New callaway big bertha fusion driver rick shiels tests the new callaway big bertha fusion driver at quest golf studio in lytham using gc2 and fsx software become a free subscriber to rick shiels. Having this many options guarantees that nearly all golfers will be able to find a shaft that maximizes his or her performance with the great big bertha. Then i tried the newest gbb a couple years ago and it lives up to the reputation of original. Named after the powerful and explosive world war 1 mortar, the big bertha howitzer. Golfwrx members who claim to have seen the gbb epic driver in. At the time, its design was considered highly modern and a radical departure from older drivers. They brought back the big bertha in 20 and now another iconic name has been given a second run. Callaway expands adjustability with new great big bertha and 816 drivers. I purchased the great big bertha about two weeks ago to replace my older model big bertha. Also comes with a callaway great big bertha warbird driver which is a fantastic club to have in any artillery. Callaway gbb epic driver v callaway great big bertha the methodology.
I would have preferred to have shaft options that are offered with the alpha series driver. To do this they designed great big bertha driver to get the most distance for all golfers. The gbbs forged composite crown removes ineffective weight from high in the head and means callaways engineers have been able to create a 10g sliding perimeter weight so you can dial in either a draw, fade or neutral shot bias. Dec 06, 2015 it seems that callaway has had positive feedback from the xr pro driver that had the matte black finish and moved that over to the great big bertha as well. My fade has disappeared and i now play a slight draw. This driver is a technological breakthrough that includes a multimaterial aerodynamic shape and a sliding weight so that you leave no yard behind. Its got adjustablemoveable weights like the razr fit and razr fit xtreme promotes a draw or fade bias andor alters swing weight. Aug 26, 2015 the callaway great big bertha is a driver that can be fitted to a wide variety of golfers.
Callaway great big bertha and big bertha alpha 816. It sits lower than it did on the great big bertha, and is also shorter, which helps the driver retain a maximum amount of forgiveness regardless of. Callaways biggest claim in the alpha is that the gravity core, when the 12 gram tungsten weight is placed in the low position, can decrease. Callaway great big bertha driver used golf club at. Like the great big bertha driver, the big bertha alpha 816 dbd has a forged composite crown, a structure that helps move weight lower in the club head. The other 10to20 percent of golfers will get better performance from callaways new big bertha alpha 816 double black diamond driver, which is intended for better golfers who can gain added distance through the reduction of spin. Mark hits the 2014 callaway big bertha driver with changeable neck. Mickelson using callaway gbb epic driver, sub zero.
Big bertha is the name given by callaway golf to a number of its lines of golf clubs. The new callaway great big bertha driver is officially out there in the golf universe. Aug 04, 2015 callaway expands adjustability with new great big bertha and 816 drivers. This driver is designed to improve three things golfers struggle with. Rated 5 out of 5 by dvtr from gbb still a winner i had fond memories of the original gbb. Mark hits the 2014 callaway big bertha driver with changeable neck, sliding. Callaway big bertha ii driver bought this gbb ii drive in 9 degree with callaway rcs stiff. Callaways new version, the 2016 model, of the great big bertha may be the driver of choice among the new equipment which hit the markets.
Oct 31, 2015 design your own great big bertha here. I just recently purchased the ping g ls driver with the extra stiff tour shaft. Little did we know that in 1991 the birth of a golf driver could change the face of golf for decades to come. To find out, we put big bertha fusion to the test with both 44. Equipment is accurate as of the isps handa world cup of golf 116. The big bertha hybrid has some type of disgusting substance on about a 3rd of the grip, not sure what it is, dont want to touch it. Sep 21, 2015 call me ridiculous, but when i look at the bottom of the great big bertha, it reminds of walt making the bus look mean in the movie slapshot. Big bertha alpha features the same optifit hosel as the rest of the callaway driver family. When you turn the driver over you are provided with a black and red color scheme. Callaway great big bertha and alpha 816 fairway woods golfwrx. Mitsubishi rayon bassara 40gram range, mitsubishi rayon kuro kage black 50gram range, fujikura evolution 665 tour spec 60gram range. With the callaway gbb epic driver we see a raft of improvements and new technologies which should make the new product more forgiving. The callaway big bertha driver will feature the new advanced adjustable hosel which is a staple on all 2014 callaway drivers. In addition to the driver, i also received the matching 3 wood with the same stock shaft.
