAZR Hawk Driver
Lofts: 9.5, 10.5, 11.5, 13HT
Shaft: Aldila RIP Graphite
Grip: Callaway Universal
Boffins at Callaway and Lamborghini have designed a new material called Forged Composite, which sounds awfully exciting when you read it has '23 million turbostratic carbon fibres' in it.
Most of us will not know what on earth that means, but in layman's terms Forged Composite is a material which is lighter and less dense than titanium but somehow stronger than the material normally associated with most driver heads.
More science speak on the club as engineers have used 'Hyperbolic Face Technology' to control the thickness of the face and increase the consistency and speed of the golf ball which should equal longer distances more often.
All this technology results in a lighter club head which creates faster head speed, which creates faster ball speed and greater distance without compromising forgiveness.
Great technological specifications for the experts, but the first thing most golfers look at in their drivers is the look of it, how it sits next to the golf ball and how it feels.
The RAZR Hawk has a more traditional look to the club head than a number of modern drivers, and it does give off a much more solid sound than others in the field that can have a slightly unnerving 'tinny' ring to them.
I tested out the RAZR Hawk at the Belfry along with Callaway pro Danny Willett and the team of swing analysts and experts measuring your every move on the computer.
This is unnerving for your average high handicapper like myself, but I cannot recommend enough having your driver, or any clubs, custom fitted for you - after all if it's good enough for the pros....
Making a hefty purchase of £300+ on one club is not a small move, so why not have everything in your favour and make the club fit your swing. I must say after a few minutes with the Callaway lads making a few adjustments on the RAZR Hawk even I was getting a decent distance on my drives.
Range time is obviously different to out on the course, so it's better to let Danny Willett give his thoughts of how it performs out in the field.
"I've tested a lot of bits and bobs now, and with all the spin rates and measurements they take you know how every clubs is performing for you," Willett told me about the RAZR Hawk.
"And with the new ball that driver to be honest is very, very difficult to beat. Then you take it on the golf course and that's where it matters most. On the golf course the playability of the new driver is great."
The RAZR Hawk is a great looking club, a great sounding club, and a great performing club, just like the Lamborghini (I'm saying that from watching Top Gear not from personal experience!).
Not cheap, as with all these clubs, and getting fitted out properly is recommended, but the likes of Phil Mickelson, Thomas Bjorn and the big-hitting Alvaro Quiros have it in their bag, amongst many others.