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Callaway's 2012 Lineup of Golf Clubs and Balls

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Callaway RAZR X Black Driver
Callaway RAZR X Black Driver
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At the 2012 PGA Merchandise Show in January in Orlando, Fla., Callaway Golf unveiled its product line for the year. The headliner was the RAZR Fit driver. That club had been previously announced, and we featured it on About.com here.

So in this piece, we'll focus on the other parts of Callaway's 2012 line, which includes the RAZR Black X family. Brief descriptions of the company's offerings for the year can be found below and on following pages. And more info about each is on the Callaway website.

Callaway RAZR X Black Driver
The Callaway RAZR X Black driver has a black PVD finish and a crown of Forged Composite, the lightweight material developed by Callaway in partnership with automaker Lamborghini.

Something Callaway calls "SpeedFrame Face Technology" creates, the company says, a larger sweetspot and higher ball speeds across the clubface, which itself is made of titanium.

An aerodynamic design of the clubhead means the RAZR X Black driver creates 17-percent less drag in the downswing compared to Callaway's Diablo Octane driver, and less drag can help golfers boost swing speed.

Callaway's senior VP of R&D, Alan Hocknell, succintly describes the target audience for the RAZR X Black driver thusly: "The RAZR X Black Driver is designed for the golfer who is hell-bent on ball speed."

The RAZR X Black driver reaches retail outlets on March 16, 2012, with a retail price of $249. The 8.5- and 9.5-lofted models will have a face angle 1-degree open; the 10.5-lofted driver is square; and the 11.5 model is 1-degree closed. Stock shaft is the Fujikura Motore F8.

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