Callaway gbb epic and epic sub zero drivers golfwrx. Callaway big bertha and big bertha alpha drivers golfwrx. A good set of wilson gear effect 1200 rh midsize golf clubs. Its designed for the everyday golfer, making sure that no yard is left behind.
Its called the fubuki zt shaft, and its designed to increase energy transfer, resulting in more ball speed while delivering a mid launch with low spin, an ideal shot shape for long, penetrating distance. The test took place at the golf shack at moor allerton in leeds. But in time with technological improvements it eventually got replaced with other drivers. Meet the worlds first driver with an adjustable centre of gravity. Callaway expands adjustability with new great big bertha. The first thing you need to know about bertha is that shell initially be available in 2 models. Callaway mens big bertha driver, right hand, graphite, stiff flex, 9.
The callaway great big bertha is back, and it represents the next generation in driver design. Save big bertha drivers to get email alerts and updates on your ebay feed. The feedback we constantly hear from fitters and callaway staff professionals is that this driver provides the great combination of low spin and. Fitting studios fitting event authorized fitting locations online driver selector online fairway selector online iron selector online wedge selector online ball selector fitting room podcast view all custom fitting back to previous navigation menu videos close navigation menu. Everyone has one, ditto for great big bertha and then biggest big bertha. After 3 days it was pretty clear to me that the ping g ls was the best fit. The great big bertha was a fantastic product one of the best drivers out there in 2016 so we were keen to see how the new model compared. The new great big bertha driver comes with 19 no upcharge premium custom shaft options in 4 distinct weight classes. Spent 3 days comparing the ping g, callaway xr pro, taylormade r1, taylormade r2, and the callaway great big bertha. The callaway great big bertha driver is the next best thing in callaways driver design.
Oct 28, 2015 the original big bertha driver was tested in 10 degrees with a stock true temper memphis 10 steel shaft, while the new great big bertha driver was tested in 10. Big bertha alpha has a new tour shaft offering from mitsubishi, who makes some of the most trusted shafts on tour. This is easily one of the best looking drivers of 2015. Both fairway woods offer some of the fastest ball speeds weve seen in testing.
So a 9degree driver can be adjusted to lofts of 8 degrees, 10 degrees and 11 degrees. Mickelson shot 4under par in round 1 and is tied for 25th, four shots. Free ground shipping on all orders excludes logo orders. Golfwrx members gain 11 yards on average with callaway epic. The great big bertha is impressively low spinning for its high level of. That made it one of only eight drivers in our test to earn one or more wins, along with callaways xr 16 pro 1, cobras king ltd 1, cobras king ltd pro 3, pings g ls tec 3, pxgs 0811 1, srixons. It features a light and fast multimaterial chassis to generate more clubhead speed through advanced aerodynamics and a wide range of weight classes to suit multiple swing types. Callaway 2015 great big bertha driver 2nd swing golf. Bought this a couple years ago before i took lessons and my swing was wildly differently than it is now. The big bertha alpha driver spans a multiple segments of the player population due to its incredible flexibility and adjustability for individual golfers. Although callaways great big bertha driver received only one medal in our 2016 gear trials. After 2 rounds i brought it back and they ordered the great big bertha with the fujikura speeder 567 shaft. The newest great big bertha is aimed at a wide range of players looking for a. The new callaway great big bertha driver is designed to get the most distance for all golfers.
This hosel makes it easy to adjust the driver to a wide range of loft and lie settings. The callaway great big bertha is a driver that can be fitted to a wide variety of golfers. The great big bertha is callaways most forgiving fairway wood, and the alpha 816 can be configured with two different cg positions forward and back, giving better players the ability to alter launch conditions independent of loft. I will be taking to my local pro shop to get grip replaced. Aug 30, 2016 new callaway big bertha fusion driver rick shiels tests the new callaway big bertha fusion driver at quest golf studio in lytham using gc2 and fsx software become a free subscriber to rick shiels. The new big bertha came with a fubuki shaft that i feel is a little light weight for the driver. Callaway was calling upon its lineage for its 2016 driver release, following suit with cobra and the king. Callaway great big bertha and big bertha alpha 816 dbd drivers. Currently gaming a callaway great big bertha driver 2015 model before the gbb epic with a kuro kage tini black 50s. Regular big bertha is being billed as a total performance driver.
