Just when you thought the Epic successor couldn't have a worse name

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  • DavidvDavidv Posts: 690 ✭✭
    In a few months everyone will be talking about their new Epic Flash. The talk will be the usual spin rate, distance, settings, etc. and nothing not a word about the name.
  • sbjinxsbjinx Members Posts: 2,403 ✭✭
    edited Dec 6, 2018 #33
    They should of went with red and yellow if calling it flash.
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  • ZBigStickZBigStick Practice Perfect Form Members Posts: 5,313 ✭✭
    Yuck wrote:
    For a company that started with "Big Bertha", we should not be surprised at any future product name.




    The name came from a WWI Howitzer named the Big Bertha

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  • myspinonitmyspinonit Members Posts: 2,795 ✭✭
    sbjinx wrote:


    They should of went with red and yellow if calling it flash.




    I had the same thought...but then they would need to put a Cobra logo on it. image/taunt.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':taunt:' />
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  • Let's be real, it's Callaway, is it even relevant?
  • GolfChannelGolfChannel Orlando, FloridaMembers Posts: 1,640 ✭✭
    edited Dec 6, 2018 #37


    Who is getting paid the big bucks to dream up names like these? Flash? Unbelievable.




    I mean given the desire to attract younger people into the game of golf the last thing you would want to use is a hyper-relevant term like "flash".



    Thank god you guys aren't running marketing...
    Driver: He who shall not be named...
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    Irons: Ping iBlade Nippon AWT 2.0 Stiff
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  • KMeloneyKMeloney Members Posts: 4,725 ✭✭


    I mean given the desire to attract younger people into the game of golf the last thing you would want to use is a hyper-relevant term like "flash".



    Thank god you guys aren't running marketing...




    I'll bite. What are you talking about? What is "Flash" hyper-relevant to (and with respect to young people)?
  • grochol17grochol17 Members Posts: 1,284 ✭✭
    I'm good with the name "Flash" as long as they use the Queen song in their commercials...



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  • GolfChannelGolfChannel Orlando, FloridaMembers Posts: 1,640 ✭✭
    KMeloney wrote:


    I mean given the desire to attract younger people into the game of golf the last thing you would want to use is a hyper-relevant term like "flash".



    Thank god you guys aren't running marketing...




    I'll bite. What are you talking about? What is "Flash" hyper-relevant to (and with respect to young people)?




    Driver: He who shall not be named...
    3 Wood: Callaway Rogue w/Project X Blue Evenflow 75
    5 Wood: Callaway Rogue w/Project X Blue Evenflow 75
    Irons: Ping iBlade Nippon AWT 2.0 Stiff
    Wedges: Callaway MD3 50, 54, and Honma TW737 Forged 62
    Putter: Original Odyssey White Hot XG No. 7
    Ball: Srixon Z-Star 2018 (Yellow)
  • KMeloneyKMeloney Members Posts: 4,725 ✭✭
    So you were being sarcastic? Or you think that it makes sense to tie a golf club's name to that of a current (yet rehashed) TV show and character?
  • BubbtubbsBubbtubbs Members Posts: 389 ✭✭



    Who is getting paid the big bucks to dream up names like these? Flash? Unbelievable.




    I mean given the desire to attract younger people into the game of golf the last thing you would want to use is a hyper-relevant term like "flash".



    Thank god you guys aren't running marketing...
    It's possible in not the target demographic, but I'm under 35 and I never considered the Epic based on name alone. Epic Flash I'd just laugh at if somebody tried to sell me one.
  • halliedoghalliedog Members Posts: 2,292 ✭✭
    I was actually in the "Think Tank" that decided on the name, and have to admit I'm not thrilled about it, but goodness, you should've seen some of the stinkers that almost made it. Epic Reboot, Epic Rogue, Rogue Epic, Epic DBD 2019 With Even Better Jailbreaking Technology, and my least favorite, Epic "C". (Hope that doesn't cue Bobcat).
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  • PorscheFanPorscheFan Members Posts: 1,155 ClubWRX
    I got an Epic Flash once... I was walking out of a bank in central London. I think she was trying to impress her friend. Very unexpected.



    The marketing works for me. I’ll probably buy two.
  • misplacedtexan83misplacedtexan83 Members Posts: 15,316 ✭✭


    Let's be real, it's Callaway, is it even relevant?




