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Steve Stricker testing the New Callaway Flash driver


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Posted 05 December 2018 - 11:51 AM

Wierd to see Stricker without a Titleist driver
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Posted 05 December 2018 - 11:53 AM

View PostGolfingfanatic, on 05 December 2018 - 11:51 AM, said:

Wierd to see Stricker without a Titleist driver

He has a Titleist driver in play today, was just hitting this on the range


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Posted 05 December 2018 - 12:34 PM

Weird to see green grass with no snow on it and trees with leaves.

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 12:51 PM

Wont be getting this but damn that colorway was made for me as a Packers and Oregon ducks fan

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 12:55 PM

Now that there are better pictures, I actually think the yellow goes well with the green.  And, that's coming from a Vikings fan.
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Posted 05 December 2018 - 12:57 PM

View PostGolfingfanatic, on 05 December 2018 - 11:51 AM, said:

Wierd to see Stricker without a Titleist driver

Also noticed that after years of being a bit of a FJ poster boy for apparel, he's moved on from that.

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 12:58 PM

Why? With the Rogue supposedly better than the current EPIC (why else would they bring it out... :stink: ), why bring out another version of the old model? Is the sliding weight in the back that much in demand that they were losing sales with the non-sliding weight Rogue? I've never played a driver with the sliding weight... never saw the need, but that's just me.

I have a older, "inferior" Epic Sub Zero. Wouldn't trade it for a Rogue... I prefer the EPIC SZ.

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 12:59 PM

View Postradiman, on 05 December 2018 - 12:55 PM, said:

Now that there are better pictures, I actually think the yellow goes well with the green.  And, that's coming from a Vikings fan.
Just think old North Stars colors and you won't have to think it is the team from the other side of the border!

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 01:01 PM

View Post14mh, on 05 December 2018 - 12:59 PM, said:

View Postradiman, on 05 December 2018 - 12:55 PM, said:

Now that there are better pictures, I actually think the yellow goes well with the green.  And, that's coming from a Vikings fan.
Just think old North Stars colors and you won't have to think it is the team from the other side of the border!

Oh man.  It's been so long.  But, I never thought of it like that!

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 01:09 PM

View Postradiman, on 05 December 2018 - 01:01 PM, said:

View Post14mh, on 05 December 2018 - 12:59 PM, said:

View Postradiman, on 05 December 2018 - 12:55 PM, said:

Now that there are better pictures, I actually think the yellow goes well with the green.  And, that's coming from a Vikings fan.
Just think old North Stars colors and you won't have to think it is the team from the other side of the border!

Oh man.  It's been so long.  But, I never thought of it like that!

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 01:22 PM

Damn, just like Kevin Na testing Callaway Flash woods, Stricks with the Flash driver! Callaway getting a lot of love away from Titleist.
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Posted 05 December 2018 - 01:22 PM

View Postn_rones, on 05 December 2018 - 12:51 PM, said:

Wont be getting this but damn that colorway was made for me as a Packers and Oregon ducks fan


Great job Callaway!!!  Nice to see you chose a duck as your inspiration...if your in need of finding the water more often and want to hit more ducks...give the Callaway Flash a try.  U-G-L-Y  D-U-C-K-L-I-N-G!!!


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Posted 05 December 2018 - 01:24 PM

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 01:28 PM

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 01:31 PM

Pics taken down already?

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 01:37 PM

View Postgripandrip, on 05 December 2018 - 12:58 PM, said:

Why? With the Rogue supposedly better than the current EPIC (why else would they bring it out... :stink: ), why bring out another version of the old model? Is the sliding weight in the back that much in demand that they were losing sales with the non-sliding weight Rogue? I've never played a driver with the sliding weight... never saw the need, but that's just me.

I have a older, "inferior" Epic Sub Zero. Wouldn't trade it for a Rogue... I prefer the EPIC SZ.
The idea behind the Flash is more than just adding a sliding weight to an Epic SZ. The big difference is supposed to be the technology in the face. People who have tested it are claiming ~4 mph gains in ball speed. I haven't hit it, so I can't attest to the accuracy of these reports, but I'm interested to try it. Also, unless I'm mistaken, the Rogue line was supposed to be the replacement for the XR line, not the Epic. I believe the retail price for the Epic line wasn't dropped last year when the Rogue was introduced.

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 01:50 PM

View Post3 Jack Par, on 05 December 2018 - 01:37 PM, said:

View Postgripandrip, on 05 December 2018 - 12:58 PM, said:

Why? With the Rogue supposedly better than the current EPIC (why else would they bring it out... :stink: ), why bring out another version of the old model? Is the sliding weight in the back that much in demand that they were losing sales with the non-sliding weight Rogue? I've never played a driver with the sliding weight... never saw the need, but that's just me.

