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2019 Official Forum Member Review-Callaway Epic Flash Drivers

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It's so cool to see how much your driving has improved in the past few weeks. Lots of progress! Congrats, @sirchunksalot.

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@edingc [mention=78201]THEZIPR23[/mention] thanks! It's crazy between the SuperSpeed sticks and the Epic Flash what they combine to do. Speed + forgiveness makes it fun to get on the tee box. How's the weather up your way? I know you've been tearing up the driver on wet fairways and I really want to see how you'll do when you get some roll.

 

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edingc....could you answer a question for me that I posted in your diy superswing post.....thanks

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@sirchunksalot

Nothing better than combining the SS training and this driver. You've had two very complementary testing opportunities!

It's still very wet. Almost two inches of rain in the past five days. I managed to get to the range on Friday, but a lot of courses around here closed Saturday and my home course was walking only today.

I've been nursing a sore shoulder since all of my swings last week, so no playing or SuperSpeed training. Planning on walking nine tomorrow morning, but it'll be a swamp again, I'm sure. Some day it'll be dry!

@docjim Answer coming your way shortly.

 

 

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Shot a pretty-average-for-me 45 this morning before work. Course was absolutely soaked (the ninth green felt like a waterbed!).

Best drive of the day came on hole five - 230 yards down the middle, leaving me a little 70-yard wedge into the green. Pulled my approach a bit left of target but still finished out with a GIR and two-putt par.

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I actually hit 6/7 fairways thanks to some lucky bounces off trees. I found trees on four of my seven drives, which really kills the average driving distance in a hurry. My home course really puts a premium on driving accuracy, something I did not have today.

I hit the range at lunch and really noticed the forgiveness of the driver today. I had several heel shots that still went a long ways, and all within a reasonable distance offline. And I definitely can feel where the mishits are, which is nice feedback to have as well.

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Played in a tourney Sat & Sun and since this is a thread regarding a driver we will not discuss scores 🙄. Saturday weather was fine and was hitting everything well The Flash is amazing. Driving handicap was +6.5 with a deviation of 17.1 yards. This is phenomenal for me in a tournament round. Usually there will be 1 or 2 drives that cause some serious trouble. This was not the case, just complete confidence every time the club is in my hands. Sunday was miserable weather wise it started raining 5 minutes before we teed off and didn't stop for 4 1/2 hours. If it wasn't a tournament I wouldn't have played, in fact about 10% of the field was WD. 12th hole a rules official had to squeegee the green just so I could putt. During my practice round, the week prior I hit a drive 320 right down the middle on the 13th hole, Sunday I hit the same drive if not a little harder on same hole and it went a total of 230. With all of that my driving handicap was still +1.5. I just continue to be amazed by The Flash, I have always been a good driver of the golf ball but this thing as blown my mind. 

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Hit 9/14 fairways yesterday but lost one OB and had to take an unplayable on another. I only lost one tee shot left on the opening hole yesterday, and for me that's what is most important. I was playing pretty poorly overall, and even though I struggled to find any decent swing, I still felt confident in the Flash.

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On ‎05‎/‎27‎/‎2019 at 12:23 PM, sirchunksalot said:

I am about to run out of superlatives to describe how good the Epic Flash Sub Zero is. I played today with a couple of friends and the driver showed up in a big way. Nothing else in my game did, but the driver was just epic.

Had two drives go 270+, my driving handicap was 5.5, and I averaged 243 off the tee. That's with hitting a worm burner on 15 that went 173 and a weak block on 4 that only traveled 210. Screenshot_20190527-140758-01.jpegScreenshot_20190527-140806-01.jpegScreenshot_20190527-140853-01.jpegScreenshot_20190527-140911-01.jpeg

The shot on 8 that went 271 is a new personal best, and the first bomb that didn't have the advantage of the slope that funnels the ball downhill on 18. Sure, I pulled it and followed up with a lousy 3 wood, but it went long!

Overall, I shot 49/50 for a 99. My short game started out good, them decided the heat was too much for it and it left.

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So MONEY!🤑 Congrats on the personal best! I think you may need to start thinking about changing up your MGS handle...How about "SirMashesALot"?!!😝 Good Lord! 270+ is a ton of a shot! Well done!

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@edingc it's sounds like you made the best of a soggy day and it sounds like your Epic Flash was performing for you. A 230 yard drive on a day where the green was like a waterbed is a complete bomb! Going 6/7 on fairways, especially with the trees involved, is phenomenal. I'm also impressed by your ability to get a wedge to the green in wet conditions, I would so chunk that shot. Great round!
@THEZIPR23 having a +6.5 and a +1.5 driving handicap is awesome!
@yungkory 9/14 plus getting to play in Hawaii is incredible! I'll agree with you that Callaway has made the confidence go up with driver in hand. It feels like every tee shot something good is about to happen when the ball gets in the air.

PA#9, I really appreciate you following along and encouraging us. This community of golfers really supports one another, and you are a prime example of what I love about this group.

