Callaway Epic, the company’s most successful driver franchise since the introduction of Great Big Bertha in 1995, appears to have three new models on the verge of being introduced to welcome the New Year.
On Tuesday, the company added Epic Speed, Epic Max, and Epic Max LS to the weekly report of compatible drivers released by the USGA and R & A. This will allow the club to be used in this week’s PGA Tour Sentry Champions Tournament. Includes by new Callaway signer Jon Rahm.
The company hasn’t released the three models for the time being, but images on the ruling party’s website reveal some similarities and differences between the past epic models and the three models themselves. There are a total of 11 versions on the conformance list, including left-handed versions. Given that Phil Mickelson is the company’s main supporter, this is a clear and important addition.
This will be the 3rd generation Epic driver, starting with GBB Epic and GBB Epic Sub Zero in 2017. These drivers have introduced a vertical bar internal structure behind the face that joins the crown and sole. Known as “Jailbreak”, it was designed to focus facial flexion by holding the crown and sole firmly.
Then in 2019, Epic Flash and Epic Flash Sub Zero followed. These are two drivers of the company’s introduction of artificial intelligence design technology. With heavy computational input, the faces have been redesigned with a non-traditional, asymmetrical face thickness pattern to optimize both on-center and off-center bends.
All three new Epic drivers seem to have some sort of AI component and jailbreak version. All three drivers have the phrases “jailbreak” and “AI speed frame” on the sole. Unlike previous models with jailbreak technology, many versions (but not all) show four instead of the two small circles on the front of the sole. Of the three major versions, only EpicMax and EpicMax LS have channels with sliding weights around the rear.
All three models also display the phrase “FlashFace SS21” on their face. “Flash Face” was first used to describe the company’s AI face design.
The EpicMax version of the conformance list has three lofts (9, 10.5, and 12 degrees). Epic Max LS has also placed three lofts on the list (8.5, 9, 10.5). Multiple versions of Epic Speed include different lofts (8.5, 9, 10.5, 12).
Following last year’s Mavrik, Mavrik Sub Zero, Mavrik Max line, 2018 Rogue, Rogue Sub Zero and Rogue Draw, this is the third flagship driver launch in the last four years.
– GOLF Sports
Callaway’s Epic Speed and Epic Max models added to compatibility list – New Zealand Golf Digest
https://newzealandgolfdigest.co.nz/callaways-epic-speed-and-epic-max-models-added-to-conforming-lists/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=callaways-epic-speed-and-epic-max-models-added-to-conforming-lists Callaway’s Epic Speed and Epic Max models added to compatibility list – New Zealand Golf Digest