Big Bertha v Great Big Bertha

Big Bertha v Great Big Bertha

Post by Gary Wooler » Thu, 06 Jul 1995 04:00:00


What is the difference in the two?
 
 
 

Big Bertha v Great Big Bertha

Post by Bill Fitzpatri » Fri, 07 Jul 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

>What is the difference in the two?

The Big Bertha is an oversize Stainless steel clubhead, the Great Big
Bertha is a super oversized all Titanium clubhead.  The Great Big Bertha
is half again as large as the Big Bertha, but has about the same weight.
Cost is about double for the GBB, over the BB.

Bill

 
 
 

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Post by Roy Vallill » Fri, 07 Jul 1995 04:00:00

: What is the difference in the two?

The PRICE, my friend the PRICE :)

but seriously, the great big bertha is exactly that way bigger...and I
believe it comes with the new fangled titanium shaft or head...or whatever,
to expensive for me.

ROY
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Post by Gary Huckaba » Fri, 07 Jul 1995 04:00:00

Quote:
>What is the difference in the two?

        According to their ads in the magazines, GB Bertha is 25% larger and
10% lighter.  I have seen, but not swung, one and it is noticably larger.  The
big difference is about $300, GB Bertha $500+ vs Bertha $200+.

        For what its worth.....

Gary H.

 
 
 

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Post by Ron Qui » Fri, 07 Jul 1995 04:00:00



Quote:
>What is the difference in the two?

About $200.
 
 
 

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Post by Tim Edwar » Fri, 07 Jul 1995 04:00:00

Quote:

>What is the difference in the two?

        The Great Big Bertha is somewhat bigger than the original Bertha and
the head is made out of Ruger Titanium.  Oh... it is also twice the
price of the original.

 
 
 

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Post by Tim Edwar » Fri, 07 Jul 1995 04:00:00

Quote:

>What is the difference in the two?

        The Great Big Bertha is somewhat bigger than the original Bertha and
the head is made out of Ruger Titanium.  Oh... it is also twice the
price of the original.

 
 
 

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Post by Earl Karnowsk » Sat, 08 Jul 1995 04:00:00

Isn't the ggb a titanium face/and or body as opposed to steel on the
bb ?  (I only took a quick glace at a pro shop before I carefully
put it back.. at that price I was afaid I'd break it and have to pay
the 500.)

David Karnowski
East Carolina University

 
 
 

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Post by Jeff D. Rolle » Sat, 08 Jul 1995 04:00:00

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> Isn't the ggb a titanium face/and or body as opposed to steel on the
> bb ?  (I only took a quick glace at a pro shop before I carefully
> put it back.. at that price I was afaid I'd break it and have to pay
> the 500.)

> David Karnowski
> East Carolina University


Yes the GGB is made of Ruger Titanium, Ruger, as in Strom Ruger the
Firearms manufacturer.
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Post by John Marc » Sat, 08 Jul 1995 04:00:00


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>Date: Fri, 7 Jul 1995 07:38:16 EDT

>Subject: Re: Big Bertha v Great Big Bertha
>Isn't the ggb a titanium face/and or body as opposed to steel on the
>bb ?  (I only took a quick glace at a pro shop before I carefully
>put it back.. at that price I was afaid I'd break it and have to pay
>the 500.)
>David Karnowski
>East Carolina University


The GBB has a Ruger Titanium head.  The BB is a steel head.  They claim that
in both clubs the weight distribution is such that it is heaviest along the
hitting portion of the head.  The GBB apparently has a bigger clubhead, due to
the lighter weight of the head.

Also note the shaft when buying one.  Typically the BB comes in a steel shaft
or a RCH 90 graphite shaft.  The graphite is quite a bit stiffer, and I
believe slightly longer.  

Both clubs come with the Warbird soleplate design.  I believe the only major
difference between the BB and the GBB, due to the Ruger Titanium head would be
the clubhead size, therefore the surface area with which to hit the ball.  In
my opinion, it is not worth the extra $300 for a little size, but I am no
expert!

John

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Post by Ed E. Pol » Mon, 10 Jul 1995 04:00:00

|> : What is the difference in the two?
|>
|>
   Prompted by this thread, I asked to see a Great BIG Bertha at the local
   golf shop.  The head of the GBB is about 50% bigger than the BB.
   A bit much for me.  I didnt bother with the other subtlties or the
   price.  BB WB RC 90 were $240.00

 
 
 

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Post by Ed Ye » Wed, 12 Jul 1995 04:00:00

I just got the latest Calloway catalog.  The GBB has a titanium
club head from Ruger as you stated and the BB War Bird is made of
stainless steel.  The GBB also is 25% larger and 10% lighter with
a 45 inch club length compared to the BB's 44 inch length.
 
 
 

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Post by John Marc » Thu, 13 Jul 1995 04:00:00

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>Subject: Re: Big Bertha v Great Big Bertha
>Date: 11 Jul 1995 21:13:56 GMT
>I just got the latest Calloway catalog.  The GBB has a titanium
>club head from Ruger as you stated and the BB War Bird is made of
>stainless steel.  The GBB also is 25% larger and 10% lighter with
>a 45 inch club length compared to the BB's 44 inch length.

I assume you mean a 45 inch shaft length.  It would seem to me, especially
with the RCH-90 graphite shaft that with the longer shaft you'd have to devlop
a bit higher clubhead speed to avoid having new problems with hook/slice.  Is
this true?  Perhaps the lighter weight completely compensates for the longer
shaft, but you still would have to get use to setting up with the longer club.
 I believe the GBB retails for $500, while I know the BB sells for around
$200, both with graphite shafts.  Is it really worth the difference in price?

John

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Post by Scott McClell » Thu, 13 Jul 1995 04:00:00



: >Subject: Re: Big Bertha v Great Big Bertha
: >Date: 11 Jul 1995 21:13:56 GMT

: >I just got the latest Calloway catalog.  The GBB has a titanium
: >club head from Ruger as you stated and the BB War Bird is made of
: >stainless steel.  The GBB also is 25% larger and 10% lighter with
: >a 45 inch club length compared to the BB's 44 inch length.

: I assume you mean a 45 inch shaft length.  
What else would he mean?

: It would seem to me, especially with the RCH-90 graphite shaft that
: with the longer shaft you'd have to devlope a bit higher clubhead speed
: to avoid having new problems with hook/slice.  Is this true?  
No. The GBB is a lower-swing speed (clubhead speed) club in my opinion.
The shaft is NOT a RCH-90, it "something else", which feels even more flexy
than the RCH-90 which is at least a 1/2 flex weak to begin with. This
is a senior type club (no offense to any seniors). Weaker shaft, lighter
weight, longer shaft. The whole idea is that it helps you develope more
clubhead speed, not that more clubhead speed is required.

: Perhaps the lighter weight completely compensates for the longer
: shaft, but you still would have to get use to setting up with the longer
: club.

I don't know what you mean exactly, but the overall club is lighter, the
head is lighter, the shaft is lighter, the swingweight is less, basically
is is a very light weight club.  The extra length would take *some* getting
used to, but it is not *THAT MUCH* longer.

:  I believe the GBB retails for $500, while I know the BB sells for around
: $200, both with graphite shafts.  Is it really worth the difference in price?
NO. But prices for golf clubs (and most sporting good for that matter) are
dictated by demand and supply, not value!

 
 
 

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Post by Gary Wooler » Sat, 15 Jul 1995 04:00:00

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>  I believe the GBB retails for $500,

I have found GBB for about $330-$340.