The next generation of the storied Big Bertha line is upon us. With the introduction of the Big Bertha Fusion line of woods, Callaway has gone forgiving, fast and most importantly, carbon.
It all starts with a new Exo-Cage frame, which Callaway describes as an “aerospace-grade titanium exoskeleton.” Stretched around that cage-like platform is a new triaxial carbon blend, which is 65% lighter and 35% thinner than Titanium. It also kind of makes these clubs look like race cars, which seems fitting.
All of this weight reduction freed up over 35 grams of weight, which allowed Callaway’s R&D team to position it with forgiveness in mind. You’ll notice the adjustable weight in the back of the head when you admire these new woods, but you’ll really appreciate it when you miss the center of the face.
“Big Bertha Fusion’s unparalleled forgiveness and stability at impact promotes straight flight on mis-hits and gives golfers the green light to make a fast, aggressive swing.”
— Evan Gibbs, Callaway Director, R&D – Woods
Also present on the driver are Speed Step technology aerodynamics for reduced drag, and the proven Optifit hosel allows for a fine-tuned fit.
The first ever Recoil driver and fairway shafts come standard, with Diamana Red shafts also appearing as a secondary, no-charge option. Maybe most interestingly, the driver will be available in either 44.5″ or 45.5″ at retail. The extra control of the shorter shaft may outweigh the extra few MPH of the longer, depending on the player.
Both the driver and fairway are set to drop at the end of September, but the opportunity to get fit and pre-order is fast-approaching. Stay tuned for more information as this carbon-covered drop nears.