ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Callaway RAZR Fit Driver

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"I know there are some of you who will put your noses in the air because you don't like Callaway, or because you think composite sucks. To all of you, let me just say this; get over your damned selves. It doesn't get much better than this.  The results of our tests suggest that the Callaway RAZR Fit Driver is both long and straight...make that really long, and really straight!"

Callaway RAZR Fit Driver

(Written By: @GolfSpy T) The RAZR Fit is one of the clubs I felt like we absolutely had to test. That doesn't mean I was looking forward to doing it. I had reservations for a couple of reasons. Firstly, the RAZR Hawk driver is one of the most revered clubs we've ever tested. The odds of its successor striking the same chord with our testers were remote at best. Secondly, if we're being completely honest after the I-MIX situation (it looked pretty good out of the gates, but other manufacturers quickly passed Callaway by - the whole thing turned into a debacle), I wasn't convinced Callaway would be able to develop an adjustable club technology that was both effective and unique. Quite frankly, the entire scenario set up perfectly for what's now commonly referred to as an #EPICFAIL.

Of course, what I failed to consider is that Callaway drivers have been basically exceptional for a couple of generations now, so adding one more to the tally probably isn't rocket science. And speaking of rocket science, there are enough adjustable drivers out there now serving as proof that the industry has more or less got it figured out. So while I was quietly preparing for the worst possible outcome, my testers set about the business of showing me exactly how baseless my fears were.

The Marketing Angle

If you want to know what Callaway thinks about the new RAZR Fit, read the press release. We're certainly not going to reprint it here. But, I the interest of fairness, I will share a few of Callaway's bullet points that explain why should care about the new RAZR Fit.

  • OptiFit Technology: OptiFit Hosel adjusts the face angle in Open, Square or Closed positions at address to improve accuracy and trajectory. The OptiFit Weights (12 grams and 2 grams) shift the clubhead’s center of gravity to promote either Draw or Neutral ball flights.
  • Forged Composite: Revolutionary material in the crown that’s lighter, stronger than titanium. The crown contains over 7 million turbostratic carbon fibers, which allows our engineers to precisely control thickness, resulting in an optimum center of gravity and high MOI.
  • Streamlined Surface Technology: Aerodynamic contours reduce energy loss from drag during the downswing by 14% compared to the RAZR Hawk Driver, and create higher impact speeds for added distance
  • Speed Frame Face Technology: A combination of VFT and Hyperbolic Face Technology creates a large sweet spot and high ball speeds across the titanium face for long, consistent distance. This technology saves weight that can be redistributed to the perimeter of the clubhead for a high MOI. The chemical milling process selectively removes excess material for precision thickness control.

Moving on...

Shaft: Callaway Aldila RIP'd NV
Grip: GolfPride New-Decade Multi Compound 360 Red/Black

How We Tested

The 5 golfers (Tim was unavailable due to injury) for whom we collected detailed performance data were asked to hit a series of shots on our 3Track Equipped simulators from aboutGolf.  As usual, testing was done at Tark's Indoor Golf, a state of the art indoor golf facility located in Saratoga Springs, NY.  Detailed data for each and every shot for which we collected data is viewable just below the performance section of this review.. This data serves as the foundation for our final performance score.  As a supplement to our 5 performance testers, a subset of additional golfers were given the opportunity to test the Callaway RAZR Fit Driver and provide feedback in our subjective categories (looks, feel, sound,  perceived distance, perceived accuracy, perceived forgiveness, and likelihood of purchase).  This information, which we also collected from our performance testers, is used as the foundation for our total subjective score.  Testing was done using a 9.5° and 10.5° drivers in regular and stiff flex.


Like the the last few driver tests we've conducted, this test was conducted under our new testing protocols. Full details of our testing and scoring procedures can be found here. The short version is that scores are calculated based on a point system. Points are determined per shot using a formula of distance minus accuracy. Based on previous test results, we've assigned each of our six testers a theoretical maximum point value. The percentage of that maximum theoretical score that is achieved by each individual tester represents the individual score for the Callaway RAZR Fit Driver. The total performance score is determined by the average score of the top 5 testers.

