July 27, 2015
By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM
- Adjustability will be a big part of Callaway's new line of drivers that have a familiar name. (Jonathan Wall/PGA TOUR)
PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. — Callaway's Great Big Bertha is making a comeback. A driver and fairway wood sporting the iconic name were unveiled on Monday at Quicken Loans National, along with a new Big Bertha Alpha 816 driver and fairway wood.
Callaway wouldn't comment on the design behind the Great Big Bertha driver that features a sliding weight track along the perimeter of the head that was first introduced with the 2013 Big Bertha driver and allows golfers to put the weight in a number of positions to produce a draw or fade.
Other new additions include an adjustable weight in the sole — the fairway wood also has an adjustable sole weight — and Callaway's RMOTO technology, a rib-like structure that makes the driver slightly more forgiving on shots hit high on the face. RMOTO was first introduced with the Big Bertha Alpha 815 driver line.
When it comes to the new Big Bertha Alpha 816, the story seems to be adjustability. Three adjustable weights are visible in the heel, toe and back of the head on the driver; two weight ports run down the center of the sole on the fairway wood.
With the Double Black Diamond logo on the sole, it looks like the Big Bertha Alpha 816 will once again be geared for better players — single-digit handicappers and TOUR players — that are looking for a low spin option with a low, forward center of gravity.
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