Callaway's custom fitting does wonders for two readers

Fitee: Dave Hauri

Age: 37

Handicap: 16

Occupation: Medical sales

Old Driver: Callaway Great Big Bertha II Pro Series, 8.5º, GBB System 60 graphite shaft, firm flex

 

New Fitted Driver: Callaway Big Bertha Fusion FT-3, 10º, Draw weight Bias, GBB System 60 graphite shaft, firm flex

Fitter: Randy Peterson, Callaway Manager of R&D Fitting Development
"Dave comes at the ball too steeply, hitting it too high on an open face, which is a typical slice move. half the fitting process is making the player aware of the major flaws. I wanted Dave to feel comfortable hitting the ball to the left. So the draw-bias Fusion was perfect."

Know your limits

Dave's old 8.5º Pro Series GBB II driver only enhanced his slice. The club is designed with 1º open face for better players who fight the left side of the fairway. And in general, the higher the loft the more the driver will draw.

 

  Ball Speed Backspin Sidespin Carry Distance Total Distance
Before 118.4 mph 3,657 rpm 1,686 rpm 166 yards 184 yards
After 130.3 mph 2,530 rpm 315 rpm 208 yards 233 yards

Fitee: Dr. Jon Shaqat

Age: 49

Handicap: 8

Occupation: Oral surgeon

Old Driver: Callaway Great Big Bertha II Pro Series, 10º, GBB System 60 graphite shaft, firm flex

 

New Fitted Driver: Callaway Big Bertha Fusion FT-3, 10º, Neutral Weight bias, GBB System 60 graphite shaft, firm flex

Fitter: John Deegen, Callaway Senior Club Performance Analyst
"Jon has a good swing, and he hits the ball straight. So my main concern was getting him some extra legnth. With his GBB II, he tended to hit high toe shots, which lot him ball speed and, therefore, distance. The bigger clubhead on the Fusion [460cc compared to 380cc] almost immediately corrected this mistake and the results show it."

Know your limits

Low handicappers experience their share of off-center hits, too. The latest mega-clubhead drivers widen the sweetspot, so mis-hits fly quite a bit farther than smaller, year-old drivers.

 

  Ball Speed Backspin Sidespin Carry Distance Total Distance
Before 134.6 mph 1,967 rpm 653 rpm 212 yards 241 yards
After 142.1 mph 2,457 rpm 369 rpm 225 yards 257 yards

 

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