Martin Hopley

The Callaway Diablo Octane Black Tour features a slightly smaller 450cc head than the regular version, 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.

Great performance so it's definitely a contender for your money.

Golfalot Rating: 5 stars
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Callaway Diablo Octane Black Tour Driver

Callaway Diablo Octane Black Tour Driver - Product Details

UK Launch15 November 2010
Handicap Range
Hand AvailabilityRight
Right Handed Lofts8.5°, 9.5°, 10.5°
Shaft TypesGraphite
Shaft FlexRegular, Stiff, X Stiff
Manufacturer's WebsiteCallaway Website

User Reviews

December 2012

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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Media Reviews

Golf Monthly
April 2011
Stunning driver with a compact head that aids workability
Golf World
March 2011
Best-looking Callaway driver ever..fitting system is great

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