Callaway Unveils GBB EPIC Driver

By: Golfshake Editor | Wed 04 Jan 2017 | Comments


Callaway has unveiled its new and revolutionary GBB EPIC and GBB EPIC SUB ZERO Drivers, which are both set to push the realms and possibilities of technology to exciting levels, allowing for potentially even greater distances off the tee for golfers of all standards, when they become available for retail towards the end of January 2017.

The first of these marquee clubs, the GBB Epic, has represented a seismic shift in the way the head and face behave to increase power, which has been pushed by Jailbreak Technology and the clubhead’s innovative Exo-Cage/triaxial carbon construction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jailbreak Technology has delivered greater ball speed and distance by changing the fundamentals of how the head and clubface act at impact. The key structural components of a metalwood – crown, sole and face – each bend, flex and rebound. Being connected, they influence each other’s dynamics, with this new technology creating a noticeably efficient relationship between these components to allow for increased speed across a larger area of the face.

Elsewhere, the titanium Exo-Cage has combined with crown sole panels made of triaxial carbon, which is an extremely light and strong composite material that been developed by Callaway. Nearly half of the head’s surface, 46%, consists of triaxial carbon, with the crown weighing just 9.7g and the sole a mere 5.8g. That’s the lightest crown ever in a Callaway Driver and of any currently on the market. Epic’s multi-material structure is incredibly light and strong, with exceptional MOI and a low CG that makes it easy to launch the ball high with low spin.

Adjustable Perimeter Weighting Technology (APW)

Epic’s increased shot-shape control comes from Callaway’s APW, which, compared to previous models, has a shorter track with a heavier sliding weight. The weight saving from the shorter track allows for this weight to be heavier (17 grams) and helps increase MOI as well as deliver a full 21 yards of shot-shape correction (a 22% increase compared to Great Big Bertha).

Latest Speed Step Technology

Head speed gets an additional boost from the latest version of Callaway’s Speed Step technology, which was originally developed in partnership with Boeing. Located on the crown, the Speed Step improves airflow to encourage more swing speed and distance without extra effort.



Great Shaft Options to Suit all Golfers

With the new Epic drivers, Callaway is offering the most comprehensive stock shaft lineup in its history. They have offerings from the 40g class all the way through the 80g class, in a variety of weights, flexes and torques. Driver and fairway wood shafts are interchangeable for maximum flexibility.

Diamana M+ Green – Mitsubishi’s first ever sub-50g Diamana offering. Diamana has been a staple on Tour for many years, and led the PGA and European Tour in wins in 2016. This shaft will be available in the 40g and 50g classes.

Project X HZRDUS – features high modulus T800 carbon fiber and is offered in the 50g and 60g class. HZRDUS has quickly made a name for itself on Tour and has been the #1 played model during the 2016-2017 PGA Tour season.

Fujikura Pro Green – a popular choice on Tour. This shaft features a stiffened mid and tip section for stability. It is offered in the 60g and 70g classes and we expect it will be a popular stock option for the Epic Sub Zero driver Aldila Rogue M•AX – new version of the popular Rogue series of shafts. This shaft features a full length multi-axial carbon weave and plays with quite low torque. This will be available as stock in the 60g & 70g classes as well as in the 80g class for the Epic Fairways.

Features & Benefits

Increased Distance from Jailbreak Technology

A breakthrough innovation which dramatically increases distance by stiffening the body to transfer more energy to the ball.

Maximum Forgiveness from Exo-Cage Construction

Innovative head construction that unites our aerospace-grade titanium Exo-Cage outfitted with an ultra-light triaxial carbon crown (9.7g -- lightest ever in a Callaway driver) and sole (5.8g) allows us to distribute more weight in the perimeter for higher MOI and more forgiveness in a high-launch, low-spin design.

Precision Shot-shape Control from Adjustable Perimeter Weighting

Changing the position of the 17-gram weight on the precision-engineered track allows you to easily fit the club to your swing, providing 21 yards of shot-shaping control to promote straighter and longer tee shots.

Faster Head Speed from Industry-leading Aerodynamics

The streamlined head incorporates our proprietary Speed Step, created with direct input from aerodynamics experts at Boeing, to improve airflow to encourage more swing speed and distance without extra effort.

OptiFit Adjustability

An OptiFit Hosel allows for further fine-tuning in the fitting process to aid precise shot-shaping and adjustment of lofts up and down if required.

Four High-Performance Stock Shaft Options

Diamana M+ Green, Project X HZRDUS, Fujikura Pro Green and Aldila Rogue Max in five weight classes: 40g, 50g, 60g, 70g, 80g. Each premium, tour-proven shaft enables fitting to dial in performance for every player through correct weight, torque and flex profile choice.

Product at Retail Date: 27/01/17

Available Lofts: 9.5°, 10.5° and 13.5°HT. Left hand options available in 9°, 10.5° and in 13.5°HT as custom only.

Price: £469

For more information, visit https://www.callawaygolf.com/global.html


 

Watch Owen's Review of the Callaway GBB EPIC Driver >>> Callaway Great Big Bertha EPIC Driver

 


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