The new Callaway Great Big Bertha Epic Driver has quite a name to live up to and by all accounts it is doing so very well.
After swinging it, many reviewers are calling the Callaway Epic Driver "the real deal."
The new Epic driver features Callaway's newest breakthrough innovation, called "Jailbreak technology". It increases distance by stiffening the body to transfer more energy to the ball.
And only Callaway has it.
Two Titanium Bars Increase Ball Speed
What is jailbreak technology?
Callaway has cast two 3g titanium bars into the body of the Epic driver behind the face to connect the crown and sole. (They look like the bars of jail cell.)
They stiffen the structure of the head so the club face has to flex more. In turn, this increases ball speed.
And greater ball speed delivers more distance.
A Thinner, Lighter Crown
The path to more distance also comes from a thinner crown that saves weight and lowers the center of gravity.
The Callaway Epic driver features a Triaxial Carbon crown that is 30% thinner than previous versions.
It is also 64% lighter than the titanium crown on the Callaway XR 16 driver.
What's more, 52% of the body is now Triaxial Carbon, created as a single piece of exoskeleton that is bonded to the titanium from the inside.
A Thinner, Hotter Face
Saving all this weight gave Callaway engineers 37g to apply elsewhere. They combined this with a face that 20% thinner than the XR 16 driver to convert that club speed into ball speed more efficiently.
For the average amateur with 100 mph ball speed, Callaway says you can expect a 2 mph gain, or about 8 yards.
Adjustable Sole Weight
The new Callaway Epic driver also features an adjustable, sliding 17g sole weight that can vary spin by up to 450 rpm and up to 17 yards of 'correction' for driving accuracy.
It is located on the underside of the rear of the head, rather than directly on the back, to the keep the CG lower.
With 17 hash marks on the track, you can position the weight anywhere you want to optimize your driving performance.
Boeing Inspired Aerodynamics
The Callaway Epic driver also includes the company's Boeing inspired Speed Steep in the crown.
This innovation first appeared in the XR 16 driver to help smooth airflow and reduce friction. On the Epic driver, it is now a 3D printed Speed Step that is applied to the head.
Not Just Longer, More Forgiving, Too
The Callaway Epic driver is not only longer, it is also more forgiving -- thanks to the redistribution of all the weight.
It is one of the highest MOI drivers Callaway has ever made.
There is also a new Callaway Great Big Bertha Epic Sub Zero driver model for lower handicap players. But many of them also prefer the standard Epic model.
Come Test Swing The New Callaway Epic Driver
Come try the new Callaway Great Big Bertha Epic Driver in our indoor hitting bays or on the heated, lighted outdoor range in our Hudson, NH, location.
See and feel for yourself why the golf world is buzzing about a driver that is living up to its epic name. Our expert custom club fitters will help you maximize your performance with this exciting new club.
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