Callaway has unveiled details of its new Epic Flash Forged Irons and Epic Flash Hybrids that will hit the shelves in the UK and Europe on August 9.
Epic Flash Forged Irons
An ultra-premium iron, the Epic Forged has been created to deliver exceptional feel, sound and distance and playability.
Forged from 1025 carbon steel and finished in a platinum chrome sheen, they feature a dynamic suspended tungsten core, which allows the centre of gravity in each head to be precisely positioned to control launch.
This has been wrapped in a TPU over-mold and then suspended with Callaway’s patented urethane microspheres.
Microsphere technology removes unwanted impact vibration without slowing the performance of the thin and fast 360 Face Cup.
Providing spin and control in the mid and long irons, Callaway has implemented a new variable face thickness pattern to promote consistent spin rates and ball speeds. In the short irons, a metal-injection molded tungsten weight has been resistance-welded higher in the body to control trajectory and allow for aggressive shot-making.
Shaft options include Aerotech Steelfiber FC and Mitsubishi Tensei AV Silver, while the standard grip is Golf Pride’s Tour Velvet Align.
"The Epic Forged irons offer golfers a sublimely satisfying feel at impact with incredible distance capability," said Dr Alan Hocknell, Callaway head of R&D.
"They will be a market-leader in terms of ball speed. We have created an unbelievable performance combination here, and a remarkable achievement in golf club design and engineering."
RRP: £1,999 (4-PW)
Epic Flash Hybrids
The new Epic Flash Hybrids boast 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 and promote maximum distance.
Two metal-injected molding tungsten weights have been designed into each pear-shaped head to optimise launch and flight. One is positioned inside the head, and a second is located on the sole to perfectly manage swing weight. This process uses finely powder metal, significantly heavier than steel, to create precision engineered parts that are then strategically set to improve the performance of each club.
For the first time in a hybrid, Callaway is using a Triaxial Carbon fabric called T2C in the crown – the same material used in Epic Flash drivers. Its tighter weave allows further weight to be removed from the crown and redistributed lower and deeper within the head to promote an easy launch, increase forgiveness and enhance both distance and accuracy on miss-hit shots.
A new, lighter OptiFit 3 Hosel offers total adjustability giving golfers the opportunity to precisely dial in their optimal ball flight and preferred shot shape. Available in 3H, 4H, 5H and 6H models, they are fitted with Mitsubishi Tensei AV Silver shafts as standard.
“A wide spectrum of playing abilities will see significant performance gains from these new hybrids, which sit between our current Big Bertha and Apex product lines, and will most likely appeal to the 6-15 handicap range. They also perfectly complement our Epic Flash Drivers and Fairways,” said Dr Hocknell.