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See what GolfWRX members are saying about Callaway’s new Epic Red driver

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As part of Callaway’s new Customs-Tour Limited program, the company has released a new Tour-Limited GBB Epic Red driver. As the name implies, the club heads have “Red Dye-Clear triaxial carbon crowns,” according to Callaway, and they come with Project X HZRDUS Red shafts. The drivers, which are selling for $599.99 in a limited supply, come with red leather headcovers, as well.

They will be available in 9- and 10.5-degree heads, and with 5.5- or 6.0-flex shafts. Here are the full specs, as per Callaway’s website:

Related: Our review of Callaway’s GBB Epic drivers

GolfWRX members are discussing Callaway’s new Epic Red release in our forums. Click here to join the discussion, and read some of the highlights from the thread below.

What GolfWRX members are saying

Jdavenp3: Mannnnn, I love red drivers too. Just got a new Sub Zero though. 

TheGolfingFirefighter: That looks sweet! 

Ksrocket: Bought one. Love the red look. Yes to me it reminded me of Nike covert which I loved the look. Hated the performance. I was fit into an epic. Liked the performance but hated green.  Fit into a M2 with Hzrdus red.  Now I get the best of both. Epic head with hzrdus red. Will look great in the bag with my brand new nike covert forged also. I would agree probably over priced but oh well. Everyone on this site blows money lol. Looking forward to my new driver! 

Equipto: Not a fan of the red, really prefer blacks, greys and whites. Preferably matte at that, the shiny is just too much for me now. That said I know there are different stokes for different folks and I’m sure they will sell them out. 

tj7644: I love the red look. I think that it will look sweet with the new MD4 wedges. 

Lacey Underall: Love the head… but the shaft? That might be red overload. Perhaps my thoughts would change when I see it in person though. 

Join the full discussion thread here.

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  1. sharker

    Jan 1, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    I love the look of that big ruby red bulbous head hanging at the end of that stiff 6.0 Project X HZRDUS Red shaft. My type of driver . 😎

  2. Jack Nash

    Nov 29, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    Just when you thought the Ugly Nike was gone, Callaway drags it back out. UGH

  3. HDTVMAN

    Nov 29, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    Tried the Epic (44.5″ w/dual wts) but went back to the Fusion Heavy (44.5″ w/12g wt). Both had UST Recoil shaft, but the Fusion was much more forgiving with off-center strikes. Epic was a bit longer, but overall results favored the Fusion.

  4. brucee

    Nov 28, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    Cally’s Tour-Limited GBB Epic Red driver is soooo puuuurdy…. it’s love at first sight

    • Larry

      Nov 29, 2017 at 11:21 am

      I love the look of the Epic Red. Too bad it costs more than my entire bag!

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Mizuno JPX 919 Tour Forged, 919 Forged, and 919 Hot Metal hit USGA’s conforming list

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As alerted by our always investigative GolfWRX Forum Members, three new Mizuno JPX irons have shown up recently on the USGA Conforming Clubs list; JPX 919 Forged (there is no image of the RH version, but there is of the LH), JPX 919 Hot Metal (and LH), and a JPX 919 Tour Forged iron.

Although still unannounced and unreleased by Mizuno, it’s likely these JPX 919 irons will be the replacements for the previous JPX 900 series. If you remember, Brooks Koepka won back-to-back U.S. Opens using JPX 900 Tour irons; now, it seems there may be a replacement for that iron on the way, judging by the USGA Conforming List.

Check out the Mizuno JPX 919 irons below, as listed on the USGA Confirming list.

Mizuno JPX 919 Forged

Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal

Mizuno JPX 919 Tour Forged

See what GolfWRX Members are saying about the USGA photos.

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SPOTTED: Srixon “Z785” and “Z585” irons

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Photos have recently popped up in our GolfWRX Forums of Srixon “Z785” and “Z585” irons. It’s been nearly two years since the company released it’s previous Z565, Z765 and Z965 irons, so it’s possible (if not likely), based on nomenclature, these could be the replacements for that series.

The photos in our forums show Z785 short irons (5-PW) and Z785 long irons (4 and 3), but it does not appear that the Z785 irons shown in the photos are driving irons, so it’s likely these photos come from a mixed set.

We do not have any official tech or release information about new irons from Srixon at this time, so we’re left to speculate for the time being. What do you think about the photos of these Srixon “Z785” and “Z585” irons?

Check out the photos of each below, and click here for more photos and discussion.

Srixon “Z785” irons

 

Srixon “Z585” irons

Click here for more photos and discussion.

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Michael Kim on why he switched to a Titleist TS2 driver, and the change he’s making for The Open

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Michael Kim set a tournament scoring record at the John Deere Classic last week, so, needless to say, the UC Berkeley alum was firing on all cylinders.

With respect to one of those cylinders, Kim, historically not a great driver of the golf ball, was 34th in Strokes Gained off the tee and tied for second in driving accuracy with a new Titleist TS2 driver in his bag last week. For reference, he’s 192nd in Strokes Gained off the tee and 183rd in driving accuracy for the season. In other words, while Kim’s incredible putting (+13.51 strokes gained: putting) helped, the Titleist TS2 driver he began experimenting with at the FedEx St. Jude Classic also played a role.

We caught up with Kim by phone from Carnoustie and asked him about the decision to put the new TS2 in play.

“When I hit it, I liked it right away. I noticed the biggest difference on mishits. On my old driver, the ball speed would drop a little bit on a toe or heel hit, but with the new one, you barely saw any [drop in ball speed]. And it was definitely going straighter off the mishits. Straighter and longer, honestly.”

“Generally, I don’t make a switch, especially with the driver mid-year, but I put it right in play. And I’m working on some new things with my swing…I kind of turned the corner at the Quicken Loans…obviously hit it great at the Deere.”

“I tried the TS3, but it was a little too low spin for me. So we kept the same shaft [Aldila Rogue Black 60X] and I think it’s the same setting.”

Kim also mentioned he’s putting a steel-shafted driving iron in play for The Open this week–on the recommendation of a guy who knows a thing or two about playing well at the British Open.

“Zach Johnson told me on the plane ride here that I should maybe try a driving iron. So…I got out here and I asked to try a couple of different driving irons…On Tuesday, I tried out a couple of different T-MBs…2-iron, 3-iron. The 2-iron was going way too far, so I tried the 3-iron on the golf course. The way the course is set up, it’s just so firm…It’ll be great if there’s some wind. Exactly what I’m looking for. I’ll put it in play and I’ll probably use it a decent amount throughout the week.”

With respect to Kim’s wedge setup, Vokey Wedge rep, Aaron Dill, offered this comment

“Michael Kim has a really good short game that shows tremendous confidence. Michael uses a great system with his gap wedge having higher bounce, this help with flight and consistency, his 56 is high bounce for bunker and all shots needing extra bounce, and his 60 is a low bounce L for all tighter conditions and shots that need easy and fast lift. The beauty of this setup is it covers multiple shot window and types.”

We’ll see how it works out for him. Kim is competing in his first Open Championship. He tees off at 9:04 a.m. local time with Ryuko Tokimatsu and Chez Reavie.

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