Callaway Epic Speed Vs. PXG 0811 Driver Comparison Overview
These days, it seems that golf club manufacturers are just copying off each others homework. What we mean is that it is not uncommon to pick up two drivers from different manufacturers only to find that they have almost all the same features.
This can make it really hard to find the right driver for your game. However, in the following article, we are going to help you cut through all the marketing by comparing 2 drivers with very similar features and reporting only the important facts.
PXG 0811 Driver Overview
The PXG 0811 driver features an adjustable hosel and a cast titanium face.
The latter feature gives this driver a nice feel – when you pure it. While it can be argued that PXG doesn’t really make drivers for beginners, you should know that the PXG 0811 is not a great driver unless you already have good off the tee accuracy and a good swing speed.
That all being said, the 16 adjustable weights allow you to fine-tune sole weight and ball speed. Our testers loved giving this driver forward oriented CG so they can get side spin down to almost zero. The sound of this driver is a bit hollow, but it is ultimately more adjustable than the Epic Speed driver.
The PXG 0811 is certainly heavier than it’s cousins the 0811X and the 0811LX, each of which sport a carbon fiber crown. This makes the PXG 0811 feel a bit cumbersome in the hands but it also has more adjustable weights than the 0811X and 0811LX so this can be offset a little bit.
Callaway Epic Speed Driver Overview
The Callaway Epic Speed also features an adjustable hosel and a titanium face.
The usefulness of the adjustable hosel in the Epic Speed and PXG 0811 driver was pretty much the same. They both allow you to fine-tune your launch angle to a respectable degree.
However, we liked the feel of the 8-1-1 cast titanium face of the PXG 0811 more than the Flash Face titanium of the Epic Speed.
There was just more substance behind every swing we took with the PXG 0811. On the other hand, the Epic Speed driver features a carbon crown and sole panel which makes it lighter than the PXG 0811 and overall, more comfortable to swing.
Slow swing speed and high handicap players will probably like the Epic Speed more than the PXG 0811 driver. The Epic Max and the Epic Max LX both feature something that the Epic Speed doesn’t though: an adjustable perimeter weight.
The PXG 0811 is the better-feeling and more accurate driver overall. We found that the Epic Speed is better suited to high handicap players.