The RAZR XF are interesting to me for a couple of reasons. First, it's going to be impossible to ignore the $1299 sticker price. The RAZR XF basically signals Callaway's re-entry into the high end GI market. You may recall the FT Irons from 2008. Those were also $1000+, so clearly Callaway believes (and I tend to think they're probably right) that there is a legitimate market for high-end GI clubs.
What's also interesting, and indeed unique, is the fact that the irons in the RAZR XF set are forged. While it's not a a written in stone rule or anything, general practice has been to offer forgings in better players clubs (cavity-backs and blades), but leverage less expensive castings in most of the GI products, and pretty much every Super GI club I can think of. Callaway is going in an entirely new direction here, and while I'm sure some will scoff at the idea (and the price), I can tell you with certainty that there are a number of older golfers, and younger exec types just breaking into the game that will take a serious look at these irons.
To be sure these are Super Game Improvement in every respect. The heads are large (not the bulkiest we've seen), and even the hybrids feature an astonishing amount of offset. Top lines are thick, soles are broad, and the hybrids are, from top to bottom, extremely shallow. Even the stock grip (a proprietary Callaway Winn grip) appears careful chosen to appeal to the target market.
Photos are of the 4H, 7-iron, and PW. As I said, this is a very unusual offering in the Super Game Improvement space, and we're anxious to hear what you think.