GBB EPIC Driver Review: ‘This Club is Just Fun to Play’


Disclaimer: Steve C. was recently invited to Callaway HQ with a group of golfers from the online forum The Hackers Paradise and received the Epic driver as part of the event.

Date Tested:

12/5-12/8

Model Tested:

Great Big Bertha EPIC Driver

Handicap Index:

7.9

Testing Conditions:

Driving range/on course Clear skies 50-70F Course/range conditions : immaculate

Driver Swing Speed:

101-110 MPH

Driver Loft:

10.5°

Club Characteristics (1=Very poor, 10=Outstanding)

Characteristic

Score

Aesthetics/Appearance

10/10

Acoustics/Sound

10/10

Feel

10/10

Easy and Effective Adjustability

10/10

Comments:

Pleasing to the eye at address. Easy to set up square.

Performance OFF THE TEE (1=Very poor, 10=Outstanding)

Characteristic

Score

DISTANCE compared to current driver

10/10

FORGIVENESS compared to current driver

10/10

CONTROL compared to current driver

10/10

LAUNCH CHARACTERISTICS compared to current driver

10/10

Comments:

Distance gains. Confidence gushes when hitting this club.

EPIC DRIVER- Perimeter weighting and OPTI-FIT Hosel Adjustments:

Distance gains. Confidence gushes when hitting this club.

EPIC SUB ZERO DRIVER-Sole weights and OPTI-FIT Hosel Adjustments:

All settings neutral.

OVERALL

PROS:

Distance gains mixed with forgiveness is unrivaled. This club is just fun to play. Makes you want to hit it on every single hole.

CONS:

The only thing that might deter the consumer is the price, but with the right shaft pairing the benefits should easily outpace the price point.

Summary of My Experience with the Club

Best driver I have ever hit. It won’t be leaving the bag until Callaway improves it a notch better.

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