Twenty years after its introduction, Great Big Bertha is back, with Callaway introducing a totally revamped version of what at one time was the most popular driver in the game as well as new fairway woods bearing that appellation. And the changes – in size, look and technology – are huge.
While the original GBB driver boasted a 250 cc clubhead, the recently released model is at the regulatory limit of 460 cc. In addition, it uses a “next gen R*MOTO” face that is designed to produce higher ball speeds on center and off-center hits.
That, of course, is supposed to add length to drives, and so is a chassis that combines an aerodynamic head shape with a composite crown.
That technical advance also allowed Callaway engineers to employ a 10-gram sliding weight with this GBB, for greater stability and control, and also for the ability to produce a wide range of draw- and fade-bias options.