The premise is simple in the new Big Bertha B21 fairway woods and hybrids from Callaway: Give golfers clubs that are easier to hit and launch than any other in the company’s product portfolio while also being long and forgiving.
The forgiveness in both cases comes largely from increased offset, which helps to eliminate slices and promote straighter ball flight. That will add distance, too. So will the inclusion of tried and true technologies like Flash Face SS21, which promotes faster ball speeds across an expansive area of the face, and Jailbreak, which connects the crown and sole with bars in ways that allow the face to take on more load at impact.
Callaway technicians say performance in the fairways is enhanced further by use of a shallower face, progressive lengths and an oversized Bertha shape; those are designed to make them easier to hit. And the employment of a lighter, T2C triaxial carbon crown allowed those technicians to raise the moment of inertia and further bolster forgiveness.
With regards to the hybrids, they rely on dual MIM (Metal-Injected Molding) tungsten weights in the sole to optimize the center of gravity for better launch and trajectory control. And MOI is raised in these clubs due to the addition of a lighter carbon crown that enabled engineers to redistribute weight.