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Details on Phil Mickelson’s new Callaway Epic Speed Triple Diamond driver

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Phil Mickelson’s Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero has been a mainstay of his bag this season, even with the ebb and flow of the rest of his setup.

The five-time major champion’s surprising ascent up the leaderboard at the PGA Championship has been accompanied by a turnaround in his driving performance. And as those who have checked out our Mickelson WITB already know, Lefty has made a switch at the top of the bag that is aiding his impressive driving performance.

Specifically designed for Mickelson, the driver has a Callaway Epic Speed Triple Diamond head that is 6 degrees set at 5.5, and it weighs a very light 189 grams. It’s outfitted with a 47.9-inch Fujikura Ventus Black TX shaft that is tipped two inches.

(Image via Callaway’s Johnny Wunder)

According to Callaway, Mickelson was pursuing both tighter dispersion at cruising and all-out speeds. He needed to be able to work the club both ways and it has to suit his eye at address, or he wasn’t switching out of his Sub Zero.

Gerritt Pon, Callaway’s senior club performance analyst, and the man who works most closely with Mickelson, said Phil had initially tested an 8.5-degree head set at 6.5 degrees, but it spun too much. Lefty looks for draw spin under 2,000 rpms and sub-2,400 rpm spin on fades.

According to Pon, “When he tested the Epic Speed line there was always something in the mix that didn’t work so we redesigned an Epic Speed head just for Phil with a lower CG and a lower loft (than retail) that supported everything he was looking for.”

Additionally, the 6-degree head sits nearly square at address, which is the look Mickelson likes.

Regarding the nearly-48-inch Ventus, Pon said, “To swing the longer shaft, he’s trying to hit up on the ball a little more than with a normal shaft. He’s creating a lot of loft at impact to launch it high.”

The head design, which features an additional screw in the front of the sole, was the product of an eight-week process CAD and foundry manufacturing.

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  1. MCoz

    May 24, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    I don’t see it here but that “2 wood” he hit numerous times as a fairway finder was a TaylorMade Original One Mini Driver 11.5*. No wonder the Callaway people directed the conversation away from that.

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