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Callaway unveils new Epic Super hybrid

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Callaway Golf has today introduced its new Epic Super hybrid, which will hit retail on September 9.

Billed by Callaway as its “fastest ball speed hybrid ever,” the new hybrid features an all-titanium Flash Face, with a titanium body combined with the brand’s Jailbreak A.I. Velocity Blades in design to provide ultimate ball speed, distance, and launch.

The new hybrid from Callaway contains the brand’s Jailbreak A.I. Velocity blades which stiffen the body in design to allow the face to flex for maximum ball speed.

The addition of extreme tungsten weighting (up to 90 grams) located toward the club’s perimeter aims to create a potent combination of low CG and high-MOI for a high, powerful, and stable ball flight.

Like a driver, the Epic Super hybrids are outfitted with total adjustability from the brand’s OptiFit three hosel while offering adjustable sole weighting for precise custom builds.

Specs, Pricing & Availability

Lofts: 16, 18, 21, 24, and 27 degrees

Price: $399.99

Availability: September 9, 2021

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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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  1. Pingback: GolfWRX member testing: Callaway Epic Super Hybrid – GolfWRX

  2. Stephen

    Aug 20, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    You don’t have to buy it.

  3. J

    Aug 20, 2021 at 10:46 am

    $400??? Ain’t gonna happen.

  4. Peter Sarro

    Aug 19, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    Taking the fun out of buying golf equipment with that price

  5. Carter

    Aug 19, 2021 at 5:29 pm

    As others have commented… $400 for a hybrid!?! ? That’s a bold strategy Cotton. At some point consumers just have to say NO.

  6. reeder

    Aug 18, 2021 at 2:40 pm

    Great looking club but GAGGED at the price….Yipes!

  7. dat

    Aug 17, 2021 at 6:14 pm

    How many SKUs do they need?

  8. Baaaaah Baaaaah Baaaaah

    Aug 17, 2021 at 5:13 pm

    And the sheep will continue to buy them.

  9. C

    Aug 17, 2021 at 3:41 pm

    $400, oof

  10. JC

    Aug 17, 2021 at 2:15 pm

    $400 for a hybrid, get outta here

  11. Weev Bin Haad

    Aug 17, 2021 at 2:10 pm

    Will it be in the bag of the uprecedented, walking medical miracle, 2 time back to back undisputed Covid survivor Jon Rahm?

    • more educated than u guy

      Aug 18, 2021 at 7:03 pm

      you’re just realizing this now? typical golfer…

  12. gunmetal

    Aug 17, 2021 at 1:22 pm

    So I get that we’re staring down inflation right in the face, but $399? Yikes. Get it if you can, Cally.

  13. Roy

    Aug 17, 2021 at 10:35 am

    Pretty sure thats a fairway wood…..

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Abraham Ancer WITB 2022 (January)

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  • Abraham Ancer’s what’s in the bag accurate as of The American Express. 

Driver: Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS (9 @ 8 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Blue 60 TX

Driver: Callaway Epic Speed Triple Diamond (8.5 @9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Blue 60 TX

3-wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max (15 degrees)
Shaft: Project X Evenflow Riptide 70 TX

5-wood: TaylorMade M2 (18 degrees)
Shaft: Matrix VLCT ST 105

Utility: Srixon ZX (4, 23 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Chemical MMT 105 TX

Irons: Miura TC-201 (5-PW)
Shafts: Mitsubishi MMT 105 TX

Wedges: Miura HB-10 (52), Artisan Prototype (56, 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Black S400

Putter: Odyssey White Hot No. 5 Stroke Lab

 

Putter: Odyssey Tri Hot 5K Two

Grips: Golf Pride MCC

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

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Most interesting photos from Monday at the 2022 American Express

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GolfWRX is live this week from The American Express at PGA West in La Quinta, California as the PGA Tour begins its West Coast Swing.

We got an in-hand look at the new Mitsubishi MMT Putter Concept putter shaft (as well as the inside story here) as well as plenty of peeks inside player bags.

Check out some of the most interesting photos below as well as links to all our galleries.

