The key features in the new Epic Speed, Epic Max and Epic Max LS drivers from Callaway are Jailbreak Speed Frame and Flash Face SS21, both of which were designed with the help of artificial intelligence. Company engineers say that allowed them to improve horizontal and torsional stability in these clubs while ensuring they remained as strong as ever in the vertical direction. It also enabled the technicians to elevate ball speeds across the entire face.
Forgiveness also was an important consideration, and Callaway officials looked to enhance that in each model, using a proprietary Triaxial carbon in portions of the crown and toe to save weight that could be relocated to elevate moment of inertia.
But these three drivers also have different individual performance attributes.
The Epic Speed boasts “advanced aerodynamic head construction” that lessens drag and increases clubhead speed. And theoretically, more speed means more distance.
With the Epic Max, golfers will find a 17-gram, sliding rear weight that works with an OptiFit hosel to help fine-tune ball flight.
The Epic Max LS is targeted for mid- to low-handicappers who want more speed, neutral ball flight and optimal forgiveness in a lower-spin, high-MOI package. People at Callaway tout it as the “most fade capable” driver in the Epic family and laud the adjustability it offers as well.