What’s New in 2017 from Callaway

Callaway Epic
Great Big Bertha Epic Woods
The Epic driver debuts “Jailbreak Technology,” which places two light yet strong titanium bars behind the face, reducing crown and sole deflection at impact, which focuses more of the load across the face for more energy and distance. The driver and range of fairway woods all use carbon-composite material to lighten weight, enhance forgiveness, and produce power, and all are aerodynamically shaped to swing faster. Driver has adjustable weighting. Driver: $499; Fairway woods, $279
Chrome Soft & Chrome Soft X Balls
Both of these four-piece balls utilize the Dual SoftFast core, engineered to produce more speed off long clubs and more control from short clubs. The Soft X has a firmer core and cover for a more piercing and workable ball flight; the Soft produces a higher flight and is designed to fly straighter. $40 per dozen
Steelhead XR Pro Irons
The latest addition to the XR family of irons has a more compact shape for playability and control, as well as the company’s 360 Face Cup technology that lets the edges of the thin face flex and release at impact to create more distance, especially on off-center hits. $900 (steel)
Odyssey O-Works Putters
These 11 putters—blades and mallets in various shapes and sizes—are the first to incorporate micro-hinge technology: The two-piece insert has a stainless steel “hinge plate” backed by a soft elastomer inner layer. “Micro-hinges” flex and rebound at impact to impart forward spin and get the ball rolling smoothly and accurately. Blade models feature the new Versa-T alignment system of contrasting white and black lines for easy aiming. $230