11/25/2021

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New Callaway drivers were added to the USGA and R&A’s Conforming Club lists on Monday, making them legal for play this week at the PGA Tour’s Sentry Tournament of Champions and in other official rounds of golf.

Callaway has not officially released the Epic Speed or the Epic Speed LS drivers, or announced when they would be made available to the public. However, based on the USGA photos published on its website, we can infer a few things about them.

The Epic Speed driver has an adjustable hosel mechanism, and behind four silver-toned dots positioned behind the leading edge, we can see the words, “Jailbreak AI Speed Frame.”

Jailbreak is a technology that Callaway has used in drivers for the past several seasons. It is a pair of bars that connect the club’s sole to the crown, directly behind the face, that helps to stiffen the chassis at the moment of impact and redirect energy that could be lost in the head’s deformation back into the ball for increased speed. Golfers could never see the bars, but they could see two dots on the sole that indicated where the bars were positioned.

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Callaway has used artificial intelligence (AI) to design driver faces for three years. Harnessing the power of supercomputers to run thousands of simulations has helped engineers determine what shapes can help golfers achieve more distance. Perhaps artificial intelligence is now being used to help Jailbreak?

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According to the notes that accompany the USGA’s photo, the words “FLASH FACE SS21” are found on the hitting area. Last season in the Mavrik drivers, Callaway used a Flash Face SS20 hitting area, so this is likely an upgraded version of that face.

A portion of the sole in the toe area appears to have a woven pattern, and while that could be cosmetic, that section could also be made from carbon fiber.

There is a single weight in the Epic Speed driver’s back, but the Epic Speed Version 2 and Epic Speed DS, which also now appear on the list, have a weight in the back and a weight in the front of the sole too. These weights could be moveable to shift the center of gravity (CG) location forward or backward.

It’s also worth noting that the Epic Speed Version 2 and Epic Speed DS have three small diamond shapes near the hosel that do not appear on the standard Epic Speed. They only have two Jailbreak dots on the sole, but both have the text, “Jailbreak AI Speed Frame.”

The Epic Speed LS driver also has a front and back weight, two dots near the words “Jailbreak AI Speed Frame” and three diamonds on the hosel. Under the diamonds, the letters LS have been added.

Many manufacturers have added LS to the names of drivers to indicate the club is a low-spin version, but Callaway has historically opted for the designation “Sub Zero” for low-spin clubs made for accomplished players.

As more details about the Callaway Epic Speed drivers become available, Golfweek will report on them.

Callaway's last driver was Hannah Holden's favourite of the year - so what's in store for 2021? Our gear expert takes a closer look

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Wondering what new Callaway player Jon Rahm is going to have in play at the top of his bag this season? Well the wait is over as the brand has now revealed their driver and fairway wood ranges for 2021.

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Callaway Epic drivers and fairway woods: First impressions

Now it's Epic: Callaway launch new drivers and fairway woods 🔥🤩
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— Hannah Holden (@HannahHoldenNCG) January 15, 2021

The Mavrik topped our rundown of the best drivers of 2020, so I was eager to see where Callaway were going to go in 2021. As soon as I got the Epic in my hands, I was right to be excited.

Let’s take a closer look at what’s on offer…

Callaway Epic drivers and fairway woods: The line-up

There are three new models in the driver range…

Callaway Epic Speed: Callaway’s fastest driver to date, the Epic Speed has a distinctive cyclone shaping to reduce drag and increase clubhead speed.

Callaway Epic Max: Callaway’s most forgiving driver to date, the Epic Max has the lightest crown so weight can be redistributed to deliver a low centre of gravity and high MOI for maximum forgiveness. It also delivers a slightly draw bias flight.

Callaway Epic Max LS: For mid- to low-handicap players who want more speed, a neutral ball flight, and forgiveness in a low spin head. It is also the most fade-capable driver in the range. You can also add 14 yards of shot shape correction thanks to the adjustable perimeter weighting.

As for the fairway woods, there are two models in the range…

Callaway Epic Speed: After a fast fairway wood with a penetrating flight? This model features a forward centre of gravity to give a strong ball flight and long carry distances.

Callaway Epic Max: Want a fairway wood that is easier to launch? The Max has an oversized head, low leading edge, and shallow face making it easy to flight.

Callaway Epic drivers and fairway woods: The technology

Both the drivers and fairway woods feature a new updated Jailbreak structure called Jailbreak AI Speed Frame.

Callaway have again turned to their super computer to develop this.

Although the structures look different they both add stiffness across the face vertically, horizontally, and torsionally. The gives you more ball speed across the whole clubface.

Each model has a specifically designed club face which promotes the maximum speed, forgiveness, and spin robustness require for that club.

In the drivers the crown is made up of a light carbon which saves 16 grams compared to a traditional titanium crown. This weight can be redistributed to add even more forgiveness than we saw in last year’s Mavrik.

There is also an extra bit of this carbon on the toe which adds draw bias while saving weight to promote a powerful shot shape.

The Max and Max LS driver offerings feature sliding rear weights giving some serious adjustability when paired with the OptiFit hosel. In fact you can change your shot shape by up to 20 yards in this range.

Callaway Epic drivers and fairway woods: The details

Available: February 18, 2021

RRP: £499 (drivers); £299 (fairway woods)

Stock shafts: Mitsubishi MMT (Speed & Max LS); Project X Cypher, Project X Hzrdus Smoke IM10 (Speed & Max)

Driver Lofts: 9°, 10.5°, 12° (Speed & Max); 9°, 10.5° (Max LS)

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Fairway Lofts: 13.5°, 15°, 16°, 18°, 21° (Speed); 13.5°, 15°, 18°, 20°, 21°, 23°, 25° (Max)

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Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Align Black

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