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Forum Thread of the Day: “New Callaway Driver – Epic Flash”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from tbomb who describes his experience with a new “Epic Flash” driver from Callaway. Despite not being due for release until next February, tbomb claims to have tested Callaway’s new driver, and he has got our forum members more than a little interested, stating how “The sound alone will make you excited. It’s a powerful sound, and the ball flies off the club face.”

Describing in great detail the appearance, from colors to crown, and performance of the new Epic Flash driver, tbomb reveals: “Launch was great, I played the 9* Epic Last year with 1*+, and this launched the same. May have been the shaft. Feel great. I hit 15 balls (straight out of the Pro Shop), and I nutted 12 of them. All on a rope. No more then 15 yards dispersion.

There may be no photos until December, but tbomb has disclosed plenty of information to get a feel for what the new Epic Flash driver will look like, describing it as “yellow and green” and a “bright club.” His overall impression of the new club from Callaway? “I feel confident saying this will be the driver for 2019.

Get the full rundown of the new Callaway Epic Flash driver here.

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  1. Connor Jones

    Nov 21, 2018 at 11:48 am

    Callaway is just shooting themselves in the foot with this. They keep releasing their “best driver yet” and sooner or later people are going to stop buying their stuff but we will see

    • Speedy

      Dec 1, 2018 at 4:15 pm

      Yep, it didn’t work for sliced bread either.

  2. Kirby

    Nov 21, 2018 at 1:39 am

    So great to here all the “Amateurs” out there making comments on another club, the day you people are playing on tour I’ll be listening until then keep on amusing each other. The simple reason the club companies release new clubs every year is to make money, simple, honest truth..just as there are $250 up green fees on courses with no tee times available, there are plenty of players with $500 in their golf bag to buy any club they want.

  3. MauriceGer

    Nov 7, 2018 at 5:17 am

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    Nov 5, 2018 at 12:09 pm

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  5. Pete O'Tube

    Oct 30, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    We need a ‘Who gives a d***’ between IDHT and Flop, because really, I don’t give a d***.

  6. Brandon

    Oct 11, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    I bet I can still hit it past 90% of the people who go buy this with my used 80 dollar BioCell+.

  7. Tom

    Oct 10, 2018 at 11:48 pm

    Epic Flush is more like it……

  8. JP

    Oct 10, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    Yet none of the top ten PGA Pros that hit the driver the farthest this year used a Callaway. TM and Ping. So much for being the longest / hottest driver.

  9. Michael

    Oct 10, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    What? Removed the thread?

  10. Johnny Penso

    Oct 10, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    ….and the OP of the thread is gone…

  11. bill

    Oct 10, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    seriously pissed off at callaway and am going with another vendor in my shop next season. how many times do they tell us 2 year product cycle and then come out with a new driver every year. WE HAVE ROGUE. WE DONT NEED ANOTHER DRIVER LET US SELL THE ONES WE HAVE. Then no net down all year and they expect you to sell the previous model driver at full price. No thanks callaway. No flash for my course.

    • Paul

      Oct 11, 2018 at 1:55 pm

      No one is forcing you to upgrade every year. Callaway knows if they produce it, people will buy it, which they will.

    • Thomas A

      Nov 13, 2018 at 11:07 am

      Honda comes out with a new Accord every year. Do you feel pressured to buy the upgrade?

  12. Brian McGranahan

    Oct 10, 2018 at 6:28 pm

    That name though, terrible.

  13. Ardbeggar

    Oct 10, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    I can hardly wait to get it. An additional 2 yards is worth every dollar.

  14. joro

    Oct 10, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    Oh boy, another 500 Dollar plus Driver.

  15. Think Golf

    Oct 10, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    Had the driver in my hands today, I can’t share any details however it will be another successful Driver that I promise.

  16. ogo

    Oct 10, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    Color… size… sound… shape… wicked name… fancy exotic shaft… gearhead’s delight… soooo stoooopid … 😛

  17. Tom

    Oct 10, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    If this club conforms to the equipment standards, it will perform no better than anything else released over the past 7-8 years…..nutt’n new except another attempt to take the consumers’ money.

    • dave

      Oct 10, 2018 at 3:08 pm

      so wrong…the epic an rogue were much better all over the face along with great sound and feel….much longer than 917 line…not longer than my new ts3 but id rather have my epic back same shaft. hits toward the toe stay in the air longer with less dispersion. epic was first driver that reduce slight toe hooks to playable if not bombs….the m3 addressed this by opening the toe more but if you happen to push off the toe it was much much worse….different technology better result for callaway…i will say i never got along with my rogue..long as hell but not the control i had with the epic same shafts of course…

      • Tom

        Oct 10, 2018 at 6:39 pm

        What department do you work in at Callaway Dave?…..all BEE S lol!All heads are at the limits of the rules- ALL HEADS – even “open models” from China factories….

      • smo3131

        Oct 16, 2018 at 8:10 am

        Which shaft did you have in your epic and rogue drivers?

  18. Baz

    Oct 10, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    What a load of b*llocks

  19. Hurricane Michael

    Oct 10, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    “No more then…” It’s bad enough you trust a guy that doesn’t know simple grammar. But to repost it is truly dumb.

