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2014 Hot List: Players Drivers

The rules say drivers are at the limit, but today's adjustable heads make your potential limitless

February 3, 2014
Editor's Note: For the first time in 2014, Golf World has produced a Players Hot List for lower-handicap players. This is a separate process than the Golf Digest Hot List, although in some instances, the same clubs were recognized.

CALLAWAY BIG BERTHA ALPHA
LISTED ALPHABETICALLY

CALLAWAY BIG BERTHA ALPHA

STREET PRICE: $500
LOFTS: 9, 10.5 (adjustable).

TECH TALK: The most adjustable driver in Callaway history, Big Bertha Alpha features an eight-way hosel that adjusts loft and lie angles independently. Adjustable heel and toe weights yield a fade or draw bias, and a first-of-its-kind convertible cylinder in the center of the head can position the center of gravity (CG) in two different (vertical) locations.

PLAYER COMMENTS:
"The head offers no distractions. When you try to work it, it goes where you ask it to." ... "Crisp sound, and forgiving just about all over the face."

HOT: An engineering feat (the head uses eight materials), but we like the ability to change spin without changing loft.
NOT: Those spin-rate differences (around 300 rpm) only have a significant effect at high swing speeds.

INFO: callawaygolf.com
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