New irons from Callaway Golf are coming out and both sets are being billed as their most advanced iron line ever created. Epic and Epic Pro are bearing the name of their extremely popular driver line that launched back in January and screaming with technology. The story goes that a few years ago, Callaway CEO Chip Brewer spoke with the head of R and D, Dr. Alan Hocknell and asked “If you could design the very best iron that you would play, if you wanted maximum performance without any limits to the cost or engineering process, what would that be?”.
Fast forward to now and the announcement of the new Epic line of irons from Callaway. THP TV sat down with Nate Adelman from the Fitting Room Podcast to have him go over the different features in this THP exclusive first look.
Shot in 4K, so THP recommends full screen viewing
Features and Benefits
Next-Generation 360 Face Cup Technology for Longer Average Distance
Advancing the industry-leading face technology that made Callaway the #1 Iron in golf, the rim of the Face Cup is 1 mm at its thinnest point to add even more ball speed on center hits and further minimizing distance loss on off- center hits.
Exo-Cage for Energy Lensing and Maximum COR
Exo-Cage head construction stiffens the body to allow the face to take on more of the load of impact. This is known as “Energy Lensing” – it promotes faster ball speed for longer distance, and it helped raise the COR in Epic Irons right up to the limit in each iron. We’ve never reached that level of speed in a full set.
Multi-Material Standing Wave To Optimize CG Location
Multi-material construction demands strict tolerances, seamless fit and secure bonding. Epic Pro Irons are precision- milled and robotically welded, and every iron in this set is uniquely constructed for maximum integrity and optimum performance. Incorporating tungsten in the Internal Standing Wave allowed Callaway engineers to precisely position the CG in each individual iron. This includes a lower CG for easier launch and long carry in the long irons, higher CG in the short irons for a lower, more controllable flight, and left-to-right CG control in tandem with the hollow hosel.
In Stores: June 16th, 2017
Price: $250 per iron available in 3-AW (SW available in standard Epic set)