Callaway HX Diablo Tour & HX Diablo ball

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A review of the Callaway HX Diablo Tour & HX Diablo ball

Callaway HX Diablo Tour
Golf Monthly Verdict

Continuing the pattern of Callaway’s premium offerings the Callaway HX Diablo Tour is one of the softest in this category, almost competing with some premium balls. The Callaway HX Diablo is noticeably firmer and offered extra distance as a result.

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The Callaway HX Diablo Tour is a three-piece ball with a softer inside core to reduce driver spin. An inner cover also helps increase ball speed off the face. Callaway's HEX Aerodynamics again replace standard dimples to help reduce drag.

The Callaway HX Diablo is a two-piece design that will help prevent drives from spinning too much, which would reduce potential distance. The cover is also highly resilient.


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