Big Bertha vs Great Big Bertha

Big Bertha vs Great Big Bertha

Post by AJ Murr » Mon, 30 Sep 1996 04:00:00


What is really the difference between Callaway's Big Bertha and Great Big
Bertha?  I've heard that the Great Big Berthas give you 20 more yards, but
for $400?  I think that's a little insane.  Why not just buy a Big Bertha
driver for about $200-$250 and lost 20 yards.  Besides, hitting farther is
not always better because if you mess up, you mess up 20 yard farther!

Any suggestions as to the difference?

AJ Murray

 
 
 

Big Bertha vs Great Big Bertha

Post by baiky.. » Tue, 01 Oct 1996 04:00:00

Titanium!!!!!!!



Quote:
> What is really the difference between Callaway's Big Bertha and Great Big
> Bertha?  I've heard that the Great Big Berthas give you 20 more yards,
but
> for $400?  I think that's a little insane.  Why not just buy a Big Bertha
> driver for about $200-$250 and lost 20 yards.  Besides, hitting farther
is
> not always better because if you mess up, you mess up 20 yard farther!

> Any suggestions as to the difference?

> AJ Murray



 
 
 

Big Bertha vs Great Big Bertha

Post by Don Harr » Tue, 01 Oct 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> Titanium!!!!!!!



> > What is really the difference between Callaway's Big Bertha and Great Big
> > Bertha?  I've heard that the Great Big Berthas give you 20 more yards,
> but
> > for $400?  I think that's a little insane.  Why not just buy a Big Bertha
> > driver for about $200-$250 and lost 20 yards.  Besides, hitting farther
> is
> > not always better because if you mess up, you mess up 20 yard farther!

> > Any suggestions as to the difference?

>I can't carry the 96 graphite regular shaft esp in driver and 3+ wood for

any decent airborne distance. I've never been a long hitter. I had the
Taylor Titanium 10.5 degree, S 90+ shaft and went from 205 carry to 215
immediately. But the overall distance was not there. Now I play GBB
regular graphite with 10 degree head and can carry the ball 230+ with
about 20 to 30 yards more distance. They are expensive but it is nice
hitting 7 or 8 iron in on a 400 yard hole. They are very easy to setup to
the ball with and swing. Accuracy is very good. This is from a person who
would not look at a Bertha anything over the last three years.

 
 
 

Big Bertha vs Great Big Bertha

Post by George Fletch » Wed, 02 Oct 1996 04:00:00

I used to have a BB, and then traded up to a GBB. It doesn't go
significantly further - may be 5 or 6 yards on a well hit drive, but
it does hit it a lot straighter on any shot which isn't hit flush. My
driving accuracy has improved considerably.This is a double benefit -
because it goes straighter it goes further. If I would have been
right in the rough with a BB, it's not so far in the rough with a
GBB. If I would have been just in the rough - it's now on the edge of
the fairway. I did try the two together over about a month, so I'm
sure that this is the case.

There is a downside - besides the price tag - I could hit the BB off
the fairway given a good lie. I can't hit the the GBB at all off the
fairway. One other thing - the GBB hits it higher - so be careful
with the loft on your driver - get a degree less than a BB if you go
for the GBB.

 
 
 

Big Bertha vs Great Big Bertha

Post by schi.. » Wed, 02 Oct 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>What is really the difference between Callaway's Big Bertha and Great Big
>Bertha?  I've heard that the Great Big Berthas give you 20 more yards, but
>for $400?  I think that's a little insane.  Why not just buy a Big Bertha
>driver for about $200-$250 and lost 20 yards.  Besides, hitting farther is
>not always better because if you mess up, you mess up 20 yard farther!
>Any suggestions as to the difference?
>AJ Murray


Trust me...I traded my Big Bertha 10 degree driver for a Great Big
Bertha 9 degree - the BB had a men's regular flex, the GBB had a men's
firm flex, but they feel the same (dunno why, but it's true). I'm
getting at *least* another 20 yards off the tee and some pretty
impressive gotta-have-it fairway additional yards (particularly in a
stiff wind when I need to keep it down, but really need the yardage).
I've always had a problem with slice/push shots and, yes, I'd
slice/push it a wee bit farther - at least, until I put some lead tape
on the toe of that driver. Helps a bit. OTOH, if your short game is
lame, another 20 yards off the tee or out of the fairway isn't gonna
help squat.

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Big Bertha vs Great Big Bertha

Post by Alfred C. Y » Fri, 04 Oct 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> What is really the difference between Callaway's Big Bertha and Great Big
> Bertha?  I've heard that the Great Big Berthas give you 20 more yards, but
> for $400?  I think that's a little insane.  Why not just buy a Big Bertha
> driver for about $200-$250 and lost 20 yards.  Besides, hitting farther is
> not always better because if you mess up, you mess up 20 yard farther!

> Any suggestions as to the difference?

> AJ Murray


I think the differences are that GBB has a longer shaft and a bigger
head.  The cost difference is part hype and partly the expense of using
titanium to make the head.  Personally, I find GBB's easy to hit once you
get used to the longer shaft, and VERY straight/forgiving.  I'd say it's
the driver that I find easiest to hit into the fairway.  Off center hits
are "ok" too, and that's a relief to someone like me who doesn't hit it
pure every time.  It's a nice club.  There are other nice clubs out there,
too.

Cheers,

Fred

Fred Yen
Boston College Law School

 
 
 

Big Bertha vs Great Big Bertha

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>> What is really the difference between Callaway's Big Bertha and Great Big
>> Bertha?  I've heard that the Great Big Berthas give you 20 more yards, but
>> for $400?  I think that's a little insane.  Why not just buy a Big Bertha
>> driver for about $200-$250 and lost 20 yards.  Besides, hitting farther is
>> not always better because if you mess up, you mess up 20 yard farther!

>> Any suggestions as to the difference?

>> AJ Murray

>I think the differences are that GBB has a longer shaft and a bigger
>head.  The cost difference is part hype and partly the expense of using
>titanium to make the head.  Personally, I find GBB's easy to hit once you
>get used to the longer shaft, and VERY straight/forgiving.  I'd say it's
>the driver that I find easiest to hit into the fairway.  Off center hits
>are "ok" too, and that's a relief to someone like me who doesn't hit it
>pure every time.  It's a nice club.  There are other nice clubs out there,
>too.
>Cheers,
>Fred
>Fred Yen
>Boston College Law School


I have been thinking about trade in my BB for GBB. I got a 9 degree BB and
hitted it bad. I tried to compare the shaft of BB to GBB and found mine
is a bit longer. GBB do give you more forgiveness. However, I'm not sure about
the distancce thing. If possible, I would like to trade in my BB to get a
GBB. Since I only want to have fun in games.
jaz