"Drive for show, putt for dough." So goes the age-old cliché that every golfer has heard—most likely while being taught by a more experienced family member. True, the short game is where matches are won, but adding extra distance off the tee doesn't hurt either. And Callaway's Diablo Edge Driver is the right club for the job.
The Diablo Edge Driver is designed to give golfers a distance advantage every time they swing. It's also the most accurate all-titanium driver Callaway has ever developed.
Distance Enhancing, Penetrating Ball Flight. A four-piece modular design produces the most weight-efficient titanium driver ever created. The pieces are precisely fused together so weight is positioned optimally.
Reduced Drag in Downswing for Higher Impact Speeds. The aerodynamic body refines and optimizes all edge transitions, reducing drag up to eight percent versus other 460cc driver heads.
Chemically Milled Hyperbolic Face Cup. A chemical reduction process removes unwanted material from the face cup for precise thickness control, resulting in consistently high ball speeds.
Incredible Feel and Performance Shaft. A high performance Aldila Habanero shaft, complementing the Diablo Edge Driver, is built to withstand the most powerful swing.
The STACK Test
All this great tech talk makes it sound like the club can increase distance, and that may be true for pro golfers who play 18 holes almost every day. But what about non-pros and competitive golfers who have above par handicaps? I performed a simple driving range test to see if the Diablo Edge truly adds yardage to the stroke. The test didn't use exact measurements, so it's not entirely scientific, but the results definitely speak the truth about what the club can do.
I first warmed up by hitting about 80 balls, starting with irons and working up to a dozen or so swings with woods.
Once warmed up, I hit 30 balls with my old driver (it was new last season) and came up with a rough average of distance and where the balls were landing—approximately 260 yards around 35 yards left or right of my aiming point.
Without changing a thing to my swing, I then hit another 30 balls with the Diablo and calculated my averages. My drives increased to an average of approximately 280 yards and landed about 25 yards left and right of my aiming point.
My makeshift experiment proved to my satisfaction that the Callaway Diablo Edge Driver can increase my distance by 20 yards and decrease my slice and hook by 10 yards each.
STACK's Take: I'm not even a moderately decent golfer, so if this club can improve my drive, I wonder what it can do for all you big hitters out there. Callaway is not misrepresenting. Their Diablo Edge Driver will increase your distance and accuracy. Also, Callaway's Big Bertha Diablo ball is designed specifically to reduce hooks and slices. Add that to the mix and get pinpoint accuracy off the tee.
For information about customizing a club head, check out callawaygolf.com.
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