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The Callaway GBB Epic fairway wood is hot and easy to hit. Very low spin. Great sound.
With the unbelievable – and well deserved – hype surround the GBB Epic driver, it would be easy to overlook the fact that Callaway released a GBB Epic fairway wood. Easy, but not smart. With a high tech crown that allows Callaway’s engineers to put weight where they want it, the GBB Epic FW performs up to the standards of big brother.
Sexy. The first time I set the GBB Epic fairway wood down, that’s what I thought. From the carbon fiber crown to the slightly triangular head shape and the neon green accents, this is simply a great looking club at address. The size of the footprint and face depth are average, so it will have appeal across a wide range of golfers.
Sound & Feel
While the GBB Epic fairway doesn’t have the Jailbreak technology like the driver, it does share the same solid feel. There are no thin metallic sounds here; impact produces a solid, medium volume “crack.” Feedback on mishits is good and is transmitted through feel more than sound.
The signature technology in the GBB Epic fairway wood is the ultra-light triaxial carbon crown. This crown is 78% lighter than steel which allows for more weight low and in the perimeter of the club. Translation: it’s super easy to launch high and very forgiving.
In my testing, I was impressed with the ball speeds – they were among the highest I’ve ever produced – but what blew me away was the high launch and low spin. I hit a lot of shots with sub-2000 spin, which is crazy for a 3W. Coupled with the highest launch angles I’ve ever seen from a 3W, the GBB Epic FW has the recipe for the longest FW shots I’ve ever hit.
As per usual, Callaway is offering a wealth of fitting options with the GBB Epic fairway wood. There are six different heads available – 3+, 3, 5, 7, Divine 9, and Heavenwood – and each one has the OptiFit hosel which can increase or decrease loft. Add to that the choice of four premium shafts and you should be able to configure the club, or clubs, that will hit the exact distances you need.
Thanks to the GBB Epic fairway wood, Callaway is making it possible to be epic-ly long from the turf as well as the tee. Whether you’re a player who has struggled to get fairway woods airborne or you hit too many weak, spinny shots, this is a club that you need to test this season.