Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 816 Double Black Diamond

Our Review:

Some drivers are designed with the ability to make small tweaks that better players like. That's what's going on here, especially with the two positions for the weighted cylinder that the company calls a gravity core. Better players tend to have a consistent impact location, so the gravity core can be placed to line up with that area. The cylinder goes in the heel or toe for a draw or fade, and it can be flipped with the heavy side up or down to match your contact sweet spot. For each loft, that's four ball flights across a tight range (because good players want small changes, not 25 yards of draw bias). Get the settings right, and you'll get your preferred shot shape and maximum energy transfer.
Specs: 9, 10.5 (adjustable +2/-1)
Price: $500
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Player Comments
  • low
    The shape is unassuming. It felt soft but fast at the same time.
  • low
    I fight a hook, and I used a stiffer shaft and less loft and still was able to launch this one nice and high.
  • mid
    Clubhead looks more compact with a deep face. Sounds powerful and it’s got a high boring trajectory which I really liked. Long and very forgiving. Keep you in a lot of fairways.
  • mid
    It’s definitely a better player’s driver, but it has just enough forgiveness. The adjustability is simple and effective. 
  • high
    Looks like a classic players club with its pear shape and matte black finish. Felt very forgiving even as a better players club.