CALLAWAY BIG BERTHA FUSION
www.callawaygolf.com Lofts: 9°, 10.5°, 13.5° Stock shafts: UST Recoil or Mitsubishi Diamana Red Board
Adjustable hosel: Yes
How much loft change: +2°/-1°
TECH: A triaxial carbon crown is fused to a lightweight titanium exo-cage body to free up 34g of weight which is located low and deep to raise forgiveness and stability. The option of a 1in shorter shaft boosts your chances of hitting the sweetspot.
WE SAY: The Fusion is an MOI monster. And by MOI we don’t just mean forgiveness to help hit shots straighter. More resilience to twisting means you also lose less ball speed on off-centre hits, so shots go further when you don’t hit the centre of the face. The blunted head shape divides opinion, but if you can stomach it you’re in for a treat. Simon in particular racked up some great numbers, posting an average ball speed and carry distance on par with Callaway’s Epic Sub Zero.
VERDICT: You won’t see a Fusion in the hands of tour players as it’s designed almost exclusively for the club player, for whom its slightly higher spinning head and oodles of forgiveness is well suited.