With all the new golf technology in today’s market, it isn’t easy to decipher all the components that now go into the assembly of the golf club, especially the maneuverability of weight and loft. Finding the right settings for your swing can often be a tedious and time-consuming task. However, compared to where we started just four to five years ago with no adjustability options, it does provide today’s golfer with an advantage of tailoring a club to his or hers respective game.
Today, we look at Callaway’s Big Bertha Alpha 815 driver and how you can make it fit your needs.
Opti-Fit Hosel Technology
This system allows you to adjust the loft of the club, from the standard printed loft on the club head, minus 1, plus 1, or plus 2. Also incorporated into this hosel is lie angle bias. There is a standard lie and a draw-biased lie that aims the club more left of an intended target and produces more right-to-left spin. With 8-way adjustability, you are sure to find the right option for you.
Gravity Core Controls Spin
Callaway’s Gravity Core technology was first introduced with the Big Bertha Alpha driver a few years ago and enables the golfer to fine tune the spin profile of the club head with a 10.5-gram tungsten end paired with a 1.5-gram nylon end. By positioning the rod in the head with the heavier tungsten end towards the crown (also known as the high-CG setting), the club will play like a mid-spin driver. On the flip side, with the low-CG positioning of the tungsten towards the sole, it will decrease spin and increase forgiveness. The movement of this core weight system can affect the spin rate of the driver’s head by up to +/- 300RPM’s (depending on the player).
Perimeter Weighting For Directional Control
Finally, the Big Bertha Alpha 815 has two moveable, perimeter weights positioned in the heel and toe of the sole for even more versatility. The driver comes with two weights, a 1 gram and 7 gram plug, each of which can be flipped from either side of the sole. If you are looking for more of a Draw bias for the golfer that misses too many shots to the right, position the 7g plug in the heel and 1g plus in the toe. This will enable the clubface to square up more through impact and reduce the left-to-right side spin placed on the golf ball. Vice versa, if you are seeking more of a Neutral/Fade bias, move the 1g plug to the heel and 7g to the toe.