I have a older, "inferior" Epic Sub Zero. Wouldn't trade it for a Rogue... I prefer the EPIC SZ.
The idea behind the Flash is more than just adding a sliding weight to an Epic SZ. The big difference is suppose to be the technology in the face. People who have tested it are claiming ~4 mph gains in ball speed. I haven't hit it, so I can't attest to the accuracy of these reports, but I'm interested to try it. Also, unless I'm mistaken, the Rogue line was supposed to be the replacement for the XR line, not the Epic. I believe the retail price for the Epic line wasn't dropped last year when the Rogue was introduced.
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Posted 05 December 2018 - 01:51 PM

From what I can see and have seen, I can deal with the color, bringing the sliding weight back and adding the sliding weight to the SubZero is money!

Edited by bama11, 05 December 2018 - 01:52 PM.


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Posted 05 December 2018 - 01:51 PM

I know color is subjective but damn, black, green and yellow?  Yikes.


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Posted 05 December 2018 - 01:52 PM

View PostWardonation, on 05 December 2018 - 01:31 PM, said:

Pics taken down already?

Where?


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Posted 05 December 2018 - 01:58 PM

View Post3 Jack Par, on 05 December 2018 - 01:37 PM, said:

View Postgripandrip, on 05 December 2018 - 12:58 PM, said:

Why? With the Rogue supposedly better than the current EPIC (why else would they bring it out... :stink: ), why bring out another version of the old model? Is the sliding weight in the back that much in demand that they were losing sales with the non-sliding weight Rogue? I've never played a driver with the sliding weight... never saw the need, but that's just me.

I have a older, "inferior" Epic Sub Zero. Wouldn't trade it for a Rogue... I prefer the EPIC SZ.
The idea behind the Flash is more than just adding a sliding weight to an Epic SZ. The big difference is suppose to be the technology in the face. People who have tested it are claiming ~4 mph gains in ball speed. I haven't hit it, so I can't attest to the accuracy of these reports, but I'm interested to try it. Also, unless I'm mistaken, the Rogue line was supposed to be the replacement for the XR line, not the Epic. I believe the retail price for the Epic line wasn't dropped last year when the Rogue was introduced.

Surely with the rules and regs about driver performance, how can extra mph be achieved?
I understand extra speed away from centre but these claims from any manufacturers must be taken with a pinch of salt, surely ?

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 02:08 PM

View PostDouble Gee, on 05 December 2018 - 01:58 PM, said:

View Post3 Jack Par, on 05 December 2018 - 01:37 PM, said:

View Postgripandrip, on 05 December 2018 - 12:58 PM, said:

Why? With the Rogue supposedly better than the current EPIC (why else would they bring it out... :stink: ), why bring out another version of the old model? Is the sliding weight in the back that much in demand that they were losing sales with the non-sliding weight Rogue? I've never played a driver with the sliding weight... never saw the need, but that's just me.

I have a older, "inferior" Epic Sub Zero. Wouldn't trade it for a Rogue... I prefer the EPIC SZ.
The idea behind the Flash is more than just adding a sliding weight to an Epic SZ. The big difference is suppose to be the technology in the face. People who have tested it are claiming ~4 mph gains in ball speed. I haven't hit it, so I can't attest to the accuracy of these reports, but I'm interested to try it. Also, unless I'm mistaken, the Rogue line was supposed to be the replacement for the XR line, not the Epic. I believe the retail price for the Epic line wasn't dropped last year when the Rogue was introduced.

Surely with the rules and regs about driver performance, how can extra mph be achieved?
I understand extra speed away from centre but these claims from any manufacturers must be taken with a pinch of salt, surely ?


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Posted 05 December 2018 - 02:36 PM

I like the Master's Green.  Cool looking driver!

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 02:43 PM

View PostDouble Gee, on 05 December 2018 - 01:58 PM, said:

View Post3 Jack Par, on 05 December 2018 - 01:37 PM, said:

View Postgripandrip, on 05 December 2018 - 12:58 PM, said:

Why? With the Rogue supposedly better than the current EPIC (why else would they bring it out... :stink: ), why bring out another version of the old model? Is the sliding weight in the back that much in demand that they were losing sales with the non-sliding weight Rogue? I've never played a driver with the sliding weight... never saw the need, but that's just me.

I have a older, "inferior" Epic Sub Zero. Wouldn't trade it for a Rogue... I prefer the EPIC SZ.
The idea behind the Flash is more than just adding a sliding weight to an Epic SZ. The big difference is suppose to be the technology in the face. People who have tested it are claiming ~4 mph gains in ball speed. I haven't hit it, so I can't attest to the accuracy of these reports, but I'm interested to try it. Also, unless I'm mistaken, the Rogue line was supposed to be the replacement for the XR line, not the Epic. I believe the retail price for the Epic line wasn't dropped last year when the Rogue was introduced.

Surely with the rules and regs about driver performance, how can extra mph be achieved?
I understand extra speed away from centre but these claims from any manufacturers must be taken with a pinch of salt, surely ?

