Andrew Noyce
By Andrew Noyce

Looking for the fairway wood that does everything? Well we may have one for you if our friends from Callaway Golf are to be believed. The Big Bertha V series promises "speed, long distance, speed, versatility, speed, friendliness, and more speed", so what's not to like?

Callaway Big Bertha V Series Fairway Wood

As with the Big Berth V Series Driver the design of the V Series fairway is driven by the need for speed and science tells us that means lightweight.

Callaway Big Bertha V Series Fairway Wood

The Big Bertha V Series fairway's feature Callaway's Speed Optimized Technololgy to make them as fast as possible. A lightweight clubhead design, a lightweight shaft and advanced clubhead aerodynamics to minimise drag on the down swing add up to maximum clubhead speed.

Callaway Big Bertha V Series Fairway Wood

All this clubhead speed needs to be translated into ball speed and it is clear that the playability of the club is not something Callaway have left out of the equation. The Hyper Speed face of the V Series increases ball speeds across the hitting area so off centre strikes don't sacrifice distance or consistency.

Callaway Big Bertha V Series Fairway Wood

Callaway have also recognised that the modern fairway wood needs to be hit from a variety of lies and positions around the course and they have addressed this by introducing a modern version of their famous "Warbird" soleplate, updated with current technology, but delivering the versatility for which the original Warbird was famous.

Callaway Big Bertha V Series Fairway Wood

Playability is also evident in the number of options available in the Big Bertha V Series. Models ranging from 3 wood to 9 wood cover lofts of 15.5° to 25° whilst the reintroduction of another famous Callaway name, the "Heavenwood", offers even more.

The Heavenwood is designed to give more consistent distance and accuracy than a traditional 4-wood or 7-wood set up and sits between the 5-wood and 7-wood with a loft of 20.5° but a shaft length of 43" drops it between the 3 and 5-woods for the best of both worlds.

So there you have it, a fairway that fits into the Callaway Big Bertha V Series ethos that "You Can't Argue With Physics" to deliver lightweight speed and distance but with a nod to forgiveness, consistency and the ability to deliver from any part of the course.

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Callaway Big Bertha V Series Fairway Wood - Product Details

UK Launch12 September 2014
UK Launch RRP£209
USA Launch22 August 2014
Handicap Range
Hand AvailabilityLeft, Right
Left Handed Lofts15.5°, 19°
Right Handed Lofts15.5°, 19°, 20.5°, 22°, 25°
Head Volume178 cc
Club Length43.25 inches
Swing WeightD0
Shaft NameMRC 2nd Generation Bassara E-Series 52
Shaft TypesGraphite
Shaft FlexLight, Regular, Stiff
Shaft Weight52g
GripDiamond Universal 46g Red
Number/Loft3/15.5°, 5/19°, Heavenwood/20.5°, 7/22°, 9/25°
Manufacturer's WebsiteCallaway Website

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