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13 hours ago, sirchunksalot said:

@edingc it's sounds like you made the best of a soggy day and it sounds like your Epic Flash was performing for you. A 230 yard drive on a day where the green was like a waterbed is a complete bomb! Going 6/7 on fairways, especially with the trees involved, is phenomenal. I'm also impressed by your ability to get a wedge to the green in wet conditions, I would so chunk that shot. Great round!
@THEZIPR23 having a +6.5 and a +1.5 driving handicap is awesome!
@yungkory 9/14 plus getting to play in Hawaii is incredible! I'll agree with you that Callaway has made the confidence go up with driver in hand. It feels like every tee shot something good is about to happen when the ball gets in the air.

PA#9, I really appreciate you following along and encouraging us. This community of golfers really supports one another, and you are a prime example of what I love about this group.

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You fellas keep up the outstanding work! It really is good and informative reading and something to be inspired by.

BTW, I only just now read what "model" of golf ball you use in your signature...LMFAO! Good stuff!

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I had one of my best range sessions in recent memory today. Not only was the weather finally into the 70s and sunny, the pulled muscle in my upper back is feeling better. Toss in a simpler approach to my swing (steady head, good takeaway and let the arms relax and follow through were really my only thoughts today), and I am very excited for my upcoming rounds.

As usual, when swung well the Epic Flash continues to impress. My efficiency was much better today than last week. I saw a lot of swings like this one.

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I have plans to play 18 holes Sunday morning, nine holes Tuesday morning and Wednesday I have an 18-hole, four-person fundraising scramble for work. This is the same scramble that last year almost made me give up golf because of how poorly I played. It will be fun to be out there with a new swing and a better mental approach. The Epic Flash will play a big part in that.

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6 hours ago, edingc said:

I had one of my best range sessions in recent memory today. Not only was the weather finally into the 70s and sunny, the pulled muscle in my upper back is feeling better. Toss in a simpler approach to my swing (steady head, good takeaway and let the arms relax and follow through were really my only thoughts today), and I am very excited for my upcoming rounds.

As usual, when swung well the Epic Flash continues to impress. My efficiency was much better today than last week. I saw a lot of swings like this one.

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I have plans to play 18 holes Sunday morning, nine holes Tuesday morning and Wednesday I have an 18-hole, four-person fundraising scramble for work. This is the same scramble that last year almost made me give up golf because of how poorly I played. It will be fun to be out there with a new swing and a better mental approach. The Epic Flash will play a big part in that.

Nice work @edingc!!! Keep hammering them out there! stay smooth and kick a little butt in that scramble! Let them all know that last year was the fluke and what ya got now is the norm! Stay loose brah!!

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Wasn't able to get out and play this weekend, so nothing new to report on the golfing front. But, for your reading pleasure, my Stage 2 is up!

 

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Hey-oh! My stage two is up as well!

We had more rain on Saturday and the course was closed this morning, so no new golfing updates. So excited to get the Epic Flash out on Tuesday and for my scramble on Wednesday.

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Stage 2 ready for your viewing pleasure. It has been a great experience, especially seeing results of my fellow testers. Great job guys. 2019 bombsquad!! 💣💣

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Mr. Last Time Zone checking in, Stage 2 up!

 

 

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looking forward to reading your stage 2 reviews! nice work guys.

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great job on the stage 2's gents!  very impressive.

It seems you all had a great time and generally noticed the same things - color scheme/sound.

Funny that no one liked the color scheme they chose.  I wonder who came up with it?  They really should stick with the basic red/white/blue colors.  Good thing it's just on the bottom of the club so you can't see it at address.  🙂

Wonder if any of you guys would entertain changing the paint fill to something else?  

Was it the green?  the yellow?  or the combination of both?

Needless to say - if this is the first driver built on AI and with all the success, I don't see how Callaway goes away from it.

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19 minutes ago, GolfSpy Stroker said:

great job on the stage 2's gents!  very impressive.

It seems you all had a great time and generally noticed the same things - color scheme/sound.

Funny that no one liked the color scheme they chose.  I wonder who came up with it?  They really should stick with the basic red/white/blue colors.  Good thing it's just on the bottom of the club so you can't see it at address.  🙂

Wonder if any of you guys would entertain changing the paint fill to something else?  

Was it the green?  the yellow?  or the combination of both?

Needless to say - if this is the first driver built on AI and with all the success, I don't see how Callaway goes away from it.

Thanks for the kind words. 

It is interesting that we all had basically the same take on colors and the sound. Both colors are horrible and the headcover makes it worse. My guess is that if the performance wasn't as great as it is, those two things could be a deal breaker. I have thought about doing some paint fill but I'm a little OCD so not sure if I could handle it if it wasn't perfect.  I would imagine that in the not to distant future it won't be just Callaway doing AI, it will be everyone. 

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Great stage-II's fellas! A couple of good zingers had me rollin'..."Jamaican Bobsled Team" & "Boomtown USA" come immediately to mind..! Everyone did a superb job and you all should be proud of your hard work being displayed here so well. Cheers all!

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