Martin Hopley
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The Callaway Big Bertha Fusion FT-3 driver is an improvement on the composite Fusion driver, but only it's mother would love it's looks!

It certainly does the job and the face is more forgiving due the weight from the crown being moved back and lower in the club head.

At impact it sounds a bit dull, but it is very forgiving and produces a strong trajectory that is easy to shape in all directions.

It's a very good club, but for us there are better composite drivers around. Sorry Callaway.

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Callaway Big Bertha Fusion FT-3 Driver

Callaway Big Bertha Fusion FT-3 Driver - Product Details

Launch UK04 July 2005
Handicap Range
Low
High
GolferMens
Hand AvailabilityLeft, Right
Left Handed Lofts10°, 11°
Right Handed Lofts9°, 10°, 11°
MaterialComposite
Shaft TypesGraphite
Shaft FlexStiff, Regular, Light
Manufacturer's WebsiteCallaway Website

User Reviews

Richard Evans
August 2005

Grateful to others who posted reviews whilst making my choice - so thought would return favour. 7 handicapper - was using Titliest 983K 9.5 - low flight, hit fairways, 260yds was exception - tried new Titliest 905? - likes high flight but same length - tried TaylorMade R7, but nothing exceptional, and weights a gimmick - led to Callaway Big Bertha Fusion FT-3 driver. 10 degrees with regular NVS shaft - sits beautifully - fearful head was gonna be big & cumbersome, but the size is concealed - deep face that you don't notice at adress - not too wide a face, which made the TaylorMade 300 series ugly - but the 460cc secret comes from a deep head front to back, which looks fine at address and not aerodynamically unweildy. Same swingweight as Callaways Great Big Bertha steel fairway woods (D2), so felt familiar. Sound is different, more of a thunk than a tink and is quite satisfactory. Flight is the 'rainbow' I have not got close to with my 983K, lovely and high (use Pro V1) yet great carry and then some roll. Length is amazing for someone of my venerable years (50), hit two drives with slight wind behind some 280 yards, enabling me to hit a hard par-4 and par-5 in 2 for first time in way too long. Even into the breeze the carry was glorious. But in many ways for me at least, the best part is not the length, but the line of flight - my bad shot is a leaky fade, right when I go for a big one - the Callaway Big Bertha Fusion driver will start it on the line to the right, but it stays straight & doesn't drift off into trouble. You have no idea how much of a relief it is! If there is a bad side to the Fusion FT-3 it is simply that you stand over the ball thinking you can hit the ball forever, and want to try & do so, which isn't always clever, but I am ashamed to say I am enjoying stepping up to the tee more than I have done in years - buy & enjoy is what I would recommend.

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Golf World
August 2005
Incredibly straight..looks weren't popular..a very personal choice.

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