Callaway Razr X Forged Better Player Irons Review

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  • TG Rating 4.5 out of 5
  • Owner Rating Not yet rated
  • RRP £799

What we say...

The Better Player category, more than any other, will come down to personal preference of the testers but there was one iron on test that seemed to combine everything our team was looking for in an iron designed for competent golfers.

The RAZR X Forged won high praise in all categories from every tester and that meant it was a worthy winner of top spot in this hotly contested category. The iron was designed with feedback from Callaway's Tour stars, leading to the confidence inspiring topline, narrow sole and short blade length along with a higher, squared-off toe and the sharper leading edge.

Senior Equipment Editor Jon liked the look but expected it to be harder to hit than it actually was because of the short blade length preferred by good players. However, the slightly thicker topline and the cavity in the rear of the head meant Jon found this had all the benefits of a Better Player iron but with quite a lot of forgiveness. Tom agreed, insisting the thicker topline gave him more confidence but the lack of offset meant it performed like a very traditional blade.

David insisted this had the perfect blend of performance because the long irons didn’t look too intimidating while the short irons offered plenty of feel and control – the perfect fit for better players. "These irons also come at a competitive price, considering the quality on offer. There are a lot of grooves on the face and I know why they have done it but I think some people might find it a little offputting because it looks very different to other irons. The toe is quite squared-off and  angular, which is no bad thing but again could be quite a personal thing. However,
the blade length is excellent and combined with a slightly thicker top edge this will
appeal to a lot of good golfers.”

Rating (out of 5)
Looks:
4.1
Feel: 4.5
Forgiveness: 4.1
Versatility: 4.5
Distance: 4.5
Dispersion: 4.5

An uncompromised forged iron for elite golfers. What sets the RAZR X Forged Irons apart is the unique Triple Net Forging process. This three-step forging yields superior feel and enables high-performance Tour CC grooves to be precision forged into each club face.

Tour CC Grooves provide golfers with increased spin for aggressive shot-making. Debuting on the PGA Tour in 2010 and found in the bags of two Major championship winners plus the FedExCup champion, these grooves are found only on Callaway’s forged products. This proprietary design produces 40% more grooves on the club face.

Forged 1020 Carbon Steel produces soft feel and incredibly responsive feedback at impact. The Triple Net Forging ensures extremely tight tolerances that can’t be achieved with conventional methods, and permits our engineers to incorporate higher-performing grooves that still conform to Tour rules.

In addition to thin topline, narrow sole and short blade length, the RAZR X Forged Irons’ clubhead has a higher, squared-off toe and a sharper leading edge for precision shot-shaping.

Website: callawaygolf.com
Contact: 0800 096 4591

Product Information

Left Handed available
Custom-Fit available
Lofts
Forgiveness levelLow
Graphite shafts available
Iron typeMuscle back
OffsetMinimal

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