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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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  7. Shallowface

    Jan 6, 2023 at 9:30 am

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

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  9. Siuuu

    Jan 5, 2023 at 7:58 pm

    In the end it’s just all glued together

  10. Tom K

    Jan 5, 2023 at 7:41 pm

    Why is Callaway morphing into TaylorMade?

  11. Tom K

    Jan 5, 2023 at 1:26 pm

    Old jailbreak technology out, new jailbreak technology in.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. ericsokp

    Jan 4, 2023 at 11:23 pm

    $600! Ouch …

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VRST Golf unveils new clothing line for 2023

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This week, a new golf clothing line was announced by VRST Golf.

The brand launched in 2021 and is a men’s apparel line that brings style and versatility to both the athlete and everyday man, where pieces can be worn for training to casually getting around town.

With the Golf season right around the corner, their first-ever golf collection brings modern style that can be worn on-course and off. You can find all of the available items here: VRST

VRST Golf offers versatile and trendy golf tops, bottoms, and layering pieces. The line provides styling options for the versatile golfer with gear that goes beyond the course. The collection is now available online and at select DICK’S Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy locations and will be expanding to over 180 store locations by end of February.

Check out VRST’s launch video here:

 

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Odyssey Tri-Hot 5K lineup now includes mallets

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What you need to know: In January 2022, in the name of creating a blades with the MOI of mallets and forward CG, Odyssey threw everything at the wall with the Tri-Hot 5K family of blade putters: stainless steel, tungsten, 6061 aircraft grade aluminum. A year later, the company is bringing the same technology package to mallets with the Rossie and Seven models. The Tri-Hot 5K lineup now stands at seven putters (four with multiple necks).

2023 Odyssey Tri-Hot putters: Features and technology

Engineers applied the “Tri-Hot formula” utilized in blade putters in 2022 to move CG forward and raise MOI for a more forgiving mallet design — and a 5,000 IZZ inertia level (hence “5K”). Golfers will see improved speed and spin control, as well as consistency on off-center hits, according to the company, resulting in golf balls that finish closer to the hole when sub-optimally struck.

Stainless steel front: Odyssey touts the side-spin reducing capabilities of the 303 stainless steel hosel and face area for off-center putts. Tighter dispersion and putts that a more likely to go in results. Acting in a complementary fashion, the rear of the mallets are milled for tighter shape and weight tolerances that allows the CG to remain forward.

Tungsten front weights: Up to 120 grams of tungsten is positioned behind the face in the heel and toe sections of the putter heads. The resulting forward CG improves roll and increases inertia.

Interchangeable front weights: Available in 5, 10, 15 and 20 grams to dial in head weight and performance.

White Hot insert: 2023 Tri-Hot 5K putters add the iconic two-part urethane White Hot insert, which was originally developed using the same material as Callaway’s Rule 35 golf ball. White Hot, with its “firm but soft” properties has been a long-time favorite of Callaway staffers and recreational golfers. According to Callaway, “They’ve been asking for us to bring these technologies back and we’ve listened.” Can’t argue with that.

Stroke Lab shaft: The newest generation of Callaway’s multi-material Stroke Lab shaft features a shortened steel section and reduced weight (seven grams). Additionally it is stiffer. All of this leads to more stability and consistency.

Additional model details

Full lineup details — and who they’re for — including 2022 releases, via Callaway. 

One: A classically shaped heel toe weighted putter with a crank neck hosel creating moderate toe hang making it suitable for strokes that have moderate arc and face rotation

Two: A classically shaped heel toe weighted putter with a crank neck hosel creating moderate toe hang making it suitable for strokes that have moderate arc and face rotation. Less rounded than the One.

Three: A classically shaped heel toe weighted putter with a flow neck hosel yielding more toe hang making it suitable for strokes with more aggressive swing arc and face rotation

Double Wide (CH, CB): CH: A wide blade with a crank neck hosel yielding moderate toe hang making it suitable for strokes with moderate swing arc and face rotation. CS: Face-balanced center shafted wide blade making it suitable for strokes with minimal swing arc and face rotation

Triple Wide (DB, CS): DB: A face-balanced double bend wide blade making it suitable for strokes with minimal swing arc and face rotation. CS: A face-balanced center shafted wide blade making it suitable for strokes with minimal swing arc and face rotation.

Rossie: (DB, S): DB: A face-balanced double bend mallet suitable for strokes with minimal arc and face rotation. S: A mallet with a short slant hosel, suitable for strokes with arc and face rotation.

Seven (DB, S, CH): DB: A face-balanced double bend mallet suitable for strokes with minimal arc and face rotation. S:  mallet with a short slant hosel, suitable for strokes with arc and face rotation. CH: a mallet with a crank hosel, suitable for strokes with moderate arc and face rotation.

Pricing and availability

At retail: March 2, 2022

Price: $399.99

Standard grip: Odyssey Tri-Hot 5K Pistol

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Best players irons of 2023 – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing the best ‘Players’ irons of 2023. WRXer ‘odshot68’ kicks off the thread saying, “Looking to get a new set of players irons this spring and wondering what you guys like. Distance control is very important; I’m not a fan of irons with hotspots,” and our members have been selecting their favorites from recent releases in our forum.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • noodle3872: “Titleist T100/T100S should be in the conversation.”
  • sadclevelandsports: “I love my T100s, but recently tried the new Cobra CBs, and they are just as high quality.”
  • edwelly: “I have been fortunate enough to have several nice sets of irons. A couple of Maura sets and, most recently, the Bridgestone J40s. Today I took out my new Srixon ZX5/ZX7s, and they are phenomenal irons. I cannot recommend those enough. “
  • KevCannon: “T100 should be on the shortlist to try.”

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