CALL­AWAY BIG BERTHA FU­SION

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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.

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