The Callaway Diablo Octane Black Tour features a slightly smaller 450cc head, a more traditional hosel that has less offset, and a one degree open face at address, which Callaway say is preferred by lower handicap players. 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 The alignment dots on the face looked a bit like runway lights but we liked them and at launch the ball flew on a mid to low trajectory and that was with a 10.5 degree version.
Compared to the standard Octane Black the forged composite material is not visible on the crown of the Tour version, which we think is a shame. However the dark looks, heavier 70 gram shaft and better sound and feel mark this out as a very good better players club. The forgiveness was pretty good and the classic lines will appeal to lower handicappers. It's a contender for your money.
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Callaway Diablo Octane Black Tour Driver - Product Details
Best driver I have ever had. Purchased as I hit a high ball and this really changed by ball flight so much more penetrating and longer.
Looks great behind the ball fills you with confidence and great weighting! Club is a little longer than standard which suited me as I am over 6ft so didn't need any custom fitting.
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“Stunning driver with a compact head that aids workability” – April 2011
“Best-looking Callaway driver ever..fitting system is great” – March 2011