Golf Asia (Malaysia) - - GOLFING | GEARGUIDE -­away­ Lofts: 3+/14°; 3/14°; 5/18°; H’wood/20.5°; 7/21°, 9/24° Stock shaft: Project X HZRDUS, Fu­jikura Pro, Dia­mana M+ Green, Aldila Rogue Max

Ad­justable hosel: Yes

How much loft change: -1°/+2°

TECH: An ul­tra-light­weight crown re­po­si­tions weight to in­crease for­give­ness. A new fourth-gen­er­a­tion cup face im­proves ball speeds and the head’s shap­ing and speed step tech im­prove aero­dy­nam­ics.

WE SAY: The Epic fairways don’t have the same “jail­break” tech as the driv­ers, but that doesn’t mean they’re a slouch when it comes to power. Call­away’s R&D boffins are fig­ur­ing out if “jail­break” works on a wood, yet the Epic fairways are al­ready se­ri­ously good. A ball speed 2mph quicker and carry dis­tance 9m fur­ther than our test av­er­age is se­ri­ously im­pres­sive.

VER­DICT: The Epic’s head, at 179cc, is a bit big­ger (20cc) than the Epic Sub Zero, so we reckon it’s a much friend­lier fit for lots of club golfers. If you’re com­par­ing Epic to the M2 and won­der­ing where the ex­tra cost comes from, it’s all to do with Epic’s ad­justable hosel, which you don’t get on an M2.

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