    Wait..what?
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  • MtlJeffMtlJeff MontrealMembers Posts: 28,183 ✭✭
    halliedog wrote:


    I was actually in the "Think Tank" that decided on the name, and have to admit I'm not thrilled about it, but goodness, you should've seen some of the stinkers that almost made it. Epic Reboot, Epic Rogue, Rogue Epic, Epic DBD 2019 With Even Better Jailbreaking Technology, and my least favorite, Epic "C". (Hope that doesn't cue Bobcat).




    I honestly don't understand why Epic Flash is bad. I don't mind the name at all



    I thought Rogue was way worse. Literally every product category has something called Rogue



    I could drive a Nissan Rogue while playing a Callaway Rogue with an aldila Rogue.
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  • tbone18tbone18 Members Posts: 486 ✭✭
    pcs11 wrote:

    LifeStory wrote:

    pcs11 wrote:


    Isn't the Epic's successor the Rogue? So the Epic Flash would be the Rogue's successor?




    rogue was the successor to the xr16




    Cripes hard to keep this stuff straight. Thank you sir!
    That is wrong. Rogue was a addition to the wood line not the replacement for XR16. Most likely the NEW XR Speed will be the value line this year.
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  • GolfChannelGolfChannel Orlando, FloridaMembers Posts: 1,640 ✭✭
    KMeloney wrote:


    So you were being sarcastic? Or you think that it makes sense to tie a golf club's name to that of a current (yet rehashed) TV show and character?




    People have picked clubs for dumber reasons. The show is successful and not going away anytime soon. Despite DC Superhero movies typically being trash, the Flash was one of the brighter spots of the movie so you can plan on seeing more of him on the big and small screen.



    The only thing sabotaging Callaway is that Red/Yellow is typically used by Taylormade which is probably why they used green instead (plus people seemed to like that shade on the Epic, so why reinvent the wheel totally).
    Driver: He who shall not be named...
    3 Wood: Callaway Rogue w/Project X Blue Evenflow 75
    5 Wood: Callaway Rogue w/Project X Blue Evenflow 75
    Irons: Ping iBlade Nippon AWT 2.0 Stiff
    Wedges: Callaway MD3 50, 54, and Honma TW737 Forged 62
    Putter: Original Odyssey White Hot XG No. 7
    Ball: Srixon Z-Star 2018 (Yellow)
  • bladehunterbladehunter Today was a good day.... Members Posts: 25,042 ✭✭
    edited Dec 7, 2018 #49
    KMeloney wrote:



    I mean given the desire to attract younger people into the game of golf the last thing you would want to use is a hyper-relevant term like "flash".



    Thank god you guys aren't running marketing...




    I'll bite. What are you talking about? What is "Flash" hyper-relevant to (and with respect to young people)?




    Don’t feel bad. I had no idea either. ( never heard of flash ).





    But I don’t live in my moms basement or have her do my laundry. So ..... not in that demographic?
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  • ThreeBoxersThreeBoxers Posts: 88 ✭✭
    Name is incoherent and sounds silly. What do Epic and Flash have to do with each other? Just stick 2 exciting words together and call it a day? Big swing and a miss.



    Now I'm trying to decide which is a bigger ****, PGA Tour's 'Live under par" or this....
  • KMeloneyKMeloney Members Posts: 4,725 ✭✭


    Name is incoherent and sounds silly. What do Epic and Flash have to do with each other? Just stick 2 exciting words together and call it a day? Big swing and a miss.



    Now I'm trying to decide which is a bigger ****, PGA Tour's 'Live under par" or this....




    So, you think this driver will be a flash in the pan?



    I don't have much of a beef with this name. Now, "Rocketballz"? Just terrible (and I still have 2 of 3 RBZ clubs in the bag). For me, that name was especially stupid because it had "ball" in the name of the things that HIT the ball. Along with sounding childish, it didn't make any sense to me.



    And when these manufacturers say that something has "jailbreak technology," or "hammerhead technology," it's ridiculous. Those things are brand names, not technologies. If you want to put a sticker on your car showing that it has a V8, or dual overhead cam, or a hybrid engine, then go nuts -- because those are actual technologies. "Variable face thickness" describes an actual condition or technology. "Jailbreak" isn't a technology.



    I am sure they're just trying to elicit an association to something good and relevant with this name. If you think the ball will come off the face with a flash, then that's good. If you think this driver's useful life will flash before your eyes, then that's not so good.
  • GolfChannelGolfChannel Orlando, FloridaMembers Posts: 1,640 ✭✭
    It basically means, "impressively quick".



    Maybe less online forums and more books for you guys.



