By ED TRAVIS
Callaway Golf has announced the new Paradym club family that includes drivers, fairway woods, hybrids, and irons. The new driver lineup has three models Callaway says are targeted to fill the needs of a variety of player skill levels.
Callaway has labelled their new family of clubs Paradym as in a “paradigm shift” to reflect how the design departs from the usual interplay of forgiveness and distance. The drivers use the company’s first all carbon chassis thus eliminating titanium which has been the industry standard particularly for drivers. Each of the three driver models again make use of a forged titanium face created using Callaway’s AI software as seen in previous models.
With the substitution of carbon, which is lighter than titanium, in the crown, sole and body the overall clubhead weight is 44% less plus the internal Jailbreak torsion control stiffener has 33% less weight and was also designed with the AI software.
The idea was to make a driver that changes the usual tradeoff between distance, which generally means a driver that’s harder to hit, and forgiveness meaning one that is easier to hit. The goal was to maximize distance while also maximizing ball speed should impact be off center. The carbon fiber body or chassis and other weight savings allowed engineers to relocate weight so that stability and distance are improved while helping decrease dispersion and increase the overall MOI.
Evan Gibbs (R&D Woods Director) said, “The Standard Model with the sliding weight is going to fit the broadest segment of player, it’s the head shape that’s going to appeal to the most players, plus it’s the highest MOI model. And with that APW, you’ve got an opportunity to influence the shot shape. If you need a little more draw bias, you can go to the Paradym X with the slightly larger footprint, more draw bias, and higher launch and the most forgiveness. Lastly the Triple Diamond is going to appeal to better players, it’s going to be our #1 model on Tour, very neutral trajectory, and interchangeable weights.”
Fast Facts Callaway Paradym series drivers
Forged carbon fiber sole
Triaxial carbon crown
Titanium face variable thickness insert
Jailbreak internal stiffener
Stock shafts: Aldila Ascent PL Blue, Project X Hzrdus, Mitsubishi Kai’LI
Stock Grip: Golf Pride Velvet
$599.99 at retail Feb.24, 2023
15-gram sliding weight in skirt
Super game-improvement category
Paradym Triple Diamond
Better player category
Interchangeable front & back weights