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Spotted: Callaway Big Bertha V Series Driver

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Just last week, the Callaway Big Bertha V Series driver was added to the USGA conforming list. Today, we spotted the driver on tour at the 2014 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

As expected from the initial photos that surfaced, the V Series drivers don’t have a moveable weight system, but they do appear to have adjustable hosels. Callaway hasn’t released any information regarding technology, but from the photos, it can be assumed the drivers have what’s called “Speed Optimized Technology” in the club head.

For now, we’ll just have to enjoy the photos and speculate about the technology.

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He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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  1. Matt

    Aug 5, 2014 at 3:52 am

    Its just a re-skin of the Callaway Legacy platinum driver (oceanic) for the mainstream.

  2. alan

    Aug 1, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    This is getting just silly stupid already.
    Cor is at its limit, same for cc’s and dimensions.
    So, this one is deeper, this one has aero fins,etc., etc.
    Now even Cali is getting into the act of a new, “better driver” every quarter !!!

    If you don’t like your current driver, then reshaft it by a good fitter. You will be amazed at the change in performance/results.

    Do not get suckered in by the marketing hype. I am quite sure your golf ball will not know the differece of which driver hit it !!!!!

  3. CJ

    Jul 31, 2014 at 3:04 am

    That face looks really deep and if it is I’m hoping they make a more shallow one because deep faces just don’t look right to me but other the depth of the face I really like the simple look

  4. Dan

    Jul 30, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Just a quick response. Bought the Cleveland Custom Classic XL last year. Decided to compare it to every new driver out in 2014 and I mean every one. They were all as close to my current setup as I could get. Not one was better than my current one including the SLDR. Some of the numbers were close or the same on the monitor at the PGA Superstore I buy from but, none were better. I’ll keep my money and stay away from the hype.

  5. Nick

    Jul 30, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    3 & 5 wood heads for sale on e-bay uk!

  6. Robert

    Jul 29, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    V Series? What’s that; the value series or something? Like the sldr s. Haha. Hey, what’s one more driver in the line-up. Guess they didn’t feel like they quite had all demographics covered with only 6 drivers so they needed to cater to the 12 golfers that were demanding a big bertha without the mizuno fast track technology or the $500 gravity core that Mickelson makes look so good.

  7. jgpl001

    Jul 29, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    I like Callaway but they are now bringing out new woods faster than TM

    How many models in the past 3 years? I’ve lost count

  8. FTWPHIL

    Jul 29, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    So Japanish…

  9. west

    Jul 29, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Love the black crown…can’t wait to try!

  10. Grant

    Jul 29, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Also looks like Callaway is switching out their hosel adjustment platform.

  11. sebastien

    Jul 29, 2014 at 7:55 am

    Biggest Big Bertha

    some of you may know

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  13. W

    Jul 29, 2014 at 3:25 am

    Warbird sole. It’s back! Awesome.

  14. tlmck

    Jul 29, 2014 at 3:08 am

    Looks like my RAZR Fit Xtreme with maybe a bit deeper face. I’ll be hanging on to mine though.

  15. JK

    Jul 29, 2014 at 2:45 am

  16. TW

    Jul 29, 2014 at 2:05 am

    I would love to see Callaway keep this 460cc version, then produce a 400 or 350cc pro version, I love my 3deep and would just love to see modern tech put into a classic package. Swing Speeds would pick up with the smaller head.

  17. Brad B

    Jul 29, 2014 at 12:14 am

    Is that a “Speed Slot” on the toe?

  18. Mad-Mex

    Jul 28, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    Reminds me of my Cleveland Classic 290

  19. Dan

    Jul 28, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Looks like the classic Big Bertha from the early 1990s hit the modern state in a crash course or something

  20. Joe

    Jul 28, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Looks like it’s gonna hit bombs

  21. Dave

    Jul 28, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    I’m not a typically a fan of Cally but I like the looks of this. Looks like a biggest big bertha face and sole crossed with a modern crown and paint job.

  22. Patrick

    Jul 28, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Looks just like the Optiforce

    • Joe

      Jul 28, 2014 at 9:00 pm

      Or it looks like the original Big Bertha which the optiforce looks nothing like?

      • Juan Carlos

        Jul 29, 2014 at 6:00 pm

        Joe, you receive applause for the above response. So true.

      • Jack F

        Jul 30, 2014 at 3:23 pm

        Joe… The Big Berthas were gray, not black.

        — Callaway R&D Team

  23. Jim

    Jul 28, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    Its got a real deep face kind of like the looks too

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Driver: TaylorMade M6 (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7 X

3-wood: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana S+ 80 X

Driving iron: TaylorMade P790
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD HY 85 X

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Shafts: KBS Tour 125 S+

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We are a little more than halfway through the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, and so far the course is giving and taking as much as you would expect from a perfect setup by the USGA.

Taking the lead on Thursday and continuing to lurk into the weekend is Justin Rose. Since we have been paying close attention to his Honma golf bag all year, we noticed a shaft change in his Tour World driver.

We reached out to TPT to see if we could get an update on what Rose has put in play for what is often referred to as one of the toughest driving weeks of the year. Here’s the inside info

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from Ivyguy who is on the lookout for the best driver to be had at an affordable price ($300 or less). Our members give their suggestions, with plenty of different drivers getting a mention.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

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Entire Thread: “Best budget driver?”

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