Arnold Palmer Makes 20th Hole-In-One With New RAZR XF Hybrid/Irons
CARLSBAD, CALIF., November 9, 2011 - Staff professional Arnold Palmer added to his legendary list of golf achievements on Tuesday, November 8th, when he notched his 20th hole-in-one while playing an afternoon round on his home course in Orlando, Florida. This most recent ace came on hole No. 7 of the Charger Course at the Palmer-owned Bay Hill Club & Lodge.
Palmer, who has been on staff with Callaway since 2000, was playing his first round with a brand new set of Callaway's recently released RAZR XF™ irons and using the Callaway Tour i(z)® golf ball. The 82-year-old accomplished the feat with a RAZR XF 5-iron from 163 yards.
"It was into a cross-wind from the left. The ball landed 10 feet short and politely rolled up into the hole," Palmer explained. "I enjoyed the new irons very much. Yesterday was the first time I used them and I made a hole-in-one, so it was quite a surprise. I'm actually going out to hit some more balls today because I'm excited to play with this new equipment."
With penetrating trajectories and fast ball speed this is Callaway's longest Tour ball. It uses a Dual Core to achieve optimized performance for through-the-bag shot consistency. By activating a soft yet resilient inner core on drives, spin is reduced for longer shots while still delivering spin around the greens using the firmer outer core and soft urethane cover. The Tour i(z) also features refined HEX Aerodynamics for reduced drag and stable, efficient ball flight in all wind conditions.
Similar to honeycomb covering a beehive, Callaway's patented HEX Aerodynamics produce 100% surface area coverage on a golf ball whereas traditional round dimples typically cover only 88% of the surface. Dead space between dimples can cause inefficient flight characteristics so HEX geometries cover the entire ball to reduce drag and cut through the air with a strong, penetrating ball flight.
Dual Core construction produces "spin optimization" - the difference between high short game spin and low driver spin - crucial for optimum performance. Featured in Tour i Series balls, Dual Core technology uses two cores with different compressions in one ball, so golfers can keep driver spin low while still producing short iron spin.
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Great low spin driver option
Skyler Phillips from Virginia Beach, VA | 11/9/2011 2:14 AM
I switched to the Tour iZ after a ball fitting. I was previously playing Titleist Pro V-1x and had issues with low launch angle drives. I gained .75* just by switching to this ball. Paired with a 300 rpm lower spin rate and I added about 8yds per drive. If you tend to balloon drives, maybe not the best option. Any reviews of toughness should be lightly considered. This ball performs like it does because of the Urethane cover. A characteristic common to all balls in this category.
Michael from Murphy, Texas | 1/12/2011 8:04 AM
I had a great first experience with the ball. The i(z) provided nice feedback on the long shots while providing exceptional distance. Handled as expected around the green.
First Try and very Impressed with short Game ball spin and Control.
Zoeb Noordin from Mission Viejo,CA | 7/20/2010 7:48 PM
85% gain in control, 1% loss in driver distance330 to 320 worth it!
MarineMike from West Seneca/NY | 7/16/2010 8:36 PM
I play Titlest NXT brand new 1 hit & shredded! Fitted for iz/is premium & Diablo=value. LOVE Iz 1 ball 36 holestesting!!! it did looked played but not like shredded like the Titlests. Not sure what the other reviewer meant by not durable. I thought all balls would shredd like that. Still need to try the Is its hard because I'm stuck on the Iz...
ix was better!
Anthony from West Chicago | 4/16/2010 6:27 PM
Started playing the Tour ix ball last year and loved it but this year's iz has two problems, you can tear the cover off and its overall playability on left to right or right to left shots are much less responsive