Callaway Golf has announced the new Paradym club family, including drivers, fairway woods, hybrids, and irons.
Callaway has labeled 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.
Callaway Paradym Drivers
The new driver lineup has three models Callaway says are targeted to fill the needs of a variety of player skill levels.
Fast Facts Callaway Paradym Series Drivers
- Forged carbon fiber sole
- Triaxial carbon crown
- Titanium face variable thickness insert
- Jailbreak internal stiffener
- Adjustable hosel
- Stock shafts: Aldila Ascent PL Blue, Project X Hzrdus, Mitsubishi Kai’LI
- Stock Grip: Golf Pride Velvet
- $599.99 at retail Feb.24, 2023
- Game-improvement category
- 15-gram sliding weight in skirt
- Super game-improvement category
- Draw bias
- Paradym Triple Diamond
- Better player category
- 450cc head
- Interchangeable front & back weights
Callaway Paradym Drivers: WYNTK
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 makes 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 harder to hit, and forgiveness, meaning one easier to hit. The goal was to maximize distance while also maximizing ball speed should the impact be off-center. The carbon fiber body or chassis and other weight savings allowed engineers to relocate weight to improve stability and distance 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, higher launch, and the most forgiveness. Lastly, the Triple Diamond will appeal to better players; it will be Callaway’s #1 model on Tour, with very neutral trajectory and interchangeable weights.”
For more information: https://www.callawaygolf.com/golf-clubs/drivers/drivers-2023-paradym-x.html
Callaway Paradym Irons
Callaway Golf’s new Paradym and Paradym X iron models are made with what they are calling “Paradym Shift Construction,” featuring a hollow body filled with urethane spheres and an AI-designed forged face.
Fast Facts Paradym Series Irons
- Hollow body with urethane microspheres
- AI-designed forged 455 face cup
- Speed Frame
- Internal & external tungsten weighting
- Stock shafts: Aldila Ascent PL Blue, Project X Hzrdus Silver, True Temper Elevate MPH
- Stock grip: Callaway Universal
- $200 per iron, set of seven $1,400 available Feb.24, 2023
- Better players distance iron category
- 67g tungsten weighting
- Stock lofts: 5-iron 23°, pitching wedge 42°
- Paradym X
- Game-improvement category
- 79g tungsten weighting
- Stock lofts: 5-iron 21.5°, pitching wedge 41°
Callaway Paradym Irons: WYNTK
Callaway worked hard to create the new Paradym iron models, telling me they targeted producing both “the best of ball speed and feel” and used what they call “Paradym Shift Construction.” This isn’t just hype and starts with their AI software which was used to design a very strong forged face that the company says provides added ball speed as well as a higher launch with more consistency shot to shot.
The iron’s hollow head is filled with small urethane balls and includes the sophisticated frame design designed with added stiffness to facilitate energy transfer to the face and, thus, the ball. The urethane spheres help with the iron’s feel and sound.
Tungsten weights are used inside and outside for balance and better launch characteristics while helping to retain ball speed when the impact is not in the face’s center.
Scott Manwaring (Sr. R&D Director – Irons and Hybrids) said in the announcement, “There is a noticeable tick up in ball speed. We’re super pleased about that, but the main thing is we’re getting better and better with the 455 Face Cup with our A.I. The amount of effort we’re putting into A.I. in irons is a lot more work because we have to do it for the wedges, we have to do it for the long irons, we have to do it for the mid irons. But we’re seeing the results, where shots high on the face and spin consistency are just phenomenal.”
For more information: https://www.callawaygolf.com/paradymirons