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Epic drivers and fairway woods have been an incredible success for Callaway by delivering players of all ability levels with ball speed increases that have subsequently led to significant distance gains. Even more impressively, Callaway has been able to deliver those additional yards while actually increasing forgiveness in those clubs. Not surprisingly, Callaway engineers had also been working intently on bringing irons to market that could offer the same playability benefits to golfers. In fact, they had been instructed by Callaway brass to go out and create the most advanced irons in golf regardless of the time and costs associated with the project. The result of those efforts, which included contributions from 70 different engineers, are the new GBB Epic and Epic Pro irons. And as the ‘Epic’ name would suggest, these are irons that are producing faster ball speeds for more distance and incredible forgiveness. Keying the ball speed increases are Callaway’s highly successful 360 Face Cup Technology, which enables more ball speed from across the clubface, and the Epic irons’ ExoCage construction, which allows the face to flex more at impact. But the most significant innovation in the Epic irons is a new Tungsten-Infused Standing Wave, as different amounts of Tungsten are injected into the clubhead to alter the CG position of each iron in the set to deliver optimal performance. More specifically, a lower CG placement in the long irons delivers effortless launch and increased carry distance, while a higher CG placement in the short irons promotes a lower, controlled ball flight, which is ideal for scoring shots. In terms of the differences between the Epic standard and Pro model, it really comes down to aesthetics. The Pro version features smaller blade lengths, thinner toplines and soles, and less offset, which visually, as the name would suggest, will likely appeal to better players.
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Low- and mid-handicap golfers. At address, the GBB Epic Pro irons have the look of a true players club, as they feature thin toplines, a compact blade shape, and minimal offset. A thinner sole will also help make the Pro model easier to shape shots with than the standard Epic. That said, thanks to the technological advances that have been made with these irons as it relates to distance and forgiveness, these are irons that can be played effectively by far more than just scratch or low single-digit golfers.
Allows for a stiffer body that in turn enables the clubface to flex more easily for explosive ball speed across the face.
Enables a thinner clubface that also helps produce more ball speed from all impact locations.
Different amounts of tungsten weighting are incorporated into each iron to influence CG position and optimize performance.
“These are our highest performing irons that we’ve ever designed. You’re going to see more ball speed, there’s a lot of forgiveness built in, (and they) come in both a standard and a pro, so there’s something to fit just about everybody.”
Luke Williams, Callaway Senior Director of Global Product Strategy for Irons
|Callaway Mens GBB Epic Pro Irons|
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|Project X LZ 105 steel|
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