Distance & Launch

With the Callaway RAZR Fit Driver our testers averaged 253.02 yards of total distance. That's significantly longer than some of the more recently reviewed drivers. The boost in overall average is due impart to a single tester (Nick) who in addition to swinging his driver reasonably well during the time we conducted our tests, was absolutely lights out (long and STOOPID straight) with the RAZR Fit.

When we remove our shortest hitter (senior tester) from the equation, overall average distance increases to a 267.38 yards (and that's borderline absurd considering our biggest hitter was actually a couple yards shorter than his normal average).

When we take a closer look at the launch conditions achieved by our testers using their preferred loft/flex combo (best fit from available options), we find that our testers achieved and adjusted average of 12.12 degrees of vertical launch. While obviously ideal launch varies from golfer to golfer, you've got to start somewhere and 12.12 is a pretty solid beginning for most golfers (especially when you consider there's a low ball hitter in the mix).

Accuracy & Spin

As a group our testers missed the center line by an average of only 13.44 yards. As I've said a few times before, anything below 15 yards is rock solid. Curiously, it was our lowest handicap tester who struggled the most to hit the ball on his target line (he missed by an average of 23.20 yards). When we remove him from the equation and recalculate, we find that the group adjusted average improves to 11.00 yards. Quite frankly it's extremely doubtful we'll ever have a test that produces a sub 10 yard accuracy number. 11.00 might prove to be as good as it ever gets.

As far as spin is concerned, our testers produced an average of 3047.60 RPM.  Worth noting is that our senior tester produced 4391.90 RPM. As the high spinner he was dropped from our calculations, however; as I usually do, I produced an excessive amount of spin (3869.10 RPM) which buggered the averages pretty good. Remove me from the equation as well, and the spin numbers are a much more palatable 2773.77 (not bad for a stock shaft).

Overall Performance

The results of our tests suggest that the Callaway RAZR Fit Driver is both long and straight...make that really long, and really straight. If there's something else you're looking for in a driver, you're probably in the minority. Though not all of our testers produced the same type of numbers Nick did, in general our performance results are nothing short of stellar. If you were wondering if Callaway had to compromise performance for adjustability, the answer is an emphatic NO.


The Interactive Data

The charts below show the individual and group averages (black dotted line) for each shot our golfers took during our test of the the Callaway RAZR Fit Driver. If you click on the "RAZR Fit - Test Range tab, you can see where each shot came to rest on our virtual driving range. Hovering over any point will give you all the details of that particular shot. You can use the filters on the right-hand side to show and hide individual golfer based on handicap and clubhead speed. Clicking on the "RAZR Fit - Raw Data" tab will show you the individual numbers and group averages for our testers.


I was particularly interested to see how the subjective scoring would shake out for two reasons. Firstly, with the exception of some issue with crown design, our testers absolutely loved last year's RAZR Hawk. Hell, one of our testers (he games the RAZR Hawk Tour) suggested that after last years' model Callaway didn't really need to release a new driver (EVER). Secondly, there's the composite issue. While composite drivers have come along way over the last several years, there are those who would swear they can absolutely tell the difference, and more to the point, they tell me they absolutely hate the sound and feel of composites. Would that change?


Last year's RAZR Hawk looked pretty good. The one major gripe our testers had with the Hawk (and the FT-iz, and FT-9 before it) was the two-piece crown design. Golfers understand that club heads are made up of two or more pieces, but we prefer it when everything looks seamless. Thankfully Callaway has finally ditched the design in favor of a more traditional look for the crown. In addition to getting rid of the ditch where the face meets the crown, as they've done with previous tour models, they've elected not to include an alignment aid of any kind.

I suppose there's a chance some might find the lack of one disconcerting, but as what I call "visual acuity fitting tools" like TrueAim take off, more and more golfers, I believe, are going to prefer the naked look.

While I can't say I love everything about the sole graphics, there are elements I'm certainly fond of. I really like the matte gray finish (it looks almost raw) that surrounds most of the perimeter and the weight ports. The rest of it I could take or leave, but overall it's a solid presentation.

