Great Big Bertha Fairway Wood
great 3 wood with forgiveness
I have had this 3 wood for 3 days and I can't believe the increase in distance, and how easy it is to hit of the deck. I would recommend this 3 wood to every one to try. I was looking at the 816 and Callaway rep put this 3 wood in my hands and I out hit all the other 3 woods with good control and distance.
September 6, 2015
Beautiful but heavier than V Series...
I thought the GBB 3-wood had it all and it does, it's just a tad too heavy for this old boy. I've been playing the Callaway V Series driver, 3, 5 & Heavenward and been very happy with the Bassara regular shaft and DO swing weight of the fairway woods. I'm 70 so the swing speed has slowed some recently. So along comes the beautiful looking GBB 3-wood and I'm thinking 'Oh boy!...a fully adjustable club that should increase my distance.' Wrong! The GGB's regular Kuro Kage shaft is heavier and stiffer than the regular Bassara shaft which is a light regular shaft. OK, I thought I'd try the Senior flex Kuro Kage shaft. Nope...too light. Dang! So now it's back to the V Series 3-wood which is the best option for me. I thought older folks might want to know that the V Series fairway is well suited for older players.
January 1, 2016
Have played Callaway fairway woods for over 20 years, the most recent being the X-Hots.
I took a chance and upgraded one of them to the new Big Bertha. Absolutely a good decision. It took a while for me to come to terms with the $250 price for a fairway wood as this is more than what I have ever paid for any of my drivers. The upgrade was well worth it as this fairway wood has a great feel and performs like no other than I have owned. The only question I have to wrestle with now is do I upgrade my other woods? Is it too early to start my Christmas list?
October 13, 2015
A step up from XR and Bertha V
I have the 3 wood , Heavenwood and Divine Nine. The clubs standout in several ways from previous offerings.:
Across the face forgiveness, Much better results when hit away from the center of the face.
Higher launch with flatter trajectory. The GBB Heavenwood is a longer more forgiving club than the Bertha V. The 9 wood now has a trajectory that makes you question why you would use a hybrid considering the extra forgiveness. The 3 wood is so long off of the deck that I could raise the loft to 16 degrees for greater consistency. It still is longer than any other 3 wood that I have owned even at 16 degrees.
The Stock Kuro Kage Black TINI is stable and smooth with pronounced kick.
September 21, 2015
I GET THE HEIGHT OF A 7 IRON . THE BALL CARRIES ABOUT 182 -184 YARDS. I CANNOT GET THAT CARRY DISTANCE WITH A HYBRID.GREAT ON PAR 3S AND GOOD OUT OF ROUGH.
June 28, 2016
Replaced an older Callaway 5-wood and hybrid with the BB 5-wood and Divine 9. Divine 9 is longer and much easier to hit than the hybrid and the BB 5-wood is 15 to 20 yards longer than the old one with perfect height and better stopping power on greens. $250 smarts for a fairway wood but you do get what you pay for and no regrets after hitting them. My one complaint is the previous XR type head covers. I carry and the head covers give no shaft protection. I am using the long neck head covers available on Callaway Preowned.
November 6, 2015
GBB is back!
Great club, love the shaft options available for this 3W, this has become a weapon for me off the tee, and I can still get it up in the air from the fairway.
coming from an X2 Hot 4W, I was worried I would miss the forgiveness and launch, but the forgiveness is there in spades and with the opti fit, I have adjusted the loft to 16* and been very pleased.
Definitely check this club out!
October 19, 2015
Finally a 3-wood that I can hit and get a high launch from the fairway.
April 8, 2016