New Callaway ‘Super Hybrid’ offers driver technology for your long game | First Look
August is normally a quieter time of the year in the equipment world but Callaway has been going gangbusters with the release of the first Apex Series irons in three years, along with a newly updated version of the Apex UW. Now, on the tail of those two major launches, they are introducing the Paradym Super Hybrid to bring driver-like distance to the hybrid category.
As a bit of a refresher, the Super Hybrid – is NOT a Marvel superhero, but could certainly be a club that helps golfers save a few shots on the course by combining all the premium technology and materials of a driver into a more controllable hybrid package.
“We’ve tried to make a hybrid package for somebody who struggles to hit a fairway wood,” Brian Williams, VP of R&D at Callaway, said. “Maybe they’re topping it or not striking the center of the face, but a hybrid is something that most golfers can make more consistent delivery within different types of conditions. We’ve created a very versatile, very consistent golf club.”
What’s new in the Paradym Super Hybrid
From a technology perspective, the 2023 Callaway Paradym Super Hybrid is absolutely jammed with performance-enhancing materials that are normally only found in drivers, including a titanium construction, triaxial carbon crown, and upwards of 95 grams of tungsten to provide maximum forgiveness.
Let’s not forget the A.I. designed face to optimize performance on shots hit away from the middle.
“The titanium around the perimeter is very lightweight, and that’s allowed us to strategically place our tungsten MIM Weighting,” Williams said. “That’s how we generate the MOI and forgiveness that golfers still expect from a hybrid. The MIM Weight welded internally is low and forward, a recipe for trajectory and distance. The weight in the rear keeps the MOI up to make this a very forgiving and playable golf club.”
Price and availability
The Callaway Paradym Super Hybrid is priced at $399 and will come stocked with the UST Recoil DART graphite shaft.
The new Callaway Paradym Super Hybrid goes on pre-sale starting August 18th and will be in retail stores starting September 1st.
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