Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 40
  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Kendal, Cumbria
    Posts
    2

    Callaway Epic driver

    Hi. Has any other forum member tried the new Epic driver from Callaway?? I have a 2015 XR and thinking of an upgrade and having hit the Epic whilst having a golf lesson, it did impress me. Just not sure +£400 is where I should be looking for a new big dog

  2. #2
    Journeyman Pro
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Liverpool
    Posts
    1,641

    Re: Callaway Epic driver

    Quote Originally Posted by J1minezW View Post
    Hi. Has any other forum member tried the new Epic driver from Callaway?? I have a 2015 XR and thinking of an upgrade and having hit the Epic whilst having a golf lesson, it did impress me. Just not sure +£400 is where I should be looking for a new big dog
    Great big Bertha 2016 is a better club than the Epic in my opinion get one on eBay for £140 ish.

  3. #3
    Head Pro
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    West Sussex
    Posts
    314

    Re: Callaway Epic driver

    Quote Originally Posted by J1minezW View Post
    Hi. Has any other forum member tried the new Epic driver from Callaway?? I have a 2015 XR and thinking of an upgrade and having hit the Epic whilst having a golf lesson, it did impress me. Just not sure +£400 is where I should be looking for a new big dog

    I'm not one to say certain clubs are incredible, and not a huge fan of Callaway.
    but...
    I had a fitting session at American Golf last night, the Epic was +20 yards on my current Nike driver and more forgiving!
    But only +5 on the new Titleist 917. M1/M2 similar to Titleist but I didn't get great numbers on it.
    However... the Epic had incredible numbers when I thought I'd hit a crap shot!
    Hit one high block that went 258yds!
    Traded in my old driver on their scheme and ordered an Epic.
    I nearly went for the Titleist...

    I expected the new tech. to give me +5 yards. But cannot ignore +10 to +20!
    Especially if that forgiving.
    Last edited by GreggerKBR; 16-Feb-2017 at 11:16.
    Vardon: "Don't play too much golf. Two rounds a day are plenty."

  4. #4
    Grand Slam Winner Imurg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Aylesbury Bucks
    Posts
    22,911

    Re: Callaway Epic driver

    Biggest thing for me with the Epic is the distance you get when you don't hit a good shot..Combine with straighter shots and you're making your bad shots better..
    Good hits from the centre are probably comparable to others but I don't hit the middle that often.
    Callaway clubs in a Callaway bag.

    Handicap 7.7 at Whipsnade Park

    You might be a King or a Little Street Sweeper but sooner or later you dance with The Reaper...

  5. #5
    Challenge Tour Pro Matty6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Cardiff
    Posts
    527

    Re: Callaway Epic driver

    I recently had a fitting session with the Epic and 917. My current bat is a TM JetSpeed. I liked the 917 but the Epic edged it for me. What I was blown away with with the Epic was how good my bad shots were. Way more forgiving than my current driver. I also gained nearly 40 yards and my average spin rate dropped from 3100 to 2000rpm. Hell of a club.

    Next up I will be trying the M1 and M2. They will have to be pretty special for them to displace the Epic.
    TaylorMade JetSpeed Driver 10.5*
    Callaway Epic 3 Wood 15*
    Titleist 816 Hybrid 22*
    Titleist 816 Hybrid 26*
    Ping G25 Irons 5-PW
    Titleist SM6 Vokey 50, 54, 60
    Odyssey O-Works 7

  6. #6
    Head Pro
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    West Sussex
    Posts
    314

    Re: Callaway Epic driver

    Quote Originally Posted by Matty6 View Post
    I recently had a fitting session with the Epic and 917. My current bat is a TM JetSpeed. I liked the 917 but the Epic edged it for me. What I was blown away with with the Epic was how good my bad shots were. Way more forgiving than my current driver. I also gained nearly 40 yards and my average spin rate dropped from 3100 to 2000rpm. Hell of a club.

    Next up I will be trying the M1 and M2. They will have to be pretty special for them to displace the Epic.

