I took it to the Range and I have picked 20 yards more than my driver As was measured with my Bushnell V2 Rangefinder. Club is a little longer than standard which suited me as I am over 6ft so didn't need any custom fitting. Upon impact, both produced the clack, not clunk, sound we have grown to love with titanium drivers. Purchased as I hit a high ball and this really changed by ball flight so much more penetrating and longer. Looks- The Callaway Diablo Octane driver does have a sleek look to it.
I play standard loft, lie and length, with x-stiff shafts in all of my clubs. All drivers are right-handed; the 10 and 11 degree lofts also come in left-handed. But its shape is considerably different than the standard model, with its more rounded, stout, deep-faced configuration that's 10cc smaller than the standard model. Feels good in your hands and sounds so good I purchased a new Ping G-20 driver and for 18 months I just couldn't hit it consistently no matter what adjustments I made to my swing. But as the year progressed it became the most popular driver in golf among touring pros and amateurs alike.
I tested the Diablo Octane Tour as well as the regular Diablo Octane. 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. What happens when an established golf equipment manufacturer creates a research and development partnership with an Italian automaker known for their insanely fast supercars? One obvious characteristic you will notice on the Diablo Octane is the addition of the increasingly popular black finish on the face and sole. In terms of weight, the Diablo Octane is very light, a bit too light for me. The new Diablo Octane Driver features that Forged Composite in the crown, giving it a significant performance advantage over all-titanium drivers. I went ahead and hit the other 4 and avg was 108 c.
The only thing holding me back from adding a Callaway Diablo Octane driver to my bag right now is the fact that I currently have a backlog of drivers to review for this site. This material is one-third the density of titanium yet features a greater load carrying capacity per unit mass in bending. The crown contains 10 million turbostratic carbon fibers that make up 33% of the c 5 loft and tried the callaway and it felt hot but did not want an 9. But we will say that, for some reason, our mis-hits tended to fly more to the left than to the right. Golfers have the opportunity to choose either Standard models designed for playability and distance, or the designed for complete workability and distance.
As far as I am concern, it hit like a brand new club. The Callaway Diablo Octane driver is very easy to hit and the dark looks and forged composite imagery on the crown looked very sinister. I received the Diablo and took it to the range and now out for 2 rounds and I am hitting it great and so much more confident when I pull it from my bag. In fact, the light crown and longer shaft combine to make the new Diablo product on average eight yards longer than the previous Diablo Edge model. .
For the average golfer, an extra inch on the driver can mean up to 3 mph increases—equating to a possible increase of up to approximately 8 yards in total distance. Regarding feel, both drivers felt light and easy to swing. This will be used more then my driver unless I am teeing off on a wide open, long par 4. My golf group are amazed at the distance and accuracy I have when hitting this club. The Project X shaft at 60 grams was too light, and the club head was too large and forgiving.
The Tour version is an excellent choice for golfers who desire to shape their shots, while the standard model also has some shotmaking maneuverability, but in our opinion, represents the straightest driver Callaway has ever made to date. 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. Who would not like to have a driver that is stronger, lighter, and faster than the rest? Ball flight is high, but I didn't see any ballooning. This helps the club gain better pool in the center with better gravity which in return helps the club move the golf ball upwards. It also uses a fused titanium head, chemically-milled Hyperbolic Face and better aerodynamics. I use the 3 wood on tight fairways and I out drive my Golfing Buddies 9 out of ten times and they are using their drivers.
That driver had some real pop! In fact, I was not just in love with a new shiny thing… I like having to stare at the artwork on top versus staring at a dull white driver though the Burner 2. Bucki from A Great 4 Wood Received this club last week and used it for the first time yesterday. The pro told me at this point that about 10% of people who get fit don't really make any sufficient increases in distance to warrant a change. In fact, there is also variation across the lofts of the standard Diablo Octane, with the 13. Our only gripe is a minor one: We wish the Tour version had Callaway's chevron logo on the crown like the standard model does. We compared the driver against its predecessor, the Diablo Edge, to measure the performance.
Virtually overnight, what once was golf's most difficult club to hit the driver quickly became the easiest and most coveted not to mention most marketed club in the bag. If Nike stopped thinking that sole design was a good idea, why does Callaway all of a sudden believe in it? With the standard model, the Diablo Octane had a larger toe region a common spot where amateurs mis-hit and a large alignment aid on the crown that shows the Forged Composite material. What Callaway has done here is remove strategically extra material from the face of the club. I am a female senior so thought I was losing distance with age, but Callaway proved that to be incorrect. Bottom Line: The Diablo Octane drivers are made for golfers who want the most distance and forgiveness they can get out of a driver. Fast-forward two decades, and the Callaway Golf Company continues to build upon Ely's legacy with its new grouping of big bombers.
Finally broke down and went to Golf Galaxy to get fitted for a driver yesterday. Now go swing something new and shiny! Cars are the same, as are most consumer products. I play off a 4 handicap currently and have used Titleist drivers for last 11 years. To use it did not really look that open and the head shape was more of a subtle rounded triangle than the standard Diablo Octane Black. It's been a very long time since I've played or tested any driver that I've liked as much as this one. That way, as you're reading this review, you'll know where I'm coming from.