Unlike the I-MIX connector that was bulky and easily damaged (sometimes the wrench would slip and trash the ferrule), the new OptiFit connector is more inline with what the rest of the industry is doing (adjustments originate from the sole, not the hosel). The design does add some extra bulk compared to a traditional glued hosel, but more bulk doesn't necessarily mean bulky, and the bottom line is that it's far from distracting.

The stock shaft is a "made for" variant of the Aldila RIP'd NV. Like TaylorMade, Callaway has elected to give their made for shafts a distinct graphics scheme (I suppose it does help eliminate confusion). Unlike TaylorMade, upgraded shafts retain the actual manufacturer's graphics.

Overall our testers really liked the looks of the RAZR Fit driver. In a perfect world (at least my perfect world), Callaway would have paired the RAZR Fit's crown with the RAZR Hawk's sole (plus the weights), but clearly my testers see it differently.

MGS Looks Score: 97.83

Sound & Feel

Bottom line, this ain't your grandma's composite. While I wouldn't say the RAZR Fit is the best feeling driver on the market today, it's very difficult to distinguish the feel from similarly positioned titanium clubs. While last year's RAZR Hawk was distinct (perhaps the softest feeling driver I've ever hit), the RAZR Fit is comparable to a lot of what's out there in the marketplace. Considering that many golfers have a set notion of what a driver is supposed to feel like, that's probably a good thing.

"Felt comfy, crisp, clean and powerful" - Nick B.

As with Feel, sound is comparable to other drivers (no better, no louder). The fact that our testers had little to say about the sound tells me that it's just fine.

MGS Sound & Feel Score: 93.53

Perceived Forgiveness

Not surprising given the distance and accuracy numbers, our testers rated the RAZR Fit high for forgiveness. In my opinion the lines between drivers for better players and drivers for the average golfer have been slowly blurred over the last couple of years. At this point forgiveness itself is seldom a differentiator (at least not among drivers with no offset, and adjustable faces). Even within Callaways own lineup, it's doubtful we'd see much more forgiveness from the RAZR X Black. The buying decision will likely boil down to looks, adjustability, and price.

My point is that the RAZR Fit is as forgiving as it needs to be, and quite possibly as forgiving as it possibly can be.

Tester Perceived Forgiveness Score: 92.45

Likelihood of Purchase

You guys have seen how this works before. If the rest of the subjective scores are high, the LOP score is going to be high. Given I've already shown you 3, 90+ scores, you should pretty much expect to see one more.

While our senior tester rated the club a 7, and our low handicap golfer told us he'd be more inclined to forgo the adjustability and keep the RAZR Hawk in his bag, everybody else basically said they'd seriously consider putting the RAZR Fit in their bags. One tester told us he was absolutely going to do it - and then he bought one.

Tester Likelihood of Purchase: 92.45

Adjustability (Not Scored)

When it comes to the release of Callaway's first truly adjustable driver, the company must have found itself walking a tightrope. While they were admittedly well behind the curve; in playing catch-up they really needed to come up with something mostly original. TaylorMade has their MWT, FCT, and ASP (more places to stick a wrench than a $1000 tool box), Cobra has a very simple, and easy to comprehend system of their own, and Titleist has their two-way hosel-based adjustability.

To create their Opti-Fit system, Callaway combined elements from each of those designs to create a unique-as-it-can be system that achieves their goal of being both simple and meaningful.

By now most of you understand how moveable weights work. The short of it is that if you put more weight in the toe you promote a neutral ball flight, or potentially a fade. Put the heavier weight in the heel and you promote a draw. Callaway's implementation is no different. The club ships with 12 and 2 gram weights. Though they are not available at this time, additional weight kits will be available for purchase beginning in May.

Though the Callaway system resembles Titleist's, with OptiFit you're not affecting the lie angle. You're simply opening or closing the face. What the OptiFit system does that no other big OEM system does is allow you to maintain the original shaft orientation regardless of how the club is configured.

