Big Bertha Alpha
D E T A I L S $500; Lofts: 9, 10. 5 (adjustable).
TECH TALK The most adjustable driver in Callaway history,
Big Bertha Alpha features an eight-way hosel that adjusts
loft and lie angles independently. Adjustable heel and toe
weights yield a fade or draw bias, and a first-of-its-kind convertible cylinder in the center of the head can position the
center of gravity (CG) in two di;erent (vertical) locations.
PLAYER COMMENTS “The head o;ers no distractions.
When you try to work it, it goes where you ask it to.” ...
“Crisp sound, and forgiving just about all over the face.”
H O T An engineering feat (the head uses eight materials),
but we like the ability to change spin without changing loft.
N O T Those spin-rate di;erences (around 300 rpm) only
have a significant e;ect at high swing speeds.
D E TA I L S $350; Lofts: 8. 5, 9. 5, 10. 5, 12 (adjustable).
TECH TALK More Ping tour sta;ers used this driver last
year than any other in the Ping family, so don’t assume this
is a chopper’s club. The large clubhead creates a high moment of inertia (MOI) for stability on o;-center hits, and its
CG is lower than any Ping driver in an e;ort to reduce spin.
PLAYER COMMENTS “Definitely one of the more solid
drivers I’ve hit. The trajectory was high and fast. This thing
flies.” ... “Oversized but I like it. Very controllable, and feels
so smooth through the zone.”
H O T Ping adds subtle (but we think appropriate) adjustability (plus or minus a half-degree) without sacrificing its core
driver design principles of high launch and forgiveness.
N O T It may launch higher than some better players like.
THE RULES SAY DRIVERS ARE AT THE LIMIT,
BUT TODAY’S ADJUSTABLE HEADS MAKE
YOUR POTENTIAL LIMITLESS