Henrik Stenson lays trusty Callaway 3-wood to rest

Henrik Stenson 3 Wood 1

After more than eight years together, Henrik Stenson is finally bidding a fond farewell to his trusty Callaway Diablo Octane Tour 3-wood.

One of the most recognisable sights on tour over the last eight years has become the Swede (who often shies from hitting driver from the tee) bombing his old-school 3-wood a country mile down the fairway with its distinctive Grafalloy Blue X shaft.

• Henrik Stenson unveils first course design... and it's STUNNING!

In what seems to be a permanent swap, the somewhat dated Diablo has now been replaced with the latest Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero model.

But why the decision to mix up one of the most recognisable and successful player/club combos in recent memory?

Henrik Stenson 3 Wood 2

Well, unfortunately for Stenson, the face on his Diablo caved in at Wentworth a few weeks ago, and, even he began to recognise he was sacrificing performance for the sake of familiarity.

Speaking to pgatour.com, Stenson said, ““It’s always sad when one of the trusties has to retire.”

He continued, “I knew long before I gave up on it that the new technology was better and more efficient. When the other one broke in 2017, in February, I was out at a tournament in Dubai and I had to put [a new fairway wood] in; that thing that I put in for that week was much hotter.”

• OFFICIAL: The best iron players on the PGA Tour in 2019

One of the reason’s why the 43-year-old was able to power his Diablo 3-wood so far down the fairway was in part thanks to its low loft. Stamped on the under side was 13˚, but Stenson in fact had it set to a very low 11.8˚.

Epic Flash Fw 8

His replacement Epic Flash SZ is a 13.5˚ model, equipped with a prototype Project X HZRDUS Yellow shaft that has a custom blue paint finish. 

• Callaway Epic Flash fairway woods – FIRST LOOK!

Stenson added: “I think the efficiency of this new one will probably be better than the one I had been using. The old stuff is out and the new stuff is in.”

Share this Article

twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
Epic Mission
play button
Motocaddy S1 & Pro-Series REVIEW & GIVEAWAY
play button
Epic Mission
play button
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

The Phil Mickelson streak that's in huge jeopardy this week
South Africa-born Rory Sabbatini targets Ryder Cup spot
It's here! The unmissable 2020 bunkered subscription offer!
How Robert MacIntyre is closing in on Scottish golf history
Bob MacIntyre suffers BRUTAL break in Italian Open

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods puts new irons in the bag
New Fife golf course gets go ahead
REVIEW - Adare Manor, Ireland's rejuvenated masterpiece
Win a spot in the ASI Scottish Open Pro-Am with Hilton
Padraig Harrington targets 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
The importance of shoulder turn in the golf swing
play button
A simple drill to increase your shoulder turn
play button
Keep the clubface looking at the ball for as long as possible
play button
How to make a consistent backswing
See all videos right arrow