Callaway Epic Flash Driver Review

Callaway Epic Flash Driver Review

By Paul Liberatore

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Time to read 6 min

New for 2019 is the Callaway Epic Flash driver. Callaway has spent over 5 million dollars to produce their most technologically advanced driver yet. Building on the massive success of the Epic range of 2017, the Epic Flash is promising more speed and more forgiveness. Gaining traction in the bags of Callaway’s tour staff, the Epic Flash is already a proven winner.


Epic Flash finished in first place at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Kapalua in the bag of Xander Schauffele. This club is made for golfers of all skill levels looking to improve their ball speeds and get premium performance from the tee box. This is definitely one of the best Callaway drivers ever made and will be one of the best golf drivers of the year.

Key Features

The Epic Flash was created using artificial intelligence to run thousands of impact simulations to create their fastest and most forgiving face ever.

Jailbreak has been modified to stiffen and stabilize the top and bottom of the club face and provide golfers with maximum ball speeds on impact high and low of the sweet spot.

By creating a new T2C triaxial carbon crown Callaway has managed to increase the club’s overall MOI and provide golfers with improved performance from heel and toe strikes.

Design and Technology

Golfers have come to expect Callaway to create drivers and metal woods that look and feel great. The Epic Flash is no different. The new carbon crown weave and curved alignment aid help golfers ensure that their driver’s face is sitting perfectly square behind the golf ball. The standard Epic Flash provides a confidence-inspiring look in a package that even better players will love.


The new Flash Face is molded with ridges and valleys that help golfers maintain their optimal ball speeds across the club face. Jailbreak has been a part of the last two product release cycles and it is continued in the Epic Flash. Jailbreak revolutionized speed when it was introduced in the original Epic drivers in 2017 and this improved mold helps golfers get maximum speed when they strike the golf ball low and high in the club face.

During my fitting, I was most impressed with the exceptional ball speeds and forgiveness of this driver. My typical miss with the driver is low in the club face. Jailbreak has always impressed me with its’ ability to maintain my ball speeds when I don’t hit the driver perfectly in the middle. The Epic Flash is my favorite driver from Callaway that I have ever hit. It is the only driver that I have had in my hands that has given me pause to replace my current gamer. I was so impressed in fact, that I will be getting the Flash for my on-course testing to see if it can replace my G400 Max. If not for my comfort and familiarity with my G400, there is no doubt the Epic Flash would be going in my bag for this season.

I was fit into this club in the new Graphite Design Tour AD IZ shaft at 70 grams in the X-stiff version. This combination of driver and shaft is the best feeling driver I have ever hit. I even produced my longest driver ever on a simulator with a carry of 318 yards for a total distance of 342 yards. There is no doubt that the Epic Flash will be a flagship driver for 2019 and if you are in the market for a new weapon off the tee you should be testing Callaway’s new offering.


PROS

  • Epic Flash produced the best ball speeds I have recorded in a driver.
  • My favorite look and feel of any Callaway driver I have ever hit.
  • Flash Face gave me more forgiveness with my typical low and high strike patterns on the face

CONS

  • The price of the new Callaway Epic Flash Driver starts at $529.99.
  • The yellow and green colorway is going to put off certain players.
  • Players with the Rogue driver may not see enough improvement to warrant the price.

Our Experience

The Callaway Epic Flash driver is an impressive piece of golf equipment that delivers exceptional performance. According to the reviews, the key features that make this driver stand out are:


The new Flash Face technology, which was developed using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, promotes significantly faster ball speeds, especially in the center region of the face. This translates to added distance off the tee, with one reviewer reporting hitting drives further down the fairway than ever before.


The Jailbreak technology, which stiffens the crown and sole, also contributes to the impressive ball speed and distance gains. Additionally, the new T2C Triaxial Carbon Crown material helps raise the MOI for exceptional forgiveness on off-center hits.


The adjustable perimeter weighting allows golfers to easily promote draws, fades, or a straighter ball flight, giving them more control over their tee shots.


Overall, reviewers were blown away by the sheer power and distance on offer from the Epic Flash driver, with one calling it an "out-and-out distance machine." The combination of advanced technologies and impressive performance make this driver a standout option for golfers looking to maximize their tee shots.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can the Callaway Epic Flash Driver Be Used by Golfers of All Skill Levels?

I believe the Callaway Epic Flash Driver is suitable for golfers of all skill levels. Its custom fitting benefits ensure improved distance and accuracy. I’ve experienced remarkable performance, and I’m sure others will too.

How Does the Jailbreak Technology Affect the Feel of the Driver Upon Impact?

When I hit the ball, the Jailbreak technology in the Callaway Epic Flash Driver makes the impact feel solid and powerful. It enhances the driver’s performance, catering to golfers of all skill levels.

Are There Any Specific Tips for Adjusting the Perimeter Weighting to Achieve Desired Ball Flight?

Adjusting perimeter weighting on the Callaway Epic Flash Driver allows for precise ball flight control. I’ve found that redistributing weight can help with shot shaping strategies, tailoring my drives for specific course conditions. It’s a game-changer for customizing performance.

What Are Some Unique Features of the Callaway Epic Flash Driver That Set It Apart From Other Drivers on the Market?

The Callaway Epic Flash Driver’s unique design and advanced technology set it apart. The Flash Face technology, crafted by Artificial Intelligence, enhances ball speed and distance, while the Jailbreak and Triaxial Carbon Crown optimize impact load and forgiveness.

How Does the Triaxial Carbon Crown Contribute to Forgiveness on Off-Center Hits?

The triaxial carbon crown in the Callaway Epic Flash Driver contributes to forgiveness on off-center hits by saving weight and improving impact feel. This enhances driver performance, catering to various skill levels and promoting consistent ball flight.

Conclusion

The Epic Flash family of drivers is without a doubt the best driver offering Callaway has ever produced. Players coming from Epic will notice ball speed increases and better forgiveness. Improved sound and feel from the Flash Face makes the Epic Flash a pleasure to hit. I believe this club will be the stand out driver in this year’s market and I would encourage all of our readers to go give it a try as soon as possible. 


Golfers can dial in their misses with the sliding track weight making the Epic Flash uniquely suited for almost all kinds of golfers. Players needing extra distance from their driver will benefit from the extra ball speed and precise fitting available in the new Epic Flash.

Paul Liberatore

Paul Liberatore

As the Founder of Golfers Authority Paul Liberatore Esq. has spent the last 7+ years writing about the best golf equipment or instruction from the top golf instructors in the world. He has been a contributing writer for Sports Illustrated Golf and GolfWRX. After graduating with honors from Purdue University, he realized that he had a passion for the golf business and the law. When he's not practicing law, or creating golf content on YouTube, he can be found on his syndicated Behind the Golf Brand podcast talking with the most prolific leaders in the golf industry. 

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