Of course, accuracy and forgiveness also come into play. But I do know that this is one racy beast and it's capable of unleashing some pretty long bombs. This driver had me in the in the fairways playing in the short grass and added 20 to 30 yards longer on every drive, straight down the fairway, incredible club. My golf group are amazed at the distance and accuracy I have when hitting this club. But we will say that, for some reason, our mis-hits tended to fly more to the left than to the right. The material features a whopping 500,000 turbostatic carbon fibers per square inch, making it the lightest strongest and most precise composite the company has ever made. I play off a 4 handicap currently and have used Titleist drivers for last 11 years.
Applying Forged Composite in tandem with a proprietary isothermal forging process has generated a measurable performance advantage over the metal alloys generally used to manufacture golf clubs. The first time I used it in the fairway on a Par 5. Hard to believe the original Big Bertha was only 190cc. The ball was just jumping off the face, and the sweet spot seemed huge. I took it to the Range and I have picked 20 yards more than my driver As was measured with my Bushnell V2 Rangefinder.
The Octane did by a small margin outperform the Edge but there seemed to be less difference in the two clubs with the low handicap golfer. And when I miss with a driver, I really miss. Went to Dicks and got fitted by a pro. The first time I hit a Callaway Diablo Octane driver was in a simulator at a nearby Edwin Watts store it's handy. In terms of weight, the Diablo Octane is very light, a bit too light for me. We can't guarantee correctness and completeness of all the data presented here, and therefore will not accept liability for any issues arising from usage of this data. Upon impact, both produced the clack, not clunk, sound we have grown to love with titanium drivers.
That driver had some real pop! Callaway say the new incarnation is considerably longer than the Diablo Edge driver from last year. Compared to the standard Octane Black the forged composite material is not visible on the crown of the Tour version, which we think is a shame. With the Diablo Octane Tour, the ball flew in a high but much more boring trajectory than the standard model—making it ideal for big hitters with faster-than-average swing speeds. Before I start spreading rumors of some devil worship cult that exists deep within the these two corporate giants, you should probably know that the Lamborghini Diablo was actually named after a fighting bull. The Aldila-made available Flex shafts--Light A , Regular and Stiff--all have a weight of 60, mid torque and a low kickpoint. Besides, I like the word Diablo not the club, but the name. Have hit a few over 300 with this club.
The swing and ball speed was still faster but off center hits was the same between the two. The 9 and 10 degree loft drivers have a Square face angle; the 11 and 13 degree drivers have a 1. I also have the Alpha 815 driver. That along with the marketing blitz that puts our hopes up, they will sell whatever it is they come up with. If I were going to buy a driver today, I would buy this driver. I haven't measured its strength or speed. Meaning that I did less work with the Diablo than with my Driver and yet I drove it longer.
I went ahead and hit the other 4 and avg was 108 c. The clubhead of the Diablo Octane is lighter and more efficient than previous models, which helps milk increased clubhead speeds. On another note, we will say it took a few swings to acclimate to the 46-inch shaft, since not only do you have to adjust your setup especially if you normally play a 45-inch or less shaft , but you also have to flatten your swing a bit. Overall though, very good performance but could take some time to get used to. Also, these equipment companies must stay current in customers eyes or get bowled over by the onslaught of their competitors.
Well, I haven't put the Callaway Diablo Octane driver onto a scale. Those are the words Callaway decided to use to describe the Octane Driver; strong words and a big claim from Callaway and will surely grab the attention of golfers. A good choice for mid to high handicappers who don't mind splashing out. I noticed he had also taped up the Diablo Octane which I hadn't hit yet. The Tour model also looked and felt great, with a little firmer sound and feel and more like what we expected from a Tour driver thanks to more neutral weighting and a traditional hosel configuration. Jon also liked the look of the crown, although preferred the Tour model at address with the graphic design of the normal version giving way to a super-slick black finish. Both drivers offer a 4-Piece Fused Titanium Design, a Chemically Milled Hyperbolic Face Cup and an Aerodynamic Body Shape for the longest all-titanium driver we have ever developed.
The standard model has a more modern shape, with a thicker heel section of the clubhead and a triangular-ish shape. In fact, there is also variation across the lofts of the standard Diablo Octane, with the 13. I even sent it back once to make sure there was nothing wrong with the club. When we switched the Diablo Octane Driver with the Octane Tour model the result became much better and the difference became clear again. Ball flight is high, but I didn't see any ballooning. The results are two drivers with no sharp edges and less drag for more clubhead speed—another trait we couldn't help but notice in our trial. Played 1st 9 holes with it today.