Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815 Hybrid Review: ClubTest 2015

Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815 Hybrid Review: ClubTest 2015

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Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815 Hybrid
Michael Chini

Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815 Hybrid

 

Category: Better-Player Hybrids
Price: $250
WE TESTED:
20° (adjusts 19° to 22°) with Fujikura Speeder 865 graphite shaft
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: The CG in the company’s first loft-adjustable hybrid is low and forward to increase ball speed.

PROS

 

PLAYABILITY: A big-time shotmaker in a sleek package; the flight is soaring and dependable but still responsive to directional commands; the head obliterates bad lies compared with a long iron.
ACCURACY/FORGIVENESS: Tops in its class — as forgiving as any hybrid tested; easily launches high and lands softly, even on slight misses; hitting shots off the deck is like throwing darts at the green.
DISTANCE: One of the longest, but not to where you’ll be over every green; toe and heel misses fly well; exceptional distance and carry numbers on the course are backed by TrackMan numbers on the range.
FEEL: The stout, stable head gives informative feedback but doesn’t buck you when mis-hits occur; ball springs off the face with a super-sweet sound.
LOOK: Testers like the midsize, pear-shape head; the tight and tidy appearance is simple, efficient and not distracting; the Big Bertha Alpha 815 is attractive, without the need to be flashy, shiny or gaudy.

CONS

 

One or two testers want more workability in this player’s club; a couple of other guys could use a bit more control.

BOTTOM LINE: You’ll find both playability and control in the Adams Red. It’s a true player’s club that looks and handles about as much like an iron as any hybrid you’ll find.

BUY THE CLUB: Get your own Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815 hybrid

NEXT REVIEW: Nike Vapor Flex Hybrid

NEXT REVIEW: Nike Vapor Flex Hybrid

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