Callaway unveils Big Bertha Fusion driver

New material allows for redistribution of weight, for higher MOI and strategic CG

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Tue, 30 Aug 2016

 

Callaway has unveiled its new Big Bertha Fusion driver, which boasts a material change for maximum forgiveness and distance.

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The new “revolutionary clubhead design” utilises an aerospace-grade titanium exoskeloten called EXO-CAGE, fitted with a crown and sole composed of a light, strong material called triaxial carbon.

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Callaway has a great understanding of carbon after years of utilising it in its woods, stretching back to the original Fusion range in 2004.

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Triaxial carbon material is over 65% lighter* than titanium, and more than 35% thinner compared to Callaway’s previous forged composite material.

What this does is allow designers to redistribute weight in the head, increasing the MOI of the driver, and improving forgiveness.

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An impressive 35.4 grams** can therefore be moved to strategic areas of the head to optimise the centre of gravity and increase the MOI by up to 17%***.

Speed Step Technology further enhanced aerodynamics, to increase clubhead speeds and overall distance.

A US Recoil driver shaft is offered for a combination of power and precision, or a Mitsubishi Diamana Red Board can be employed, for high launch, low spin and fast ball speeds.

The shafts are available in two lengths, with the shorter option offering more control, while the longer option offers maximum distance. 

“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,” says Evan Gibbs, Director, R&D Woods.

*based on material density

**based on adding up the internal weight pads, the medallion, and rear screw.

***Compared to XR16

Available: 30 September
Price: £369 (TBC)

Shaft: UST Recoil or Mitsubishi Diamana Red Board
Shaft length: 44.5” and 45.5”

Available Lofts: 9*, 10.5*, 13.5*HT

Adjustability: OptiFit Hosel

Tech Specs: 460cc, 295-305g overall club weight

Head to Callaway's website for more information. 

 

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