Travelers Championship

TPC River Highlands


Great Big Bertha

Hot List Gold 2023

Our Review:

WHAT IT DOES: The idea behind concept cars is to take a design to its limits. That is what Callaway attempts to do with its latest iron for higher-handicappers. First, it took cues on shaping from its existing DCB iron and then pushed the boundaries of performance by converting to an all-titanium model. Although titanium is strong and lightweight—excellent for ball speed via the cupface that wraps around part of the sole and topline—it poses challenges. One is how to allocate weight in areas that help produce the needed launch and forgiveness. The solution was a massive metal-injection-molded tungsten back weight (as much as 145 grams in some irons) that is more than half the total weight of the head. That weight was placed externally back and low and attached with screws. 

WHY WE LIKE IT: When we speak about “advancing the category,” this is what we mean. The use of titanium saves 96 grams of weight. Titanium is pliable and produces a soft feel. Its flexibility is important because even higher-handicappers should have their clubs fit to them. Callaway also is using a lightweight Nippon N.S. Pro 850GH shaft as the stock offering for the first time ever in a Callaway iron.  Read more>>

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Price: $450 (per iron)
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Look / Sound / Feel


* Percentage of total score

Player Comments
"Clean off the face. Very forgiving even on slight mis-hits. Anywhere near the sweet spot the ball flies off the face. Carry and overall distance is well above average."
Handicap, 9
"I want these. There's no stigma attached with these clubs. They look like clubs for real golfers. Standout, eye-catching appearance. Launches high, can fly low. Not a lot of limitations to what you can do with it."
Handicap, 8
“The sensation at impact is the definition of flush. The ball springs off the face with a crisp sound that gives off a powerful vibe.”
Handicap, 14
Club Specs
Models Dexterity Price
Great Big Bertha Left Hand / Right Hand $450

Great Big Bertha

Name Loft Length
5I 23.00 38.13
7I 30.00 37.00
PW 43.00 35.75

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From the Manufacturer

This is the titanium iron reinvented—Callaway’s first ultra-premium multi-piece, titanium design. We are combining driver-like power with the precision of an iron. By combining our titanium face and body with up to 145g of tungsten, we’ve reached a new level of speed, forgiveness, and overall performance. This multi-material construction creates lightweight power for effortless distance and control.