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GolfWRX Launch Report: 2023 Callaway Paradym drivers

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What you need to know: An almost completely carbon fiber body is the “paradigm shift” of Callaway’s Paradym driver (360° Carbon Chassis). Eliminating titanium from the body of the club allowed engineers to distribute weight in a manner that “breaks the tradeoff between incredible distance and exceptional forgiveness,” according to the company. There are three models in the family: Paradym (designed for the broadest group of golfers), Paradym X (draw biased), Paradym Triple Diamond (compact, lowest spinning, lowest launching, fade biased). 

Exploded view of the Paradym driver showcasing the 360° Carbon Chassis and latest iteration of Jailbreak A.I. face technology.

 

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2023 Callaway Paradym drivers: What’s new, key technology

  • Industry-First 360° Carbon Chassis: Allows for “unprecedented weight redistribution for maximized distance.” The combination of the Triaxial Carbon Crown and Forged Carbon Sole are 45 percent lighter than a titanium chassis allowing weight to be pushed forward (promoting ball speed) and back (higher MOI) in the clubhead.
  • New Jailbreak A.I.: The latest iteration of A.I. designed Jailbreak is 33-percent lighter and provides both horizontal and torsional stability.
  • New A.I Designed Face: Focused on downrange dispersion, Paradym features an improved A.I. designed face.
  • Face Cup and Forged Titanium Face: The first Callaway driver to feature Face Cup technology, which is joined with a titanium face for improved energy transfer to the golf ball.

Detail of the Jailbreak A.I. and A.I. designed face.

Additional model details

Paradym: With high MOI and adjustable perimeter weighting, Paradym fits the largest segment of the fitting bell curve. High launch, low spin, neutral ball flight.

Paradym X: Draw-biased, high-launching, high-MOI driver. Larger profile. Most forgiving driver in the lineup.

Paradym Triple Diamond: Low spin, low launch. Slightly smaller (450 cc) profile). Paradym is designed for the better player who is looking to work the ball. Neutral bias.

What Callaway says

Evan Gibbs, Callaway’s R&D Woods Director, gave this overview of the Paradym technology:

“The 360° Carbon Chassis really refers to the center portion of the driver that’s made completely of carbon composite. Two proprietary materials to Callaway, on the top we have a Triaxial Carbon Crown, it’s a continuous carbon fiber that’s woven and creates a very thin lightweight structure. And then in the bottom, we have a Forged Carbon which consists of bundles of chopped fibers that are forged into shape.

“This gives us an advantage over traditional composites and allows us to mold it into some complex geometries and gives a lot better control of the thickness of the part. So we can strategically thicken and thin it out where it needs to be in order to get the right strength and stiffness. It’s a big advantage because it takes out all the metal in the middle portion of the clubhead.

“There’s no titanium or aluminum reinforcements, this is 100% carbon composite bonded together, and it’s about 44% lighter than a Titanium chassis, so that gives us a ton of discretionary weight that we can take out of the middle of the clubhead and move into different areas to enhance performance. A lot of it is in the back of the clubhead to give some adjustability and higher MOI, and some of it shifted to the front to enhance the ball speed technologies.”

A look at the interior of the 360 Carbon Chassis.

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Paradym

Paradym X

Paradym Triple Diamond

Pricing and availability

Lofts

  • Paradym: 9, 10.5, 12
  • Paradym X: 9, 10.5, 12
  • Paradym Triple Diamond: 8, 9, 10.5

Stock shafts: Aldila Ascent PL Blue, Project X HZRDUS Silver, Project X HZRDUS Black, Mitsubishi Kai’li White

Stock grip: Golf Pride Tour Velvet

Price: $599.99

Product at retail: February 24

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  13. Shallowface

    Jan 6, 2023 at 9:30 am

    The sole reminds me of a house ball at a bowling establishment.

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  15. Siuuu

    Jan 5, 2023 at 7:58 pm

    In the end it’s just all glued together

  16. Tom K

    Jan 5, 2023 at 7:41 pm

    Why is Callaway morphing into TaylorMade?

  17. Tom K

    Jan 5, 2023 at 1:26 pm

    Old jailbreak technology out, new jailbreak technology in.

  18. dat

    Jan 5, 2023 at 1:11 pm

    These aren’t $600 for all models are they? I heard $725 street price with any of the actually good shafts. Hope I am wrong. $600 is insane as-is.

  19. Ed

    Jan 5, 2023 at 11:57 am

    New Tech is not necessarily better tech. Let’s have somebody (Callaway should do this) give us a comparison of distance and dispersion with this $600 extravagance compared to last year’s model. Impress me with performance not tech.

  20. Garrett

    Jan 4, 2023 at 11:29 pm

    I’m super excited that Callaway is really pushing the boundaries of what is possible, and doing exactly what Taylormade did last year.

  21. ericsokp

    Jan 4, 2023 at 11:23 pm

    $600! Ouch …

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Why Wyndham Clark is playing a brand-new driver and an old putter this week

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Editor’s note: This is an excerpt of an article originally filed for PGATour.com’s Equipment Report by our Andrew Tursky. Read the full piece here. 

At the top end of the bag, Clark is set to change into Titleist’s new GT2 driver during the first week it’s being made available to PGA TOUR players. On Monday, Titleist officially unveiled its new lineup of GT drivers and fairway woods, and Clark plans to become one of the early adopters of the new technology as competition begins on Thursday at Muirfield Village Golf Club.

Interestingly, Clark was relatively late to make a permanent switch into the company’s previous TSR3 driver. Although the TSR drivers first launched in 2022, Clark was back-and-forth with the 2020 TSi3 driver and the 2022 TSR3 driver until the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in 2024.

On Wednesday, GolfWRX.com caught up with Clark to get his take on the new GT2 driver, and why he’s switching so quickly.

“It’s faster (than my previous TSR3),” Clark said. “I felt like I got 2-3 mph more ball speed, which is amazing. And it has really consistent spin, which is obviously huge for what we do out here.”

…On the bottom end of the bag, Clark will likely play his first event since 2023 without an Odyssey Jailbird putter in the bag.

In case you forgot, Clark and Rickie Fowler were the trendsetters who brought the 2014 Odyssey Versa Jailbird back to the forefront of the golf market in 2023. Clark then switched into the upgraded Odyssey Ai Jailbird during the week of his win at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

This week, however, Clark is going back in time, switching into a PXG prototype mallet that he used in 2022.

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Driver: Titleist TSi2 (8 degrees, B1 SureFit setting)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7 X

3-wood: Titleist TS3 (15 degrees, B1 SureFit setting)
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Grip: SuperStroke Zenergy 1.0PT

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Driver: Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Triple Diamond (10.5 degrees @12.5)
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