Callaway Golf introduced its new Big Bertha ERC Forged Titanium fairway woods at the PGA Merchandise Show today in Orlando as sister clubs to its Big Bertha ERCII driver.
All conform to both USGA and R&A regulations and should be available in the UK in April.
"They are the largest faced, hottest fairway woods we’ve ever made, " says Callaway development chief Dick Helmstetter. "The ball really jumps off these clubs."
They are designed to increase the effectiveness of Callaway Golf’s patented Variable Face Thickness (VFT) technology, and combined with the large hitting area, claim to add forgiveness on off-centre hits and gain extra distance for golfers of all swing speeds.
A precision-weighted chip in the sole, lowers the centre of gravity delivering ‘searing ball flight’ says Callaway.
They will be available in April in Strong 3-wood, 3-wood, 5-wood and 7-wood models, with an expected retail price in the UK of £369.
Now that seems a bit steep for a fairway wood though the extra forgiveness of a 3-wood with a more penetrating flight, could make the driver obsolete.