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Callaway GBB Epic Driver Review

Callaway GBB Epic Driver Review image courtesy Callaway
Callaway GBB Epic Driver Review image courtesy Callaway

The Callaway GBB Epic driver suggests it might be a high-quality product. It lives up to the name in many ways, offering a game-changing big stick to golfers of all abilities.

Having previously had the popular Big Bertha and XR16 as the headline drivers, Callaway’s decision to name its newest product ‘Epic’ could well have backfired had it not been stupendously good. But a club with such a commanding and demanding name doesn’t disappoint and is proving to be extremely popular.

To give it its full name, it is actually the GBB Epic—that is the Giant Big Bertha. It builds on the already impressive qualities of the Big Bertha that so many golfers have loved in recent years.

So what is it about the Callaway Epic that makes it special and a serious rival to the top of the range drivers from TaylorMade, Titleist and Ping?

The Epic is an aesthetically beautiful driver for starters, manufactured in a very attractive black and lime green color scheme. But it doesn’t just deliver on looks; it is a supreme driver with technology galore. This is all with the intention of adding more distance, less spin and being much more forgiving. It does an incredible job too.

The most important aspect of the Epic is that it features Callaway’s Jailbreak Technology, an innovative development that improves the behavior of the club head and face to help promote more speed across the face of the driver to add distance to your drives—with additional eight yards the average gain for amateurs.

A new design

The design of the Jailbreak Technology in the club head comes via two vertical metal bars—that’s the clever reason for the name. This ensures it has better flex and is able to spring upon impact and produce added ball speed.

The Callaway Epic driver is much lighter than its predecessor, the Big Bertha, too. In fact, it is Callaway’s lightest-ever driver, being constructed from an innovative combination of Exo-Cage and triaxial carbon that helps promote high launch and low spin as well as that improved forgiveness. It is Callaway’s most forgiving driver according to the brand itself. The noise of the carbon club head upon impact might not be to everyone’s liking, but don’t let it put you off.

The driver also features Speed Step—a feature on the XR 16 before the launch of the Epic—on the crown of the club head to reduce drag and increase the aerodynamics. It all adds up to greater head speed and more distance.

With an adjustable hosel—which can shift the loft of the club up or down through eight turns, and a sliding sole weight designed to create up to 17 yards of correction to driving accuracy—the Callaway GBB Epic driver offers golfers great flexibility. You can move the sole plate, which has originally been used in the Big Bertha, to wherever you wish on the track to aid your game.

The Callaway GBB Epic driver definitely lives up to the name and, although that also applies to the price tag, this is one impressive driver than serious golfers will consider adding to their bag.

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