Expert Review: Callaway Epic Super HybridPublished on 03/14/2023 · 4 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the golf club, which I tested in January 2022.
All photos courtesy of Jackson Newsum
About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the golf club, which I tested in January 2022.
The Callaway Epic Super Hybrid has to be one of the most unique clubs I’ve ever tested. It’s geared towards a player who can’t hit their hybrid, 5 wood, or driving iron too well and needs something completely different. This club is a monster off the tee and can be useful to those who don’t have that necessary short driver.
About the club I tested
- Model: 2021 Callaway Epic Super Hybrid
- Loft setting: 16
- Shaft type: Aerotech SteelFiber FC HYB Graphite
- Shaft flex: X-Stiff
- Average score: 76
- Handicap: 4
- Experience: 16 years playing golf
- Right/Left-Handed: Right
- Typical ball flight: Mid/High
- Golf ball used: Titleist ProV1
- Club swing speed: 110-115 mph with driver
- When I bought the club: Jan 2022
- Days tested: 1
- Where I’ve used it: Simulator
- Weather and wind conditions: Indoors only
How it performs
What I was looking for
I was looking for something that’s a beast off the tee while also being able to stick and land on par 5s. It’s safe to say that this club checked those boxes.
Why I chose this club
I have chosen to review this club since I think golfers who struggle off the tee should give this a look. It might feel and look a little different compared to our normal clubs, but the longer they use it, the more they’ll reap its benefits. The forgiveness is unmatched compared to a hybrid or driving iron and will help golfers who shoot in the high 80s, 90s, and 100s.
What I love about it
- Distance: This thing is a BEAST. Its huge titanium body and face, combined with the tungsten weighting and jailbreak A.I. velocity blades, make it perform like a driver.
- Forgiveness: Even on mishits, it still goes for miles. The massive amount of weighting behind the ball helps it launch high and far so that the ball won’t drop out of the air on mishits.
- Adjustability: The loft and lie are adjustable. It’s nice to have in case I need a degree or two up or down in a certain area of my game.
- Shaft Feel: The stock shaft wasn’t too bad at all. The lightness of it definitely helped the clubhead speed increase.
- Shaft Performance: It launched just like I’d want it to launch. The shaft has a mid-kick point which pairs perfectly with the clubhead’s natural high launch.
- Grip Feel: Just fine like any other normal grip. It feels like the Golf Pride Tour Velvet grip that comes with most clubs.
- Launch Angle: Perfect for that golfer who needs to get the ball off the ground. The weight underneath the club helps it launch higher than a normal hybrid.
- Spin: Great for landing on those long par 5s. According to Callaway, the All-Titanium Face and Jailbreak A.I. Velocity Blades provide epic speed, launch, and spin.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Feel: Its feel could be a little bit better. While it isn’t the worst feeling club, I still think Callaway could’ve tried to make it a bit softer.
- Sound: Along with the feel, the sound could also use a bit of work. Its sound and feel are pretty dull, which some players may like; however, I like the certain buttery feel I get from Titleist clubs.
- Workability: In comparison to other hybrids, there is no workability. It’s meant for a golfer who doesn’t want workability and wants the ball to go straight, so this is actually an advantage for most golfers who don’t need the workability.
- Aesthetic Appeal: It could use some work and be a little sleeker. It has an overall chunky look.
Best shot with this club
I had a shot go 260 yards with this club. I think that speaks for itself!
Value for the money vs. other options
There isn't another option that compares to the Callaway Epic Super Hybrid. Speaking on the value for the money itself, I’ve seen this club go down in price recently from $399 to $269 and would definitely recommend checking it out. While it doesn’t compete with other hybrids that sit around $189 or so, it’s worth it because of the massive distance upgrade.
This club unlocks unlimited potential for those who are struggling with their hybrid or driving iron.