Big Bertha Alpha 816 Fairway Wood
Not much improvement over 815
I purchased the 816 hoping it would be an improvement in forgiveness over the 815 Alpha.
I really didn't see any. Despite having a larger head with a medium-deep face, it really plays like a shallow faced fairway metal, in that shots slightly high on the face go very high with a lot of spin, and shots low on the face go very low. Probably a good club for someone who sweeps the ball with a shallow and consistent angle of attack. I got better results with the XR Pro and XR Deep.
Changing the weights didn't result in much change in ball flight, forgiveness or spin. I saw this both outside and in a launch monitor. With the weight forward, the sound and feel of the club was better.
Didn't really care for the Rogue I/O shaft either. I have a Rogue Silver in my driver and like that better. The Rogue Black shaft is a proven, good fairway option.
January 18, 2016
An absolute home run for Callaway!!!
My name is John. I'm a Callaway junkie. I've been playing Callaway equipment for over 20 years. And this new line of fairway woods is just.....I cannot even describe the feeling!
For starters, the club just looks so amazing at address. It just looks like a race car waiting to take off. When u hit it u know that you've found that special someone you've been waiting to meet all your life!
The club is the easiest wood I've ever hit from a fairway! It's launches with the perfect arc and just shoots off like a missile! I've never hit a fairway wood that hits as easily as a hybrid! You can really feel the club head in your takeaway and follow through. It just promotes a feeling of excitement and confidence. Like that first date with a supermodel!!! Haha. I'm kidding (not really)!
You have to run and find one of these clubs to buy! Don't bother testing it or demo-ing it at a golf shop. Just buy it!!! I'm sure these clubs are gonna be a huge success and change a lot of handicaps!!!
I'm quitting my day job, and I'm gonna try and join the web.com tour. Cuz a club like this in my bag is a game changer!
I want to recommend this to every golfer on the planet! But if you don't buy it, that's fine too. Just means more for me to stock up on!!!
September 20, 2015
Have been impatiently awaiting my special order of this club! This club is beautiful looking and reminds of my favorite Callaway fairway wood the Diablo Edge Tour. But now it is adjustable by loft and cg. I order the 14 degree model with the Oban ISAWA 75X shaft. This club is a bomber and very versatile from fairway and tee. The face height in my opinion is the perfect combination of shallow enough to hit off the fairway but tall enough from the rough and off the tee.
I love that with one club I have a mini driver or a high launching fairway by adjusting loft and cg. By the way did I mention when set at 13 and weight forward this thing is carry within ten of my driver. Weight back and set at 15 this is the perfect fairway for me! High shots that carry a long way and land softly on the green. Can't wait to play again!
September 17, 2015
Set my loft to 17 degrees/draw and hit it with consistent flight and "3wood" distance
I was having trouble with hitting my OLD 3-wood (15 degree) with consistency, then I set my new Bertha Alpha 816 to 17 degrees and "draw" bias with perfect ball striking distance. CONFIDENC e E.
June 11, 2016
The best 3W I've played in 40 years! Long, workable, with an amazing feel.
If you're a low handicap player looking to upgrade, change, or just want to try something special. Pair this club with the correct shaft and you'll leave it in the bag for many seasons to come. I've played them all, and this is truly special. The 816 played 20 yards longer than the R or M series, with only the Tour Edge Exotic pro coming close. Off the deck or tee, it's amazing how easy it is to hit. User be warned, this is not a game improvement club. Off center hits will not be awarded like other clubs. Go play it!
June 11, 2016
Good value for the price.
Easy to play with good distance. The club sets up for your target line and the ball sets down nicely on the green.
November 11, 2016
Great Club and Ordering Process
Can't say enough about how easy it was to order this club to my specs from callaway preowned. I need longer than standard clubs and midsize grips. it was nice to be able to get them both on the club I wanted without a multi step process.
November 9, 2016
Great 3 wood
Certainly a club designed for the advanced player. Great ball flight and distance. Excellent off the tee. I moved mine to 13* and loved it. That Rogue shaft in "S" is more like a Medium than S so I wish I had ordered an X .
October 2, 2016