Buy new and used callaway 2015 great big bertha driver from the best golf shop. Weve got everything you need to know about the new driver right here, and the driver is getting all kinds of attention in the social media world. Find great deals on ebay for great big bertha driver and great big bertha driver 2015. The great big bertha is the direct predecessor of the gbb epic driver. Callaway expects the great big bertha to be the companys best performing model for 80to90 percent of golfers. It also uses the same advanced optifit hosel, which gives golfers a 3degree range of loft adjustability.
Jan 04, 2017 with the callaway gbb epic driver we see a raft of improvements and new technologies which should make the new product more forgiving. Callaway gbb epic driver v callaway great big bertha. Find golf club tradein and resales values for over 4,000 models of used golf clubs at the pga value guide, from leading manufacturers such as callaway, taylormade, taylor made, titleist, ping, odyssey, nike, cleveland, mizuno, cobra, adams, wilson. Rogue drivers dominate golfwrx fitters choice callaway golf. The new 2020 callaway mavrik series of drivers were created by. Not to mention i dont have to cringe if i have a bad hit since i didnt spend a small fortune on it. Its the most adjustable driver ever, with four ways to tweak it via weights to promote a draw or a fade. They challenged the new epic line with drivers from callaway, ping.
Testing was done using a stock callaway big bertha fusion driver with ust recoil 450f4 stiff flex shaft. The name was chosen to evoke the famous german big bertha howitzer the original big bertha driver was launched in 1991. The two can now be adjusted independent from each other. When it struggled, however, it was usually due to its significant draw bias, even in its neutral and fade settings, as well as its inability to produce as lowspinning drives as the big bertha alpha. Click here to find out how the callaway big bertha alpha scored in the drivers test 2014. With the gravity core in the low cg position of big bertha alpha, the driver has a low spin focus. The original big bertha driver was tested in 10 degrees with a stock true temper memphis 10 steel shaft, while the new great big bertha driver was tested in 10.
Spent one round and some time on the range dialing it in. Also comes with a callaway great big bertha warbird. Callaway big bertha heavenwood 20 and 23 degrees shaft. On this order, i received a rouge fairway wood, a big bertha hybrid. Jan 02, 2019 the result is a hybrid with powerful performance, great forgiveness, and adjustability. It does have a draw bias, which some better players might shy away from, but in my case all i had to do is play around with the sliding weight a little bit to get my personal draw bias setup just the way i wanted it. I hit the big bertha well so far on the driving range, but havent taken it to the course yet. Aug 04, 2015 callaway expects the great big bertha to be the companys best performing model for 80to90 percent of golfers.
Great driver for the price, made in 2014, the loft and lie adjustability work well and let me set the club to a natural feel. And for all the attention drivers garner, fairway woods occupy a crucial space in the bag of any any golfer. The newest great big bertha is aimed at a wide range of players looking for a driver that can. Here are a few of our favorite posts to highlight great big berthas launch day. The great big bertha proved to be one of the most forgiving drivers in the test, helping golfers record some of the highest average ball speeds. What made the biggest impression with the new callaway great big bertha driver was its sound. Callaway expands adjustability with new great big bertha and.
Its adjustable, lightweight and faster than any previous driver in the callaway arsenal. See what golfwrx members are saying about the great big bertha driver in our forum. Introducing great big bertha driver the new callaway great big bertha driver is designed to get the most distance for all golfers. The callaway great big bertha driver is made of a thinner titanium than previous callaway drivers to produce longer drives. All those reasons may be why callaway decided to offer the 2019 big bertha hybrid in six lofts from an 18 3h to a 33 8h. Our front page tech story on callaway new gbb and dbd drivers. It was time to call the anonymous big hitter into action once more. Theres a very smart headcover here from callaway but when i pulled the driver out my jaw nearly hit the floor. Callaway golf big bertha family golf clubs official. See what golfwrx members are saying about the alpha 816 dbd driver in our forum.127 403 1140 1460 448 1215 154 60 309 1362 1539 1310 1024 399 130 1546 1538 1120 1408 786 458 577 1141 1427 359 432 1247 33 1032 942 1091 250 247 128 1373 332 587 502 1109 967 845 1448