The longest stainless steel irons Callaway has ever created so far.
Debuting on Jan. 15, 2010, the Diablo Edge irons provide increased distances compromising neither feel nor performance. Its lower, deeper center of gravity (CG) makes the sweet spot more accessible and is in line with where the ball most commonly hit by amateurs on the clubface, generating longer, consistent distance and improving accuracy.
A lower, deeper CG is designed to make the sweet spot more accessible at lower impact locations. It generates greater, more consistent distance and perfects accuracy for more greens in regulation.
Get greater distance through the complete bag by opting for matched hybrids in the set where you start to struggle with your irons
Solid Impact Sole
The Diablo Edge irons also feature Callaway's "Solid Impact Sole," designed to improve turf interaction and help golfers who catch the ball fat or thin. They are a game-improvement set aimed at mid- and higher-handicappers.
Perfected Feel and Performance
Callaway Golf core technologies like VFT, S2H2, a 360-Degree Undercut Channel and Modified Tru-Bore cooperate with each other. This perfects the distance, feel and playability.
The Diablo Edge irons are engineered for distance and accuracy. Designed with a lower, deeper center of gravity, Diablo Edge Irons feature a more accessible sweet spot that is in line with where most amateurs commonly hit the ball on the clubface. The result is longer, consistent distance and improved accuracy. The Solid Impact Sole delivers smooth turf interaction and is designed to mitigate the effects of heavy and thin shots. It also improves the impact location on the face for greater distance.
"In designing the new Diablo Edge Irons, we've taken our proven technologies and combined them with insight on where average golfers make contact on the club face, then moved the sweet spot accordingly," said Dr. Alan Hocknell, Senior Vice President of Research & Development, Callaway Golf. "The result of that effort is greater distance overall and greater distance consistency."
The new product introduction retail price is $599 for a steel-shafted set. The Diablo Edge Irons are also available in combo sets, which feature six irons and two Diablo Edge Hybrids. The combo set with two graphite-shafted hybrids and six steel-shafted irons has a new product introduction retail price of $699. The combo set with two graphite-shafted hybrids and six graphite-shafted irons has a new product introduction retail price of $799. The addition of hybrids to the set greatly benefits players who struggle with hitting their long irons and provides them with greater distance through the entire bag.
For the purposes of this review, THP is covering the combo set of 3 & 4 hybrids and 5-PW in irons.
Iron Shafts – Callaway Diablo Uniflex
Hybrid Shafts – Graphite Stiff
THP was able to gather up 12 testers to try both the hybrids and irons on the range. Each golfer is given a scorecard and asked to "score" the clubs on Looks, Feel, Distance, Accuracy, and Overall. None of these golfers are affiliated with THP or Callaway Golf in anyway. Here are their scores.
Looks – 7.5/10 – Overall the players really liked the looks of the clubs. One suggestion that we found we really liked was that the hybrid shaft should have been red. That would have really made the club stand out. No major complaints about the looks of the irons other than a few thought they were "busy" looking.
Feel – 7.0/10 – No real complaints about the feel either. A few thought the feel at impact was a little muted in the feedback area compared to that of some other irons, but overall, the feel was well liked.
Distance – 10/10 – The golfers were almost astonished at the distances they were achieving with the irons. In some cases a full club more than their normal distances. The hybrids provided left no gap either, meaning that the hybrid/iron set was perfect. Golfers were literally grinning when hitting these clubs and watching them fly.
Accuracy – 9/10 – The irons by themselves would have received a full 10 out of 10 because the old saying of "high and straight" is exactly what they were seeing. The hybrids were great as well on the accuracy side, but one of the golfers struggled a touch with hooking them too much.
Overall – The testers came away from this set absolutely raving about them. Distance and accuracy is what most want in their clubs and these delivered in so many ways.
Positive – The testers absolutely could not get over the distance they were getting out of these.
Negative – Almost unanimously the players did not like the stock grips.
Callaway has a set in the Diablo Edge that is absolutely fantastic on many levels. Distance and accuracy is what can help drive scoring and if you struggle with either one, this set should be on your short list. The irons offer a good feel for a GI iron and provide flat out amazing forgiveness. The hybrids offer great distance and solid forgiveness as well. After testing these out for the last month, I am thoroughly convinced that this set will help quite a bit of golfers take their game to the next level.