Callaway has launched a new range of Big Bertha irons with a cast, hollow-bodied head design featuring a wrap-around face cup and Callaway’s Variable Face Thickness (VFT) technology which Callaway says spreads the sweetspot across the whole hitting surface. In addition Big Bertha Irons feature an ‘Internal Standing Wave’ design that pushes the centre of gravity low and forward in the head, allowing the ball to get airborne easier and with increased MOI at impact (resistance to twisting), producing it’s claimed more shots on target.
Big Bertha irons are supplied with either True Temper Speed Step 80 steel (£699 for seven irons) or a new UST Recoil graphite shaft (£899 for seven irons) and are available for men and women, in right and left-hand options.
For golfers that consistently struggle with their long irons, Callaway has also announced Big Bertha Hybrids, its first-ever range of adjustable utility clubs. The hybrids feature Callaway’s ‘Speed Frame Face’ technology which is thin, light and robust so that it is fast across the whole club face. Coupled to this, an ‘Internal Standing Wave’ inside the head lowers the CG, ensuring the golf ball launches quicker, forgiveness is maximised, and the club’s high resistance to twisting on impact (MOI) is maintained, to assist accuracy.
To help create the ideal trajectory, an adjustable OptiFit hosel has been added, giving golfers the opportunity to choose from a combination of eight different loft (-1, S, +1, +2) and lie angles (draw and neutral) to create their ideal shot shape. RRP is £199.
Dr Alan Hocknell, Callaway’s senior vice president of Research and Development, said, “For the first time, we’re bringing adjustability to our hybrids and the new Big Berthas are leading a whole new level of performance capability for the category. They generate incredible ball speed across the face, and with the adjustability feature delivers a really versatile club that’s easy to launch.” More at: www.callawaygolf.com