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There are three drivers featured in the Callaway Epic Max range. These are the Callaway Epic Max, the Callaway Epic Max LS, and the Callaway Epic Speed. All three drivers have OptiFit hosels with two cogs. These give you eight different combinations for lie and loft.
There are loft settings that are standard on these three drivers, but they also support loft settings of -1, +1, and +2 degrees. You can lower or raise the settings of the loft by an angle of 1°, by using the bottom cog.
The settings for the lie are indicated by the letters D and N on the above clog, which stand for Draw setting and Neutral setting.
When it comes to weight, the Callaway Epic Max driver has an adjustable perimeter weight of 16g at the back of the clubhead, while the Callaway Epic Max LS’s adjustable perimeter weight is smaller at 12g, and the Callaway Epic Speed driver does not seem to have any adjustable weight.
However, decreasing the standard lofts doesn’t produce as much spin, as well as smaller launches. If you’re playing for a fade, then we would recommend the Callaway Epic Max LS driver.
Now we’ve discussed the properties of these different Callaway drivers, how exactly do you adjust them? Below, we’ll guide you through adjusting the Callaway Epic Max, the Callaway Epic Max LS, and the Callaway Epic Speed.
Adjusting A Callaway Epic Max Driver
As previously mentioned, the Callaway Epic Max driver has two stacked cogs at the tip of the shaft that you can rotate. The cogs work independently and help you set your desired lie and loft angles. So let’s talk you through finding the preferred OptiFit setting on the driver with a Callaway wrench.
First, take your wrench to the clubhead’s screw. You will find this on the bottom of the clubhead. Twist the wrench in a counter-clockwise direction a couple of times and the screw will become loose.
Now, you can remove the clubhead. Then turn the bottom cog and line up the desired loft marking using the hosel’s small, white dash marking, before rotating the copper cog and lining up the Neutral or Draw markings and chosen loft setting.
Then place the clubhead back on the shaft, so the dash and above markings are lined up.
Finally, return the wrench to the screw, turning it clockwise, until it makes two clicking sounds. You can then take the wrench out of the screw and give your new settings a few shots.
Adjusting The Draw
If you want more draw from your Callaway Epic Max Driver you can do this in two easy steps. First, lift the standard loft with the bottom cog. The next step involves above cog’s D setting.
Let’s walk through it together.
First, put the wrench in the screw at the back of the clubhead. Just like before, turn the screw anticlockwise until the screw becomes a bit loose. Then softly raise the clubhead up and take it off the shaft.
Now rotate the bottom cog and align the +1 o2 +2 marking with the dash. Then turn the cog above and align it with the D and the preferred loft setting.
Place the clubhead back on the shaft, making sure that the dash sitting below your chosen loft is aligned with the setting of the lie angle above.
Then return the wrench to the screw again and turn it in a clockwise direction. When you hear two clicks you will know the clubhead is firmly fixed. Now you can have a few practice swings. Hopefully you should achieve a draw.
Some players find that having a +1° setting rather than a +2° setting has less of a draw. So if you want consistent draws, we would recommend a +2° setting instead. Raising the loft may also result in ball spins that are higher, as well as higher launches.
The adjustable 16g perimeter weight of the Callaway Epic Max driver can aid in ball flight, depending on your preferences. There are two ways to adjust the weight, depending on if you want more draw.
If you want more draw, place the weight of the sole and the heel close together and if you’d prefer a more forgiving driver, place the weight further back.
Adjusting A Callaway Max LS Driver
Adjusting this driver is nearly identical to the process for adjusting a Callaway Epic Max driver. All you need is your Callaway wrench. With that in mind, let’s find out how you adjust this driver.
First, take the wrench that comes with the Max LS to the screw at the back of the clubhead, and then rotate it a couple of times in an anticlockwise direction until the screw loosens. Gently take off the clubhead.
Now turn the cog below and line it up with the hosel’s dash mark with the preferred loft setting. Then rotate the above cog and line it up with the loft setting above and the cog’s lie angle, ensuring that everything is aligned and straight.
Return the clubhead to the shaft, securing it by rotating the wrench in a clockwise direction. Below the clubhead’s loft, the white dash mark should line up with all three of the markings. You can now take the wrench out of the screw.
To make sure the driver has been adjusted to your liking you should take a couple of test swings.
If you have a hooking issue and want to correct that with a more biased fade, then you should see results with the Callaway Max LS driver.
If you’re right-handed it helps you play more to the left, and the same is true if you are left-handed. It’s a driver that also comes in handy when it’s windy on the course!
This driver can also be useful for those whose swing speed is quite high and create too much backspin when trying to achieve more distance. Plus, the moveable weight helps to offset any default bias.
Adjusting A Callaway Epic Speed Driver
Again, adjusting this driver is the same as adjusting the above two drivers, and it also has a wrench to make adjusting easier. So let’s jump into how you adjust it!
First, place the wrench in the screw on the backside of the head of the club, and turn the screw counterclockwise until you loosen the screw. Then you can take the clubhead off.
Turn the lower cog and align your desired loft setting with the dash mark. Then turn the upper cog, aligning the angle of the loft to your chosen loft setting.
Check again that the cogs and dash marks line up perfectly. You can then place the clubhead on the shaft so the white mark beneath the standard loft marking lines up with the other markings.
Turn the wrench clockwise until it makes two clicking sounds. When you hear this sound you’ll know that you’ve firmly set the clubhead. Do not rotate the wrench anymore, as you could damage the clubhead.
After you’ve removed the wrench, take a few practice swings to see if it’s made a noticeable difference.
Those who have made adjustments to their Callaway Epic Speed Driver usually find their drivers considerably more forgiving. The Epic Speed Driver can help to keep your performance consistent while providing a small amount of bias.
Whether you want a more forgiving driver, or you’re looking for more draw, there are easy ways to adjust your Callaway Epic drivers, so you can achieve the results you want on the course.