The Callaway Epic Flash proved to be a step up from its predecessor, the Rogue hybrid, in every way from distance, accuracy and off-center hits.
The Callaway Rogue hybrid was part of the family that introduced Jailbreak technology into their fairway woods and hybrids, which featured two steel Jailbreak bars that stiffen the body, placing more impact load on the face to promote increased ball speed and distance.
With the Epic Flash line of products, Callaway introduced its innovative Flash Face Technology, which again promised more ball speed and forgiveness across the face. The Epic Flash hybrids also deliver enhanced launch and trajectory control with MIM tungsten weighting and an external MIM weight dials in swing weight.
A new, lighter triaxial carbon fabric called T2C has a tighter weave; the weight it saves versus a steel crown is redistributed within the head to lower the CG for a controlled launch, and to raise MOI for exceptional forgiveness on off-center hits.
Getting a complete overall performance picture of the club by using a five-point contact regiment, the Epic Flash proved to provide a lower launch angle, a lower spin rate and an increased ball speed.
The Epic Flash hybrid launched 3° lower than the Rogue hybrid and decreased the spin rate on the ball by 350 RPM. Ball speed jumped on the Epic Flash by 4 MPH over its predecessor, which is significant. By lowering the launch angle and spin rate, the Epic Flash carried and rolled out longer than the Rogue.
Perhaps the most impressive and important aspect the testing bore out was that the Epic Flash performed much better than the Rogue on off-center hits. Where the Rogue lost an average of 16 yards on the four off-center hits, the Epic Flash lost only nine yards of distance on average, an increase of seven yards for off-center hits.
Finally, the dispersion of Epic Flash was two yards tighter than that of the Rogue.
The player profile for the Epic Flash is a golfer looking for added distance from their hybrid while also seeking a more penetrating ball flight with improved accuracy. The added bonus of a smaller loss of distance for off-center mis-hits is a nice piece as well.
If you’d like to test out the Epic Flash hybrid for yourself before buying, get a 14-day trial with GlobalGolf’s Utry™ program, which allows you to select up to two brand new clubs at a time for only $25 each, or an iron set for $100.
For 14 days after you receive your clubs, try them out where, when, and how you want. If you love them, you can keep them and GlobalGolf will deduct the trial amount from your purchase. If you don’t want to keep the clubs, simply return them using the prepaid label included in the box.