Three New Club Lines from Callaway
Callaway Golf continues to target specific niches in the club market with their new offerings the Epic Flash Hybrids, Epic Forged irons and an updated version of the Epic Star family the Epic Flash Star.
Epic Flash hybrids replace the Rogue models and join the rest of the Flash family with incorporation of many of the same features:
Thin cup face
Jailbreak rods behind the face
MIM internal tungsten weight
Lighter weight carbon crown
Smaller, lighter OptiFit 3 hosel
Mitsubishi Tensei AV Silver shaft (mid launch, mid spin)
$300 each available August 2
Mid-handicap players will be looking forward to the new ultra-premium Epic Forged irons that offer not only an “elegant platinum chrome finish” but the feel and sound they want in a forged 1025 steel head. For the first time in a Callaway forged iron they are using a hollow club head construction in which there is a tungsten weight surrounded by urethane microspheres.
360 Face Cup incorporating a flexible rim
New Variable Face Thickness (VFT) design in mid and lower loft irons
Aerotech Steelfiber FC or Mitsubishi Tensei AV Silver shafts
$300 each available August 2
The Epic Flash Star line applies the Flash technology of the Epic Flash 2019 and are made specifically for those needing help generating more distance even though they don’t swing at a high speed. Players such as ladies and seniors or indeed, anyone with a driver speed less than 80 to 85 mph.
Accordingly, the goal designing the Epic Flash Star family was to “Create ultra-premium lightweight equipment that helps slower swing speed players reach their maximum distance potential.” Callaway acknowledges this niche offering for a small segment of players focusses on those wanting premium features in a very lightweight club at the higher-price end of the market.
Very light grips and shafts are stock
Woods use Flash Face design created by artificial intelligence and machine learning
Driver – $699.99
Fairway Woods – $399.99 each
Hybrids – $325 each
Irons – $325 per club
Available August 2
In Case Anyone Should Ask:
The Largest Anser from Ping
Andrew Tursky on PGA Tour.com shared a photo of an excavator-putter, part of the scene at TPC Deere Run for the John Deere Classic. The putter head of aluminum weighs 325 pounds and is a beefy 61.25 inches heel to toe with 13.25-inch height. Tursky says not only is it the largest Anser ever but it can putt proportionately sized golf balls.
John Deere Gear
Here’s what Callaway staffer Dylan Frittelli, the John Deere Classic winner, had in the bag this week
Driver: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero Driver (10.5°) – Mitsubishi Tensei White TX shaft
Fairway woods: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero (15°) – Tour AD DI shaft, Callaway Rogue Sub Zero (18°) – Mitsubishi White TX shaft
Irons: Callaway X-Forged UT (3-iron) – KBS shaft, Callaway X-Forged 18 Irons (5-PW) – Nippon Modus 3 105 shafts
Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 4 (52°), Titleist Vokey SM7 (56°, 60°) – Nippon Modus 3 105 X shafts
Putter: Odyssey EXO Stroke Lab 2-Ball
Ball Callaway Chrome Soft X
Club Counts at John Deere:
Driver: Titleist 44 (8 TS2, 30 TS3, 1 TS4
Fairway woods: Titleist 114
Irons: Titleist Utility 33 and Iron sets 44
Approach, Sand, Lob Wedges: Vokey 201
Balls: Titleist Pro V1/Pro V1x 121