What's new? How much does it cost? And how does it perform? Jack Backhouse brings you the low down on Callaway's new Paradym Triple Diamond driver

How does Callaway’s new low-spin player’s driver perform? Find out in our Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond driver review.

Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond Driver Review: NCG Summary

Callaway Paradym triple diamond driver
4.5 star review
NCG SUMMARY

This driver is as intimidating at address as a tour driver should be to us mere mortals. The head is compact, deep, and wants to be hit hard.

This is perfect for players who know they will find the centre of the face regularly and are willing to forgo forgiveness for maximum power and workability.

PROS

  • Looks amazing behind the ball
  • Really impressive ball speeds
  • Will play brilliantly in the wind

CONS

  • Will not suit low-speed players or slicers
  • Low spinning head will mean proper custom fitting is a must

First Impressions

For me, straight away, I much prefer the way the Paradym Triple Diamond looks compared to the Rogue ST model. The new colour scheme gives you a real premium feel, a similar feeling you get when you see a Rolls Royce.

Callaway Paradym triple diamond

NCG Review

This driver is a thing of beauty. I love how Callaway have rounded the head and made it more compact; it looks smaller than it actually is. It definitely has a player’s feel at address with the super deep face; you certainly feel like you can swing it hard.

Paradym triple diamond driver

Straight away, the driver feels really powerful at impact and the ball rockets off the face. Compared to last year’s Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS, the Paradym produced ball speeds 2-3mph quicker, which is brilliant news for players looking for more distance.

I was able to average nearly 3mph more club head speed with the Paradym Triple Diamond driver, which is thanks to the new 360-degree carbon chassis. The triaxial carbon crown and forged carbon sole make it 44% lighter than drivers with the traditional titanium chassis, which means weight can be redistributed.

flightscope data

Although the club and ball speeds are great, I struggled a little bit with launch angle and spin, which you need optimising for the best-performing driver. This is to be expected with it being a ‘players’ low spin head, and just means I need to further refine shaft selection and loft for optimal results.

One of the benefits of the Paradym Triple Diamond head is that there are 2 interchangeable weights on the sole that can be moved to lower or increase launch and spin. Tour players are always looking to adjust the finer details to squeeze every last bit of performance possible out of the head, and this is a great way to do it.

My dispersion on the test was pretty small, which Callaway say is down to their all-new A.I. designed face and jailbreak system, which provides stability in both horizontal and torsional directions. This, too, is lighter than before, which makes the driver better on off-centre hits.

I took the Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond driver out onto the course for 9 holes to further test its performance. Despite it being small, at address, you really want to give it maximum power. The face sits slightly open, which is great for the better player who tends to hook the ball.

Callaway paradym driver

The only criticism I could have about the Paradym Triple Diamond driver is that my miss-hits performance seemed to drop quite a lot. Shots not from the middle of the face didn’t seem to spin enough to stay in the air and would go shorter than I’d expected.

This could be solved with a trip to Callaway headquarters and a serious custom fit I’m sure, but if you are looking for forgiveness, this may not be the model of the Paradym for you. This is definitely a club for a tour player or a quality striker of the ball.

I absolutely could put this driver in the bag and play with it for the 2023 season. It’s given me the fastest ball speeds on test and I love the way it looks. It’s up to me to control the strike!

Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond Driver Review: The Details

Available: 24/02/2023

RRP: £599

Lofts: 8°, 9°, 10.5°

Featured shafts:
Project X Hzrdus Black 60g R
Mitsubishi Chemical Kai’li White 60g S, X – 70g S, X

More information: Callaway Website

How do we test golf clubs?

To test this product we travelled to West Cliffs a leading European golf course just North of Lisbon. The idea was to get some warmer weather and escape our frozen British courses. It of course rained, a lot, was very windy. Each of our test team were allocated a category of golf clubs, fairways, or a specific type of driver or iron.

We gathered data on a Trackman 4 or FlightScope. We used Titliest Pro V1 for all tests. The samples we have are either fully fitted for our testers or ordered in our assumed specs. We are then able to optimise performance by swapping shafts and playing with the adjustability.

As well as that dry testing all of the product was tested on course in a comparative environment with other product from the same category. We recognise that no testing process is perfect and just aim to be fair in our treatment, transparent in our process and candid in our feedback.

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Jack Backhouse

Jack is a PGA Golf Professional who specialises in coaching. He also loves his golf equipment and getting into the data of the latest clubs on the market. Jack has quickly become a go-to for expertise on a wide range of golf products but specialises in reviewing hardware. If you are looking for some new golf clubs make sure you have checked out his latest driver, fairway wood or iron reviews. He previously worked in wealth management, all of this means that number crunching and launch monitors are his favourite thing in the world. Jack is a member at Sandmoor Golf Club and regularly gets out on the golf course to maintain his scratch handicap.

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