Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond Driver Review

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The Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond driver has a sleek, compact look at address.  Two weight ports make this like two drivers in one.  Lower launch and spin than the standard Paradym.

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Introduction

If you’re skiing, two black diamonds are an indication of an “experts only” run.  Beginners risk serious injury on those slopes.

In Callaway’s world, three diamonds are an indication of a club for Tour or stronger players.  But thanks to continued improvements in technology, the newest generation of Triple Diamond clubs carries less risk of scorecard damage for the average player.

callaway paradym triple diamond driver address

Looks

The Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond driver looks substantially different at address compared to the standard Paradym driver.  While it’s only 10cc smaller (450 vs. 460), the gap seems larger as the Triple Diamond is shorter from front to back and slimmer on the sides.  The sides are shaved in so much, the overall shape is almost triangular.  Additionally, the Triple Diamond driver has no alignment aid.

What both drivers have in common is the standout blue carbon fiber crown.  These pictures show the crown in brighter conditions which makes the blue pop.  In darker conditions, the crown looks navy, almost black [see it HERE].

In the bag, the most eye-catching part of this driver is the marbled blue that covers most of the sole.  The Paradym branding sits prominently across the middle.  Finally, there is a weight port near the face and another hidden on the back edge.

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Sound & Feel

In sound and feel, the Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond driver has a clear connection to the standard Paradym without being a carbon copy.  The character of the impact sound is very similar – a poppy “thwack” at a mid-pitch.  Where the Triple Diamond differs is in its lower volume.  Even indoors, this driver is quiet.  This pairs well with an impact feel that’s solid and traditional.

The Triple Diamond also differs from the standard Paradym in feedback.  The Paradym covers up for your mistakes; the Triple Diamond does not.  When you miss the center, the impact sound dulls substantially.  Similarly, the feel of an off-center strike is dead.  If you’re not afraid of the truth about your strike quality, you’ll love this driver.

Performance

In my testing of the standard Callaway Paradym driver [review HERE], what really stood out was the forgiveness.  The ball speed was excellent, and it was extremely straight.  I was eager to see how much of that had to be sacrificed for lower spin in the Triple Diamond driver.

What I noticed right away was that the ball speed in the Triple Diamond was robust.  Thanks to a myriad of technologies – Jailbreak, A.I. designed face, and face cup – this club face is hot from end to end.  While mishits aren’t quite as fast as they are on the standard Paradym, they are much quicker than you would expect from a Tour-style driver.

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The Paradym Triple Diamond driver is markedly different than its predecessor, the Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS [review HERE], in one important way: it has two adjustable weights.  There’s a port on the back edge (above) and one on the sole near the face.  The two stock weights are 14 grams and 2 grams, and moving them makes a big difference.  First, it changes the way the club feels, so make sure you try it both ways before making a decision.

Beyond the feel, putting more weight toward the back make the Paradym Triple Diamond driver more stable.  This brings the performance closer to the standard Paradym.  You won’t feel much twisting on mishits, and more of your drives will fly straight.  Spin and launch will be lower than the standard Paradym.

If you want to lean all the way in on low spin and workability, place the heavier weight near the face.  For me, this resulted in noticeably lower spin.  However, there is a tradeoff in terms of stability.  With the weight forward, you will lose more ball speed on mishits, and it will be easier to hit crooked shots.

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Conclusion

Whether you need lower spin or are entranced by the beautiful address look, don’t be afraid to give the Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond driver a shot at your bag this year.  There’s more forgiveness than you might expect, especially with the heavier weight back.  As always make sure to get fit, and don’t be offended if your fitter gives you more loft – Jon Rahm is playing the 10.5 degree, too.

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Matt Saternus

23 Comments

  1. Hi Matt,

    Are the numbers you posted with the heavy weight forward or in the back (or am average of both)? Any chance you have both sets to get a sense of how the numbers differed when switching the weights around? Thanks again for a thorough and thoughtful review. Take care and have a great day.

    Cheers,
    Sean

  2. Nice. Too bad I can’t afford it. Senior citizen on limited income.

  3. 9° driver tested?

  4. Did you test the same shaft between this and the standard Paradym

    • Matt Saternus

      Bryn,

      I used both the Kai’li White and Ventus TR Blue in the Triple Diamond. The numbers here are from the latter.

