Undoubtedly one of the most talked about pieces of golf equipment in recent years, the Callaway Great Big Bertha Epic and Epic Sub Zero drivers have been embraced by Tour Pros and amateurs alike, owing to the incredible levels of distance and forgiveness both drivers offer.
As soon as the pros could get their hands on the new Epic drivers, they were straight in the bag. 94% of Callaway staffers put the GBB Epic or GBB Epic Sub Zeroin the bag at the first PGA Tour tournament of the year, the Sony Open in Hawaii.
This ringing endorsement was the highest initial conversion ever for a new Callaway Driver.
Phil Mickelson even put the Epic in the bag at his first event this year despite having limited practice time. His reasoning behind the switch, “the ball speed was so much quicker.”
The Epic hit the headlines early on this season when the relatively unknown Canadian, Adam Hadwin, shot a phenomenal round of 59 at the CareerBuilder Challenge in January. Only the eighth person to break 60 on the PGA Tour, he narrowly missed out on the win at the CareerBuilder Challenge, but did not have to wait to long to call himself a PGA Tour winner. His victory at the Valspar Championship marked the first win for the Epic drivers on the PGA Tour.
We didn’t have to wait long for the Epic’s next win, as the week following Hadwin’s triumph, Marc Leishman secured his second win on the PGA Tour at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
The Australian said after his victory, “I put the new Callaway Epic driver in at the start of the year and it’s really been a game changer. I’ve been driving it better than I ever have.”
The Epic’s latest victory came courtesy of the 27-year old South Carolina native at the RBC Heritage. Bryan will have been known to many before his breakthrough win as one half of the YouTube trick shot sensations, the Bryan brothers. It is the young American’s first full season as a PGA Tour pro and is really enjoying having the new Epic in the bad. He has said the Epic has given him “ two or three miles an hour more ball speed,” adding, “this thing is a beaut, I love it.”