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Big Bertha Branches Out

By: John Steinbreder – Global Golf Post

In addition to rolling out a new Big Bertha driver this fall, the folks at Callaway recently released iron and hybrid lines under that famous name. And they each promise improvements in distance, forgiveness and accuracy.

screen-shot-2016-10-03-at-10-14-51-amThe Big Bertha OS irons incorporate a club construction that company engineers call Exo-Cage, and they say its strength and light weight enabled them to distribute more discretionary mass into places that promote greater forgiveness and allow the next-generation 360 Face Cup technology to bolster ball speed across the face.

In addition, a tungsten-loaded standing wave in the sole is designed to lower the center of gravity in these irons, which are available from 4-SW, to encourage a higher launch angle, for longer carry and increased ball speed on hits made low on the clubface. And by moving the CG progressively lower in each clubhead from the highest-lofted to the lowest, Callaway technicians say they have found a way to provide higher launch and longer carries in the long irons, and increased control in the shorter ones.

screen-shot-2016-10-03-at-10-16-35-amWith regard to the Big Bertha OS hybrids, which come in lofts from 3H to 7H, they are made to deliver new levels of distance and forgiveness as a result of deeper bodies, larger and faster faces and revised Face Cup technology. The use of Callaway’s Speed Step technology also helps with length by improving airflow around the clubhead, company officials aver. And the employment of a Dual Runner sole is intended to promote better turf interaction, while the OptiFit hosel lets players choose from eight loft and lie settings.

Republished with permission by Global Golf Post.