2014 Hot List: Players Drivers
The rules say drivers are at the limit, but today's adjustable heads make your potential limitless
CALLAWAY BIG BERTHA ALPHA
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.
"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.