Callaway Golf 2019 Big Bertha Iron Set is a continuation by Callaway to raise the bar in the game improvement category. Effortless to launch and wonderful ball flight – all in a great looking set of clubs
For us older golfers, the name Big Bertha fit our needs of the more recreational player. The latest generation of Big Bertha irons are touted as being the “easiest to launch distance irons” in the brand’s storied history. That statement alone was intriguing, but they grabbed my full attention with the first picture I saw of the new irons.
The smoked grey finish, paired with the shiny silver/grey Recoil ZT9 shaft, the Big Bertha irons are standouts in the looks’ department. The white paint fill in the bottom two
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grooves really pops on the face giving your eyes solid references for alignment. The slightly rounded edges and dark finish make the thick top line less noticeable at address. In the cavity, the red highlights give the irons a high end, stealthy look in the bag
Suspended Energy Core
There’s a design element that’s relevant to this section as well as the next – the Suspended Energy Core. it’s a tungsten bar surrounded by urethane microspheres positioned low inside the head. The combination of materials provided for a very pleasing, woodsy ‘tak’ sound. Medium in pitch and volume, the sound is consistent across the face – playing partners will think you’ve flushed every shot.
Easy Launch Serious Distance
Callaway’s tag line for the 2019 Big Bertha irons is simple: “Easy Launch. Serious Distance.” The first part – “Easy Launch” – may be an understatement. With the Suspended Energy Core so low and across the length of the face, every swing sent the ball airborne. Even on thin strike shots the ball will get airborne.
As far as “Serious Distance,” Callaway is also spot on. The Big Bertha irons share a lot of technology seen in other models in Callaway’s lineup, including 360 Face Cup that wraps around the edge, creating a flex that boosts ball speed. The Big Berthas aren’t as long as the Rogue X, but that’s because the lofts aren’t as strong.
The high launch combined with the strong carry distances resulted in solid green holding for the Big Bertha irons. An added bonus was the realization of that old saying, ‘the club will do the work’. The balance of the shaft and head made every swing feel effortless. Even with reasonable swing speed you will produce powerful ball flights
Callaway incorporates technology across its lines. The 2019 Big Bertha irons share many features with even their premium players’ irons. There’s no mistaking that the Big Berthas are SGI irons, but they may be the most attractive in the category. Looks don’t lower scores, but the combination of powerful launch and distance of the Big Bertha irons sure can.
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