|Callaway Diablo Octane Driver|
Looks- The Callaway Diablo Octane driver does have a sleek look to it. I tested the Diablo Octane Tour as well as the regular Diablo Octane. Callaway designed a nice, simple looking club head here. The Octane is a bit on the large size for me, with a 460 cc head, but the Diablo Octane Tour is a little smaller at 450cc. Feel/ Playability- Callaway claimed that the Diablo Octane is supposed to be lighter and longer than any other driver out there. But is it? In terms of weight, the Diablo Octane is very light, a bit too light for me. The used their Forged Composite material to build the club head, which is supposed to be lighter and stronger than titanium. If you’re looking for a club that is going to be super lightweight, then the Callaway Diablo Octane is your club.
Performance- For this review, I compared the Callaway Diablo Octane and the Diablo Octane Tour edition against each other. The Diablo Octane has a very large and forgiving club head, really promotes high club head speeds which in turn promotes more distance. I wasn’t really impressed with the play ability of trying to hit a fade or a draw, But the Diablo Octane does have a pretty nice feel for straight shots. The Diablo Octane tour edition however, does have a good feeling for playability. It has a full-length hosel, and a more rounded face so that I was able to adjust my swing to hit a fade or a draw. If you are looking for a lightweight driver that you can work the ball with, the Diablo Octane Tour is a great option. Overall/ Final grade- Overall, the Callaway Diablo Octane Driver was not for me. The Project X shaft at 60 grams was too light, and the club head was too large and forgiving. I would definitely recommend this club for the mid to high handicap, because it is super easy to hit. I enjoyed for the most part the Diablo Octane tour, because of its workability. This club would be a great fit for the 8-15 handicap player looking for a high launch, lightweight driver. My final grade for the Diablo Octane is a B, where as the grade for the Diablo Octane Tour would be a B+/A-.
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