Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond 3-Wood Review

Low Spin Triple Diamonds Are A 3-Wood's Best Friend

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Ryan Heiman
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The Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond 3-Wood filled the fairway wood slot in my bag for 6 rounds of golf. I also tested it on the range and in the Office by Carl’s Place DIY Simulators.  The combination of on course testing and FlightScope numbers proved this 3-wood can be a high spin golfers best friend because it is compact, low spin, low launch, long and adjustable.

This is my definitive review of the Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond 3-Wood for 2023.

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Spin is a discussion point with drivers and wedges, after that no one really talks so much about the spin numbers of their 3-wood, hybrid or 7 iron.  However we all know that there are “ideal” spin numbers for each club and how our swing generates spin greatly impacts the performance of any club in the bag.  The same need for lowering spin in a driver applies to 3-woods also.  High speed often means high spin which reduces distance.  Callaway’s inclusion of Triple Diamond name for their lowest spinning, often “tour only”, 3-wood is great for regular golfers too. This year they took the new technology of the Paradym line and created the Triple Diamond 3-wood which is playable for the amateur golfer, yet serves the pros very well.

Launch

The Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond 3-wood has a very penetrating, flat launch, but still gets up in the air for amazing carry.  It offers ideal flight for the high speed, high spin golfer to launch easily, but stay flat so that there is no ballooning or floating.  It is visually what I’m looking for in a 15* 3-wood.  You can still carry corners, get over bunkers, and get long carry.  That is OK since low launch can also mean less carry.  This 3-wood has one of the most penetrating flight patterns I’ve seen in 2023.  The quick launch off the club is flattened out by low spin and long carry.

Low Spin

The Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond 3-Wood is one of the lowest spinning 3-woods for 2023.  While many companies don’t offer a low spin 3-wood, this one really helps anyone that loses distance because of spin.  Sure spin is particular to each person’s swing; the amount of swing spin compared to the amount of spin from the 3-wood head correlates into overall spin.  Faster swing speeds tend to have high spin so lowering the spin helps get us into ideal launch numbers.  I’m not at the “highest” swing speeds, but I do swing faster than most and get still get the ball out there pretty far.  I have always had a high spin swing so anything to reduce spin is going to help me with the 3-wood too. 

Forgiveness

The Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond 3-Wood offers a deep face which looks amazing behind the ball.  Sometime 3-wood faces get so thin that they feel like they are going to slide right under the ball. (they actually do sometimes too).  The face is taller  which means if you miss up and down, this thing will reward you will lots of power a little high or a little low on the face.  The high-strength C300 maraging steel face cup offers great power and forgiveness paired with the new AI designed Batwing Jailbreak which is lighter and stronger and pushed to the corners means the return of energy is greater across the whole face.  The sole plate also helps with some turf forgiveness as the design has almost like a rudder which keeps the club square through impact too.

Carry

The Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond 3-Wood has rewarded good swings with some incredible shots into greens or finding tight fairways.  The carry distance paired with the launch and spin mean that this club squeezed the most out of my swing.  The double weights near the face means this club has its CG low and forward for lowest spin and launch possible.  It still maximized my carry because of the low spin, which also helped with some roll out for maximum distance.  While it is billed as a neutral bias 3-wood, I found a tiny fade bias for my swing which again helps the better golfers who tend to draw the ball.

Sound, Feel, Appearance

The new “engine” of the Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond 3-Wood is Carbon Fiber crown and sole panels. These means large portions of the clubhead are carbon allowing Callaway to manipulate the weight to optimize the launch, spin, forgiveness and feel.  This carbon body with marganing steel face has a most pleasant muted crack at impact.  It is very solid feeling.  It is a more compact look for a 3-wood behind the ball because of the deeper face.  It is one of the nicest looking 3-woods at address.  The deep navy carbon swirl has a cool look to it matched with the black, white and gold accents.

Shaft

The Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond 3-Wood has 3 stock shaft options. All 3 models are very popular and offer great performance.  I went with one that has proven to work well with my swing; Project X HZRDUS Gen4 Black Shaft 6.0.  It is low launch, low spin and better for strong/aggressive swings.  I like the tight feel and performance in this head.  It is best to find a shaft that matches your needs and feel you are looking.  There are fitting events regularly at your local course or head to the local golf store to try their fitting cart. 

On-Course Performance

The Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond 3-Wood shines on the course.  I had some really long shots off the tee into tight fairways as well as reaching par 5 greens in 2 with long approaches off the fairway.  I even found it pretty capable out of the rough.  This club set me up for a couple of eagle putts (which I missed) because of the combined distance and accuracy.  I did find it difficult to “turn over” which means it rarely went left.  I loved the confidence in which I could swing it without fearing a draw.  It also fit the gap between driver and hybrid nicely so that it fit my bag needs very well.

Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond 3-Wood 15* Stats

Data from Flightscope Xi Tour Launch Monitor

 Spin: 2651 rpms

 Launch Angle: 14.1*

Dispersion: 4.2 yds

 Club Head Speed: 101.2 mph

 Ball Speed: 147.3 mph

 Total Distance: 251.2 yds

 Carry Distance: 233.9 yds

Summary

The Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond 3-Wood offers Low spin, Flat launch and Long carry with a little fade bias and forgiveness.  It is a combo for higher swing speed golfers that are looking to keep their 3-wood spin down.  I’m impressed by both the numbers and the results on the course. If you are looking for a lower spinning 3-wood, triple diamonds might just be your best friend too.    

For more information: Callaway Website

Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond 3-Wood – KEY POINTS
  • ℹ️  About: Callaway offers a low spinning 3-wood model to amateur golfers with the Paradym Triple Diamond 3-wood which has their lowest spin, lowest launch, a compact look and decent fade bias forgiveness.

  • ✅  Pros: Low Spin, Strong Launch, Compact looks, Solid feel, Long Carry, Fade Bias.

  • ⛔  Cons: Too low spin and fade bias for some.

  • ⛳  Verdict: Callaway continues to inovate with more carbon, AI face technology, Batwing Jailbreak and weight forward. It is aimed at the hgiher swing speeds, but offers benefits for anyone that wants to reduce spin and launch. The Triple Diamond model is a strong, high swing speed golfer's best friend.

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Ryan Heiman – Founder and Head Author of Independent Golf Reviews
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