For some this may not be a big deal, but it does mean you can use any grip with the Callaway RAZR Fit and not have to worry about tread patterns being misaligned, or a rib ending up out of position. One interesting possible implication of the design is that golfers would be able to use Pure'd or Spined and Flo'd shafts without mis-orienting them. Practically speaking, most golfers don't do that, and since Callaway isn't planning on offering their tips at retail (boo, boo), real world applications are limited. OptiFit does ensure that shaft graphics remain consistent...if you care about such things (I don't).

Unlike most other adjustable systems where the alignment of the face angle changes by small increments, Callaway stayed true to its promise of providing meaningful adjustment. In the closed position the club sits a full 1.5 degrees closed. In the open position, the club sits an almost scary 2.5 degrees open.

For those looking for a bit more control, you can look forward to a tour model, which should feature the same head, and a hosel that offers more incremental adjustments.

As with other systems where the connection to the shaft is secured from the sole, the OptiFit is incredibly easy to work with.



I'm in my 3rd year of testing clubs and writing reviews for MyGolfSpy. In that time I've received exactly 3 drivers that I honestly loved. The RAZR Hawk was one of those. Quite frankly I was concerned that the RAZR fit, despite the (I think) necessary addition of adjustability might prove not to be a worthy successor to the RAZR Hawk. We are talking about our tester's single favorite driver from last season, here. And honestly, it has taken me some time to come to terms with the fact that no only do the numbers suggest Callaway has improved upon the RAZR Hawk, but that I might actually like the new club better.

I really had to think it through. The Callaway RAZR Fit is longer. It's straighter. The crown is cleaner, and the shape is a bit more refined. Yeah...I guess I do like the slightly more compact look of the RAZR Hawk and the stealthy looking sole graphics. I really do love the feel of the Hawk as well - and I have a strong sentimental attachment to it, but looking at the big picture, there's not a doubt in my mind the RAZR Fit is the better driver. Not only is it more-than-worthy successor to the RAZR Hawk, it's among the longest, and is the most accurate driver we've tested among what is a very strong crop of 2012 driver offerings.

I know there are some of you who will put your noses in the air because you don't like Callaway, or because you think composite sucks. To all of you, let me just say this; get over your damned selves. It doesn't get much better than this.



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Older Lefty October 25, 2013 at 5:11 pm

MY RAZR Fit Review: My gamer to date is an older Ping G2 WRX Graffaloy BlueR 10* and 45″ in length. I have added about 5 grams of lead tape to the toe of the ping. Nothing has been able to knock this club out of the bag…it is the longest/straighest/most consistent driver for me and I have hit it on the course against almost everything imaginable. Today I just hit a used 10.5* Razr Fit I purchased on ebay w/ stock stiff shaft at 45.5″ with a 2gm weight in the heel, and a 6gm in the toe…I added about 4gm of lead tape at the tip of the flange on the bottom back end of the Razr Fit head. I hit the Razr Fit side by side on the range with my Ping “Gamer”. I choked up 1/2″ on the Razr Fit making the playing length and swing-weight of the two clubs about the same. . The Razr Fit was consistently longer than the Ping by 10-15 yards…The Razr Fit carried about 5 yds farther and rolled farther as well. The Razr Fit hit slightly lower than the Ping. I did not cycle them, but the flex of the two shafts felt very close (Graf Blue R plays stiff to flex while the RIP NV in the Callaway plays soft to flex) but the Graf Blue plays noticeably stouter/stiffer when it comes to resistance to twisting…yet, the Razr Fit was just as straight/consistent for me, even though I am more accustomed to the Ping. My swing is about 95mph and the stock stiff felt perfect. (Note: I demoed the R flex in the Razr and it felt very whippy and difficult to control. Perhaps I release the club a little late and use a little too much left hand (lefty) in turning the club over, so a little stiffer shaft (stiffer than the stock Razr R) works better for my swing. I’m older and my swing speed is not so fast, my turn is slow and I’m stiff…so we get club head speed any what we can :) My misses tend to be hooks. I was very surprised how easy the Razr Fit is to hit straight and very surprised how nice the head/shaft combo felt with the stock stiff shaft. Stronger hitters will probably find the stock stiff a little too soft…I found that reorienting the shaft 1/3 turn (label at 2:00 rather than 6:00) made a big difference…I think it is a HUGE PLUS that the spine of the shaft can be tried/played in three different positions without changing the face angle (or reshafting). Nowhere have I read this about the club, but changing the shaft orientation made a big difference for me. I highly recommend trying this club…this is the first Callaway driver I have ever really, really liked. For Guys with SS in the 95-100 range I think the stock stiff shaft might just work…if the shaft feels slightly stiff or slightly soft or just doesn’t perform consistently, try rotating it 1/3 turn in either direction…it certainly worked for me. Love my new, used Razr Fit driver. Can’t wait for spring 2014…


