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2024 Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke irons — GolfWRX Launch Report

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What you need to know: At the core of Callaway’s new Ai Paradym Smoke irons is the Ai Smart Face. With the Ai Smart Face, these irons are designed to promote exceptional distance, tight dispersion into the green, and optimal launch in a modern construction. The new shape consists of longer blade lengths, thinner toplines, and optimized sole widths in a bid to create a forgiving, yet streamlined look at address. In addition, an all-new Dynamic Sole Design features a pre-worn leading edge with variable bounce that cuts through the turf with efficiency.

2024 Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke irons: What’s new, key technology

  • AI Smart Face: The all-new Ai Smart Face optimizes iron performance using swing data from thousands of real golfers. This set of swing dynamics, or Swing Code, consists of swing speed, club delivery, and face orientation just prior to impact. The result is a face that is designed to promote maximum distance with tight dispersion into the green.
  • New design with Classic Back construction: The Ai Smoke irons feature a modern shape consisting of longer blade lengths, thinner toplines, and optimized sole widths to create a forgiving, yet streamlined look at address. The Ai Smoke HL and Max Fast irons are designed in a deep cavity back construction. This proven design is combined with precision tungsten weighting to produce a low, deep CG for a high apex. An all-new shape consists of longer blade lengths and optimal sole and topline widths to create a confident, yet clean look at address. The Max Fast irons feature more loft and lightweight components, including a 40-gram shaft, to ensure an easy, high launch.
  • Dynamic Sole Design: The all-new Dynamic Sole Design features a pre-worn leading edge with variable bounce that bids to cut through the turf with extreme efficiency. This dynamic design promotes crisp contact on all shots and is engineered to provide exceptional forgiveness.

 

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Additional model details

Ai Smoke: Best suited for golfers with average to high swing speeds looking to maximize distance and improve dispersion.

Ai Smoke HL: Designed for higher launch and more spin for players that need those added benefits.

Max Fast: Built to optimize swing speed and increase launch.

What Callaway says

Brian Williams, vice president of research & development…

“It starts with the work we did on Swing Codes specific to irons, and they’re very different. You don’t see quite the exaggeration that you see on woods around path and face angle. What you do see is wide variations in speed, and we saw that players with speed and players with slower speeds had fundamentally different outcomes. Especially when we look at stronger lofted modern spec packages, players with speed can generate plenty of launch and spin with those spec packages, but players that are slower with launch conditions.

“So we started with players with speed, and we talked about using AI to harness that power with a modern hollow body construction. It allows us to harness that power and speed, and to really work on dispersion control. As we’re adding distance, we’re working to control that downrange dispersion result that helps this to be a longer and more accurate golf club.”

Pricing, specs, availability

Lofts

Standard shafts: True Temper Elevate (steel), Project X Cypher 2.0, Mitsubishi Eldio, Tensei (graphite)

Grips: Lamkin Crossline, Winn Dri-Tac 2.0

Pricing: $999.99 steel, $1,099 graphite

Pre-sale/at retail: 1/12, 2/9

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Gianni is the Managing Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected].

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Edoardo Molinari WITB 2024 (June)

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  • Edoardo Molinari what’s in the bag accurate as of the U.S. Open. 

Driver: Titleist TSi3 (8 degrees, B1 SureFit setting)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw White 65 TX

3-wood: Titleist TS3 (13.5 degrees, C1 SureFit setting)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw White 75 TX

Hybrid: Titleist TSi3 (19 degrees, B1 SureFit setting)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 90 HY TX

Irons: Titleist 620 CB (4-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM10 (52-08F, 56-08M), Titleist Vokey Design SM10 Prototype (60-04T)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Putter: L.A.B. Golf Mezz.1 Max

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

See more in-hand photos of Molinari’s clubs here. 

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Tiger Woods WITB 2024 (June)

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  • Tiger Woods WITB accurate as of the U.S. Open.

Driver: TaylorMade Qi10 LS (10.5 degrees @9.75)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD VF 6 X (45 inches)

3-wood: TaylorMade Qi10 Tour (15 degrees @13.5)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD VF 7 X

Irons: 2021 TaylorMade P770 (2) 2023 TaylorMade P770 (3), TaylorMade P7TW (4-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 Mid (2), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (3-PW)

Wedges: TaylorMade MG4 Raw (56-12TW Proto, 60-TW11 Proto)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS prototype
Grip: Ping PP58 Blackout

Ball: Bridgestone Tour B X (2024)

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord 58R

Check out more in-hand photos of Tiger Woods’ WITB in the forums.

 

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Scottie Scheffler’s winning WITB: 2024 Memorial Tournament

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Driver: TaylorMade Qi10 (8 degrees @8.25, D4 swing weight) Buy here.
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 7 X (45 inches)

3-wood: TaylorMade Qi10 (15 degrees @14.25) Buy here.
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 8 X (42 5/16 inches, tipped 1.5 inch, D3 swing weight)

Irons: Srixon ZU85 (3, 4) Buy here, TaylorMade P7TW (5-PW) Buy here.
Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 Hybrid Prototype 10 X (3), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (50-12F, 56-14F) Buy here, Titleist Vokey Design WedgeWorks Proto (60-T) Buy here.
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour X Buy here.
Grip: Golf Pride Pro Only

  • Hosel: L-Neck
  • Length: 35.5 inches
  • Site line: True Path with Full Line
  • Loft: 3 degrees
  • Lie: 72 degrees
  • Insert: Surlyn Pure Roll

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet

Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Buy here.

Check out more in-hand photos of Scottie Scheffler’s clubs here.

The winning WITB is presented by 2nd Swing Golf. 2nd Swing has more than 100,000 new and pre-swung golf clubs available in six store locations and online. Check them out here.

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