In its latest releases, ahead of their launch at next week's PGA Merchandise trade show in Orlando, Callaway is claiming 'distance gains of between of between 10-12 yards and ball speed increases of 3mph,' compared to the ’09 models.
'The new lower-profile Diablo Edge range of fairway woods give all golfers the opportunity of hitting the ball longer, straighter and easier, more often,' says the Chessington-based company. 'These woods have a much larger head and increased discretionary weighting, which has helped create the highest moment of inertia and deepest centre of gravity ever in a Callaway fairway wood.'
Callaway Golf staff professionals including Stuart Appleby, Graeme McDowell, and Thomas Bjorn have helped in the development of the Diablo Edge fairway metals with a low centre of gravity and more penetrating trajectory. Expect to pay around £169 for either the Diablo Edge FW or Diablo Edge FW Tour model.
The Diablo Edge hybrids - both standard and Tour models have have been designed with a thin crown and Variable Face Thickness (VFT) technology to save weight and make a large sole to help deliver consistently straighter shots.
The standard model has an offset hosel and a low, deep centre of gravity to provide a high launch, while the Diablo Edge Hybrid Tour model has less offset hosel low forward forward CG for a more penetrating ball flight and to make easier to work the ball in flight. Price is expected to be £139.