Nov 13th, 2018
New 2019 Big Bertha Irons and hybrids launched
Easy launch, Serious distance from Callaway
Big Bertha is one of the most iconic names in golf equipment, designed to push the boundaries of innovation and performance, and today Callaway has announced the latest addition to the Big Bertha Family, the new Big Bertha Irons and Hybrids featuring ground-breaking technologies to deliver faster ball speed and easy launch.
Big Bertha Irons
The Suspended Energy Core is the engine of the new Big Bertha Irons; a construction never before achieved in a golf club, and designed to deliver easy launch; long consistent distance; and incredible sound and feel.
It starts with a Metal Injection Molded (MIM’d) Tungsten Floating Weight suspended within Callaway’s proprietary Urethane Microsphere material. Suspending the floating weight allows the Centre of Gravity to be positioned deeper in the head, promoting higher launch.
Then a new thinner and faster 360 Face Cup, boasting a shallow, flexible rim around the perimeter of the face, perfectly combines with the high-launch characteristics fuelled from the Suspended Energy Core to deliver super-long ball flights.
A Smoked PVD Finish complements the clean Big Bertha Iron look, and new Super Soft/Light Recoil ESX graphite and KBS Max 90 steel shafts and Lamkin S5 Genesis Grips complete the high performance package.
Dr. Alan Hocknell, Head of Research and Development, Callaway Golf, said: “Golfers can enjoy distance-enhancing launch conditions we’ve never been able to achieve before in a set of irons, that still remain very easy to hit. It is an unbelievable performance combination that has earned them the right to be called Big Bertha.”
Big Bertha Hybrids
Big Bertha is the first Callaway hybrid to combine innovative Jailbreak Technology and adjustability for long distance, fast ball speeds, and easy launch. The synergy of Jailbreak, which incorporates two internal bars that stiffen the body to place more impact load on the face for fast ball speeds, and the Hyper Speed Face Cup promotes power and ball speed across the face for increased distance.
And to make it easy to launch, Callaway has introduced an entirely new OptiFit Hosel System that’s shorter and lighter, allowing their engineers to optimize the Centre of Gravity. The new progressive shape also makes it easy to hit, and new premium Recoil shafts add to an appealing design.
Available in 3H through to 8H, new progressive head shaping creates high MOI designs that are both appealing to look at and effortlessly forgiving.
Big Bertha Irons and Hybrids will be available at retail across Europe from March 1, 2019.
Big Bertha Irons, Features and Benefits:
Easy launch and incredible sound and feel from the revolutionary Suspended Energy Core. This new construction suspends the Metal Injection Molded Tungsten weight using our proprietary urethane microspheres.
Long consistent distance from our 360 Face Cup which employs a flexible rim around the face that flexes and releases at impact to increase ball speed. And by using the high launch angles generated by the Suspended Energy Core, we’re able to make our thinnest face cup for increased speeds that promote longer distance.
Premium Design: Unforgettable look with a clean, Smoked PVD Finish.
Big Bertha Hybrids, Features & Benefits:
Long distance and fast ball speeds from Jailbreak Technology: Jailbreak bars stiffen the body, placing more impact load on the face to promote fast ball speed and long distance.
Fast ball speeds from an ultra-thin face and Hyper Speed Face Cup: Carpenter 455 steel face, Jailbreak Technology and a Hyper Speed Face Cup combine to maintain high ball speeds across the face.
Easy launch from a new OptiFit Hosel: A new hosel system that is shorter and lighter to save weight. That weight is repositioned to optimise CG, for easy launch and high, long ball flight.
Easy to hit from new progressive shaping: Progressive head shape that is both forgiving and appealing, and packed with high MOI (resistance to twisting) technology.
Great feel and control from new premium shafts: Available in premium Recoil ESX and ZT9 shafts to provide excellent feel and control.