Played 15 holes this afternoon... palyed with my Epic 3 and 5 for the first time today and reached 2 of 4 par 5's in two, thanks to the Epic driver that gave me the extra yardage...was nice to keep walking to the green.
Getting fit for all three was key.
Bought an Epic 3 Wood and made the early mistake by having an driver shaft put on it (had issues hitting a driver at the time). Several hours on the range later I went ahead and went back to the standard shaft and from that point hitting the 3 Wood has been positive. I love the sound the club makes when solid contact is made and the distance is great as well. Still a work in progress with what ball to use, I have tried the new Chrome Soft but the Supersoft allows me to hit it straighter.
Ok, 4 rounds in the books with the Epic 3W Fuji Pro Green 62 75 gms. Like everything about this club so far. Launch and flight a fair bit higher than the XR16 pro which makes it land softer. The big difference I'm finding is at 15 degs it carries as far as the XR16 14 deg did with its roll. Easy to shape both ways. No problem off the tee or off the deck. Only problem I'm finding is it's going to sideline my Epic driver on about 6 holes on my home course.
@PC98, @Sean, @ChuckH, @Commodog86, @HectorS2c12, like most of you I got the Epic driver, loved it so I got the Epic 3, 5 and Heaven wood. Epic is the Hrzdus shaft 55gram, but the fairway woods are 65 grams. Last month at men's club tourney, 18th, driver, with 225 to the green, my three wood and I'm putting! On another course, 191 to the pin and the 5 wood is on the green from the tee. I am hitting these woods better, longer and straighter. My game is making improvements I didn't think possible thanks to Callaway! Unlike a couple of you, these will be my last set of clubs (can't afford another set once I retire next year).
I finally got my Epic 3W today and I went through 3 bags of balls on the range comparing it to my Ping G20 3W. The Ping has a R shaft and since I got fitted most of the clubs in my bag now have a A or senior shaft. I was fitted for my Epic driver and it has a UST Recoil ES 440 F2 shaft. I picked up about 15 yards over my Ping G30 driver which also had a senior shaft. With that background and all the hype I have read and heard about the Epic 3W I ordered one with a little bit heavier shaft, 7 grams, a UST Recoil ES 450 F2.
I hit balls comparing the G20 to the Epic.I did not have any doplar radar like Trackman, just my eyes. The first thing I noticed was that the Epic felt a little heavier than the G20. The ball flight was higher than the G20 and although I felt like I made the same swing, the ball went straight with the G20 and I was getting a fade with the Epic. Out came the wrench after a bag of balls and I set the optifit setting to a draw but left the 15 degree loft as set. This immediately straightened out the fade where I could continue my comparisons. When I made good swings with both clubs the only thing I could tell for sure was the Epic had a higher trajectory and the distance looked very close. I am playing tomorrow and will see how the Epic performs on the course. There are two par 4's I am going to use the 3W instead of my Epic driver because they are both dog legs and will see if there is any advantages/disadvantages by using the 3w over the driver. Stay tuned.
I was hoping to play several rounds before giving my take on my new Epic 3W but rain has put a damper on things. The one round I have played so far I used my 3W 6 times. Two of those off the tee on Par 4 dog legs and the other 4 as second shots on par 5's. I pared one of the par 4's and boggeyed the other because I did not get up and down out of a greenside bunker. On the four par 5's I pared all of them but on the last one I mishit my second shot when trying to reach the green in two. To be honest the jury is till out if the Epic is better than my Ping 3W.
I have been playing the Epic woods for quite a while now, and I am still quite enamored with them. I have the following: 3 - 16º / Heavenwood - 20º / 9 - 24º. Great woods, easy to hit off the fairway, the rough, and the tee.