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Callaway Big Bertha Driver is Back

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Callaway Golf returns the Big Bertha brand name with the Big Bertha B-21 game improvement family of woods, hybrids and irons.

Fast Facts:
Big Bertha B-21 Driver:
High launch low spin draw bias weighting
A.I.-design Flash Face with Jailbreak internal rods
Carbon fiber crown
RCH shaft, Golf Pride Tour Velvet grip stock
Loft choices: 9°, 10.5°, 12.5°
At retail September 10 SRP $499.99

Big Bertha B-21 Fairway woods:
Oversize head with shallow face and added offset
A.I.-design Flash Face with Jailbreak internal rods
Carbon fiber crown
RCH shaft, Golf Pride Tour Velvet grip stock
Loft choices: 3W, 5W, 7W, 9W
At retail September 10 SRP $299.99

Big Bertha B-21 Hybrids:
Larger, easy to launch head and added offset
A.I.-design Flash Face with Jailbreak internal rods
Two tungsten sole weights
RCH shaft, Golf Pride Tour Velvet grip stock
Lofts: 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H, 7H, 8H
At retail September 10 SRP $249.99

Big Bertha B-21 Irons:
A.I.-design Flash Face Cup
Wide sole with added offset
Tungsten sole weighting
Vibration absorbing Urethane microspheres
4-PW, AW, SW, LW available at retail September 10
SRP 7-piece set steel shafts: $899.99, graphite shafts $999.99

WYNTK:
For 30 years the Big Bertha brand name from Callaway Golf has struck a positive chord with golfers but the most recent driver using the name was the Great Big Bertha in 2017. Now, extending what has become a franchise marketing tool, Big Bertha is back with the Big Bertha B-21 family which is billed by Callaway as being both easy to hit and very forgiving.

Looking specifically at the B-21 driver the weighting is biased for high launch but with low spin in order to produce the best distance and there is a significant amount of weight placed towards the heel to help straighten out the most common swing error, a left to right slice. Callaway’s engineers used the company’s supercomputer programmed to take advantage of machine learning and artificial intelligence to design the clubface with the goal of retaining high ball speeds over a large area. The Big Bertha B-21 face is backed with the now familiar Jailbreak rods tying the carbon fiber crown to the sole which concentrates energy on the face rather wasting it by allowing the crown to excessively bulge at impact.

The same easy-to-hit philosophy using the supercomputer was employed in the Big Bertha fairway woods, hybrids, and irons. The company also noted this is the first time an A.I.-designed face cup has been used in a Big Bertha iron.

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Ed Travis is a national award winning golf journalist and has carried on a lifelong love affair with the game. His work covering the business of golf, equipment, golf personalities and travel is regularly seen in numerous print and electronic publications. He has competed in tournament golf both as an amateur and senior professional and though his competitive days are behind him, Travis still plays regularly and carries a handicap of 2. He and his wife live on a water hazard in suburban Orlando.

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