Callaway Paradym Star series built for more speed and distance | First Look

Paradym Star irons

Callaway's new Paradym Star irons.

Jonathan Wall

It’s simple physics that applies to cars, rockets, airplanes and even golf clubs: if you can retain energy while reducing weight, it’s going to go faster, and with Callaway’s Paradym Star line, reduced weight means increased distance for players looking to gain back lost yards.

What’s inside

The new Paradym Star line isn’t just about what’s inside, but what’s not inside and out, and to bring this line to life the engineers at Callaway have removed everything detrimental to golfers looking for added distance by removing all unnecessary weight.

For the driver, fairway woods and hybrids, that means taking away the adjustable hosels to help lower the center of gravity, while also building in a more draw-biased weighting. For the irons, it means a lower profile and more loft to add launch and carry distance.

Paradym Star driver

Paradym star driver
Callaway Paradym Star driver Jonathan Wall

As far as weight is concerned, the Paradym Star driver is around 15% lighter than a standard game-improvement driver and comes in at approximately 272 grams of total weight — to put that mass into perspective a standard 8-iron head on its own weighs around 275g. Heck, a standard Paradym driver headcover comes in around 125g (yes I actually weighed one).

Paradym star face
The Paradym Star shape offers more draw bias. Jonathan Wall

“The total driver package is around 270-274 grams depending on the shaft. And the premium UST Attas shaft uses T1100 fibers, which allows us to get into a lightweight configuration,” said Dave Neville, Sr. Director of Callaway Equipment, “This is great for players that need more draw bias and launch, but they want all the best features of Paradym.”

This is a perfect example of how a golf club is designed as a full system rather than as separate components that just come together at the end. By designing from grip to head it’s possible to better target specific player categories, and for Callaway and the Paradym Star line, that means golfers with moderate swing speeds looking for distance.

Callaway Paradym Star Driver

$699.99
LIGHT ON WEIGHT. HEAVY ON PERFORMANCE. This is Paradym Star, optimized for impressive distance from a powerful, lightweight construction. Every facet of this ultra-premium family is engineered with consistently high launch and easy distance in mind. Our Patented 360° Carbon Chassis promotes incredible weight redistribution for maximized distance. Now paired with premium ultra-lightweight components to help generate even more power in your swing. INCREDIBLY EASY TO SWING FROM A PREMIUM LIGHTWEIGHT DESIGN The Paradym Star Driver is designed to be extremely easy to swing. At an overall club weight that is 38 grams lighter than the Paradym driver, moderate swing speed players can maximize swing speed and increase their distance potential. HIGH LAUNCH AND STRAIGHT DISTANCE The Paradym Star driver features a 360 Carbon Chassis that promotes incredible weight redistribution. The result is a maximized distance and a high launch with draw bias for moderate swing speed players. PREMIUM LIGHTWEIGHT COMPONENTS The ultra-premium ATTAS Speed T1100 Shaft is as light as 40 grams, combined with a Winn Dri-Tac Lite grip that’s just 26 grams.
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Paradym Star fairway woods and hybrids

Paradym star fairway
The Paradym Star fairway woods utilize a lighter platform for more distance and height Jonathan Wall

The fairway woods and hybrids follow the same formula and have a reduced average mass of 28 grams and 33 grams respectively.

Callaway Paradym Star Fairway Wood

$399.99
LIGHT ON WEIGHT. HEAVY ON PERFORMANCE. Paradym is creating a complete shift in performance for golfers around the world, from the best players in the game to amateurs of all different skill levels. These game-changing technologies have radically broken the tradeoff between incredible distance and exceptional forgiveness. Now we’re launching all those game-changing technologies in a lightweight design that’s specifically dedicated to moderate swing speed players. This is Paradym Star, optimized for impressive distance from a powerful, lightweight construction. Every facet of this ultra-premium family is engineered with consistently high launch and easy distance in mind. We’ve combined our most powerful ball speed technologies with premium lightweight components for high launch with more forgiveness. INCREDIBLY EASY TO SWING FROM A PREMIUM LIGHTWEIGHT DESIGN The Paradym Star fairway wood is designed to be extremely easy to swing. At an overall club weight that is 28 grams lighter than the Paradym fairway wood, moderate swing speed players can maximize swing speed and increase their distance potential. HIGH LAUNCH AND STRAIGHT DISTANCE Paradym Star fairway woods are engineered with more loft and more upright lie angles than Paradym fairway woods. The result is a high launch with draw bias to give moderate swing speed players straight distance. FAST BALL SPEEDS FROM THE TUNGSTEN SPEED CARTRIDGE & JAILBREAK WITH BATWING TECHNOLOGY The Tungsten Speed Cartridge and Jailbreak with Batwing Technology work together to provide fast ball speeds and incredible distance. PREMIUM LIGHTWEIGHT COMPONENTS The ultra-premium ATTAS Speed T1100 Shaft is as light as 40 grams, combined with a Winn Dri-Tac Lite grip that’s just 26 grams.
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The carbon components of both clubs in the line as well as the elimination of the hosel do a great job of increasing launch to help with carry distance and also stopping power on longer shots which is where golfers with less speed really struggle. For those needing the most help possible, the Paradym Star fairway woods go all the way up to a 9 wood with 25 degrees of loft.

paradym star hybrid
The Paradym Star hybrid offers all the technology of the Paradym line in a lighter package Jonathan Wall

The Star hybrids maintain all of the design attributes of the standard Paradym hybrids, including the MIM weight in the head to generate more consistent flight on shots hit around the face, along with the cut wave sole for better turf interaction. Thanks to the lighter overall head weight the final lengths are 1/4″ longer to help with speed generation and a touch more draw bias.