joe September 13, 2013 at 12:06 pm

I have cut 1 inch off this stock shaft of my Rzar Fit driver to 44.5 inches, and put a very light grip on. Do I keep the weight the same 14 grams, or should I add or reduce weight? I have a weight kit so I have options.

I would appreciate any advise. Thanks


Golfn' Dude September 5, 2013 at 10:34 am

I put this driver in my bag in December – fitted with a Matrix Ozik HD6 Stiff shaft, tipped 1 inch with a 9.5 degree loft, standard face and fade bias weighting. I LOVE this thing! The Razr Fit has easily given me an extra 30 to 40-yards compared to the TaylorMade SuperDeep I was using. That club was dead. Couldn’t figure out what was going on. Got tested for Razr Fit and loved it right away.

And that 30 to 40-yards is a minimum. Definitely recommend it!


Jo-De-France January 30, 2013 at 6:44 am


Just few words about this Driver :

-Sound 5/10 i really love my “piiiiiiing” from my “old” TM R7 CGB MAX
-Accuracy 10/10 nice little draw, always on the fairway no excuse!
-Distance 6/10 I loose a lot, 40yds!
-Look No Comment It’s you and your feeling

So i sold it, i keep my CGB, until a new commercial make me tilt!


Aaron November 19, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Hi All, I have been looking for a new driver for a couple of weeks and tried the new 913 and R11s with the 913 slightly better in my hands. Just by chance I tried a RAZR yesterday for 9 holes and what a difference long and striaght so I ordered one on line this morning after reading the reviews so cant wait!! Thanks guys this review confirmed my thoughts.


Herb November 12, 2012 at 10:55 am

Can you order the RAZR Fit driver from Calaway will a shorter than standard length shaft? I have been playing a 44.5 inch shaft for years and would like to stay with that length. I know shortening the length effects the swing weight. Will Callaway make any adjustments if you order their club with a shorter shaft?


Shinbone October 31, 2012 at 9:09 am

Got myself an upgrade from K15 to RAZR FIT and what a difference. Characteristics are totally different as well as feel & sound. Distance is modest increase from 230ish carry to 235-240ish carry on my best swing (swing speed of 97-105). However what I found significantly different from PING to Callaway is at “address”. Maybe its just me but crown/head looks smaller which gives me the oximoronic confidence. Then there is neutral face of the club which is also quite comforting since I don’t have to re-check my stance.

PING K15 was long and straight but not quite “playable”. Callaway is a bit more playable than K15 for sure even though it doesn’t provide total control of your ball play. I changed my driver due to changes in my Swing style and swing speed. K15 served me good for last two seasons which made my game whole lot more stable and confident. Now its RAZR FIT’s turn to kick up a notch with 8-10mph higher swing speed that I have.

Great review and koodos to you guys at mygolfspy


Tom September 19, 2012 at 5:57 pm

I happened to buy a new razr fit around the first of August. I was FITTED FOR AN Xstiff shaft and a 10.5, which I thought was strange. I could’ve hit a frying pan tied to a broomstick better than the driver. Since then, they replaced the head with a 9.5 and a YS6 shaft. In the meantime while waiting for the shaft to come in, my son gave me an R7 425 TM to use. I’ve never hit anything better. I’ve used the Callaway for 2 rounds. It’s just as long but not nearly as accurate. I’m going to replace the shaft with the one on the 425, which is a UST Proforce. It’s essentially the same specs except the UST has a 2.9 torque compared to 3.3. No idea what’s the problem. The callaway looks great, feels great, and is long but sure is not as accurate. Hope the new shaft helps. Strange though that a 7 year old driver is just as long and more accurate.


