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ClubTest 2017: Callaway GBB Epic Sub Zero fairway wood review

April 18, 2017

CATEGORY: Better Player Fairway Woods

PRICE: $280

WE TESTED: ​13.5° (adjusts 12.5° to 15.5°) with Aldila Rogue Max 75 graphite shaft.

KEY TECHNOLOGY: The movable 22-gram weight near the face and 3-gram weight toward the back decrease launch and spin.

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Especially useful off the tee, but no slouch from turf and light rough; lower, boring trajectory performs in wind and can be shaped any which way; switching the position of the two weights definitely affects flight.

“A bomber that works to keep shots online and is easier to shape than a mid-iron.”


Hot trajectory produces plenty of rollout; for some, it’s basically a mini-driver; slight mis-hits don’t lose a lot.


Testers with moderate swing speeds have a harder time getting the Sub Zero airborne off the turf; doesn’t navigate through rough or trouble lies as well as some guys would like; a few panelists prefer a slightly softer feel.

Bottom Line

Callaway’s GBB Epic Sub Zero is one of the higher-ranked models in the category. This good-looking stick offers plenty of workability and control for stronger swingers in the market for a powerful wood.