Callaway Big Bertha Fairway Wood: Quick Look Review

Flash back to the Original Big Bertha and you will note that it was named after the most famous artillery piece used during WWI – a cannon. Back then the Original Big Bertha was referred to as “The World’s Friendliest Driver”. Along with the driver came the original friendly and forgiving Big Bertha Woods.

As a former LPGA Tour Player, I was privy to try and put into play the Original Big Bertha’s and played with them for a very long long time! As a matter of fact, The Original Big Bertha is still in the family…my brother plays with them and I also have all the Big Bertha Cousins that came after–WarBird, Steelhead, Great Big Bertha. Every one of them was awesome from design to how they performed.

But you are not here to hear about the past even though the past can help bring on a better future.  Let’s delve deep into a huge game changer–a club that will take you to new levels of golf and hit shots like never before. Ask yourself, do I really want a state of the art fairway wood that will give me control, distance and accuracy? Let’s do this!

Dr. Alan Hocknell, SVP, Research and Development says it best:

We didn’t bring the name back out of some misguided sense of nostalgia. We brought it back to advance the science of hitting the ball far.

Big Bertha Fairway Wood–Isn’t She Beautiful!

Technology

Hyper Speed FaceFaster ball speeds all across the face from a thinner, lighter, more robust 455 carpenter steel face.

What this means is that you will get more consistent distance and playability. Let’s be real, it feels so much better to have  a club in your hand you just ‘know’ will keep you in play and build your confidence throughout an entire round. Confidence in your hands lowers scores!

New Advanced Adjustable Hosel Technology– Ability to increase or decrease your loft (up to +2 degrees or down -1 degree) and adjust Draw or Neutral bias.

This new technology will optimize your launch, backspin and the ability to dial in your preferred shot shape. It is easy as pie to make a few clicks and maximize your accuracy, distance and playability. We should all want to nail that fairway wood like a pro and now you have the opportunity to make the club fit perfect for the player you are and your strengths.

Internal Standing Wave– It precisely locates the CG for more consistent launch, spin and distance across the face

Having a fairway wood in hand that is precise in locating the center of gravity is definitely a win-win!

Premium Mitsubishi Fubuki High Performance Shaft– New lightweight, premium shaft from one of the most trusted shaft manufacturer in the world–Mitsubishi

The partnership is like finding a diamond–you get top of the line clubhead and shaft all in the palm of your hands. This particular shaft is designed to increase the energy transfer throughout the swing and especially at impact which will result in more ball speed delivering higher launch with low spin. All this but together = smooth consistent feel.

Specs

Men’s Big Bertha Fairway Woods (Available 2014)

3 Wood — Adjustable lie and loft; Square face angle; Available in RH/LH; Length is 43 inches and swing weight is D2

5 Wood — Adjustable lie and loft; Square face angle; Available in RH/LH; Length is 42.5 inches and swing weight is D2

7 Wood — Adjustable lie and loft; Square face angle; Available in RH/LH; Length is 42 inches and swing weigh is D2

Women’s Big Bertha Fairway Woods (Available 2014)

3 Wood — Adjustable lie and loft; Square face angle; Available in RH/LH; Length is 43 inches with swing weight at C5

5 Wood — Adjustable lie and loft; Square face angle; Available in RH/LH; Length is 42.5 inches with swing weight at C5

7 Wood — Adjustable lie and loft; Square face angle; Available in RH/LH; Length is 42 inches with swing weight at C5

Big Bertha Fairway Wood will be available early 2014 — around Mid February.

Big Berth Fairway wood

 

Final Thoughts

In all my years playing, I always seek for the fairway wood that will give me the edge against old man par. Getting a club that is designed to give you a better launch off even the tightest of fairway lies is like a breath of fresh air.

Just when you thought that you were destined to hit the low out of control fairway wood or even have to pass the fairway wood up for an iron just to get it airborne–in comes Big Bertha Fairway Wood that adjusts to your game with a technology untouched by all in the market.

This is the time to get back in the game with a new found love and confidence with the Big Bertha Fairway Wood. “She is back and a lot meaner!’ Bottom line, she will be your pal, your buddy to take down your competition. You will be sitting at the 19th hole reaping the accolades from your playing partners as their chins will be dragging on the ground all day watching you take their money.

Ask yourself: Do I want to just continue playing the same way with my old fairway wood, or do I want to get mean with the Big Bertha Fairway Wood  and take out the competition! Go hit it load yourself with a the new ‘World’s Friendliest Fairway Cannon’!

Big Bertha is Back and will be available early 2014! I’m gonna get mine. Get yours and see for yourself how far you can take your game.

As soon as we at Bunkers Paradise get the Big Bertha Fairway Wood at our testing center, you will be the first to know exactly our thoughts and experiences! Stay tuned!!

 

‘keep smiling and always believe’

 

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