Callaway Golf officially introduced their new line of Big Bertha V Series drivers and fairway woods, which will be available at retail on August 22nd. The entire new line of woods contains what Callaway calls, "speed optimized technology," which means they're made to swing faster than any Big Bertha clubs to date. This is accomplished through the use of lightweight components, an improved aerodynamic clubhead design, and lightweight shafts and grips.
The Big Bertha V Series driver ($399), is built with a lightweight forged composite crown and lightweight "Hyper Speed," clubface, the combination of which allows for more weight to be redistributed lower and deeper in the clubhead for increased MOI and greater forgiveness. The clubface, which features variable face thicknesses, further enhances forgiveness and distance on off-center hits by providing a larger effective hitting area. The addition of extremely lightweight shafts (42g on the higher lofts, 53g on the 9-degree head) make the Big Bertha V Series driver approximately 20g lighter than the standard Big Bertha (in the higher lofts), making it easier to swing at high speed for a wide variety of players. The previously mentioned aerodynamic clubhead helps cut drag to allow the clubhead to move even more quickly through the air.
The Big Bertha V Series Driver also features Callaway's OptiFit adjustable hosel technology, which allows the the clubhead to be dialed into four different lofts (-1, Standard, +1, +2) in two different lie angle settings (draw or neutral). Standard lofts available are 9-. 10.5-, and 13.5-degrees.
The V Series fairway woods ($249) feature the same "speed optimized technology," as the driver including lightweight, aerodynamic clubheads and lightweight shafts as well as "hyper speed," clubfaces. The fairway woods do not feature adjustable hosels but do come fitted with an updated War Bird sole that increases playability from a variety of lies and turf conditions. A special 20-degree Heavenwood option is available in addition to 3-wood, 5-wood, 7-wood, and 9-wood. All Big Bertha V Series fairway woods are designed to provide conistently higher launch angles for increased carry and distance, even when the ball is struck low on the clubface.
Check out the video below to see Dr. Alan Hocknell, Callway's SVP of Research and Devlopment, discuss the company's new Big Bertha V Series line: