What are differences? If you've owned both drivers/woods, I appreciate your
opinions on these two models as I am looking to buy one or the other...
Both are surprisingly light and are excellent clubs. You still see quite a
few of each one on all the tours, but there've always been more GBBs out
there than BBBs.
GBB, with its "shorter" shaft (remember when we thought 45 was LONG?) is
easier to control. But BBB, with its larger head provides more "miss area."
My experience is that the BBB tends to hit the ball higher, even producing a
bit of a "baloon" effect, though YMMV. Clearly that's a product of the
shaft as much as anything else.
My advice would be if you're a more upright ***, you might be okay with
the BBB. But if your swing is flat (like mine), the longer club produces
too flat of an angle, making it a bit unwieldy. I've had 'em both and
there's not a dime's worth of difference in how far I hit 'em, but I tend to
hit the GBB "well" proportionatly more often.
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GBB (I currently use an 8.5 with an original strong-flex BBUL cut down
to 44.25" swingweight D3, and also have a 9.5 with a ProForce 65 X-flex
sitting in the closet)
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I never cared for the BBB...just a tad too big and seemed unwieldy.
Only owned and played one for a few weeks.
A properly shafted GBB will be among the best drivers money can buy.
> > What are differences? If you've owned both drivers/woods, I appreciate
> > opinions on these two models as I am looking to buy one or the other...
> > Thanks,
> > Kenny
> Sorry to throw a spanner in the works, as they say, but I prefer
> the BBB, I can hit this off the fairway on long par 5's, but I couldn't
> the GBB into the air off the fairway.
> I will agree that the BBB does tend to make the ball fly higher, but what
> wrong with that, it does propel the ball a fair way as well.
"...the GBB is just too difficult, the 9 head with closed face is too
much to control with a 46' shaft..I now have to admit defeat"
David, I went through a selection of several 1/2 loft drivers before I
found an 8.5 that "looked" square, at least less closed. When I
measured it, it did in fact measure virtually square (a 1/4 degree or
less?). With the strong flex shaft and almost an inch lopped off the
total length of the driver, it has become a very trusty driver, and
excellent distance as well (I think I may have hit my run of 975's a
tad farther, but certainly not straighter).
I just wonder if anyone else has had any luck finding these seemingly
rare square-faced Callaways? I had always heard for years that the
lower lofted, 1/2 degree models were more essentially square, and that
the higher lofted, even degree models were designed as closed. Can
anyone confirm this?
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> Having hit every Callaway driver from the older Bobby Jones models to
> the ERCII and VFT Hawkeye, my favorites are:
> GBB (I currently use an 8.5 with an original strong-flex BBUL cut down
> to 44.25" swingweight D3, and also have a 9.5 with a ProForce 65 X-flex
> sitting in the closet)
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The BBB head is very very large. Might have to buy extra long tees and regroove
swing a bit more to handle the size if you are used to more traditional sizes.
The GBB IMHO is better for all around workability. Again, in my experience
there seems to be a bit more tendency to balloon the ball with the BBB, given
the same loft on both.
Also depends on what you are using now, what you are used to, what your skill
level is, and what you want out of the driver, ie: lower flight, more boring
flight, workability, dependability, etc.
Hope this helps. Feel free to email me.
>What are differences? If you've owned both drivers/woods, I appreciate your
>opinions on these two models as I am looking to buy one or the other...
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I have only been able to optimise the BBB.......the
I optimised the GBB perfectly, and in the hands of a big hitter (not me) it is
magic!, but even I can hit this respectably.....it's the BBB that has given me
trouble and is consigned to the shelf for the time being!
> I just wonder if anyone else has had any luck
> finding these seemingly rare square-faced Callaways?
> I had always heard for years that the lower lofted,
> 1/2 degree models were more essentially square, and that
> the higher lofted, even degree models were designed as closed.
> Can anyone confirm this?
By the way, the half-degree models are also a little heavier.
The same is true on the Pro Series Hawkeye GBBs. Plus, on the Pro Series
Hawkeye GBBs, the weight***is in the middle of the sole, rather than
near the heel, giving them less "draw bias."
> hey can you ppl still buy the Gbb driver coz im from ireland and they
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