Phil Of Fremantle Australia July 31, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Have had the Fit for a couple of months now with a seniors shaft fitted, I replaced my Hawk with it, once i got it right it has been amazing, an extra 40 – 50 metres on my drives (when I nail them). Hitting the fairways has increased dramatically, playing medium length course I find I’m almost going Driver then P/W to the green on most Par 4’s. Definitely worth the upgrade. I play off an 18 hcp.


Eric O June 22, 2012 at 8:33 pm

I just bought the RAZR Fit and absolutely love it. I’m hitting several more fairways per round, my slice is less pronounced, and I’m getting 15-20 more yards per drive. When I’m missing, I’m just off the fairway instead of in the woods and still in the hunt for a par. When I hit it great, I’m getting 285-290 yards. I went in dead set on buying a TaylorMade R11, but after testing several different clubs, I couldn’t walk away from how consistently straight I hit this club, and I like the feel and sound of it better as well. It won me over and the results are showing on my scorecard.


john flaherty June 19, 2012 at 11:11 am

After reading this review I went to my local store to out the Razr Fir. I am a 7 handicap and have played a Clevelend HiBore Monster XLS for quite some time. It is lound and pretty long. After getting fit on the launch monitor, I couldn’t believe what i saw. The RazrFit was almost 30 yards longer and much strighter. My average distance withe the HiBore was 233 and with the RazrFit 260. The Razor Fit had an average dispersion of only 13 yeards from center. Almost the exact numbers in the review.

My setting had the weights in the standard position and driver adjusted to C.

Thanks for your review, as I now have found my perect driver.


Jim Stephens May 30, 2012 at 10:09 am

I just purchased the Razr Fit yesterday and really like the club. The review here was certainly a factor. I had previously done some test with the Razr Hawk Tour, but I liked the Razr Fit a bit better. After trying several shafts I ended up getting the 8.5 degree club with the Mitsubishi Diamana White 73 shaft in X-Stiff, and 1.5″ over the standard length to fit my height (at 6’8″). It is far longer and straighter than my current club (Titleist 983k) and I consistently hit it over 320 with the really clean swings going 340.

It has a nice look, nice sound on impact, adjustable…. a really nice driver… but as always the shaft is the final bit for a truely great driver, and I think this one fills the bill. It is currently on order, so it will be a bit before I have it in my hands but I am certainly excited about this driver.


Matt Waldron April 30, 2012 at 1:50 am

Took this to the range Sunday. I will concur that this driver is very long, but even with it set at maximum draw (face set to closed and weights set with the 12 gram weight in the heel) it still would only go right for me. I had my PowerBilt AFO Airfoil 2 Driver with me and hit that several time to see if my swing had run amuck that day….but the PB AFO went straight up the middle or drew left as it always does. The RIP shaft is very soft and the club head could have been lagging open. I’ll stick with my PowerBilt AFO. Anyone want a 10.5 RAZR Fit driver, with R flex shaft…..only hit 12 times. 😉


James b April 29, 2012 at 8:07 am

Reluctantly tried out the razr yesterday. Not only that but tested it side by side with the taylormade rbz and r11s. Being 29 years old and a fairly long for a small guy, and loving the look of the white driver, I was so happy that I even put calleway into the mix. Quick results calleway average distance 302 yards, rbz 273 yards, r11s 278 yards. HUGE difference. Calleway is crazy long! Since I hit it first thinking I would save the best for last, I figured at 300 yards the machine was jacked up. Currently 270-280 is pretty close to what I hit my 909 D3. However once I hit the taylormade 275 I knew the razr was LONG! The real deal! Bubba Watson LONG! Not only that my spin rate for the razr was under 2500, the taylormades were both over 3000. Finally, and most importantly I didnt once hit the razr off line. Taylormade I had to hit it several more times to try to get the correct ball flight just to compare distance. Hands down for me, as much as I want a cool looking white driver. 300 down the middle is way cooler than white. They say it’s not the arrow it’s the Indian. Maybe but I like the calleway arrow better!


