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Callaway launches Paradym Ai Smoke Triple Diamond Max driver

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Give me a Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Triple Diamond driver but make it Max. Callaway engineers have taken the tour staple triple diamond head and boosted its size from 450 to 460cc’s. “By doing that we’ve created a more forgiving head while still keeping the same great shape that’s beloved on tour,” said Callaway’s advanced R&D manager Nick Yontz. The driver offers more spin than Triple Diamond standard — and thus more workability and forgiveness.

In contrast to the standard Triple Diamond, which features 14 and two-gram weights. The Ai Smoke Triple Diamond Max is equipped with 10-gram and four-gram interchangeable weights, which contributes to greater overall stability. According to Callaway, the driver plays more neutral than the neutral-to-fade-bias Triple Diamond.

Comparison of the Triple Diamond and Triple Diamond Max faces.

Discussing testing on tour, Nick Yontz, advanced R&D manager, said:

“We first brought this head out for Tour testing in November last year. Players would step up and we had it matched up to their gamer driver specs. They would swing, and we saw consistently good ball flights – very stable. It was the word ‘stable’ that continued to be used by players.”

“They would continue to split the fairway and what that caused them to do was to start swinging faster. They had this excitement that, ‘This thing doesn’t go offline. I can keep swinging harder and harder and it maintains that straight flight’”

“We were seeing players. that would have small gains in ball speed from just the driver head alone, but then the swing speed would increase the more and more swings they made. By the end of it, they really saw meaningful gains in ball speed and distance.”

As a refresher on the Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke driver family — which now includes Paradym Ai Smoke Max, Paradym Ai Smoke Max D, Paradym Smoke Max Fast, Paradym Ai Smoke Triple Diamond, and Paradym Ai Smoke Triple Diamond Max — check out our launch piece.

Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Triple Diamond Max: Pricing, specs, availability

Price: $599.99

Loft options: 9, 10.5 degrees

Stock shaft: Project X Denali Blue

At retail: June 7

 

 

 

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  1. Pingback: Three Swing Challenge: Testing the Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Triple Diamond Max driver – GolfWRX

  2. R

    Jun 5, 2024 at 3:28 pm

    So they call it the Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Triple Diamond Max.

    Sounds like an NFL play call. Did Peyton Manning sign with the Callaway marketing department?

  3. IvanDrago

    May 22, 2024 at 11:58 am

    I’ve literally just bought a triple diamond but would have bought this if I’d known. What a joke

  4. JB

    May 22, 2024 at 9:41 am

    These surprise launches are a gut punch to many that have already bought a trip diamond or a max.

  5. Mathias

    May 21, 2024 at 10:55 pm

    Callaway must be struggling. This has all the signs of a tactic to hit their Q2 sales target. These drivers will probably ship out to stores and invoice on May 31st. Quick way to make an extra $3 to $5 million. It’s a risky decision though since they’re forcing retailers to stock it when the buying season is almost over. I would imagine the retailers are less than thrilled.

  6. H

    May 21, 2024 at 11:18 am

    Losing the sales fight to the other 10Ks, huh. Hilarious

    • stephen

      May 21, 2024 at 7:13 pm

      I case you did notknow Callaway sales more clubs than any otherclub company in u.s. and around the world by far hands down for amateurs and tour pros

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Three Swing Challenge: Testing the Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Triple Diamond Max driver

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Callaway recently released the Paradym Ai Smoke Triple Diamond Max Driver, and BK is ready to see where it stacks up in this week’s Three Swing Challenge!

Why three swings?

Many years ago, the legendary Barney Adams, founder of Adams Golf told us this:

“My formula as a fitter was three shots only. I discounted No. 1 just because it was the first one, counted 100 percent of No. 2 and discounted No. 3 because the player was starting to adjust.”

Read more about the Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Triple Diamond Max driver in our launch piece.

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Adam Scott switches into Titleist GT2 driver at Pinehurst

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

As for the driver, Scott started the year off bouncing between a Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Triple Diamond and a TaylorMade Qi10 driver, before settling into the TaylorMade setup for most of 2024. It seemed that Scott had found his driver, which was equipped with a Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 6X shaft – and that’s what he used up until last week at the RBC Canadian Open.

This week at the 2024 U.S. Open, however, a new driver entered into the conversation: Titleist’s new GT2 model, which was first introduced to PGA TOUR players at the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday, and remains unreleased to the public.

Scott being the prolific tester that he is, of course he would test out an all-new driver!

After picking up about 2 mph of ball speed during testing with the GT2 head, GolfWRX.com confirmed on Wednesday afternoon that Scott plans to use the GT2 come competition time on Thursday.

Scott is joining a slew of other players who have switched into the GT2 model – a list that includes Patrick Cantlay, Wyndham Clark, Will Zalatoris, and standout amateur Gordon Sargent.

Read the full piece here. 

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Matteo Manassero WITB 2024 (June)

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Driver: Titleist TSR3 (10 degrees, A1 SureFit setting)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus TR Red 6 X

3-wood: Titleist TSR2 (15 degrees, A1 SureFit setting)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD IZ

Hybrid: Titleist TSR3 (19 degrees, A1 SureFit setting)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD IZ Hybrid 85 X

Irons: Titleist U505 (2), Titleist T200 (4), Titleist T100 (4-PW)
Shafts: Graphite Design Tour AD IZ Hybrid 95 X (2), Project X 6.5 (4-PW)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM10 (50-08F, 54-10S), WedgeWorks (58-A+)
Shafts: Project X Wedge 6.5

Putter: Scotty Cameron SB-2

Grips: Golf Pride MCC Align

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

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

 

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