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Callaway GBB Epic and Epic Sub Zero Fairway Woods: What you need to know

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With Callaway’s new GBB Epic and GBB Epic Sub Zero drivers, the company is relying on a new technology called “Jailbreak” to offer breakthrough performance. With its new fairway woods that have the same names, the company is using a new-and-improved version of a tried-and-true technology, its Hyper Speed Face Cup, to deliver better performance.

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Callaway’s new fairway woods used the company’s latest Hyper Speed Face Cup technology.

Now in its fourth generation, Callaway has been using Face Cups to give golfers more fairway wood distance since the company launched its X Hot line in 2013. What’s new with the latest version of the technology is that the Face Cups now have a thinner rim on their inside edge. Callaway says it “flexes and releases more uniformly and efficiently at impact to increase ball speed across the face.”

Here’s what else you need to know about Callaway’s new GBB Epic and GBB Epic Sub Zero fairway woods (both $279.99), which will be in stores January 27.

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  • The GBB Epic and GBB Epic Sub Zero borrow new technology from Callaway’s new drivers. They use the company’s triaxial carbon fiber crowns, which are 78 percent lighter than the all-steel crowns used on the company’s XR ’16 fairway woods (Epic Crown = 5.8 grams, XR ’16 Crown = 26.5 grams). Callaway used the reclaimed weight to make the fairway woods more forgiving.
  • They use new aerodynamics, too. Last year, Callaway debuted a technology developed with help from Boeing to improve the aerodynamics of its XR ’16 metal woods. They were called “Speed Steps,” raised portions on the front of a club’s crown that help golfers swing the clubs faster. Both the GBB Epic and GBB Sub Zero employ Speed Steps.
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Callaway’s Epic Sub Zero fairway woods use two adjustable weights (22 and 3 grams) to help golfer’s tweak launch conditions for better performance.

  • Two distinct models. Like Callaway’s GBB Epic Sub Zero driver, the GBB Epic Sub Zero fairway woods use two adjustable weights (22 and 3 grams), which allow golfers to position center of gravity more forward or more rearward in the club head. The heavy-weight-forward position is the lowest-spin setting. The heavy-weight-back position creates a higher ball flight and adds forgiveness. The GBB Epic offers an even higher trajectory, as well as slightly more draw bias in its neutral setting.
  • GBB Epic Sub Zero Lofts: 13.5 degrees, 15 degrees, 18 degrees

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  • GBB Epic Lofts: 14 (3+), 15 (3), 18 (5), 21 (7), 24 (9), 20.5 (Heavenwood)
  • Both fairway woods have adjustable hosels. Callaway’s Opti-Fit adjustability hosels offer golfers a 3-degree range of loft adjustability, as well as two different lie angles (standard and draw).

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  • Stock Shaft Options: Project X HZRDUS T800 Green, Fujikura Pro Green, Diamana M+ Green and Aldila Rogue MAX. Several more shafts are available at no extra cost from Callaway.

From the Forums: See what GolfWRX Members are saying about Callaway’s GBB Epic and GBB Epic Sub Zero drivers and fairways.

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  1. Brent

    Jan 4, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Looks just like the Titleist 915F.

    • golfraven

      Jan 6, 2017 at 7:11 am

      I fully agree with you! Titleist hasbeens.

    • JGOLF

      Jan 6, 2017 at 11:20 am

      Minus the visible weight and speed channel.

  2. Sean

    Jan 4, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    I am a big fan of the fairway woods.

  3. Kevin

    Jan 4, 2017 at 9:50 am

    From the bottom, the SZ version almost looks like a hybrid.

    • Nd

      Jan 4, 2017 at 11:14 am

      Yeah. And it’s got grooves on the face like an iron too

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Best of 2021 U.S. Open gear

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The U.S. Open is once again upon us, and and company’s have pushed out the boat with some awesome gear to celebrate this year’s national championship.

Here we’ve highlighted some of the best U.S. Open-themed products that the big brand’s have served up for their players, as well as some gear you can get your hands on.

Footjoy Premiere Series Pacific Sunset Collection

Inspired by the vibrant sunsets of Southern California

Puma’sThe Rocco Collection’

Celebrating the U.S. Open and Torrey Pines, Puma athletes will be wearing items from ‘The Rocco Collection’ this week.

Callaway Staff Bag – Contest to win

U.S. Open Frosted Pint Glass – $13.99

TaylorMade Staff Bag – Contest to win

Srixon Staff Bag – Contest to win

Sik Golf Limited Edition Bryson DeChambeau US Open Commemorative putter – $2,999.99

Celebrating Bryson’s 2020 win, Sik’s US Open Commemorative model (274 available) is a SIK Pro C head with alignment aid on top rather than on the flange and a traditional plumber’s neck hosel.

2021 U.S. Open Commemorative T-Shirt – $39.99

 

 

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What GolfWRXers are saying about the best drivers for a beginner

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In our forums, our members have been discussing drivers for new players to the game. WRXer ‘KWatch’ is looking for a used driver and mentions his preference for TaylorMade, Callaway and Ping – with the latter getting plenty of approval from our members.

Here’s a look at a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • rjdivis: “Most places, i.e. Golf Galaxy, PGATSS, etc…, allow you to hit preowned drivers in store. If there is one nearby, this could be a good way to test them out. Prior gen TM, say Sim or M6, could be a good place to start. Same goes for the prior gen Callaway and Ping. I would likely go with the more forgiving, possibly even Draw based, heads. Sim Max, G400 max or G400 SFT are a few examples.”
  • scooterhd2: “PING K15.”
  • Markrip: “Cobra F7, 8 and 9 are all very forgiving drivers. Tour Edge Exs/Exs 220 are also very forgiving if you’re willing to look at other brands.”
  • Tommyboi95: “Anything Ping!”

Entire Thread: “Best drivers for a beginner?”

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (06/17/21): Nike Zoom TW 2012 shoes

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At GolfWRX, we love golf, plain and simple.

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball. It even allows us to share another thing we all love – buy and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a pair of Nike Zoom TW 2012 shoes ($85)

From the seller (@pingman4): ” Brand new, in the original box and maybe one of Nike’s best shoes ever. Nike Zoom TW 2012 Black with the Nike Shoe bag. Size is 9 1/2 Wide. I had bought 4 pair of these and this is the last pair left. Never worn and ready for someone who still appreciates a great golf shoe – $85.00 shipped.”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Nike Zoom TW 2012 shoes.

This is the most impressive current listing from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

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