Big Bertha Irons (2008)
Quick background: I used to a be a 13 but after starting a family and playing 1 or 2 times a year I am a complete hacker...probably a 30. I previously played a non premium brand that produced high enough quality clubs that they were used by pros on the senior tour. My clubs were cavity backs and therefore had some of the forgiveness features we seek with the BB 2008's. My clubs were >20 years old.
I bought the BB 2008's to get more enjoyment out of the game by using technology to make up for a lack of time to practice and work on my game. So far so good.
You still have to swing the clubs, so don't expect miracles. But the clubs really launch the ball high in the air. When mis-hit, the clubs don't have nearly as much vibration as my old clubs (like none). I really think the clubs get a bad rap for the design. To hear people talk about it you'd think these things were the Rosie O'Donnell of irons. That couldnt' be further from the truth. They do have a bigger profile but it isn't that big of a deal at all.
Given that my prior clubs were pretty decent I don't think these are going to provide a revolutionary upgrade. But they are definitely an upgrade - mis-hits result in less distance but straighter shots. The ibrids are much easier to hit than traditional 3 and 4 irons. I am hitting the 8-PW about 10 yards further (not so much with the others though). Given the extra launch I expect less roll but more accuracy with the irons, even with my normal draw ball flight.
Bottom line: if you don't have the time or talent to be a low handicap player these clubs will provide some solid help to your game.
September 17, 2011
Worth Every Penny!!!!!
I am a type of golfer who tries to play once a week but since we have had a new addition to our family it is more like once every two weeks. I looked at these clubs for two years before I decided that I would buy them. After the purchase I was still hesitant. I started reading the reviews and their was one review that said with these clubs they lowered their score by 10 strokes. I was like there is no way that a golf club can do that. Keep in mind that I only get to play once every two weeks and guess what they have lowered my score by 10 strokes. I have only been playing for about two years now and these are the best clubs that I have ever put in my hand. I have hit friends pings and they hit good but not like my big berthas. I would recommend these clubs to a beginner, someone who is wanting to upgrade, or just anyone that is wanting new clubs. These clubs are good for long distance, short distance and approching the green. I hit the ball so much straighter and further now. Thanks Callaway for my clubs.
April 3, 2011
Absolutely brilliant, very forgiving
Absolutely awesome clubs, very forgiving, even on bad shots. Very happy with my purchase. Thank you Dan for pointing me in the right direction, your knowledge and help is very much appreciated. Would always recommend to my mates
February 26, 2012
Overall I am satisfied
I have only gotten in one round but I can feel the difference. I love the sweet spot and feel. I did not get to use the # 4 hybrid. The head was loose and I will need to get it reattached. Over all I think I will love these clubs!
January 14, 2012
I have the 2008 Big Bertha i-BRID 4 iron. When I need 170+ yards this club really delivers BIG time. It makes me forget about the other long clubs I'd use from the fairway. I was a little apprehensive about buying a "used" club, but it came to me in perfect condition. As Arnold says'"I'll be back!."
September 14, 2010
I'm a flag player and this clubs allow me to feel comfortable and accurate to play the flag anywhere.
March 29, 2012
callaway preowned just brilliant
Top staff very helpful what they say is what you get. Big Bertha 2008 irons @ driver so easy to hit and forgiving. Very fast delivery to Australia. Would highly recommend to anyone. Callaway preowned is definitelly my favourite website.
January 29, 2012
Good set of clubs
Comfortable set of clubs,very-forgiving on off-center hits but you'll pay for it in vibration. Very easy to get the ball up with these.
June 16, 2010