ClubTest 2017: Callaway GBB Epic driver review

ClubTest 2017: Callaway GBB Epic driver review

CATEGORY: Game Improvement Drivers

PRICE: $500

WE TESTED: 9° (adjusts 8° to 11°), 10.5° (9.5° to 12.5°), 13.5° (12.5° to 15.5°) with Aldila Rogue Max 65 and 75, Fujikura Pro Green 62, Project X HZRDUS Green 55, and Mitsubishi Diamana Green Board 40 graphite shafts.

KEY TECHNOLOGY: A 17-gram sliding weight in the rear helps control shot shape.

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Distance

Callaway added an extra gear to the Epic — some testers reach new parts of the course; next-level stuff, way longer than what many guys play; high-launch, low-spin haymakers are the new norm, with no ballooning and ample rollout; noticeably longer than last year’s model.

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“Catch it good and the ball just never comes down.”

Playability

Easy, intuitive adjustability; an autopilot driver that prefers to think in straight lines; there’s enough technology to trump your inconsistent swings — shots fly high in the air and stay up there.

 

 

Cons

Light stock shaft and swing weight can cause problems for guys with hard swings or quick triggers; feel lags behind performance — a few guys complain about vague feedback and plastic sensation at impact; testers struggle to modify flight once the setup is locked in.

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Bottom Line

A buzz-worthy bomber with rare distance and standout styling. Guys love this new direction from Callaway. It’s one of the top drivers in its class.

 

 

 

 

 

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