Callaway Big Bertha Fairway Review

I think it is safe to say that Callaway has been a leader in the fairway woods business ever since the days of the S2H2 and the Warbird. The Warbird really revolutionized the stainless steel fairway wood with its sole and imbedded weight chip.

Callaway has kept the same basic design throughout the Steelhead, Steelhead Plus, Steelhead III and now the Big Bertha. Each club had its own little improvements while keeping the same basic design. If it aint broke don't fix it.

The Big Bertha Fairway Wood is a three piece construction. It combines a heavy sole, with a thin, responsive face and a very thin yet durable crown. The combination of these three pieces creates a very low center of gravity that provides a high ball flight. The face on this wood is deep enough that it is very easy to hit off the tee as well. It has a fairly round leading edge that makes it easy to get down and under the ball in any condition. The one thing that has been added to this newest wood is a "V" shaped sole which keeps the club gliding smoothly across the ground.


If you have hit the Callaway Warbird, Steelhead, Steelhead Plus, or Steelhead III you have basically already hit the Big Bertha. There are two types of consumers I see buying these Big Bertha woods; those replacing or adding to their current collection of Callaway woods or those who are familiar with the company's solid reputation in creating fairway woods and need to see for themselves. I don't really hear too many complaints about these woods and people are very happy with their performance. The odd consumer complains that the woods are too small and worry about a lack of forgiveness. Someone like this might feel better hitting Callaway's titanium Great Big Bertha II fairway woods. Callaway has made this wood in eleven different heads so there are no excuses not to try one!


Overall Rating – 80%


Target Handicap: Anyone


Ball Flight: Mid to High


Offset: None.


Lofts Available: 3+, 3, 4+, 4, 5+, 5, 7+, 7, 9, 11, 13


Shafts: RCH 75W graphite, Big Bertha Uniflex steel. 

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