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Callaway has launched their new Paradym drivers, offering three models which the brand says overcome the usual trade-off between distance and forgiveness.
The name Paradym comes from the word paradigm which means a pattern or model of thinking, or a set of ideas. Callaway’s interpretation is a ‘paradigm shift’ – a brand new set of ideas or way of looking at something.
There are three drivers to choose from: Paradym, Paradym X, and Paradym Triple Diamond. They are built for golfers who want distance, high launch, and extreme forgiveness. They follow on from Callaway’s Epic, Mavrik, and last year’s Rogue ST models.
In an industry first, Callaway has made the whole main body of their new drivers from carbon. So, the sole, heel, toe, and crown are now all carbon.The 360º Carbon Chassis sees titanium completely eliminated from the body, freeing up a huge 20g of weight.
This weight has been taken out of the middle of the clubhead and moved into different areas to enhance performance. Some of it shifted to the back of the clubhead to give some adjustability and higher MOI. (MOI stands for ‘moment of inertia’ and shows how much resistance a clubhead has to twisting. The more resistance it has, the higher the MOI and the more forgiving the club will be). While some of the weight was shifted to the front of the clubhead, to enhance ball speed and distance.
Callaway says the new carbon bodies and the resulting weight shifting means golfers no longer have to trade distance for forgiveness or vice-versa – their paradigm shift.
Artificial Intelligence was used in the design of the drivers, helping Callaway create a new version of their revered Jailbreak technology and a new advanced titanium club face. These are the first Callaway drivers to feature Face Cup technology, which is joined with a titanium face for improved energy transfer to the golf ball.
Each of the new models have blue carbon bodies, a matt black topline and the chevron logo is used on the standard and X models for easy alignment.
Callaway Paradym driver – For players of all abilities, this is an all-rounder, combining distance, forgiveness, and adjustability. It has a refined shape with high MOI and an adjustable weight track at the rear. 15G sliding weight provides an average of 12 yards of shot shape correction and the fully adjustable hosel allows you to tailor your set up. RRP £599. Lofts 9º, 10.5º, 12º.
Callaway Paradym X driver – Designed for the highest launch of the three models, Paradym X is for golfers who want extreme forgiveness and a slight draw bias. There’s the ability to increase loft up to 14º. The fixed five-gram weight in the rear of the club increases launch and lowers spin for maximum carry. And it is fully adjustable to help you dial in the your ideal trajectory. RRP £599. Lofts 9º, 10.5º, 12º.
Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond driver – This model is slightly smaller than the other two and offers the lowest spin with a neutral flight. It’s designed for better players who want to work the ball more. The 14-gram rear weight can be repositioned in the front of the club for lower spin and maximum workability, and the club can be decreased down to 7º loft. Despite being for better players, it has a high MOI, and the hosel is fully adjustable to help you dial in your ideal trajectory. RRP £599. Lofts 8º, 9º, 10.5º.