Callaway Big Bertha iron review

Callaway claims 'two clubs longer' with the new game improvement Big Bertha iron, but how long is it really?

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Wed, 21 Jan 2015

Callaway Big Bertha iron review

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READ: Game Improvement Irons 2015 Test

Brand: Callaway
Model: Big Bertha
Category: Game improvement
RRP: £699
Loft: 26-degree
Length: 37.88”
Shaft: True Temper Speed Step 80
Grip:
Callaway

Key Features

  • 360 Face Cup technology - generates extra ball speed across the face
  • Internal Standing Wave - positions centre of gravity low and forward for ease of launch, increases moment of inertia for maximum forgiveness and ball speed
  • Hollow Body Construction - achieves maximum performance and increases ball speed out of the giant sweetspot

Looks

The chunky topline might put some off, but others no doubt will be reassured by it. Nice darkened finish ensures few glare issues. Testers's comment: "Neat scorelines aid good alignment setting up to the ball." 

Feel

Nicely weighted iron, with much of the weight felt in the head. The stock True Temper shaft is well balanced and easy to control through impact, but the sound is particularly loud. Tester's comment: "I hit a shot and everyone on the range looked over to see if I was okay."

Performance

Never judge an iron by its topline. Easily the longest in the test, offering about a club extra overall. Also very forgiving and one of the easiest to strike cleanly. Tester's comment: "Massive sweetspot is tough to miss." 

Verdict

If you are in the market for a new game-improvement iron that comes packed with monstrous distance and an abundance of forgiveness, look no further than the Callaway Big Bertha. Not the cheapest sticks out there at £699, and the looks are something to be desired, but when it comes to actual performance, the Big Bertha is more than deserving of a place on the podium in GolfMagic's best game-improvement irons 2015 test. 

READ: 2015 Game Improvement Irons Test