The Big Bertha 460 is named for its 460-cubic centimeter club head. This massive head is just barely within the official limits for professional golf play, allowing even novice golfers to retain consistent fairway shots. Despite being large, the head is not overly heavy, as it is made from lightweight titanium, allowing for the same fast, unencumbered swing of a more traditional lightweight driver. All Big Bertha 460 clubs have a standard lie of 56.0 degrees.
While all Big Bertha 460s have a titanium shaft and 460cc club head, some of the club's specs vary. According to Callaway's website, the company sells four distinct Big Bertha 460 models, each with different features. Clubs can be ordered with lofts of nine, 10, 11 or 13 degrees. While most Big Bertha 460s have a 1.0-degree closed face angle, clubs featuring a 13-degree loft have a 2.0-degree closed face angle.
Big Bertha 460 drivers have a deep center of gravity, and a deeper center of gravity leads to greater power without sacrificing exorbitant amounts of accuracy, a key selling point that makes this driver valuable for amateurs and professionals alike. The club is properly weighted for maximum distance without being too heavy for casual golfers, a feature primarily important to amateur golfers.
While the club allows for greater long-range accuracy, its deep center of gravity can be a drawback in certain situations. The deep center of gravity makes it harder to scale back the shot's distance for shorter evasive shots on tree-lined courses. Additionally, hitting from the rough is problematic with the Big Bertha 460, as its large head makes divots almost a certainty. In these situations, a driver with a more traditionally sized club-head will work much better than the Big Bertha 460 driver.