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Callaway Epic Flash Hybrids Launched

The huge success of the Epic Flash range from Callaway is expanding with the launching of new hybrids that look set to prove extremely popular.

Having first launched the Epic driver and introduced the world to the ground-breaking Jailbreak Technology, Callaway honed the internal bar design and managed to add them to the Epic Flash fairway woods which joined a new driver in the second generation.

Now, there are hybrids too to offer even more choice at the top end of the bag…and significantly Callaway have also incorporated the Jailbreak Technology—the clever internal bar design behind the face which stiffens the club head—in them.

It is little surprise, then, that Callaway are billing the new hybrids as having “premium technologies for Epic performance” as they prepare for the Epic Flash to replace the Rogue model as their number one hybrid.

There is improved feel, added distance, more forgiveness and golfers—particularly mid-to-higher handicappers who struggle for consistency with long irons or fairway woods—will love the variety that the Epic hybrids add to their options for the long game.

“The new Epic Flash Hybrid represents the very best of Callaway’s industry-leading technologies in this category to deliver performance and increased ball speeds in a premium materials package,” Callaway say.

“Our revolutionary Jailbreak Technology incorporates two internal bars that stiffen the body, placing more impact load on the face to promote fast ball speed and long distance.”

While the Jailbreak Technology helps provide added ball speed and distance from that which the Callaway Rogue hybrids offered, the research and development team haven’t just rested on their laurels.

There is plenty of other technology that has gone into the design of the Epic Flash hybrids including improving the forgiveness, reducing the weight of the club and getting the launch angles right.

The Epic Flash hybrids have an ultra-thin, forged face which includes the Face Cup technology that has been present in the Epic Flash driver and fairway woods. The face helps produce consistent distance, even on off-centre ball striking.

Callaway have focused on the MIM’ed (Metal-Injection Molding) tungsten weight in the club head and managed to lower the CG by moving it deeper to the sole. That is where they have also helped increase the launch angle to what is described as mid-to-high now, and extract more forgiveness from the hybrid compared to its predecessor the Rogue.

There is also an MIM’ed external weight to help produce the perfect swing, while savings in the overall weight of the club come from the use of a lighter triaxial carbon fabric rather than a steel crown.

Available from early August, the Epic Flash hybrids will carry the now familiar green and yellow colour scheme.

The new Callaway hybrids will be available in 3-hybrid (18 degrees), 4-hybrid (21 degrees), 5-hybrid (24 degrees) and 6-hybrid (27 degrees) with four shaft options (Light, Regular, Stiff and X Stiff). They also come with adjustability on the lofts courtesy of an OptiFit 3 adjustable hosel.

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