@CarlT9704- I have found the same thing, the hardest thing for me to do is to swing with a good tempo rather than increasing my effort to hit it harder. I heard on tv that the pros are swinging about 80% of the swing speed they can. I know it looks like a whole lot more but they don't put it all in the swing, they work more on control. Even with that the winner last weekend put it in the water, into hazards, so why should we expect less from ourselves? I get so frustrated when I don't keep in the fairway, I need to remember to swing within myself and remember that everyone has challenges on the course. Bagger Vance said, "golf is a game played not won". Or Tin Cup, "golf and sex are two things you don't have to be good at to enjoy".
Glad to hear this worked out. The shaft plays more of a part to swinging the club that most people think. The golf shaft is what connects the club head to your hands, and the shaft can make the club head feel alive or dead.
Sometimes it it best to use a tried and true shaft with a new driver head. Even with the Epic being my new driver, I still play the first generation Mitsubishi Diamana Blueboard in it.
Glad the club works for you. Sometimes it is the shaft.
In some earlier Callaway models (2015 or 2016), I believe draw bias increases as you increased original loft - 9 degree will have less draw bias than 10.5. I had a GBB and moved permeter weighting towards the toe because I want more weight near my miss - improved draw bias. If you later find too much draw, adjust to fade.
The Sub Zero is phenominal when it comes to distance at least 30 to 50 yards longer, when it comes to durability i am concerned. In this short space of time since its launch we had to replace the driver twice due to cracks appearing on the upper body.
When the XR first came out. I was fitted on a 10.5, down -1, and was convinced to buy the 9 so I could adjust +1. After 2 years, I have never hit the 9 as well as I hit the 10.5. My recommendation is don't buy until you try the same one as you want to buy and see the difference for yourself.
When the Epic first was released I was one of the first guys besides the staff at palm beach golf center in palm beach fl.,, that was fitted and hit one. Yea at first I wasn't impressed by the extra yardage per cost so I didn't buy it on impulse,(I play the new XR steel heads and had them custom made per my fitter Dominick thru callaways custom shop at no extra charge I may add) so I wanted this new technology, I waited till the first run was done after the release date.Then the demo days started at many different golf courses. I went to Abbacoa golf club demo day in Jupiter Fla and got there early. met a guy named Kevin who was the callaway pro fitter. I hit 80 or more balls with every shaft combo they had like 6 or 8 of them on the trac man like the pros use.Both heads Epic and Sub zero,,, I hit the Epic best with the Fujikura pro 62grm in a regular flex. I'm 6'1.5" 240 lbs 59 yr old with an 8 hdcp. I went thru Palm Beach golf center off military trail west palm beach with a guy named Dominick they were the sponcer for the demo day (He spent alot of time with me) . I first went there when the Epic was released. I did not buy it then.He only had 3 shaft combos and I had OK results but still not happy with my ball spin and distance,, I went back home with the info I gathered on his trac man. I was told to use the Kura Kage blk. in stiff flex. My swing speed is between 97 and 101.He had me in stiff flex. At that time,, I was swinging a off the rack Taylor made RBZ stock fuji kura 50 grm stiff flex.. I hit a high traj. ball around 240 yds.The pro shop I went thru in Stuart Golf Gear ,wasn't any good ,The guy had no clue, he pulled a club off rack said here ya go, I didn't know all that I know now and bought it,.Since then and many hours on the Internet and calling all kinds of shops and club makers I had an Idea of how these things put together to work at optimal performances,,Much more then most people.( and more then that guy at Golf Gear in Stuart) I wanted more distance and lower ball flight... when I was done at demo day I was hitting 270s and was impressed by the talents of the callaway demo guy Kevin. I liked the feel in my hands with the reg flex but wanted a lower trajectory and better control ,so he suggested I get the Fujikura pro 62grm in reg flex have it tipped 1 inch to stiffen it up but keep its feel and suppleness at my hands and suggested I pure the shaft.( puring the shaft is optional but spend the 20 bucks it finds the sweet spot on the shaft for the best set up you can have built ) I picked my club up last week from Palm Beach GC never hit it till my Monday's men league day yesterday,, I put a 306 yder out there farther than I hit since my younger rugby days of 314yds. I think even my off center hits went farther then my RBZ . I waited to buy this club after I researched it and called several fitters and club guys.I was very confused by the different suggestions of shafts . I bought a 9deg EPIC and can honestly say its the best driver I have had. Yea it costs more,, and the extra 20.00 to have it pured but trust me go to a demo day hit multiple shaft combos then tell me it fails..THE SHAFT IS THE MOTOR OF ANY CLUB.. BUY THE SHAFT that's best for you. and the club will talk to you.. Its all about the shaft. most golf pro shops cant carry all the different variates of shafts callaway offers at no cost upgrades. That's why I drove an hour to test em out, You wont be sorry. SO GO GET SHAFTED !!!!!!....
Pete from fla and a happy EPIC owner....
The bottom line when you get fitted for the best shaft for your swing you need to try to make that same swing when you are playing. The most flexible shaft you can control will usually be the shaft you need regardless of swing speed.
I would like to let you know that I also have an issue with an Epic driver that I ordered from Callaway. I ordered a udesign Callaway Driver with a Kuro Kage Black TINI Shaft. It also appears to have come out of Mexico. I was excited when it arrived and then unfortunately I tried hitting it and it went no place. I was hitting my GBB with the same shaft straighter and longer. I am 70 years old and I only hit my driver about 190 to 220 yards depending on roll. I tried every configuration and even different shafts and nothing helped. The next thing that I noticed was that the face of the driver was all scratched up and the paint on the top of the crown was chipping were it met the face, and this was only after trying to play with it about 3 or 4 times. I went to look at the Epic Demo's at our club and their faces did not show this kind of damage on the face or any chipping where the face met the crown. I also looked at the face and crown of my GBB and my Big Bertha Drivers that I had played with for about 18 months each (probably about 120 + rounds on each of them) and their faces looked great and neither of them had any chips along the crown where it met the face of the club. I am currently talking to Callaway about the situation and hoping that they will do the right thing and take care of this situation.