    • Benny

      Nov 22, 2018 at 8:16 pm

      Isn’t there a couple billionairs who don’t have high school diploma’s? I know a guy who cannot even spell let alone worry about his grammar worth about $90mil. If trolling someone over their grammer is all you have than you are in trouple man…

  20. Dtrain

    Oct 10, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    I always love how people describe a “powerful sound” “the ball flies off the face” “it sounds hot” “the ball is just exploding off the face”

    Please, this is just acoustics, nothing to do with actual performance, but then again we all like listening to different kinds of music….so….

    I do agree that a driver than sounds pleasing is more enjoyable to hit, but it really has nothing to do with actual performance.

    • ogo

      Oct 12, 2018 at 11:55 am

      FYI… A loud impact sound means you are losing energy… which means you are losing distance…. believe it because that’s the science.

  21. 2putttom

    Oct 10, 2018 at 11:09 am

    …” he new Epic Flash driver will look like, describing it as “yellow and green”

    Oregon Duck colors I like

    • JP

      Oct 10, 2018 at 9:11 pm

      Does one of the brothers work for the post office?

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Justin Rose WITB 2021 (October)

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  • Justin Rose what’s in the bag accurate as of the CJ Cup. 

Driver: TaylorMade SIM2 Max (9 degrees @7)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX

3-wood: TaylorMade SIM Titanium (15 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 6.5

5-wood: TaylorMade SIM Titanium (19 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX

Irons: TaylorMade P790 (4), TaylorMade P7MC (5-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (52-12F), SM7 (56-08M), SM8 (60-06M)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100

Putter: Axis1 Rose Prototype
Grip: Lamkin PistolClaw

Ball: TaylorMade TP5 (2021)

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Titleist launches Pro V1 RCT (Radar Capture Technology) golf balls

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If you’ve hit golf balls indoors on a TrackMan, you’re familiar with the annoyance of orientating a ball’s reflective marker for tracking.

Beyond the inconvenience of tinkering with every ball before hitting, the current “position the sticker” system is far from perfect — if you don’t orientate the ball the right way, the sticker is damaged or has fallen off, spin numbers will be estimated, and thus, less accurate.

And while this phenomenon is bothersome to the golfer beating balls on a TrackMan indoors, it’s even more problematic for indoor fitters who rely heavily on spin numbers and accuracy in peak height, roll out, carry distance, and more to make their club and shaft recommendations.

Fortunately, Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls with Radar Capture Technology (RCT), launched today, offer a solution and provide the most accurate ball flight information possible (more on the 2021 Pro V1 and Pro V1x here).

“Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x RCT golf balls combine the game’s greatest combination of speed, spin, and feel with new technology that more consistently captures precision performance and golf ball data from TrackMan units used in an indoor setting,” said Jeremy Stone, Vice President, Titleist Golf Ball Marketing. “We have worked closely with TrackMan for more than two years to optimize this embedded radar reflective, patent pending technology. The result is a reliably strong ‘signal’ that enables spin capture on all shots.”

Years in the making, these golf balls have the same performance characteristics of Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls. According to Titleist, golfers can play them outside, if they’re so inclined, and they won’t notice a difference in performance, and RCT balls conform with R&A and USGA rules.

It took Titleist and TrackMan engineers years of collaboration to develop a technology that would both stand up to the wear and tear of a golf ball in an indoor environment and return 99-plus percent signal capture.

Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x RCT golf balls will be available through authorized Titleist trade partners in North America and EMEA, as well as Titleist.com beginning Nov. 3, Global distribution will follow in April 2022. $64.99/dozen.

Team Titleist produced this Q&A to answer additional questions regarding the RCT balls. 

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‘It’s the perfect club’ – GolfWRXers discuss Callaway’s new Apex UW utility wood

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In our forums, our members have been discussing Callaway’s new Apex UW utility wood. WRXer ‘CopeGolfer’ is interested in hearing from members who have hit the club, and plenty of WRXers have been sharing their very positive early experiences with the UW in our forum.

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

  • XanderSingh: “I took mine out for the first time yesterday! I have it shafted with an Atmos Blue 8x. I have a 21 degree to go up against my 7 wood. I really like it so far; it’s much easier to work and flight the ball than my 7 wood. Also should mention that I’ve never gotten along with hybrids. I would equate it to fairway woods that I played as a junior (early 2000’s). Also, I think it’s for everyone really; my friend who is an 18 handicap hit it a few times and really loved it. So much that he picked up a 17 degree on his way home to replace his 4 wood.”
  • PowerCobra98: “I’ve had mine for about a week now. It’s the perfect club. Really the best of both worlds between fairway and hybrid.”
  • mootrail: “Got Mine! Looks fantastic! Easy to hit, centered every one and feels hot and solid (off the mat). I settled for the Project X as I didn’t want to wait but seemed decent at the shop. From address, it reminds me a lot of my Nickent 3DX Utility DC which was exactly this; a cross between their fairway and hybrid. Beyond that, it’s miles different. Mats and launch monitors are meaningless to me; I can’t wait to get it out on the course! I will say it sets up open, launches low and definitely seems anti-left; exactly what I’m looking for.”
  • QuigleyDU: “This club is awesome. I am completely smitten.”

Entire Thread: ‘It’s the perfect club’ – GolfWRXers discuss Callaway’s new Apex UW utility wood

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