Forged Composite makes its debut with the introduction of the Diablo Octane and Diablo Octane Tour drivers from Callaway, as well as the Diablo Octane fairway woods.
Forged Composite was developed in conjunction with the research and development department at famed automobile maker Lamborghini with the goal of providing a greater transfer of power at impact and more accurate trajectories compared to titanium clubs.
“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,” said Dr. Alan Hocknell, senior vice president of research and development for Callaway Golf.
Employing Forged Composite in the crown of the Diablo Octane Driver allows Callaway engineers to precisely set the clubhead’s centre of gravity and moment of inertia in order to promote accurate trajectories.
This lighter clubhead is then paired with a longer shaft to increase head speed and power at impact for longer distances.
Diablo Octane drivers also feature Callaway’s proprietary Hyperbolic Face Technology, which utilizes a chemical milling process to provide a larger sweet spot and improved impact efficiency.
Diablo Octane Tour models feature a slightly smaller head size than standard models, a full hosel and a more open look at address.
The Diablo Octanes come with a Project X graphite shaft that is 46 inches in the standard model and 45.5 inches in the Tour.
The Diablo Octane and Diablo Octane Tour fairway woods are engineered to maximize power. The standard models feature a larger footprint and are designed with a deep centre of gravity for better playability and higher trajectories.
The Tour models are designed with a smaller profile and a traditional hosel for increased workability with low, penetrating trajectories.
The Diablo Octane fairway woods feature aggressive Variable Face Technology that increases the size of each club’s sweet spot for high ball speeds leading to better distance.