What we say...
Callaway unveil super premium new Epic Forged iron and say it's aimed at game improvers.
There’s a real trend for brands to ramp up prices and create super expensive one off sets of premium or concept irons nowadays. It’s down to the likes of Callaway, TaylorMade, Titleist and Ping having watched PXG get a foothold with their premium forged irons. Callaway’s latest super premium offering is a new Epic iron, they’re forged and aimed at game improvers (6 – 20 handicap) say Callaway.
Each head is forged from 1025 carbon steel, just like the brilliant Callaway Apex irons, but for the first time in a Callaway forged iron there’s a suspended tungsten core. It allows the centre of gravity to be precisely positioned, giving a controlled launch throughout the set.
A cup face design with new variable face thickness pattern (VFT) also promotes consistent ball speeds and spin rates. Epic won’t ever go down as value for money, but good looking forged game improver irons are pretty rare, so they’ll definitely find an audience, even at nearly £2000 a set.
Head-To-Head: Callaway Epic Forged vs Callaway Apex 19 vs Callaway Big Bertha irons
What Callaway say about the Epic Forged irons
Epic Forged is a beautiful iron, developed from precision engineering and meticulous crafsmanship. We spent countless hours perfecting every surface and detail, from the elegant platinum chrome finish, to the precise draft angles on the club head, even down to the exact fitof the multi-material body.
Epic Forged delivers incredibly pure feel from a forged 1025 carbon steel. The turf interaction and sound at impact are exceptional, and for the first time ever, we have engineered our dynamic Suspended Tungsten Core into a forged iron.
The Suspended Tungsten Core consists of a custom tungsten weight which allows us to precisely position the center of gravity for controlled launch. This weight is wrapped in a TPU over-mold and then suspended by our patented urethane microspheres.
We’ve engineered our urethane microspheres to comprehensively absorb unwanted vibration without slowing the face. This, in turn, allows for an astonishingly thin and fast 360 Face Cup.
Together, these components promote a sublimely satisfying feel at impact, with eye- popping distance. It’s an unbelievable performance combination, and a remarkable achievement in golf club design and engineering.
To provide spin and control in the mid and long irons, we’ve implemented a new VFT pattern to promote consistent spin rates and ball speed. In the short irons, we’ve resistance welded a MIM'ed tungsten weight higher in teh body to conrol trajectory and allow for aggressive shot-making.
Epic Forged also feature an ultra-premium components package to match the look and performance. With stock Aerotech Steelfiber FC and Mitsubishi Tensei AV Silver shaft options to optimize feel and control, and Golf Pride Tour Velvet Align Silver Grips, Epic Forged represents our very best in technology and design.
Features & Benefits
Ultra-Premium Forged Design For Pure Sound & Feel
A stunningly beautiful design, from the Platinum Chrome finish to the precise shaping. Every surface and detail was carefully considered and developed through precision engineering and meticulous craftsmanship.
Epic Forged creates incredibly pure feel, with exceptional sound and turf interaction at impact from a Forged 1025 Carbon Steel body. And we’ve implemented our patented urethane microspheres to comprehensively absorb unwanted vibration without slowing the face.
Controlled launch and distance from the Suspended Tungsten Core
For the first time ever in a forged iron, we’ve implemented our Suspended Tungsten Core. It suspends the custom tungsten weight using our Urethane Microspheres, allowing us to precisely position the Center of Gravity. The revolutionary design promotes controlled launch and long, consistent distance.
360 Face Cup for Industry-Leading Ball Speeds
Our renowned 360 Face Cup employs a shallow, flexible rim around the perimeter of the face that flexes and releases at impact to promote fast ball speed for long, consistent distance on center hits and off-center hits.
Spin Control VFT for consistent distance
To provide spin and control in the mid and long irons, we’ve applied a new VFT pattern which promotes consistent ball speed and spin rates.
To complete the performance package, Epic Forged is available in stock Aerotech Steelfiber FC and Mitsubishi Tensei AV Silver Shaft options, and Golf Pride Tour Velvet Grips.