    +40 yards!
    Wow... I wouldn't even be testing anything else!

    Totes agree - very similar to my findings... which is why I splashed the cash
    Vardon: "Don't play too much golf. Two rounds a day are plenty."

  7. #7
    Tour Winner
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    4,507

    Re: Callaway Epic driver

    Quote Originally Posted by Matty6 View Post
    I recently had a fitting session with the Epic and 917. My current bat is a TM JetSpeed. I liked the 917 but the Epic edged it for me. What I was blown away with with the Epic was how good my bad shots were. Way more forgiving than my current driver. I also gained nearly 40 yards and my average spin rate dropped from 3100 to 2000rpm. Hell of a club.

    Next up I will be trying the M1 and M2. They will have to be pretty special for them to displace the Epic.
    40 yards. i dont think the epic can be '' a hell of a club '' I'd say your previous driver was "one hell of the wrong club"

    your jetspeed driver couldn't be any different characteristic wise compared to the epic.
    Last edited by hovis; 17-Feb-2017 at 09:00.

  8. #8
    Challenge Tour Pro Matty6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Cardiff
    Posts
    527

    Re: Callaway Epic driver

    Quote Originally Posted by hovis View Post
    I'd say your previous driver was "one hell of the wrong club".
    I've always struggled with it to be honest. I find it so unforgiving.

    My average total distance with my JetSpeed was 205. I was averaging 243 with the Epic.

    However, I am finding it difficult to justify spending over £400 on one club!
    TaylorMade JetSpeed Driver 10.5*
    Callaway Epic 3 Wood 15*
    Titleist 816 Hybrid 22*
    Titleist 816 Hybrid 26*
    Ping G25 Irons 5-PW
    Titleist SM6 Vokey 50, 54, 60
    Odyssey O-Works 7

  9. #9
    Tour Winner
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    4,507

    Re: Callaway Epic driver

    Quote Originally Posted by Matty6 View Post
    I've always struggled with it to be honest. I find it so unforgiving.

    My average total distance with my JetSpeed was 205. I was averaging 243 with the Epic.

    However, I am finding it difficult to justify spending over £400 on one club!
    as already mentioned I'd consider getting your hands on a callaway great big bertha. I've seen the figures myself and they are almost matched. there really is almost nothing in it. you can pick one for for about 150 used and sell it for not far off that if you don't like it. by then the epic will have fallen in price too.

  10. #10
    Challenge Tour Pro Matty6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Cardiff
    Posts
    527

    Re: Callaway Epic driver

    Quote Originally Posted by hovis View Post
    as already mentioned I'd consider getting your hands on a callaway great big bertha. I've seen the figures myself and they are almost matched. there really is almost nothing in it. you can pick one for for about 150 used and sell it for not far off that if you don't like it. by then the epic will have fallen in price too.
    Thanks Hovis. Good point.

    I think I saw one at the pro shop the other day. I'll see if I can have a hit with that.
    TaylorMade JetSpeed Driver 10.5*
    Callaway Epic 3 Wood 15*
    Titleist 816 Hybrid 22*
    Titleist 816 Hybrid 26*
    Ping G25 Irons 5-PW
    Titleist SM6 Vokey 50, 54, 60
    Odyssey O-Works 7

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Latest Golf News

16 Of The Coolest Back Garden Golf Setups

Want to be able to hone your game in the comfort of your own back garden? Here are some incredible back garden golf setups...

February 16, 2018

Current Tour Player Caddie Partnerships

Who do the world's best currently have on their bags?

February 16, 2018

Tiger Woods What’s In The Bag?

The 14-time major winner makes his second start of 2018 this week at Riviera, take a look at the equipment he's using

February 16, 2018

10 Tour Pro Ball Striking Tips

Need help with your ball striking? Check out these superb tips from 10 of the world's best players

February 15, 2018

Rory McIlroy What’s In The Bag?

Rory McIlroy has changed putters this week for the Genesis Open at Riviera

February 15, 2018