Matt Waldron April 25, 2012 at 2:39 am

Just bought this driver, along with the True Aim alignment aid….nothin the recommendation of MGS. My initial thoughts are that the shaft feels a bit soft for a R flex, but honestly that is probably exactly what a short hitter like me needs. I’ll take her to the range this weekend and update you on the results.


Vaughn Heylin March 25, 2012 at 11:58 am

I demoed this club at the Callaway Center in Vegas. The stock shaft feels to me like PVC pipe, and that combined with the head material made it very difficult for me to get good feedback on shots. It is fairly straight and fairly hot but I just can’t get over the feel. It bothers me that Callaway (and TMAG) put such mediocre stock shafts in their premium priced flagship drivers. Just because it’s easy to swap the stock shaft doesn’t mean most golfers should want to. I preferred the RAZR Black.

Reply March 24, 2012 at 12:00 am

Love, Love, Love the review and comments! I am definately going to have to go and get fitted for one!


Sulley79 March 23, 2012 at 9:51 am

@roverrick I feel your pain, I ordered mine from and had to wait one week and it was the longest week of my life; however it is well worth the wait!! I ordered mine with a Mitsubishi Ilima shaft cut down to 44.5 inches and I’m hitting it longer and more consistent than my 46 inch  razr hawk. I thought longer shaft => longer distance, but that is not the case with me. I highly recommend everybody get fit for a custom shaft, it makes a big difference !! I love this club!! 


Foz March 23, 2012 at 9:34 am

Hey Ping45, the newest PB driver is the Air Force One DF….(for Deep Face) and it retails for $250 while the DF Tour retails for $299.

At this low cost as compared to all the others, I think a lot of golfers would be looking at it. However, there is absolutely no marketing. How can the golf world check it out if they don’t know about it?….one of the best kept secrets in golf?

As my game improved, I have set my PB AFO irons aside for the time being, and am now gaming the Mizuno MP-53’s….I know it’s a big difference, but made the leap and have already begun to receive the benefits…..more $$$ and lower handicap….now down to 15…and it’s just the end of winter.


Ping45 March 23, 2012 at 12:05 am

MGS, I just this week got fitted with a new Cleveland Classic…this one replaced my 9064LS, which replaced my Power Bilt Nitrogen Air Force One….I’m running out of funds! All because of your testing….That doesn’t even begin to include all the putters and wedges I’ve picked up due primarily to….again…your testing reports. So, with that in mind, do you have anything in the works on the newest P.B. Air Force Air Foil? Since they scored so well originally, and you’re testing “repeats” on some of these others, anything coming on the newest Power Bilt A F. Air Foil? (This is one of the most “under-valued/-rated” clubs on the market)…many make snide comments based on the original info-comercial, and have no idea just how sweet this club performs…
Many thanks


Yohanan March 22, 2012 at 5:18 pm

So many shafts so little time/fitters with the shafts to get fit! Buy stock never sucked so much?


Ben Schillig March 22, 2012 at 2:59 pm

I have been playing the Razr Fit driver for about a month now. It is by far the best driver that I have ever had in the bag! 9.5 with Matrix Radix HD 6 X shaft. Have to agree with MGS…had the Razr Hawk in the bag, loved it, and this one is sooooo much better. Thought Razr Hawk was tough to beat.


RoverRick March 22, 2012 at 11:54 am

Great review but couldn’t you have waited until next week. You are just teasing me with it. The last I heard Callaway was going to ship my Razr Fit with a Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7 shaft yesterday. It is not here yet. I know I have been sitting by the door and looking every time I hear someone driving by I hope it is this driver.
I was excited before but now I may not be able to sleep at night.


Michael March 24, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Please pay a good patience to wait for this awesome club,cause it won’t let you down!
I have use it with Fubuki K60 R and hit a long long long distance that i hadn’t been.
At least 30~50 yards more than I have use everyone before,can’t imagine!!!


Jim Lee March 22, 2012 at 9:17 am

Nice review. I was in the market for a driver. Now I’m going to get one.
Thanks MGS.


