Callaway Epic Flash Driver Review - A powerful yet forgiving driver

The Callaway Epic Flash looks striking and is said to be powered with Artificial Intelligence. So how does it perform on the golf course?

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Jack Seddon
Mon, 28 Jan 2019
Callaway Epic Flash Driver Review - A powerful yet forgiving driver

Need To Know

Long distance, adjustable, powerful, forgiving
Premium price tag, debatable colour scheme
Our score:
PRICE: £499.00 YEAR: from 2019
The Callaway Epic Flash is powered by AI (Artificial Intelligence) and has already caused a storm in the golf industry. Callaway say this is the fastest driver the brand has ever produced and here's what we think...

With a lot of drivers being launched onto the market this year, the Callaway Epic Flash was one we were really excited about. The technology behind it was unheard of, with the use of Artifical Intelligence to cycle through 15,000 iterations before coming up with Flash Face.

Jailbreak technology has been very popular with Callaway drivers since it was first introduced, so the combination of that along with Flash Face, caused a buzz with just how forgiving and long this driver could be. Is it as good as the clubs on our list of the best golf drivers? Read on to find out.

Watch our video review below where we compare the Callaway Epic Flash and the Epic Flash Sub Zero.

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Callaway Epic Flash & Sub Zero Drivers Review 2019

Callaway Epic Flash - Looks and Feel

Now this one causes a lot of debate... Green and yellow are not colours that Callaway are known for, so when everyone first saw the Epic Flash it caused quite a stir. Personally, we think the driver is bright, bold and certainly stands out amongst a lot of other drivers. Colour aside, the head size is excellent, not too big and not too small, so you're full of confidence when the ball is at address. The Sub Zero head is slightly smaller, suited more for the lower handicap players.

The Epic Flash felt great, but the Sub Zero head had a slightly better feel. They were both really responsive with off-centre shots, so you could feel straight away if it had been caught slightly off centre. The sound is definitely louder than a lot of other drivers, but it's a welcomed explosive sound that excites you when you've smashed one out the middle.

Callaway Epic Flash - Performance and Forgiveness

Both the Epic Flash and the Sub Zero performed brilliantly. Callaway has produced a driver that helps you reach speeds that you didn't think were possible. The Epic Flash offers distance, forgiveness and a high trajectory that some players love, but the Sub Zero was the perfect head for us, as it produced a lower spin rate, providing the bullet launch that we prefer, making it slightly less forgiving.

Should I buy the Callaway Epic Flash?

If you're wanting to invest in a premium driver that you can rely on then the Callaway Epic Flash is the driver for you. No driver will magically make you hit the ball better, but this driver certainly helps you hit it further. Even off-centre shots were still flying out there, so the combination of Jailbreak and Flash Face technology, makes the Epic Flash a true beast of a driver.

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