Callaway Golf Great Big Bertha II 415 Drivers

By Darin McGilvra

Callaway Golf's Great Big Bertha II 415 driver is no longer being manufactured, but it can still be purchased at shops or websites specializing in pre-owned golf clubs--or you may still be able to find it new at some pro shops. This driver is made specifically for right-handed golfers and is available for both men and women.
 

Great Big Bertha II

Great Big Bertha II is a line of golf clubs Callaway Golf introduced in 2004. It includes drivers and fairway woods and is a continuation of the Big Bertha series that was started in 1991. The Big Bertha line was named after a German cannon during World War I that was known for its accuracy and distance.

Clubhead

The Great Big Bertha II 415 driver is named after the volume of the clubhead, 415cc. It was the largest clubhead that Callaway Golf had ever produced. allowing the weight to be distributed to the edges to keep the shots straight and long. The clubhead was made of titanium and the clubface was manufactured using new methods that made it thinner, stronger and more forgiving on mis-hits. The hosel has been bored all the way through to reduce twisting and improve the weight distribution.

Models

The Great Big Bertha II 415 driver comes in three different angles of loft: 9, 10 and 11 degrees. The 9- and 11-degree models have a square face angle. The face on the 11-degree model is closed 1 degree. All three have a 55-degree angle of lie and a swing weight rated at D2.

Shaft

The standard shaft on the Great Big Bertha II Driver is a GBB System 60, which is graphite. The shaft is 45 inches long for men and 44 inches long for women.

Flex

Great Big Bertha II Drivers shafts come in four different flex ratings: light, regular, firm and strong. The light flex shaft weighs 60 grams, has a middle torque rating and a low kickpoint. The regular flex shaft weighs 61 grams, has a middle torque rating and a middle kickpoint. The firm flex shaft weights 63 grams, has a low torque rating and a middle kickpoint. The strong flex shaft weighs 71 grams, has a low torque rating and a high kickpoint.

About The Author

Darin McGilvra is a writer in Southern California. He has been a writer since 1997. He worked as a sports writer and copy editor for newspapers for more than 12 years before becoming a freelance writer. His articles have appeared recently in "The Californian" newspaper in Temecula, Calif. McGilvra holds a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics education from Northwest Nazarene College.

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