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New Callaway RAZR Hawk driver claims second successive win
February 15, 2011

Callaway GolfOn sale from today, the new RAZR Hawk from Callaway this weekend helped Alvaro Quiros notch up the driver's second European Tour win in as many weeks as he took the Dubai Desert Classic, hot on the heels of Thomas Bjorn's victory at the Commercialbank Qatar Masters.

Callaway’s new RAZR Hawk has already become the hottest driver in golf ahead of today’s retail launch, as Thomas Bjorn’s impressive victory in Qatar gave the new driver a first title that was quickly followed by victory in Dubai as Alvaro Quiros – second to Bjorn in Qatar in a RAZR one-two - beat a stellar field that included the world’s top three players.

The new Callaway RAZR Hawk driver - already twice a winner on the European Tour

Quiros, who rises to a career-high 21st in the world rankings with his Dubai victory, was imperious from the tee all week with his 9.5° RAZR Hawk, averaging a massive 310 yards, more than 10 yards longer than his nearest rival, having the previous week in Qatar averaged an unthinkable 323 yards, 19 yards ahead of the second longest hitter.

Since putting the RAZR Hawk in play at the start of the Desert Swing, Alvaro has reasserted his position as the longest driver on the European Tour. He has led the driving distance rankings for the last four weeks, averaging more than 300 yards in each of his 16 competitive rounds during that time. Incredibly, he is now 12 yards longer than his already-impressive 2010 season average.

Evidence of Quiros’ prodigious power was seen as early as the second hole of the final round in Dubai where he smashed a tee shot through the back of the green on this 351-yard par-4 before chipping in to claim an eagle two. His memorable final round also featured a hole-in-one at the 161-yard 11th, a shot that Quiros afterwards revealed was just a three-quarter wedge.

The new Callaway RAZR Hawk driver“I love the new shape of the head on the RAZR Hawk,” says Alvaro of his new driver. “It’s certainly a lower spin driver and it’s giving me a lovely flat and penetrating ball flight. I was long with my FT-5 but I’ve picked up at least 10 yards and I’m also hitting it straighter than ever. The RAZR Hawk also feels a bit softer off the face and is giving me great feeling and feedback. It’s great.”

The RAZR Hawk drivers feature Forged Composite in the sole and crown. Developed in collaboration with Lamborghini, this incredibly strong and light material allows designers to precisely control the thickness of the head like never before, giving a new level of performance coupled with extremely high MOI (resistance to twisting).

Earlier in the season, Ernie Els won both the PGA Grand Slam of Golf and the South African Open using the Diablo Octane Tour, which also features Forged Composite. In addition to Bjorn, Quiros and Els, Forged Composite drivers have already been played by Staff Players Phil Mickelson, Danny Willett, Trevor Immelman, Thongchai Jaidee, Niclas Fasth, David Drysdale, Michael Campbell, Nick Dougherty, Fredrik Jacobson, Shiv Kapur, Ross McGowan, Alex Noren and Marcel Siem.

RAZR Hawk Drivers – Features and benefits

Forged Composite
• Revolutionary new material that’s lighter, stronger and more precise than titanium
• Sole and crown contain over 23 million turbostratic carbon fibres that reinforce 67% of the head
• Allows our engineers to precisely control thickness like never before, resulting in a club head that’s lighter but still has an extremely high MOI
• Lighter club head creates faster head speed, ball speed and greater distance without compromising forgiveness

Hyperbolic Face Technology
• Chemical milling process selectively removes excess material for precision thickness control across the face
• Produces consistently high ball speeds for long distance

Aerodynamic Head Shape
• Streamlined surface contours reduce energy loss from drag during the downswing by 43% compared to the Callaway FT-9 Driver
• Creates higher impact speeds for added distance

RAZR Weighting System
• Each standard driver is available in either a Draw or Neutral configuration
• Allows golfers to select a model that works best with their ball flight

Aldila RIP Graphite Shaft
• Lower torque with better tip stability
• Gives better players the ideal performance and feel they want from their shaft

The new Callaway RAZR Hawk driverThe Forged Composite used in the sole and crown of each RAZR Hawk driver contains over 23 million turbostratic carbon fibres that reinforce 67% of the club head. This incredibly strong and light material allows designers to precisely control the thickness of the head like never before, giving a new level of performance coupled with extremely high MOI for resistance to twisting and straighter shots.

Dr Alan Hocknell, Callaway’s Senior Vice-President of Research and Design, said: “Forged Composite provides the freedom to position weight exactly where we want for maximised power and distance.”

“With new materials and advances in technology we’ve been able to produce an uncompromised line that doesn’t sacrifice one performance characteristic for the sake of another. This is the complete package.”

The RAZR Hawk driver comes in seven models for men and two for ladies, featuring a multitude of loft, face angle and length options. All Callaway RAZR Hawk drivers are on sale as of February 15th at a suggested retail price of £329.

For information on RAZR Hawk and Forged Composite technology, please visit www.callawaygolf.com

 

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