Mitsubishi MMT putter shaft (LINK)

Jason Dufner’s new 2022 Cobra LTDx driver spotted (LINK)
New TaylorMade Spider GT putters spotted (LINK)
From Michael Thompson’s WITB- Ping i525 3 iron (full WITB link)

Prototype Scotty Cameron Newport Buttonback (LINK)

Prototype Scotty Cameron T7.2 Prototype with a welded neck (LINK)

Links to gallery threads

Links to spotted and WITB threads

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Jason Dufner speaks on unreleased Cobra LTDx driver (and his nearly decade-old 7 wood)

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When Jason Dufner showed up to the 2022 American Express for his Monday practice round session, he came with a new driver in the bag: an unreleased Cobra LTDx driver.

Recently, three new Cobra “LTDx” drivers popped up on the USGA Conforming List, including a Cobra LTDx, an LTDx Max and an LTDx LS. With so many driver options hitting the list, it seems inevitable that a new family of drivers is coming soon to replace the company’s RadSpeed drivers from last year. Yet, that remains to be confirmed.

At the 2022 Sentry Tournament of Champions, Bryson DeChambeau was photographed using what appears to be the LTDx LS model, based on the sole weights. Being that GolfWRX didn’t have boots on the ground in Maui, however, we weren’t able to capture in-hand photos of the new driver design.

Thanks to Dufner’s driver of choice this week in Palm Desert, though, we’re now able to catch our first in-hand glance at an LTDx driver.

Based on a sticker that Dufner has near the hosel, his Cobra LTDx driver measures 8 degrees of actual loft.

Check out more in-hand photos here.

In addition to the photos, I was also able to catch up with Dufner on Monday about his personal experience with the new driver design, even though Cobra hasn’t yet revealed any details about the technology.

“One thing I have been seeing is the strikes have been really consistent off the middle of the face,” Dufner told GolfWRX. “People don’t believe this, but sometimes the driver can droop in different ways. The last couple models I had, I felt like I had been making good swings but was catching it on the toe a little bit. So these have been really consistent off the middle. I’ve seen really good launch windows to my eye, good spin windows to my eye, but I haven’t tested it on Trackman yet.”

Based on the photos, Cobra is going with a weight-back design in the LTDx head, likely to move center of gravity (CG) rearward into a more forgiving position. That could be why Dufner is able to find the center of the face more consistently.

As Dufner explains further below, the last few driver models he used in recent years had a more weight-forward design that were intended to lower spin. The back-weighted design of the LTDx, however, has allowed Dufner to find better windows, find the center of the face more often, and have better overall control.

“They’ve got three different heads now, so it gives me more options…my particular model has the weight is back, and we put a little more weight in the back so it changes the CG a little bit for me,” Dufner said. “It makes it launch a little bit higher and spin a little more, which is kind of what I need. I want to have a certain amount of loft so I can get more ball speed. The more loft you have, the less ball speed you’ll have, because it’s not as flat a surface. So I should see some speed gains…I like it so far. It feels great. I just played 9 holes and didn’t miss a fairway.”

Even though Dufner says he hasn’t captured his performance with the LTDx yet on a launch monitor, the driver is checking all the right boxes in terms of ball flight.

“For me, with a driver, the most important thing is that when I feel like I make a good swing and hit it off the center, does it do what I want it to do? And I’ve seen that very consistently through the 4-5 days that I’ve had it,” Dufner said. “I don’t worry about the mishits as much, because the mishits are mishits. But if you can tighten dispersion a little bit with those, great. It gets a little weird for us when we make a good swing and it goes off the center and it’s left or right or whatever. So I’ve been happy with it and I plan on playing with it. We’ll see how it goes.”

Although it seems set in stone based on his comments, it’s not yet certain that Dufner will use the LTDx come competition time on Thursday. What’s absolutely guaranteed, though, is that he will have his longtime Titleist 915F 7-wood in the bag.

Dufner has used the 915F 21-degree fairway wood since 2014 when the club first launched, and it’s not leaving the bag anytime soon.

“That’s not going anywhere until it breaks,” Dufner told GolfWRX.

Even if it something drastic happens in the meantime (knock on wood), Dufner has a backup.

“I have that head, which is the original, and I’ve got another head that I haven’t hit yet,” Dufner said. “So I’ve got at least six more years if this one goes.”

When I asked Dufner if he’s tested any other 7-woods recently to capitalize on newer technologies, Dufner’s answer was simple and matter-of-fact: “No.”

Its safe to say Dufner isn’t changing out that 915F 7-wood, which is smart, because it looks like he’s missed the center of the face with it no more than two or three times in the last 8 years.

To see the rest of the clubs that Dufner has in the bag for 2022, check out the forum link here.

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