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Re: Callaway Epic Thread
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2017, 01:19:16 AM »
Driving down to Callaway this morning!!

Can't wait..... lol
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Re: Callaway Epic Thread
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2017, 03:57:13 AM »
Driving down to Callaway this morning!!

Can't wait..... lol

Report back when you can. Take some video.....
Enjoy.
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Re: Callaway Epic Thread
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2017, 06:34:59 AM »
Driving down to Callaway this morning!!

Can't wait..... lol

Report back when you can. Take some video.....
Enjoy.

Interesting results
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Re: Callaway Epic Thread
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2017, 08:54:34 AM »
Driving down to Callaway this morning!!

Can't wait..... lol

Report back when you can. Take some video.....
Enjoy.

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Re: Callaway Epic Thread
« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2017, 12:54:42 PM »
Driving down to Callaway this morning!!

Can't wait..... lol

Report back when you can. Take some video.....
Enjoy.

Interesting results

Do tell!

I'm just trying to process the Fitting...( oh and dry out from playing the Brabazon)
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Re: Callaway Epic Thread
« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2017, 03:48:16 PM »
Ok here goes...

A golfing buddy and I decided to go have the Epic Fitting down at the Callaway Fitting Centre, located down at the Belfry.

We each had booked a 1 hour Fitting, him going ffirst.

What I will say, is that watching the Pro fit him was eye opening, he as no where near the SWing speed of myself, but after an hour and 20 we saw a Overall increase of 9 mph club Head speed and much much better results..

Happy bunny!!

Btw he ordered the Standard Epic with a 40 gram shaft...


Now it was my turn!

I was asked to hit my Fusion first having spoke to the Pro about my flight and what I would like to achieve.

I must say straight out the traps I just plain Smashed it, or so I thought....
I was asked by the Pro not to pay any attention to the Monitor or even the laptop( I think he'd worked out I was fixed on numbers from My mates numbers!!!)... so I didn't...

After around 10 very nicely struck balls he showed me the average RPM and other important numbers...

Hmmmmm well over 4K rpm!!..... lowing launch and very conservative Distance numbers( worth adding it was a brisk head wind)

He pointed out that I looked as if I was holding back , maybe fighting going left?

All correct!

So time to grip the Epic....

I'd asked to hit the Standard and straight away knew it was spinning to much.

Tried the Sub Zero and after a few Shaft variations, I  had this right in the Wheelhouse... fitters words, not mine!!

At this point he asked me if he could go get me a Different brand to try.... on his return he's handing me the new M1 440 with x Stiff Hzrdus ... Bang ... ripped it!

It's fair to say that the M1 was slightly better fit BUT it felt like siht ... just not for me!

It's fair to say the Epic wasn't as Epic as I had hoped but it did feel fantastic and although I had the only shaft brand I didn't want , we got it "fitted" ...

I think I hit far to many golf balls today, and realised feel plays a big,big part in my mental and physical ability...


Maybe another Tweak Fitting is required???

Take nothing away from the Callaway Epic, its good... it's possible its very Good, but Epic???

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Re: Callaway Epic Thread
« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2017, 05:27:48 PM »
Good stuff, D. What about the ball speeds? Did you noticed higher ball speeds with the Epic? Or let's say more consistant high smash factors in comparison?
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Re: Callaway Epic Thread
« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2017, 10:35:52 PM »
I know Robbie was very enthusiastic about the new M1 and I have also read very good feedback from the new M2.
I am still excited to try my proper fitting for the Epic head next week. Managed to get head only and will try it with a Bangvoo Premium shaft (softest of the lot at aout 240 CPMs), an Egg pull (M-43) and a Fire Express RB-6 SR.  I really liked the feel of the head but the two stock shaft options available here just did not work for me (Fujikura and Hzrdous).
Let's see which one will come out on top.

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Re: Callaway Epic Thread
« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2017, 01:03:50 AM »
Good stuff, D. What about the ball speeds? Did you noticed higher ball speeds with the Epic? Or let's say more consistant high smash factors in comparison?

S...
Nothing major .
I think the Fitting as put me on the right path, or narrowed it down for me BUT I'd really like to go again and just try "fine Tune" the results.

To much trying this and/or that plays with my brain and I tend to think to much rather than "swing"
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Re: Callaway Epic Thread
« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2017, 09:04:33 AM »
Booked another Fitting!!
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Re: Callaway Epic Thread
« Reply #25 on: January 16, 2017, 10:12:26 AM »
Good stuff, D. What about the ball speeds? Did you noticed higher ball speeds with the Epic? Or let's say more consistant high smash factors in comparison?

S...
Nothing major .
I think the Fitting as put me on the right path, or narrowed it down for me BUT I'd really like to go again and just try "fine Tune" the results.

To much trying this and/or that plays with my brain and I tend to think to much rather than "swing"

Hmmm... not what I wanted to hear. I wanted to hear something like "incredible ballspeeds even on mishits". I thought I settled to wait until my fitting, but now I'm thinking to buy another driver again. Lol.
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Re: Callaway Epic Thread
« Reply #26 on: January 16, 2017, 12:28:22 PM »
Shac.....
Don't get me wrong the SZ is fantastic...
The feel is very near Perfect for me as well.
My problem was , as it turns out... not all the "Exotic "( infact none really) shafts had been Delivered so we only had a limited amount to Test.
I've rung Callaway and the Belfry and they have offered another Free Fitting with There Tour Van fitter who as assured me that he will have all of the shaft range Plus some!!!

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Re: Callaway Epic Thread
« Reply #27 on: January 17, 2017, 04:18:39 AM »
I will have the chance to hit the Epic and Sub Zero again tomorrow. Will put some adapters on shafts that I have laying around so I can test at least something different than the stock shafts.

Im excited if it can confirm the first very positive impressions I got.
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Re: Callaway Epic Thread
« Reply #28 on: January 17, 2017, 06:36:48 AM »
I will have the chance to hit the Epic and Sub Zero again tomorrow. Will put some adapters on shafts that I have laying around so I can test at least something different than the stock shafts.

Im excited if it can confirm the first very positive impressions I got.

Would be good to have some numbers comparing it to other drivers on the same day to give a baseline.
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Re: Callaway Epic Thread
« Reply #29 on: January 18, 2017, 10:34:44 AM »
Looks like the Epic has been introduced in the Japan Market as well.

http://www.callawaygolf.jp/special/gbb_epic/

Two models :   GBB Epic Star & GBB Sub Zero

"Star" model features a bonded hosel but the same sliding weight as the US model GBB Epic
Some of their standard shaft offering are pretty nice.

GBB Star :
 Fuji Evo III 569
 GD TP-5
 Fubuki V50

Sub Zero : 
 Fuji Evo III 661
 GD TP-6
 Diamana BF60


They also have a "Star" version of the FW as well.



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