TheMoneyShot, on 15 June 2017 - 02:10 PM, said:
scrap22, on 14 June 2017 - 06:57 PM, said:
Spoke too soon. UPS just showed up. Range time tonight!!!!
Looking forward to your initial review.
Alright, so I got my 3 Hybrid to the range twice since last night
. FIrst impressions of this club is WOW. I cannot believe the distance compared to what I am used to. This thing is way longer than my current hybrid (Cobra Bio Cell), which I absolutely love and is automatic and a go to club for me. The EPIC I have hit about 200 balls now and I have tried to evenly hit about 60-70 balls in different settings - 20*, 21* and 22* to get a gauge on yardage, flight, etc.
Keep in mind that these yardages are rough and basically estimating from the markers on the range and I have shot with my rangefinder. Also considering I was hitting range balls. My current Cobra hybrid (set at 21.5) is consistent at around 180-185. The Epic is longer in every setting. Alot longer for me.
- 20* was close to 215-220ish (again, estimating based on the markers)
- 21* 210-215ish - really hard to gauge roll out at range, but again estimates
- 22* 205-210ish - Much better decent angle at 22 and felt like this will be my setting going forward
Again, very hard to get exacts until I get it to the course (Sunday will be a test for sure)
- The distance on this is actually an issue for me. I may go to the 4 Hybrid to get just slightly less yards (no one ever says that
- For gapping in my clubs.
One thing I noticed was what seemed to be pretty drastic increases in flight height from 20-22*. I like my hybrid to fly higher and come down quickly. This is why I will be leaving it at 22* (at least untl my sickness of buying clubs kicks in and I order the 4 hybrid). For me, the flight at 20* seemed flatter than I expected. 21 and 22 degrees were much more like I was expecting. 21 and 22 being very close in height and shape. Flight consistently was very strong and, I guess the term would be penetrating. It was a bit windy this afternoon and it didnt seem to affect the shots at all.
Draw vs Fade:
My typical shot is either straight or with a slight draw. Never fade. With my current hybrid, it is usually very consistent and usually no problems. If any, the occasional hook. The miss would always be a hook. With this EPIC, I really had to try and hook it (I tried just to see how far I had to go to get it to hook on some shots). If there was a miss for me with the EPIC, it was more of a fade. I thought it was alignment at first, but no, definitely miss was right for me with this club. Which is fine because I am working hard on the "eliminating one side of the course thing". Consistent, good strikes went my normal straight or slight draw. I dont think I am good enough to "work" the ball with consistentcy, so I try to keep my swing the same.
This hybrid feels SOLID and POWERFUL. Even slight of center strikes dont feel bad. I really tried to hit it in different spots on the face and even toe strikes didnt feel much different. Low strikes on the face definitely paid the price with less yardage. No question. The sound was not muted, more of a 'crack' sound, but not obnoxious.
Set up at address:
In my opinion, the way the crown and face come together, I found it difficult to really get my alignment proper. It took me several shots to get the club in the position I wanted. After the two range sessions, it doesnt seem to be an issue now. Just something that stood out to me. The head is compact, similar to my Cobra. Maybe a touch smaller.
I have the Recoil shaft in stiff with this club and man, what an awesome looking shaft. Its almost space age. Dont know how else to describe it. I really liked the feel of this shaft My swing is pretty fluid and I dont load heavy at the top. I may have even been able to go with the regular flex shaft. Once again, I will most likely try other shafts in my quest for the perfect feel of the club.
: Same as other EPICS only smaller. Thats what I tell my wife about something else, but thats a story for another day.
Same as other EPICS - Golf Pride multi compound.
Anyhow, that all I have for now. I am sure others with have their own experiences with it, but thought I would share mine so far. Have a good one.