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    Driver: He who shall not be named...
    3 Wood: Callaway Rogue w/Project X Blue Evenflow 75
    5 Wood: Callaway Rogue w/Project X Blue Evenflow 75
    Irons: Ping iBlade Nippon AWT 2.0 Stiff
    Wedges: Callaway MD3 50, 54, and Honma TW737 Forged 62
    Putter: Original Odyssey White Hot XG No. 7
    Ball: Srixon Z-Star 2018 (Yellow)
  • radimanradiman Members Posts: 4,633 ✭✭
    Bubbtubbs wrote:




    Who is getting paid the big bucks to dream up names like these? Flash? Unbelievable.




    I mean given the desire to attract younger people into the game of golf the last thing you would want to use is a hyper-relevant term like "flash".



    Thank god you guys aren't running marketing...
    It's possible in not the target demographic, but I'm under 35 and I never considered the Epic based on name alone. Epic Flash I'd just laugh at if somebody tried to sell me one.




    So, you would completely write off what has been praised by so many just because you don't like the 4 letter name on the bottom of the club? Seems a bit extreme.
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  • grochol17grochol17 Members Posts: 1,284 ✭✭
    MtlJeff wrote:

    halliedog wrote:


    I was actually in the "Think Tank" that decided on the name, and have to admit I'm not thrilled about it, but goodness, you should've seen some of the stinkers that almost made it. Epic Reboot, Epic Rogue, Rogue Epic, Epic DBD 2019 With Even Better Jailbreaking Technology, and my least favorite, Epic "C". (Hope that doesn't cue Bobcat).




    I honestly don't understand why Epic Flash is bad. I don't mind the name at all



    I thought Rogue was way worse. Literally every product category has something called Rogue



    I could drive a Nissan Rogue while playing a Callaway Rogue with an aldila Rogue.




    Don't forget that you could also be watching "Rogue One."
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  • grochol17grochol17 Members Posts: 1,284 ✭✭


    It basically means, "impressively quick".



    Maybe less online forums and more books for you guys.








    Are you sure they weren't going for: "A really long poem about a brief glint of light"?
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  • GolfChannelGolfChannel Orlando, FloridaMembers Posts: 1,640 ✭✭
    grochol17 wrote:



    It basically means, "impressively quick".



    Maybe less online forums and more books for you guys.








    Are you sure they weren't going for: "A really long poem about a brief glint of light"?




    Well, that's why I like the name. Beowulf for the win.
    Driver: He who shall not be named...
    3 Wood: Callaway Rogue w/Project X Blue Evenflow 75
    5 Wood: Callaway Rogue w/Project X Blue Evenflow 75
    Irons: Ping iBlade Nippon AWT 2.0 Stiff
    Wedges: Callaway MD3 50, 54, and Honma TW737 Forged 62
    Putter: Original Odyssey White Hot XG No. 7
    Ball: Srixon Z-Star 2018 (Yellow)
  • GSDriverGSDriver Members Posts: 578 ✭✭
    So if y'all were in charge of marketing for Callaway, what would you have called it?
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  • zebra2955zebra2955 Posts: 557 ✭✭
    Amazing what people argue about on the internet
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  • JagpilotohioJagpilotohio 45+ inch drivers are evil. Columbus, OHMembers Posts: 7,162 ✭✭
    Rocketbalz is still far worse if we’re voting.



    I just don’t see the connection between Incredibly fast testicles and golf equipment.
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  • BubbtubbsBubbtubbs Members Posts: 389 ✭✭
    radiman wrote:

    Bubbtubbs wrote:




    Who is getting paid the big bucks to dream up names like these? Flash? Unbelievable.




    I mean given the desire to attract younger people into the game of golf the last thing you would want to use is a hyper-relevant term like "flash".



    Thank god you guys aren't running marketing...
    It's possible in not the target demographic, but I'm under 35 and I never considered the Epic based on name alone. Epic Flash I'd just laugh at if somebody tried to sell me one.




    So, you would completely write off what has been praised by so many just because you don't like the 4 letter name on the bottom of the club? Seems a bit extreme.


    Yes. Look at address and colour would also contribute heavily.



    To be honest, the vast majority of drivers in any given year perform more or less the same when properly fit and I tend to not alter my bag for years (played my second iron set for over a decade), so it's important to me to have something I really like in there because I'm going to be staring at it a long time.
  • kcsfkcsf Members Posts: 1,025 ✭✭
    The Callaway LRS Bomber.



    Long-Range Strike Bomber is the new platform replacing the B-2 bomber. Paint it all black and hope the PXG talking head doesn't sue you.



    Callaway, please send my royalty check pronto. I need more wine.
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