Callaway Epic Star In-Hand Photos: Driver, Fairways, and Irons

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  • mackepamackepa #TheWRX Members Posts: 3,586 ✭✭
    I know they're not modeled towards the higher swing speed guys but that 7 wood has a pleasant shape to it. Looks good.
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    Epic irons looks good in black finish
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  • LazyLightning22LazyLightning22 Posts: 280 ✭✭
    $800 for a driver is just outrageous.
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  • boycer11boycer11 ClubWRX Posts: 3,444 ClubWRX
    Be interesting to see how these perform against current offerings.



    I read the article, but I don't remember seeing length of the driver or lofts of the irons.
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  • bulls9999bulls9999 Posts: 664 ✭✭
    edited Sep 12, 2017 #6
    They are beautiful clubs but their price is horrendous. I have owned 4 different sets of Callaway irons and at least 7 different Callaway drivers, but I won't be paying $2,400 for a set of irons nor $800 for a driver. Come back to earth Callaway management.
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    $800 for a driver is just outrageous.


    Really $800 for a glued driver?
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  • MSchadMSchad Members Posts: 299
    bulls9999 wrote:


    They are beautiful clubs but their price is horrendous. I have owned 4 different sets of Callaway irons and at least 7 different Callaway drivers, but I won't be paying $2,400 for a set of irons nor $800 for a driver. Come back to earth Callaway management.


    +1 bulls..

    Every manufacturer is coming out with "high end" high dollar clubs. So, when they start raising the prices of the lower end stuff, it is still going to look like a great deal in comparison. Cost of golf is climbing.
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  • 2012BFT2012BFT Posts: 515 ✭✭
    GC70 wrote:



    $800 for a driver is just outrageous.


    Really $800 for a glued driver?




    Not sure I get it either...
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  • FarrowFarrow Members Posts: 627
    bulls9999 wrote:


    They are beautiful clubs but their price is horrendous. I have owned 4 different sets of Callaway irons and at least 7 different Callaway drivers, but I won't be paying $2,400 for a set of irons nor $800 for a driver. Come back to earth Callaway management.




    Zak's article on the homepage says that these clubs are meant for a very specific group of golfers. But that group probably isn't me or you. And when you think about it, there's probably a ton of people every day who spend $800+ on a driver by the time they add in a custom shaft upcharge and a fitting fee. Hopefully the golfer these clubs are intended for will see a benefit from them.
  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16 Members Posts: 7,173 ✭✭
    edited Sep 12, 2017 #11
    Not sure I get it... I mean somebody inform me here because I am asking, but are people really paying a premium price for Callaway products? I totally get the allure of PXG, Miura, Vega, etc... but Callaway? Nobody really cares you paid a few extra bucks for a Cally Epic anything... but take out your Japanese flow forged Miura's, and people pay attention.
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  • kaycalkaikaycalkai π Members Posts: 406 ✭✭
    Wow, beautiful.
  • sandysandy ClubWRX Posts: 4,996
    edited Sep 12, 2017 #13


    $800 for a driver is just outrageous.




    Sounds like it is pointed at senior golfers, who probably have the money and gladly would pay the premium to gain some lost distance back.. unlike 99% of the posters here who all have 120 mph SS and their occasional mishit is a weak 310 yard fade..
  • xjohnxxjohnx Members Posts: 2,005 ✭✭
    Those headcovers are absolutely gorgeous. Finally
  • bcflyguy1bcflyguy1 Enjoying my coffee... Members Posts: 3,012 ✭✭
    Remember when TaylorMade sold a bonded hosel, all titanium driver for $700 dollars about 13 years ago and nobody thought that was ridiculous?



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  • bama11bama11 JD$ Posts: 517 ✭✭
    Nice looking clubs, hopefully this line of clubs sells big for Callaway golf . Now let us see the new X-Forged irons please!
  • DavePelz4DavePelz4 A golf course in the Chicago area.ClubWRX Posts: 24,219 ClubWRX
    You have to imagine that the OEM's look at a company like PXG and see the extremely high cost associated with that equipment. They probably realize there is a market where cost isn't an issue and they're directing a portion of their product line to address that market.
  • DTown3011DTown3011 #DTown3011 ClubWRX Posts: 3,553 ClubWRX
    edited Sep 12, 2017 #18
    39 degree PW. We've cracked the sub 40 barrier!!!!



    I'm a huge Callaway fan but to me looks nothing more than repackaged Japan product. Which is fine, but nothing overly earth shattering here. I'm not in the target demographic however.



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  • bulls9999bulls9999 Posts: 664 ✭✭
    Lol, funny!! Yea, I'm a 'senior' (63 yrs), hit it 230 and maybe 250 (including roll out, lol) when pured.... but I know $$$ are not going to make me hit it 280 unless I shoot it out of a cannon. I know there's people who have more money than they know what to do with....the country club types who spend 2-3x their monthly club fees on their bar/food totals. I was thinking just the opposite, perhaps the youngsters who have no price limit on getting what they want. (kind of like my son who asked "dad, what would it take to get to the spending power you and mom have?"....answer: "son, forget it, you'll never get there the way you spend; your first vehicle after getting your first job out of college cost more than any vehicle mom and I have ever purchased new...even after I talked you out of the 5.7L V-8!"


    sandy wrote:



    $800 for a driver is just outrageous.




