Callaway offers Paradym drivers with 'first major' theme
The Callaway Paradym driver was launched with three primary retail models and a total of 11 versions (not counting left-handed options) on the USGA’s list of conforming driver heads. It’s now going to be available in two more versions with a decided cosmetics nod to the first men's major of the year.
Part of the Callaway Customs program, the company announced that there now will be a limited-edition run of Paradym and Paradym ⬥⬥⬥ models that feature a distinct green and yellow aesthetic. The coloring is present on the sole of the driver’s carbon-composite body. Like all Paradym models, that unsupported carbon-composite shell wraps completely around the midsection, joining the cupface on the front and a backweighted rear section. That midsection, which is made of two different composite sections including the forged composite sole piece that features the custom graphics, saves about 20 grams compared to the titanium it replaces.
Paradym drivers have been used by the winner of a PGA Tour event seven times since the start of January, including three wins from Jon Rahm and last week’s most recent victory by Sam Burns at the WGC-Dell Match Play. The majority of those wins have come with versions of the tour-preferred Paradym ⬥⬥⬥.
The Paradym Limited Edition drivers ($700) are available in 9- and 10.5-degree lofts (right-hand only) and include a custom cosmetic HZRDUS Silver shaft with a black/green Golf Pride New Decade MCC grip. The Paradym ⬥⬥⬥ custom models are in a more select supply and are only available through Callaway’s website. Also included is a custom headcover with green and yellow trim.
Paradym / Paradym X / Paradym ♢♢♢
WHAT IT DOES: These three models all feature thin titanium faces and distinctive weighting systems to optimize three different ball-flight trajectories. The carbon-composite body is free of titanium and other metal support structures except for the newest version of Callaway’s flex-enhancing “jailbreak” brace behind the face. The use of carbon composite also saves about 20 grams for engineers to use along the perimeter to enhance forgiveness.
WHY WE LIKE IT: For Callaway, the driver isn’t just a story about how flexible the face can be designed or how much mass a lightweight body might save. Those attributes are a given. What makes these drivers special is how the faces and the intricate carbon-composite bodies are integrated to maximize distance and minimize dispersion for each player type. Read more>>