CALLAWAY BIG BERTHA FUSION
PRICE R6 699 PERFORMANCE ★★ ★ ★ ½ INNOVATION ★★ ★ ★ ½
VERDICT The key to making an easy-to-hit driver is finding ways to mix lighter materials with heavier ones. The weight saved can be moved to the perimeter for better forgiveness. Callaway has done that with a driver whose shape comprises multiple pieces of light carbon composite, including a crown made from a material that’s 65-percent lighter than titanium. In fact, aside from the flexible titanium face, the driver’s body is skeletal sections of titanium connected by carbon-composite panels. It makes for the most stable driver in Callaway’s history. Need more help? A 44½-inch version (one inch shorter than standard) is also available.
COMMENTS (L) The construction is unorthodox, but I quickly forgot about that thanks to the elusive combo of straight and long. (M) The numbers I get on the launch monitor are consistent no matter where I hit it on the face. (H) Soft impact, but the ball still jumps off the face.