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Callaway Big Bertha V Series Driver Hits USGA Conforming Club List

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This just in: There’s a new Callaway Big Bertha driver in the pipeline.

From what we can tell from photos on the USGA Conforming Club List, the Big Bertha V Series drivers have adjustable hosels but not the adjustable weighting systems that have made Callaway’s Big Bertha and Big Bertha Alpha drivers two of the most talked about drivers of 2014.

Callaway is yet to release any details about the new driver, but the absence of a moveable weight system indicates that the Big Bertha V Series drivers have a design that’s focused on reducing club head weight and improving aerodynamics to increase swing speed. That would make the Big Bertha V Series driver similar to Callaway’s FT OptiForce 440 and 460 drivers, which were launched last summer and helped golfers increase clubhead speed through their lightweight club heads and shafts.

Shortly after its release, the OptiForce 440 quickly became one of Callaway’s most-played drivers on the PGA Tour. Most of Callaway’s staffers have since switched to the company’s Big Bertha, Big Bertha Alpha and X2 Hot Pro drivers, so it will be interesting to see if the V Series driver find its way into the bags of tour players when it’s made available to them.

Click here to see what GolfWRX Members are saying about the Big Bertha V Series drivers in our forum.

 

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Zak is the Editor-in-Chief of GolfWRX.com. He's been a part of the company since 2011, when he was hired to lead GolfWRX's Editorial Department. Zak developed GolfWRX's Featured Writer Program, which supports aspiring writers and golf industry professionals. He played college golf at the University of Richmond (Go Spiders!) and still likes to compete in tournaments. You can follow Zak on Twitter @ZakKoz, where he's happy to discuss his game and all the cool stuff that's part of his job.

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  1. Eoehlers

    Jul 26, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Looks like the Callaway Legacy Platinum is coming to the US market. This is just an updated version of an Asian market driver.

  2. markb

    Jul 23, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    It’s a rebadged Legacy Platinum with an Adams style toe channel, a warbird sole, and an adjustable hosel. Callaway isn’t out of ideas — it’s just that wave seen all these ideas before.

  3. joro

    Jul 23, 2014 at 11:21 am

    Oh boy! Another new one. This must be better, or at least THEY say so.

  4. Kelly

    Jul 22, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Looks like a warbird remake! These companies these days are out of new ideas and not taking notes from the shoe industry….lets bring back old stuff and put a new pain job on it! I will stick with my Taylormade SLDR for a few more years.

    • Steve

      Jul 22, 2014 at 5:35 pm

      How can you make a comment about being out of ideas when Callaway have just introduced such an innovative and technologically advanced driver such as the Big Bertha Alpha?

    • Sean

      Jul 22, 2014 at 9:46 pm

      Yes, great point because the SLDR is not based on “old stuff”…like, say, the Mizuno MP600.

  5. Andrew

    Jul 22, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Oh boy… not for me and mine.

  6. ep

    Jul 21, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Looks like a warbird sole…. I wonder if this is a mini-driver type thing?

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  8. Tommy

    Jul 21, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    They seriously had to etch their slogan and the cartoon Issac Newton on the bottom… Besides that, this driver will be a big hit among senior golfers

    • Ballstriker

      Jul 21, 2014 at 3:48 pm

      Hey Tommy, that sounded like a quality left handed compliment. Hehehe! Pretty good. Yeah, I agree, the Newton graphic is a tad unnecessary.

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