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 fairway wood
How does the Triple Diamond Model of Callaway’s new Paradym range perform? Find out in our Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond fairway wood review.
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Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond fairway wood review: NCG Summary
I love the looks, feel and performance of this fairway wood. Callaway have overhauled the appearance and design of this year’s fairway woods, and they are the best-looking ever.
The Paradym Triple Diamond fairway wood is perfect for players who use their fairway wood from the tee a lot and want maximum distance.
- 10/10 for looks
- Really long
- Excellent off the tee
- Deep face is intimidating
- Low spin design means miss strikes may not perform well
This is probably the best-looking fairway wood I have ever seen. The dark blue carbon and gold weights clash wonderfully, and the head shape is perfect. The head’s profile is pretty small, but the deep face makes it appear almost like a mini driver, and you feel like you are going to hit bombs.
As soon as I pulled the headcover off the Paradym Triple Diamond fairway, I was excited to hit it. There are not many feelings as satisfying as flushing a low bullet with a 3 wood, and with the Paradym Triple Diamond as pretty as it is, it makes them feel all that much sweeter.
As this is the Triple Diamond iteration of Callaway’s new Paradym range, it has a radically different design than its brothers. Its design is for a stronger player who is specifically looking for a low launch, low spin ball flight.
To facilitate this, the Paradym Triple Diamond fairway wood has a heavy tungsten speed cartridge on the sole and Triaxial Carbon Crown, which moves the CoG lower and closer to the face, which lowers your flight.
This is very noticeable when trying to hit this club from the turf from the fairway or in the light rough, as a less-than-perfect strike doesn’t produce much height. It does, however, make it a perfect weapon from the tee.
Some of the ball speeds I achieved with the Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond fairway are out of this world. 154mph is not far away from some of the drives I hit and the distance is impressive too. I did see some issues with low spin and the ball dropping out of the sky, but this is to be expected from the low-spin tour head and a non-tour ball-striking display.
The crazy ball speeds are thanks to Callaway’s A.I Designed Jailbreak Batwing structure and high-strength face cup. The face of the club is allowed to flex more and reacts better on off-centre hits, so the ball speeds stay high regardless of the strike.
I took the Paradym Triple Diamond fairway out onto the course for a thorough testing experience, and it was very impressive. I used it from every tee and hit it often to places where I would normally hit the driver, which was crazy considering I am using a very up-to-date driver.
The issue I had with it was when attempting shots from the ground. The grass was wet and it was only 4 degrees, so you could say less than optimal conditions, but it did prove difficult to get and stay up in the air. Jon Rahm may not struggle with this shot, but I did.
The Paradym Triple Diamond fairway will certainly not suit everyone and also may not be what you are looking for from a fairway wood. If you are looking for a long club to hit from the tee, it is perfect. You can even choose the 3+ wood model and have it in 13.5 degrees for more distance.
If you are comfortable hitting drivers everywhere and want a fairway more for 2nd shots into long par 4s and 5s you might find one of the more shallow heads more suitable.
I hit loads of drivers and love doing it, so I don’t think this iteration of the Paradym will end up in my bag this year. I am fairly certain; however, it will be the longest fairway I do hit this year, and that’s mightily impressive.
Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond fairway review: The Details
Available: 24th February 2023
Lofts: 3+ wood 13.5° – 3 wood 15° – 5 wood 18°
Featured shafts: Project X HZRDUS Black 70g Reg – Mitsubishi Chemical Kai’Li White 70g/80g Stiff/X stiff
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 Titleist Pro V1 for all tests. Our samples are either fully fitted for our testers or ordered in our assumed specs. We can then 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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