yesterday afternoon i went to get fitted for a new callaway great big bertha epic driver. the reviews on this driver are better than any other driver i can remember reading about. it’s supposed to increase ball speed, smash factor, distance, etc. for lack of a better term, it’s supposed to be epic. (nice job callaway on the name.)
anyway, i hit it for about an hour. i tried 6 different shafts – including the same one i’m hitting with in my m2 – and the numbers were about the same across the board. sadly, my spin rate increased with the gbb epic. i don’t get it. the reviews said my life would be forever changed. i wanted to leave with a new driver on order.
i’m going to give it another test run in a couple of months once my spring / summer swing comes back and the weather warms up. the club pro also recommended i try it with their callaway rep because they carry a lot more shaft options than the club.
i’m not giving up yet, but my first go with the callaway gbb epic was a bit of a disappointment. i love the look of it and the muted sound it makes when you hit the center of the club. the numbers just weren’t there. i’ll post a follow up when i try it again in a couple of months. until then, i’ll keep chugging along with my 2016 taylormade m2 which is pretty damn epic as well.