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Callaway Golf's Epic Year Gets Even Better

As complex as the Great Big Bertha Epic driver’s support rod structure known as “Jailbreak” might be, the complexity of construction behind the new family of Epic irons and hybrids may be another step function greater entirely for two simple reasons: First, irons are much smaller than drivers so having less face area to work with makes it much more challenging to produce ball speed improvements for more distance. Second, unlike drivers, irons cannot be simply a pure distance play because accuracy and trajectory and green-holding flight are just as vital and often harder to achieve.

Callaway's new Epic irons were created with two edicts: groundbreaking technology and no boundaries.

"It was a very, very difficult iron to make as it turns out," says Alan Hocknell, Callaway's head of research and development. "We set out to give this iron more ball speed than even our standard Apex irons, which are known as really long and really forgiving. We wanted a pro-type shape and size of the iron to have all of those advantages and more, and I think we got there."