    Sounds like it is pointed at senior golfers, who probably have the money and gladly would pay the premium to gain some lost distance back.. unlike 99% of the posters here who all have 120 mph SS and their occasional mishit is a weak 310 yard fade..
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  • coreyhrcoreyhr Lafferty, Daniel Members Posts: 413 ✭✭
    I'm interested to hear responses from those in which this is targeted toward. I just think Callaway has miscalculated the similarities between the US senior market and that of Japan. Is this Bassara shaft really that "Ultra Premium"? I know you still have the 7 gram adapter, but seems like you could put a 6 gram slider weight in the back of a current Epic instead of the 17 gram and pair it with a ultra light shaft to get close to the same results.
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  • mackepamackepa #TheWRX Members Posts: 3,586 ✭✭
    DTown3011 wrote:


    39 degree PW. We've cracked the sub 40 barrier!!!!



    I'm a huge Callaway fan but to me looks nothing more than repackaged Japan product. Which is fine, but nothing overly earth shattering here. I'm not in the target demographic however.




    39*? you're kidding..... I love Callaway but thats ridiculous. Thats impossible to gap correctly after that.
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  • FairwayFredFairwayFred Sponsors Posts: 3,983 ✭✭
    Very different from my JDM Epic Star which has a heavy head and sets up 2 degrees open.
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  • zakkozuchowskizakkozuchowski GolfWRX Editor Members Posts: 1,162 ✭✭
    Farrow wrote:

    bulls9999 wrote:


    They are beautiful clubs but their price is horrendous. I have owned 4 different sets of Callaway irons and at least 7 different Callaway drivers, but I won't be paying $2,400 for a set of irons nor $800 for a driver. Come back to earth Callaway management.




    Zak's article on the homepage says that these clubs are meant for a very specific group of golfers. But that group probably isn't me or you. And when you think about it, there's probably a ton of people every day who spend $800+ on a driver by the time they add in a custom shaft upcharge and a fitting fee. Hopefully the golfer these clubs are intended for will see a benefit from them.




    I made a mistake on the article, guys. The price of the driver is $699, not $799. Sorry about that.
  • boggymanboggyman Members Posts: 2,546 ✭✭
    edited Sep 12, 2017 #24
    Unless you're a senior with more money than Bob Parsons, seniors will flock to Cobra all day due to price alone for the ones interested in new equipment. $700 freaking dollars for a glued head, absolutely insane. Same can be said for the irons. WTH are these companies thinking. NO THANKS Callaway!
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  • SteelheadSteelhead Members Posts: 810 ✭✭
    edited Sep 12, 2017 #26
    GC70 wrote:



    $800 for a driver is just outrageous.


    Really $800 for a glued driver?



    GC70 wrote:



    $800 for a driver is just outrageous.


    Really $800 for a glued driver?


    My Ryoma D1 with a GD Beyond Power shaft (conforming) is glued and it feels so great and performs so well, I can’t imagine using another driver....it was way above 8 bills and I’d do it again...do any of you, not buy several driver ranging from 300 to whatever? Adding up to over how much? Going JDM saved me thousands...

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  • calogecaloge Posts: 436 ✭✭
    All I can gather from the xxio, cobra and now callaway releases is that slow swing players refuse to golf unless their clubs cost twice what they should and they are black and gold. As a slow swinger, I now see my problem, too much money in my pocket and not enough gold in my bag.
  • Ace2000Ace2000 Posts: 483
    mackepa wrote:

    DTown3011 wrote:


    39 degree PW. We've cracked the sub 40 barrier!!!!



    I'm a huge Callaway fan but to me looks nothing more than repackaged Japan product. Which is fine, but nothing overly earth shattering here. I'm not in the target demographic however.




    39*? you're kidding..... I love Callaway but thats ridiculous. Thats impossible to gap correctly after that.




    Oh no this is terrible! I think the "AW" is 44*!
  • salfieri91salfieri91 Members Posts: 4
    not really pertaining to this exact product but, Is there really a question of why Golf is struggling to attract players... one reason, and the only reason is that it's way to expensive to use a few pieces of steel made in China, take a nice walk in a park and try to whack a peice of plastic in a hole. $ 2400 for a cast price of metal with a badge. WTF.
  • bcflyguy1bcflyguy1 Enjoying my coffee... Members Posts: 3,012 ✭✭
    edited Sep 12, 2017 #30
    DTown3011 wrote:


    39 degree PW. We've cracked the sub 40 barrier!!!!



    I'm a huge Callaway fan but to me looks nothing more than repackaged Japan product. Which is fine, but nothing overly earth shattering here. I'm not in the target demographic however.




    How much you wanna bet I can hit a PW over them mountains?



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  • CallawayLeftyCallawayLefty Lefty Boomers Posts: 1,983 ✭✭
    salfieri91 wrote:


    not really pertaining to this exact product but, Is there really a question of why Golf is struggling to attract players... one reason, and the only reason is that it's way to expensive to use a few pieces of steel made in China, take a nice walk in a park and try to whack a peice of plastic in a hole. $ 2400 for a cast price of metal with a badge. WTF.




    Especially when said piece of steel is the same thing they already sell for $400, less 7 grams on a track weight, minus an adjustable hosel, painted black, and with the word "star" on it. Best I can figure, it's the current Epic but with LESS materials (in the form of a lighted weight and a glued hosel instead of of adjustable). How in the world does that command an extra $400?



    But somebody will buy it. And if the regular Epic has 300% profit built in, then this has probably 800%. So they don't have to sell that many to be a big hit.
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