Callaway Epic Flash Named Longest Driver In American Golf Battle Of The Brands

In a recent test performed by customers, the new model from Callaway came out on top.

Callaway Epic Flash Named Longest Driver

In a recent test performed by customers, the new model from Callaway came out on top.

Callaway Epic Flash Named Longest Driver In American Golf Battle Of The Brands

In a recent Battle of the Brands Driver test performed by 934 American Golf customers, the Callaway Epic Flash was named victorious as the longest driver on the test which saw the new model from Callaway go up against the new TaylorMade M5 and M6, Cobra King's F9 Speedback and finally the Wilson Staff D7 driver.

Format wise each customer was asked to hit three shots with their own driver and then three more with each of the new models above. The average distance gained would then be measured. After collating all of the data it was announced the Callaway Epic Flash came out on top. All of the new drivers saw increases compared to their own drivers on test but the Epic Flash saw the biggest average increase with 8.3 yards.

In terms of the biggest increase, the TaylorMade M5/M6 had the biggest increase of 67 yards for one customer!

Conrad Edkins, Director of Marketing at American Golf was delighted with the popularity of the challenge, as he explains, “This has to be one of the largest ever sample sizes for a head to head driver test. The results were fantastic too with virtually every tester making significant distance gains with the fantastic new technology available from these four brands. This is the kind of thing that most golfers only ever read about in the golf media, so I think they had a lot of fun coming in store to test out the latest equipment for themselves.”

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After the success of the driver test, American Golf are going to extend the concept to irons. Until Sunday March 3rd, any customer can test out their 7 iron against the latest iron releases from Callaway, Cobra, TaylorMade, Wilson and Ping and be entered into a prize draw to win a custom fit set of their best performing model.

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A golfer for most of his life, Sam started playing the game to prove he was the best player out of his father and two brothers.
He quickly became a golf equipment expert and has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice, and spends a lot of his time putting golf gear, apparel and shoes to the test.  
He is a graduate of Swansea University where he studied History and American Studies, and he has been a part of the Golf Monthly team since February 2018. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.

A jack of all trades across print and digital formats, Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website. He also oversees all Tour player content as well. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 


Sam is currently playing:
Driver: Titleist TS3
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees)
Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚
Putter: Scotty Cameron Circa 62 #6