Buy of the Week: low spin and forgiveness with the Big Bertha Alpha 815

Callaway Big Bertha

Every now and then you try out a driver that just has you chuckling. You may have seen my article on golf club history the other day, where I marveled at how we’ve gone from lumps of wood to these sensational new clubs that can do so much it almost feels like cheating.

Well, today I’m bringing you a driver that’s as far removed from those primitive first clubs as possible. With a name like Big Bertha, you know it’s going to be good, and the 815 Alpha model from Callaway really is something special.

I’m going to break down some of the things I liked best about it, but don’t just take my word for it. Here’s a quick video from the team at Callaway so you can see what I’m talking about for yourself.

Low spin AND forgiveness

If you're looking for adjustability, you can't get much more customizable than this. You can move weights in the heel and toe of the club - perfect for honing in on problems with slicing and hooking it. There are EIGHT different settings for tailoring your loft, and you can even optimize your spin.

It’s absolutely remarkable just how customizable the Big Bertha Alpha 815 is, working with you to fine-tune your game, but that’s not its only feature. Let’s break down some of the things that make this driver such a joy to use.

 

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Ultra-thin face

What does this mean? While the previous Big Bertha model was really aimed at players who had a very fast swing, this latest version offers a slightly bigger head from front to back, increasing the stability. It’s much more forgiving: you really can smash it.

 

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Forged composite crown

If you’re familiar with Callaway clubs, you’ll know all about this. It’s light, helping to lower the spin and achieve maximum distance. But best of all, it sounds great – making your driver stand out.

 

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The ultimate tool

You can set the driver to neutral, draw, or fade – giving you complete control as soon as you step on the course. You can also choose a selection of different shafts, so you can fine-tune every aspect of the driver.

Buy of the week: Big Bertha Alpha 815

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