Callaway’s new Epic Flash driver borrows and improves upon many of the technological advances that made the Epic and Rogue before it such great sellers. Still featuring the Jailbreak technology that strengthens the crown and leads to faster ball velocity, the Epic Flash was designed using artificial intelligence to maximize ball speed with its Flash Face technology.
The Epic Flash also is continuing the trend of using a carbon crown, which results in a higher moment of inertia and disperses weight throughout the clubhead.
The company claimed that all of these improvements would lead to increased ball speed from the Epic Flash, and the numbers confirm those claims and then some.
Getting a complete overall performance picture of the club by using a nine-point contact regiment, the main takeaway was that the Epic Flash features an increased launch angle with a similar rate to the Rogue as well as an increased ball velocity on center strikes, resulting in a greater carry and rollout distance across all nine contact points. The Epic Flash also had a 1.4 mph increase in ball velocity over the Rogue on center hits.
Given the higher launch angle, the shot shape was higher in the Epic Flash than the Rogue, but because the spin rates were basically the same, it resulted in a longer carry and rollout.
Regarding dispersion, the Epic Flash had a noticeably tighter dispersion than the Rogue. The Rogue averaged 15 yards to the right on toe hits where the Epic Flash averaged three yards to the right. On heel hits, the Rogue averaged 12 yards to the left while the Epic Flash only averaged 10 yards offline. This tighter dispersion continued across all nine contact points.
The Epic Flash is beneficial for any player who is looking for increased ball speed as well as a more forgiving head.
If you’d like to test out the Callaway Epic Flash 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.