PREVIEW: Callaway Golf Great Big Bertha driver

PREVIEW: Callaway Golf Great Big Bertha driver

Callaway made a big splash when it brought back the Big Bertha franchise and slapped its storied name on a gorgeous modern driver.

However, the Big Bertha line of the '90s and early 2000s didn't end there. Oh, no. There was the Great Big Bertha (and the Greatest Big Bertha, but that's for another time). So, naturally, Callaway's next generation of its 21st century Big Bertha line has to be called Great Big Bertha, too.

The new driver refines its adjustability offering with a sliding weight track on the rear sole of the club that allows a 10-gram internal weight to see a draw (to the toe) or slight fade (to the heel) bias. The aim is to offer the average player better control over the side-to-side dispersion of their tee shots compared to the 2014 Big Bertha offering.

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The driver's R-Moto face, first seen in the Big Bertha 815 Double Black Diamond driver, creates a firm foundation for the thinner face to flex at impact and offer maximum distance. The company's OptiFit hosel adjustability affords eight positions changing loft and lie angle.

The Great Big Bertha also can be fitted with any of 19 shaft options at no extra charge, creating a weight range of 295 grams to 325 grams that can be optimized for most any swing speed.

Callaway will introduce fairway woods as part of the line, too, featuring the traditional Warbird Sole to make the club easier to hit and a larger club head for extra moment-of-intertia forgiveness.

The Great Big Bertha drive will hit stores on Aug. 28, retailing for $450 and coming in 9-, 10.5- and 13.5-degree options. The fairway woods will retail for $250 and be available as a 3-wood (15.5 degrees), 5-wood (18 degrees), 7-wood (21 degrees), Heavenwood (20.5 degrees), Divine 9 (24 degrees).


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