A strong short game and putter powered Kevin Kisner to his second PGA TOUR title at the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational. Using Callaway's Mack Daddy 2 and MD3 wedges and an Odyssey White Hot Pro #7 putter, Kisner finished second in the field in Strokes Gained: Around the Green (plus 4.116) and Strokes Gained: Putting (plus 5.702) at Colonial Country Club.
In terms of new gear, Kisner recently put Callaway's Epic hybrid (18 degrees) in play at the Wells Fargo Championship. With a Neutral directional bias and -1 loft, the hybrid has a strong ball flight that's comparable to most 5-woods.
The Epic hybrid employs the same technologies as the GBB Epic fairway woods, including an ultra-light triaxial carbon crown that has a thinner wall thickness and lighter weight than traditional composite crown.
The Internal Standing Wave in the hybrid is similar to what's found in the Epic Pro iron and is comprised of Metal-Injected Molding tungsten that's 1.8-times heavier than steel. The substantial weight lowers the club's center of gravity, improving the forgiveness and launch characteristics.
Here's a look at Kisner's entire Callaway setup.
Driver: Callaway Great Big Bertha (Aldila NV 2KXV Green 65TX shaft)
3-wood: Callaway GBB Epic (Aldila NV 2KXV Green 75TX shaft), 13.5 degrees
Hybrid: Callaway Epic (Matrix Ozik Altus Hybrid X shaft), 18 degrees
Utility iron: Callaway Apex UT (3-iron; Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 120TX shaft)
Irons: Callaway Apex Pro (4-9; Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 120TX shafts)
Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 2 (47-11S and 52-12C degrees; Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 WV125 shafts), Callaway MD3 Milled (58 degrees; Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 WV125 shaft)
Putter: Odyssey White Hot Pro #7
Ball: Titleist Pro V1