First Look: Callaway Diablo Octane Driver

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At the end of September, we told you about the Research and Development partnership between Automobili Lamborghini and Callaway Golf, which resulted in the development of Forged Composite material. We knew it wouldn’t be too long before a new golf club was introduced using this new material.

This past week, Lamborghini and Callaway Golf had a media event in Chicago, IL to introduce the new Diablo Octane driver, made from the Forged Composite material. was there to get you a first look at the soon to be released driver, and learn more about the Forged Composite material.

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About the Diablo Octane

The performance characteristics of Forged Composite, has allowed Callaway engineers to develop an advanced clubhead with a greater transfer of power at impact and more accurate trajectories versus its all-titanium counterparts.

Employing Forged Composite in the crown of the Diablo Octane Driver has allowed Callaway engineers to precisely set the clubhead’s Center of Gravity (CG) and Moment of Inertia (MOI) in order to promote accurate trajectories.  This lighter, more efficient clubhead is then paired with a longer shaft to increase head speed and power at impact for longer distances. Additionally, Diablo Octane Drivers include Callaway’s proprietary Hyperbolic Face Technology, which utilizes a chemical milling process to provide a larger sweet spot and improved impact efficiency.  Overall, Callaway’s Diablo Octane powers drives beyond those of its all-titanium predecessor by an average distance of eight yards.

Diablo Octane Tour

Diablo Octane Tour models feature a slightly smaller head size than standard models, a full hosel, and the more open look at address preferred by skilled players.  Diablo Octane Drivers come with a Project X™ Graphite Shaft that is 46 inches in the standard model and 45.5 inches in the Tour model.

UPDATE: Ernie Els Wins PGA Grand Slam of Golf with Diablo Octane Tour Driver

Callaway Staff Pro Ernie Els used the soon-to-be-released Diablo Octane Tour Driver to win the PGA Grand Slam of Golf on Wednesday by one shot. Els put the Diablo Octane Tour Driver in his bag for the first time after Callaway tour reps built him a several versions of it a week earlier. According to Els, “(The driver) performed great. I loved how the ball was holding its line in the wind. The bag of clubs I have right now are perfect! I’m looking forward to winning more tournaments with them.”

Available November 12, 2010

Diablo Octane and Diablo Octane Tour Drivers $299.

Author: Rob Hayashida

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