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Big Bertha 1994 irons

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#1 christo1957



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Posted 14 October 2012 - 11:39 AM

Anyone still playing the 'original ' Big Bertha irons???
I keep coming back to these !!
Actually loving the retro look and they still feel great and are plenty long enough
Any one upgrade the steel shafts to something newer eg KBS ??

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 04:43 PM

I used to game these, but switched because they were graphite shafts. They are pretty decent irons though. I might have them reshafted with some S300's.


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Posted 31 October 2012 - 04:58 PM

Big Bertha irons and "retro".... :shok:  I must be old.
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Posted 31 October 2012 - 06:03 PM

I was thinking the same thing...lol....I couldn't get behind anything about those, too thick and the sound was too clicky.


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Posted 31 October 2012 - 08:41 PM

I liked the Great Big Bertha Tungston Ti irons myself. Saw a set in a local golf shop and was really tempted.


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Posted 31 October 2012 - 08:50 PM

I have a buddy who still plays them. They are still a good looking iron imo.
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Posted 31 October 2012 - 09:33 PM

Still one of the most forgiving irons Callaway has ever made according to the Maltby Playability Index...
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Posted 01 November 2012 - 07:21 AM

Carded my first ace in 1994 with a fairly new set of the '94 BB irons.  Loved them.  Probably should have hung on to them.  Brother-in-law, with me that day, suggested I should put an asterisk on the ace since I was using those "big-headed irons".  My second ace was in 2004, that time with a 690mb Titleist blade.  Truely, opposite ends of the iron spectrum from one ace to the other.  If the 10 year cycle continues, 2014 should be the year for another sure ace.  I'm planning on it!!!!  :>)


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Posted 01 November 2012 - 12:12 PM

The thick topline on those things turned me off when they were first introduced.  Almost as ugly as the Zing.  Kinda hard to hit what you don't like looking down at, I figure.  As I recall, a guy on my H.S. golf team had them and he loved em.
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 06:17 PM

My buddy plays them. I have taken a few cuts and I didn't like the sound/feel. But they have to be as forgiving as my g15's

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 06:55 PM

I played the 1 iron when i was in high school, loved that club for windy days


#12 dlygrisse


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Posted 02 November 2012 - 11:34 PM

Worst looking irons EVER, my regular golfing buddy used them for years, even the SW and LW.  BUT they are very easy to hit, they set up behind the ball square and they fly straight and long, They are the kind of iron that once you get used to them it is hard to switch because nothing else looks like them.  I can understand why someone might use them just because they are so functional, and you kind of fall in love with them like you would that ugly mutt of a dog that can become your most loyal friend, but the wedges were just dreadful, my buddys wedge game did improve when he finally switched to Vokeys.
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 09:53 PM

I got a set when they 1st came out.  I think thru the 7 iron they are as good as anything since. The short irons were bulky and not the best around the greens.  I used a mixed set of BBs thru the 7 and eye2 8 - lob for several years.


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 03:57 PM

I still game these to this day!! Was a hand-me-down set I got about 12 years ago. I've hit a few of the newer irons and these still feel/perform the best for me. I actually like how bulky they look behind the ball...They are dead straight with a big of a draw for my swing and they are LONG.


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Posted 06 January 2016 - 01:43 AM

2 years ago a rural club had a 2 man best ball tourney. Myself and a buddy were partners and the other 2 man team was from a northern native community.

My partner and myself take golf fairly serious and have decent equipment. We were not sure what to make of one of the other guys from the other team. He was around 55 yrs old looked like he was dressed to change the oil on his truck and had a old golf bag with a old set of irons and a steel shafted old Titliest driver and no name putter.

After 9 holes we were down a few strokes to the rag tag 2 some.

We were amazed at how this fellow could hit that old driver so well on a very very tight course and he hit his irons fantastic. He had no fairway woods or hybrids just a 4 iron. Well he could out hit our 3 woods with that 4 iron. Amazing.

These fellows were great to play with and we were very impressed with what he could do with those old clubs.

The tightness of the course finally did these fellows in and we were able to beat them by a few strokes by the end of the match.

I was so impressed with this fellows play with these old irons i looked them up on line when i got home and found out they were 1994 Callaway Big Berthas.

He had said he had them since new and never thought of changing them.

I was so impressed with that 4 iron i bought one on ebay for 15 bucks with his matching Memphis 10 shafts.  I didn't have as much luck with it as he did but i would like to put a stronger shaft in it to see what it could do.

That day really proves to me  you can't judge a book by it's cover.


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Posted 06 January 2016 - 06:06 AM

My dad has been playing them since they came out loved them but just got fitted for new this week.
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Posted 06 January 2016 - 06:30 PM

I have a buddy I play with a few times a year who still bags the 94 BBs. He swears by them and every time he is asked about them he will swear that they are every bit as revolutionary of a iron design as the Ping Eye 2, but since it has a Callaway badge it doesn't get the same respect. As well as he hits them I don't think he is that far off base. I think that era of Callaway equipment was game changing for many golfers. Along with the irons I still see multiple BB Warbird   3, 4, & 5 fairway woods in the bag I played with a guy who was dialed in on back to back par fives with a eagle and a birdie  hitting a fairway wood into the green both times and when I asked it was the BB Warbird Heaven wood. Great equipment, easily playable today IMHO.


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