Callaway Epic Flash Hybrid Review - New to the Epic Flash range, we test out Callaway's brand new hybrid.
- Increased ball speed comes from Callaway’s Jailbreak Technology, featuring two internal bars that link the crown with the sole to stiffen the face and transfer more energy at impact.
- New Metal-Injected Molded tungsten weights optimise launch and ball flight. One is positioned inside and a second is located on the sole to perfectly manage swing weight.
- A Triaxial Carbon fabric called T2C features in the crown, saving weight that is then redistributed lower and deeper to promote an easy launch and increased forgiveness.
A large, confidence-inspiring profile with a fairly symmetrical shape. The subtle Callaway chevron helps position the ball centrally, while the carbon fibre weave pattern on the crown adds some techy flare to the look.
Hybrids need to be easy to hit and the Epic Flash is one of the best around. It’s large hitting area immediately boost confidence and this is then enhance when you experience the feel from the sweetspot. Fast, explosive and driver-like in its sensation, the Epic Flash unsurprisingly produced above average ball speeds. Testing in 19°, our average carry distance surpassed the 225-yard mark. Knowing the forgiveness is there means you can swing hard and fast, leading to longer carries, and we didn’t find it missed left regularly like some game-improvement hybrids can. This is helped by the low spin of well under 4000 rpm, which is a little bit of a concern out on the course when you make a bad swing and miss the middle.
You might find that one degree higher loft than you currently play via the adjustable Opti-Fit hosel will give you the best balance of launch, flight, spin and forgiveness while also providing extra stopping power when hitting into greens. The screw hole in the sole does tend to gather dirt, a minor annoyance, but its generous width allows it to glide through with minimal interference.
It’s size and flight would suggest the mid-to-high handicapper would benefit most from its performance but really anyone looking for a hybrid that’s easy to hit would benefit. Factor in the premium components, like the Golf Pride Align grip and Mitsubishi Tensei stock shaft, as well as the impressive performance and the Epic Flash is a contender for being the best new hybrid launched in 2019.
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Contender for being the best new hybrid launched in 2019.