Callaway Big Bertha Iron Set Review
Although being good at golf relies more on quality swings and quality decision-making, there’s no denying that a good set of irons can improve your game by quite a bit.
Well-made golf irons ensure long-term use, consistent distances, and even some forgiveness for those competitive players still getting the hang of the game.
That being said, not all iron sets are the same. Almost like cell phones or computers, every brand creates iron sets with their specifications and features.
Taking note of these aspects can mean the difference between having an iron set that supports your game or holds it back. [no_toc]
As someone who has played golf for many years, I found that the wider soles and greater offsets provided me with more confidence over the ball.
During my testing, the clubs delivered consistent distances, and the Tungsten Energy Core positioned deep within the heads allowed for greater control and speed.
I also asked other players of different skill levels to try out the set, and they reported feeling comfortable with the wider soles and forgiving nature of the clubs.
Why Listen To Me?
My name is Linda Parker, my mom was a LPGA pro before my parents met, and I’ve been around golf since before I could walk.
For this review, we’ll go on an in-depth look into the Callaway Big Bertha Iron Set to see which category it falls under.
If you’re considering getting this particular set, read on to see what to expect from it!
For example, the Flash Face Cup is engineered with A.I technology to produce a wider sole and more offset for an easy launch, lower spin, and straighter shots.
The Tungsten Energy Core is positioned deep within the heads to provide greater control, speed, and improved spin robustness for every club.
The set comes in the numbers 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, PW, AW, making it suitable for a variety of shots on the course.
Callaway Big Bertha Iron Set Features:
Let's Examine Some Of The Features!
Flash Face Cup Designed With A.I
Like other Callaway iron sets, the Callaway Big Bertha Irons utilized A.I technology in its design.
The club profiles are engineered to give you more confidence over the ball with noticeably wider soles. For an easy launch, lower spin, and straighter shots, they have also added more offset.
The Callaway Big Irons sports a Tungsten Energy Core that’s positioned deep within the heads. This affords it greater control, speed, and improved spin robustness for every club.
Every Big Bertha Iron Set comes in the numbers 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, PW, AW
Compared to the similar MAVRIK MAX, the Callaway Big Bertha Irons are just as forgiving if not even more so. This is attributed to them having more offset, wider soles, and higher launch.
Ideal For Players With Low Handicap Ranges
A golf handicap is a numerical measure of a golfer's potential that is used to enable players of varying abilities to compete against one another.
The Callaway Irons, being very forgiving, is likely best for beginners with handicaps in the lower range.
What We Experienced Using This Product:
We tested the Callaway Big Bertha Irons Set in Beautiful San Diego California, and here's what we think!
High Overall Forgiveness (At The Expense Of Accuracy)
Due to the Tungsten Energy Core positioned deep within the clubs, they s are probably one of the more forgiving iron sets we encountered.
We even asked a friend, who has only been playing golf for about a month, to give the set a try.
He managed pretty well thanks to these clubs and went on to use them to improve his handicap by quite a bit.
That being said, forgiveness comes at the expense of accuracy, especially once you’re in the green.
Once you’re someone of an experienced golfer, things like forgiveness are less important to you.
At a certain point, you’ll find yourself more concerned with clubs that produce more distance or offer more accuracy.
Good Distance (But Not Great)
In terms of distance, the Callaway Big Bertha Irons is comparable to the Callaway MAVRIK or the MAVRIK MAX with a considerably higher launch.
Though professional golfers might find the average distance somewhat lacking, it is more than sufficient for beginners or recreational golfers.
Premium Design and Feel
When using this particular set, we were immediately stunned by the overall look and feel. The A.I. design also seems to have paid since the overall surface seems to be quite seamless.
Probably our favorite aspect of the Callaway Big Bertha Iron Set is the urethane microspheres – a patented creation of Callaway that allows for the absorbing of any unwanted vibrations and improving sound and feel.
None of this though comes at the expense of retaining the very high COR of the Flash Face Cup.
A great thing about Callaway Big Bertha Irons is that they have the same core technologies as the Big Bertha REVA irons (5-SW) for women, making them great for women too.
The lofts, swing weights, shafts, and grip that are sported by the set are designed for women to maximize their performance.
The stock steel shafts of the Big Bertha Iron Set are the KBS MAX 80, and the stock graphite shafts are the Callaway RCH 60. The stock grip is the Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360.
Pros & Cons
Final Verdict (4.7/5)
And that was our review of the Callaway Big Bertha Iron Set. Overall, we would say that it’s a pretty strong set of irons, especially for newbies.
We would recommend it to those looking to take the next step in their golf journey; someone who has already built up a good swing and is now looking to improve scores and handicaps.
And although it is better suited for recreational golfers than professional ones, we can’t rule out the possibility that the Callaway Big Bertha Iron Set can indeed compete given the right player.
If you're looking for something better geared towards better players, check out the Taylormade P770 Irons.
When all is said and done, a purchase of the Callaway Big Bertha Iron Set is a good investment.