Back in December, we invited eight members of the popular golf website/forum GolfWRX.com to fly out to Carlsbad for a unique Callaway experience.
The crew was able to meet and pick the brains of product directors, R&D experts, members of the Marketing Zoo Crew, but most importantly, be among the first to test the new GBB Epic Drivers. (Editor’s Note: it’s important to recognize that the eight participants are knowledgable and technical when it comes to their golf equipment. Just ask them.)
As part of the experience, each member was personally fit for a new set of clubs at the Ely Callaway Performance Center. Our fitters recorded all the data from shots hit with their existing equipment and the new Callaway gear they were fit into.
The performance results? Well, let’s just say they justified the Epic “hype.”
Here are some of the highlights…
- AVERAGE DISTANCE GAINED: The eight GolfWRX members gained an average of 11.7 yards with Epic drivers over their gamers. Four were fit into GBB Epic and four were fit into GBB Epic Sub Zero.
- AVERAGE BALL SPEED GAINED: The crew gained an average of 5.2 mph of ball speed with Epic over their gamers. (If you’re not well-versed in fitting drivers, that number is ABSURD!)
- MOST DISTANCE GAINED: Sean Nolan (10.5 Handicap Index — highest in the group) gained 24.2 yards with GBB Epic (9°) over his XR 16 (10.5°)!
- MOST BALL SPEED GAINED: Scott Griffith (7.7 Handicap Index) gained 7.1 mph of ball speed with a GBB Epic (10.5°) over his Titleist 915 D2 (12°).
- JEFF SINGER: Singer (1.8 Handicap Index) gained 4.2 mph of ball speed and 10.9 yards of distance with the GBB Epic Sub Zero (9°) over his Ping Anser (10°).
- PAUL MACKE: Macke (+0.1 Handicap Index) gained 4.8 mph of ball speed and 12 yards of distance with the GBB Epic Sub Zero (9°) over his Big Bertha Alpha 816 (9°).
Here’s a chart showing numbers for every GolfWRX member (click to enlarge):