Call­away GBB Epic

Lofts: 9°, 10.5°, 13.5° Ad­justable hosel: Yes Stock shafts: Aldila Rogue Max, Fu­jikura Pro Green, Project X HZRDUS T800, MRC Dia­mana M+ Green. How much loft change: +2°/-1° Con­tact: www.call­away­golf.com

Golf Asia (Malaysia) - - GEARGUIDE -

THE TECH

Two ti­ta­nium rods con­nect the crown to the sole be­hind the face, which Call­away says stiff­ens the head for faster ball speeds. An exo-cage body struc­ture is paired with the com­pany’s light­est ever car­bon crown to max­imise for­give­ness. A Speed Step crown im­proves aero­dy­nam­ics for quicker club speeds and you get a 17g slid­ing perime­ter weight of­fer­ing up to 19m of shot shape cor­rec­tion.

OUR VER­DICT

It’s de­signed to be the “main­stream” Epic model (the low-spin Sub Zero ver­sion is aimed at bet­ter play­ers). Yet our test pro pre­ferred this one – and got bet­ter num­bers from it! He loved the dull, muted sound that comes from that “Jail­break tech­nol­ogy” stiff­en­ing the head and direct­ing more en­ergy back to­wards the ball. The abil­ity to align the slid­ing perime­ter weight with his im­pact po­si­tion pro­duced an ex­tra 1.2mph of ball speed and five yards of carry dis­tance over the Sub Zero, too. Both am­a­teur testers got bet­ter num­bers from the Sub Zero, but the Epic racked up a very tidy third place tie for av­er­age carry dis­tance across all three testers, which just goes to val­i­date this new face tech.

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