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Paradym X

Hot List Gold 2023

Our Review:

WHAT IT DOES: The Paradym X features the same technology as the Paradym iron in the players-distance category: hollow-body construction, variable-thickness cupface and internal urethane microspheres. The high-strength 455 stainless steel typically used in metalwoods allowed Callaway engineers to design a face that’s thinner than if they had used traditional stainless steel. This results in a fast-flexing face with select areas stiffened to allow the cupface to transfer energy to the ball more efficiently. 

WHY WE LIKE IT: If the players-distance Paradym is a luxury car, the Paradym X is a monster truck. The face has more pop than a champagne cork, and the beefier head size, topline and sole provide comfort to golfers lacking some confidence. Hidden but still very important are a pair of tungsten weights (as much as 67 grams) that precisely locate the center of gravity of each iron—an internal one places the CG in line with the center of the face and an external one drives the CG lower. Why should you care? The tungsten also helps mis-hits, or in layman’s terms, it can be the difference between hitting the green or dumping it in the bunker. Read more>>

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Price: $200 (per iron)
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Ratings
Performance

50%*

Innovation

30%*

Look / Sound / Feel

20%*

* Percentage of total score

Player Comments
High-Handicapper
A lot of really good spring, explosiveness off the face. Really long and a true flight. A couple of ones that caught more ground were really forgiving.
Handicap, 12
High-Handicapper
A springy feel at impact—the ball really felt like it's compressing and rebounding off the face. You look up, and it's just tearing through the sky. Incredibly easy to hit. Incredibly forgiving on your mis-hits.
Handicap, 15
Medium-Handicapper
“I love the chrome finish. This club is powerful, and the feel is the softest in this category. Power to spare. The ball just goes.”
Handicap, 6
Club Specs
Models Dexterity Price
Paradym X Left Hand / Right Hand $200

Paradym X

Name Loft Length
5I 21.50 38.25
7I 27.50 37.00
PW 41.00 35.75

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From the Manufacturer
Description

Distance irons are obviously long, but discerning players also want an exceptionally high level of feel. So why not have both in one club? Our Paradym Shift Construction combines a Forged 455 Face with the all-new Speed Frame, giving you get the best of both. The Paradym X Irons are designed for golfers who are looking for an iron that’s incredibly long with premium forged feel.

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