As stated in one of the other Epic Flash threads.  They are able to get the CT of the face right at, or as close to as possible, the legal limit.  Apparently, they do this by manufacturing the face as over the limit, then adding a dampening agent of some sort to dial it back down to the limit.  So, if retail heads are below the limit allowing for manufacturing tolerances, then you are going to have a great likely hood of getting a driver right at the limit whereas your current club may measure below that by a varying degree.

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 03:18 PM

View Postradiman, on 05 December 2018 - 02:43 PM, said:

View PostDouble Gee, on 05 December 2018 - 01:58 PM, said:

View Post3 Jack Par, on 05 December 2018 - 01:37 PM, said:

View Postgripandrip, on 05 December 2018 - 12:58 PM, said:

Why? With the Rogue supposedly better than the current EPIC (why else would they bring it out... :stink: ), why bring out another version of the old model? Is the sliding weight in the back that much in demand that they were losing sales with the non-sliding weight Rogue? I've never played a driver with the sliding weight... never saw the need, but that's just me.

I have a older, "inferior" Epic Sub Zero. Wouldn't trade it for a Rogue... I prefer the EPIC SZ.
The idea behind the Flash is more than just adding a sliding weight to an Epic SZ. The big difference is suppose to be the technology in the face. People who have tested it are claiming ~4 mph gains in ball speed. I haven't hit it, so I can't attest to the accuracy of these reports, but I'm interested to try it. Also, unless I'm mistaken, the Rogue line was supposed to be the replacement for the XR line, not the Epic. I believe the retail price for the Epic line wasn't dropped last year when the Rogue was introduced.

Surely with the rules and regs about driver performance, how can extra mph be achieved?
I understand extra speed away from centre but these claims from any manufacturers must be taken with a pinch of salt, surely ?

As stated in one of the other Epic Flash threads.  They are able to get the CT of the face right at, or as close to as possible, the legal limit.  Apparently, they do this by manufacturing the face as over the limit, then adding a dampening agent of some sort to dial it back down to the limit.  So, if retail heads are below the limit allowing for manufacturing tolerances, then you are going to have a great likely hood of getting a driver right at the limit whereas your current club may measure below that by a varying degree.
Does that mean the face will tend to crack?

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 03:22 PM

View PostTinkerGolfMan, on 05 December 2018 - 01:22 PM, said:

Damn, just like Kevin Na testing Callaway Flash woods, Stricks with the Flash driver! Callaway getting a lot of love away from Titleist.

Kevin Na has been a free agent for a while and has played a lot of different woods
Think Strick has been gaming his old trustys and will continue to

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 03:24 PM

So when I buy this I'll also have to factor in the cost to get that horrible looking sole refinished? Ugh..
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#29 titleistlefty33

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 03:26 PM

This club would look really solid in some black/grey....
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Posted 05 December 2018 - 03:30 PM

View PostI_HATE_SNOW, on 05 December 2018 - 03:18 PM, said:

View Postradiman, on 05 December 2018 - 02:43 PM, said:

View PostDouble Gee, on 05 December 2018 - 01:58 PM, said:

View Post3 Jack Par, on 05 December 2018 - 01:37 PM, said:

View Postgripandrip, on 05 December 2018 - 12:58 PM, said:

Why? With the Rogue supposedly better than the current EPIC (why else would they bring it out... :stink: ), why bring out another version of the old model? Is the sliding weight in the back that much in demand that they were losing sales with the non-sliding weight Rogue? I've never played a driver with the sliding weight... never saw the need, but that's just me.

I have a older, "inferior" Epic Sub Zero. Wouldn't trade it for a Rogue... I prefer the EPIC SZ.
The idea behind the Flash is more than just adding a sliding weight to an Epic SZ. The big difference is suppose to be the technology in the face. People who have tested it are claiming ~4 mph gains in ball speed. I haven't hit it, so I can't attest to the accuracy of these reports, but I'm interested to try it. Also, unless I'm mistaken, the Rogue line was supposed to be the replacement for the XR line, not the Epic. I believe the retail price for the Epic line wasn't dropped last year when the Rogue was introduced.

Surely with the rules and regs about driver performance, how can extra mph be achieved?
I understand extra speed away from centre but these claims from any manufacturers must be taken with a pinch of salt, surely ?

As stated in one of the other Epic Flash threads.  They are able to get the CT of the face right at, or as close to as possible, the legal limit.  Apparently, they do this by manufacturing the face as over the limit, then adding a dampening agent of some sort to dial it back down to the limit.  So, if retail heads are below the limit allowing for manufacturing tolerances, then you are going to have a great likely hood of getting a driver right at the limit whereas your current club may measure below that by a varying degree.
Does that mean the face will tend to crack?

That is a good question.  I had some issues in the past with the faces of Callaway woods.  Specifically, a dented face on an Epic SZ driver and fairway wood.  But, I didn't have any issues with the Rogue.  Didn't see any other posts about it either.  Hoping whatever they brace the face with (if that is indeed the case), will keep it sound.

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