      -Matt

  5. Great article best review of the driver I found.

  6. Great review. I’ve been playing this driver w/ the Ventus TR blue. Great driver!!!

  7. Julio De La Cruz

    I bought the 8 degree with a Hzdrs black 60 x-stiff and the ball is coming out too low. I was wondering if I should go to a 10.5 degrees with a mid-launch shaft like Tensei Orange or Blue.

    Any thoughts?

    • Matt Saternus

      Julio,

      My first piece of advice would be to get fit rather than playing the very expensive “buy to try” game.
      With that said, if you’re not going to be fit, I wouldn’t start changing multiple things at once. Going up 2.5 degrees of loft should make a big change. Do that first and then change the shaft if needed.

      -Matt

  8. Very Interesting! I have been following your Driver and Shaft evals for years when choosing equip to eval—as my specs are close to yours, and I need cut spin. I ended up testing & getting the previous Rogue ST Triple D (and Hzrdus Blue RDX) based on your eval…and it’s been perfect (and a spin killer!). With that, I went back and looked at your past Rogue ST eval and compared the numbers to the Paradym Triple Diamond numbers. You just saved me $800+ (and testing time) with this eval, as the past Rogue numbers are still too tough to beat! So thank you Matt…and keep the content coming; you provide us all with a fun and great starting point for testing clubs, shafts, and training aids!

  9. Great review Matt of this terrific club. I played the Rogue ST Max LS driver (with a variety of shafts) and liked it, but ‘love’ the Paradym TD 10.5* driver. TD won out vs Std. at a Callaway fitting day. Some would find it surprising for a 67 year old golfer (8 index, with gym and mobility work). The TD head (14 grams back) is paired with a Graphite Design Tour AD CQ (6-S) shaft which is amazing too. I do play it at 11.5* as the winter rains slowly leave northern CA. Winter distance is around 230 yards and summer driving should approach 250 yards total. The straightness of the TD head with low spin is great; Shot Scope says I’m top 5% in driving accuracy. As Matt describes, the Paradym TD can work for different players, so don’t dismiss it based on truisms. I tend to prefer a smaller, more traditional look so that bias had me lean toward it.

  10. matt milam

    I have a rogue st ,I have a maverik set at 8 degrees and I still hit them to high,I just bought this club a hoping to get it down to 7 degrees.I love hitting my irons high but not my driver.I play golf for fun play some tunes and drink a few beers,but I am competitive .I use to race motocross the hardest sport in the world.

  11. Nice review, Matt. I played this driver when it first came out for about 4-5 months. I went to last year’s Rogue TD and I’ve played it for a couple months now. Both are great drivers!! I’m now going back to Paradym TD as I think it’s better. On center strikes and especially strikes off toe and heel. Mishits lol. I think Paradym TD launches the ball higher also. Same 9* w/ventus blue velocore shaft. Matt I appreciate the hard work you guys put in to give us golfers valuable information.

  12. 10 hndcap play 919 forged, not driver consistant, have the paradym love it . So i figured ill try Paradym Triple diamond, I have the epic, and hit well, don’t hit the epic subzero as well. The point of my story is, I am bombing the paradym triple diamond.. with an extra stiff shaft by the way, and my swing speeds under 100 always borderline regular stiff.
    I love the reviews always on point, You are so correct about this one . folks don’t be afraid to hit it. It goes right where I’m pointing it. I was shocked. 280 straight, oh im 59 years old in great shape, but still, lol …Love it.

  13. What effect would you expect by changing the size of the weights rather than their position perhaps increasing each weight or maybe just one.

    • Matt Saternus

      Rob,

      Simply adding weight to the head will increase the swing weight and likely increase the MOI somewhat. Overall, if you’re talking about adding 2-4 grams, you’re not going to see a big difference.

      -Matt

  14. Mark Kuepfer

    Increased MOI is something I wish for, how much do I need to increase front and back screw weights? ( 14 gram is already in back position) thanks 😊

    • Matt Saternus

      Mark,

      The more you decrease the front weight and raise the back weight, the higher the MOI will be. However, that will likely raise your spin and will change the feel of the driver.

      Best,

      Matt

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