We are happy to see the new generation of Big Bertha and specifically the Callaway Big Bertha Alpha driver. The Big Bertha name, the adjustability, the marketing, the Gravity Core, the low-spin concept, even Sir Isaac Newton’s posthumous involvement had me curious.
The first thing to understand with the Callaway Big Bertha Alpha driver is this: the name is about as far as the similarities go. In terms of looks, performance, appeal and features, the 2014 Big Bertha drivers are completely different to what golfers were used to with the original models of Big Bertha. The idea Callaway had was to use the Callaway Big Bertha Alpha driver for sale name to signal what they consider a major leap in innovation and Alpha is certainly worthy of the name.
The look of modern drivers, especially at address, has advanced and varied vastly in recent seasons. Whilst the ‘Captain America’-like sole design may be busy and full of technology and features, the look of the Callaway Big Bertha Alpha driver at address was clean and simple with a traditional, slight pear-shape. The colour is a subtle, dark blue, very reminiscent of the Steelhead ranges of Callaway golf clubs for sale from the late 1990s.
The traditional look didn’t appear as large some other full size drivers on the market. However Callaway assured us it is every cubic centimetre of 460cc. Beyond feel and looks, the Callaway Big Bertha Alpha driver’s performance is dictated by four dimensions of adjustability. It is certainly designed for those players who like to tinker, whether that is in a fitting session before they buy or throughout the season as their swing and conditions change.
Finally, the last part of the adjustability and the most talked about feature of the Callaway Big Bertha Alpha driver is the Gravity Core. Much like the core of that infamous apple helped Newton discover gravity, Callaway’s Gravity Core helped me discover extra yards. Therefore, it is a good choice for golfers who like shoter drivers and control the distance.