Review: Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Ti 340 Mini Driver

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By James Tait Published: 12 June 2024
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Callaway is getting in on the act with a new mini driver for 2024

Who's it for?

For golfers of all levels wanting a consistent option off the tee

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  • Adjustable weighting on the sole for penetrating ball flights or forgiveness
  • 340cc head is compact and slick in looks
  • Ai Smart Face delivers fast ball speeds and consistency on mishits
  • Could be used as a stronger and more forgiving 3-wood option, or as the longest club in the bag


  • Small and compact head may not appeal to everyone

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Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Ti 340 Mini Driver review

If you’re a fan of mini drivers, then you’ll love the Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Ti 340 mini driver.  

If you’re looking for a more compact head shape off the tee, the Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Ti 340 Mini Driver could be the answer for you. 

The First Look

Maintaining the same colourway as the Paradym Ai Smoke range, we have that blue and dark grey colour combination. With two blue sole weights, the chevron marking the centre of the club it’s a nice compact head shape which will appeal to golfers of all levels. 

The bottom of the new Mini Driver from Callaway. (Credit: Callaway)

The Tech

The new Callaway Ai Smoke Ti 340 Mini Driver has some familiar technologies which we have seen in the latest Callaway drivers. With it being a more compact head the construction is different, which is titanium, delivering a driver-like action, with the launch of a fairway wood.  

Callaway’s all-new Ai Smart Face optimises driver performance using swing dynamics from thousands of real golfers. These swing dynamics, or Swing Code, consist of swing speed, club delivery, and face orientation just prior to impact. This promotes optimal launch conditions and tight downrange dispersion, optimised precisely for the Mini Driver. The Ai Smart Face gives you the fast ball speeds with tight dispersion and a higher ball flight and softer landing off the tee. Which will give you better consistency and control off the tee. 

With Callaway’s Ai Smart Face technology, micro deflections are activated upon impact helping to improve launch and spin on off-centre shots. The result is mini sweet spots not just in the centre, but all over the face. 

The weighting can be moved so you can dial in launch and spin. A 4g front weight and 12g rear weight can be flipped to lower spin and encourage a more piercing ball flight which will contribute to longer drives and if it’s flipped the other way it will be more forgiving.

We think this looks great at address. (Credit: Callaway)
The Ai Smart Face in this club will help with mishits. (Credit: Callaway)

The bunkered Verdict

If you’re looking for a new option off the tee and prefer a smaller compact head shape, then this 340cc design is a great option.

If you want to get your hands on this, you’ll need to be quick, as it’s only going to be available at a limited number of stores. These will go fast!

The great thing about mini drivers is they appeal to golfers of all levels. Whether you need a more consistent option off the tee or prefer a smaller headed driver, with different lofts of 11.5 and 13.5 and adjustable weighting it can benefit the elite level and the higher handicappers.

We can’t wait to give this a hit. Stay tuned for our YouTube review of the club, which will be coming soon.

RRP: £449

Available: 28 July, 2024

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James Tait is bunkered’s Gear Editor. Want to know how the latest Callaway driver, Vokey wedge or Scotty Cameron putter performs? He’s the guy to ask. Better yet, just watch his videos on the bunkered YouTube channel. One of the biggest hitters in the UK, James also competes on the World Long Drive circuit and is a descendent of former Amateur champion Freddie Tait.

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