R. P. Jacobs II March 22, 2012 at 7:14 am

T, exellent review….Fairways & Greens 4ver…….


rob harrand March 21, 2012 at 11:35 pm

Just wondering if it beats out the Bridgestone J40 that you reviewed earlier in the year? You said the J40 dethroned the Adams 9015D that stood atop the mountain for 70 weeks or something…

Callaway Razr FIT or Bridgestone J40?


dunk7 March 22, 2012 at 8:07 am

I’m curious as well…no J40’s to be found in my neck of the woods. Love the Razr Fit but is the J40 better???


R. P. Jacobs II March 22, 2012 at 10:40 am

They are definitely two very different drivers..Along with the J40 being a one-piece driver vs. adjustable, the Razr FIT head comes in @ 458 cc while the J40 is available in 445 & 430 cc head sizes, which would make it easier to work the ball, though a smaller head demands a more exacting swing since it’s less forgiving…Depending on your handicap, the J40 is most definitely a players driver while the FIT would be more forgiving & give you more options to adjust the club based on your swing if that appeals to you…Also, if it matters to you & if you go with a stock shaft, the J40 has the authentic Project X in it while the FIT has the “made for” Aldila RIP’D NV..I put an aftermarket shft in my FIT, & while I’ve heard good things about the RIP’D, MGS T would know better…Hope this helped…Fairways & Greens 4ever..


GolfSpy T March 22, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Exactly what RPJII said. These are two very different animals. As I said in the article, the lines between “Players” drivers and drivers for the average golfer have become blurred over the last few years, but there are still a few models that are targeted almost exclusively at better players. The J40 445 and J40 430 (even better players), Nike VR Limited, and Titleist 910D3 are examples of where those lines remain clear.

I love the J40, and it scored exceptionally well for us, but… it’s not for everyone. And while I guess no driver is truly right for everyone, the RAZR Fit, especially when you factor in the adjustability aspect, is clearly designed with the masses in mind.

As I’ve heard it Callaway is going to use an identical head and simply offer more adjustability in the tour model. I’d like to see a smaller headed option…same is true for TaylorMade’s 2012 drivers as well.


Yohanan March 21, 2012 at 11:31 pm

Do you remember that girl in school – doesn’t matter what grade – that you knew you would like her as much as you thought you would – before ever talking to her – or in this demoing and getting fit – felt?

Sure hope the dream is reality I the this case? Because I have a serious crush on this club and haven’t hit it yet. But will . . Soon! When my fitter gets their damn shafts in from cally! Or its off to hagging oaks in about 2 weeks, when Masters fever hits!


Blstrong March 21, 2012 at 8:52 pm

Great review, as always. However, I won’t be abandoning my i20 any time soon.


JMB March 21, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Thanks for the review — you guys have the best in the business!


Dave m March 21, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Dumped my R11 for razor fit. I got fitted and the ust pro force axiv core 69 stiff and 10.5 degree loft worked best for me. Love the sound and feel way better than my R 11. I have been bombing the drives and have been really accurate. I also hit one from the deck today 275. Definitely recommend this club. Do yourself a favor and get fitted the shaft can make a huge difference.


UgoDerosa March 21, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Another great review. I love my RF and it kicked my Razr Hawk out of the bag. Speaking of my bag, it is really shaping up to be a MGS hall of fame bag: RF driver, CB4 Tour Fairway, A12 Pro hybrids, Adams MB2 irons and Mizuno MPT-11 wedges. All clubs receiving highly favorable reviews from MGS.

Thanks again. I would agree with essentially all of MGS findings.


Golfspy Dave March 21, 2012 at 11:48 am

Favorite driver to date. Hands down. Significant improvement in distance and accuracy vs. the RAZR Hawk I played last year. Have a Kai’li in mine and it just goes and goes…


Chris Robinson March 21, 2012 at 10:52 am

Damn you GolfSpy! Just when I think I’ve found the perfect match off the tee (Ping G20) you have to go and tell me just how good the Razr Fit is. I love the G20’s performance but feel is missing and l do prefer the option of adjustability. Could be another expensive year!


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