Callaway Paradym Star Hybrid

$349.99
LIGHT ON WEIGHT. HEAVY ON PERFORMANCE. Paradym is creating a complete shift in performance for golfers around the world, from the best players in the game to amateurs of all different skill levels. These game-changing technologies have radically broken the tradeoff between incredible distance and exceptional forgiveness. Now we’re launching all those game-changing technologies in a lightweight design that’s specifically dedicated to moderate swing speed players.This is Paradym Star, optimized for impressive distance from a powerful, lightweight construction. Every facet of this ultra-premium family is engineered with consistently high launch and easy distance in mind. We’ve adapted our best speed technologies, like Jailbreak with Batwing Technology, and combined them with premium lightweight components that allow you to generate more power from your swing. INCREDIBLY EASY TO SWING FROM A PREMIUM LIGHTWEIGHT DESIGN The Paradym Star hybrids are designed to be incredibly easy to swing. Utilizing an overall club design that is 33g lighter than Paradym, moderate swing speed players can maximize swing speed and increase their distance potential. HIGH LAUNCH AND STRAIGHT DISTANCE Paradym Star hybrids are engineered with more loft and more upright lie angles than Paradym hybrids. The result is a high launch with draw bias to promote straight distance for moderate swing speed players. FAST BALL SPEEDS FROM THE TUNGSTEN SPEED CARTRIDGE & JAILBREAK WITH BATWING TECHNOLOGY The Tungsten Speed Cartridge and Jailbreak with Batwing Technology work together to provide fast ball speeds and incredible distance. PREMIUM LIGHTWEIGHT COMPONENTS The ultra-premium ATTAS Speed Series shaft is just 50 grams, combined with an incredibly comfortable Winn Dri-Tac Lite grip that’s just 25 grams.
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Paradym Star irons

Paradym Star irons
the Paradym Star irons offer a lower profile making them easier to launch Jonathan Wall

The Star irons offer one of the biggest departures from the standard model because they are not only shaped differently to help increase launch but the clubs feature more loft club to club (30-degree 7-iron vs. 27 degrees in the standard model) to help produce more spin for extra carry.

All of this is on top of the on average 33 grams lighter total weight per club in the set.

“We’re confident with what we’ve done with our Tungsten in this iron. It’s really helping to lower the center of gravity and it’s going to help golfers generate increased launch,” says Brian Williams, Callaway VP of R&D, “This is one of those irons where we want golfers to get it up in the air, and get to a peak apex height, and generate more carry. Between the lightweight and the CG positioning, we should have a nice recipe here for distance with this player.”

Callaway Paradym Star Irons

$1499.99
LIGHT ON WEIGHT. HEAVY ON PERFORMANCE. Paradym is creating a complete shift in performance for golfers around the world, from the best players in the game to amateurs of all different skill levels. These game-changing technologies have radically broken the tradeoff between incredible distance and exceptional forgiveness. Now we’re launching all those game-changing technologies in a lightweight design that’s specifically dedicated to moderate swing speed players.This is Paradym Star, optimized for impressive distance from a powerful, lightweight construction. Every facet of this ultra-premium family is engineered with consistently high launch and easy distance in mind. We’ve combined a Forged 455 Face with the all-new SpeedFrame, giving you get the best of speed and feel, while our premium lightweight shaft allows you to generate more power from your swing. INCREDIBLY EASY TO SWING FROM A PREMIUM LIGHTWEIGHT DESIGN The Paradym Star irons are designed to be incredibly easy to swing. Utilizing an overall club design that is 33g lighter than Paradym, moderate swing speed players can maximize swing speed and increase their distance potential. HIGH LAUNCH AND FAST BALL SPEEDS Paradym Star irons are engineered with more loft and ¼” longer club lengths than Paradym irons. The result is a higher launch with fast ball speed to give moderate swing speed players more distance. FAST BALL SPEEDS WITH EXCEPTIONAL FEEL The hollow body design features a high-strength Forged 455 face cup and Speed Frame construction for incredibly fast ball speeds. The hollow body design also features our patented urethane microspheres for enhanced feel. PREMIUM LIGHTWEIGHT COMPONENTS The ultra-premium ATTAS Speed Series shaft is just 50 grams, combined with an incredibly comfortable Winn Dri-Tac Lite grip that’s just 44 grams.
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Prices and availability

The new Callaway Paradym Star line is available for presale starting August 18th, and the product will be on retail shelves beginning September 15th.

The driver is priced at $699.99, the fairway woods are $399.99 each, the hybrids are $349.99 each, and the irons are priced at $1499.99 for a 6-piece set or $250/club.

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Ryan Barath

Golf.com Editor

Ryan Barath is GOLF Magazine and GOLF.com’s senior editor for equipment. He has an extensive club-fitting and -building background with more than 20 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. Before joining the staff, he was the lead content strategist for Tour Experience Golf, in Toronto, Canada.

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