Martin Hopley

The Callaway Big Bertha Diablo fairway wood which shares the same cutting edge appearance and technology as the Diablo driver in a stainless steel clubhead.

The fairway woods also include VFT or Variable Face Thickness Technology which allows for different levels of thickness across the clubface to ensure much higher ball speeds from a larger area of the face.

The Big Bertha Diablo Fairway wood is available in 3, 5, 7 and 9 wood options with a draw bias and also in 13, 15 and 18 degree neutral options.

Having been impressed by the distance and power of the Diablo driver we are delighted to report that in our tests the fairway wood offered the same level of performance.

We thought the Diablo fairway was excellent from both the fairway and the tee and should appeal to players of all levels, especially those who fade the ball as the design of even the neutral version promotes a little draw.

The VFT technology certainly makes the club very forgiving but also allows the better players out there to shape their shots. We feel that this is one of the best fairways in the market today and even Phil Mickelson says this is the best fairway wood he has ever hit and who are we to disagree with him.

Golfalot Rating: 5 stars
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Callaway Big Bertha Diablo Fairway Wood

Callaway Big Bertha Diablo Fairway Wood - Product Details

UK Launch15 February 2009
Handicap Range
Hand AvailabilityLeft, Right
Shaft TypesGraphite
Shaft FlexLight, Regular, Stiff
Manufacturer's WebsiteCallaway Website

User Reviews

September 2016

Been looking at Callaway 2016 range but still think the Diablo fairway woods compete favourably with current models. Don't be tempted to have the latest models just for looks - if they're not broken don't replace them.

October 2009

The best 3 wood in Golf! There are a lot of options with it. I feel like it is impossible to miss hit this! You can truly hit it long and where you want to. Callaway did a great job with this, and with the new price, you just can't beat it.

May 2009

Feels great, plays great, looks odd. That's the Diablo range in a nutshell but the fairway woods perform very well with the three wood offering consistent performance and filling in well off the tee when required. They get my vote!

April 2009

Visually the Callaway Big Bertha Diablo won't be everybody's cup of tea but if your game is more concerned with performance than looks then you should definitely try this club out. Appearing slightly closed at address and with a clubhead that extends a bit too far back for my taste it has an awkward feel behind the ball but from that moment on all it does is deliver. The Diablo 3 Wood feels great at impact and delivers a penetrating, consistent and long ball flight that shapes with a powerful draw. With impressive forgiveness on mishits this is a 3 Wood that should be taken very seriously.

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Media Reviews

Today's Golfer
November 2009
Looks a bit odd..the higher handicapper really liked this.
Today's Golfer
October 2009
Perfect for lots of one powerful club.
National Club Golfer
October 2009
Very forgiving..represents good value..great looks.
Golf Monthly
June 2009
Still struggled off fairway..sits beautifully from the tee.
Golf Monthly
March 2009
Plenty of distance, high flying and particularly confidence inspiring.

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