10 Best Callaway Clubs Of All Time

We pick out 10 of the best clubs made by Callaway through the years, including the Great Big Bertha driver, 2-ball putter and Heavenwood hybrid

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Callaway is one of golf's most well-known brands and most golfers will have played its clubs and balls at some point in their lives. The US-based giant has made some of the most iconic clubs in the game's history and its equipment has been used by some of the biggest names, too. Below, we pick out 10 of the best Callaway clubs of all time...

10 Best Callaway Clubs Of All Time:

Great Big Bertha Driver

Callaway Big Bertha driver

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The shift from wooden to metal drivers was expedited in 1991 when Callaway launched the Big Bertha – one of the most iconic drivers in golf’s history. Its neckless design was the catalyst for oversize driver heads, and even though its 190cc volume seems minuscule by today’s standards, it was truly revolutionary and remained in many players' bags for a very long time. While it doesn't offer the forgiveness of the modern day Great Big Bertha driver or any of the best golf drivers of today, it was certainly ahead of its time.

Odyssey 2-Ball Putter

Odyssey 2-ball putter

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The Odyssey 2-ball putter launched a revolution when it burst onto the scene late in 2001 and it's one of the best putter designs of all time. Odyssey placed two round circles, each the diameter of a golf ball behind the putter face to act as an alignment guide. By putting more weight behind the ball, it skidded less off the face and provided high levels of forgiveness on off-centre hits, something many of the best putters offer.

In October 2001 Paul Lawrie became the first touring pro to win using a 2-ball when he captured the Dunhill Links Championship. It was the first week he’d had it in the bag. Through 2002 and 2003 one in every four putters sold was a 2-ball.

Since 2002 there have been a number of different versions and variations, but the concept remains the same and golfers of all levels continue to trust it. It's still made today and ranks among the best Odyssey putters on the market.

X-12 Irons

Callaway Golf X-12 irons

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The Big Bertha X12s hit shelves in 1998 and featured stainless steel heads along with a lower CG for high launch. The lower CG improved the irons' forgiveness and they proved very popular as they had a smaller profile than the original Big Bertha. Each iron had optimised weighting, helped by the thinner toplines. Not necessarily a looker, but highly functional for the average player.

Paradym driver

Callaway Paradym Driver

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The launch of 2023's Paradym driver made waves with pros and club golfers due to the driver's 360˚ carbon chassis, where engineers managed to design the clubhead without a trace of titanium in the body, saving weight to use elsewhere for more forgiveness. It also came with an updated Jailbreak design and an A.I. Optimized face.

The Paradym came in a few variations and most of the brand's tour pros put it straight in the bag, including Jon Rahm who won The Masters with the low-spin Triple Diamond version. For amateur players, the standard Paradym driver offers the best of distance and playability, thanks in part to a moveable weight at the rear of the clubhead.

Big Bertha Heavenwood

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Perhaps one of the greatest utility clubs of all time, the Big Bertha Heavenwood came out in 2004 and was one of the best golf hybrid clubs around at the time. It was so good that they were still in many golf bags a decade later, and we imagine that a few people reading this will still have one of these old faithfuls in the bag. They were long, forgiving and easy to hit thanks to the unique Warbird sole.

Odyssey Versa Putters

Odyssey Versa Jailbird Mini putter

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The Versa line of putters was first released by Odyssey in 2013, with the distinctive high contrast black/white colorway said to help improve golfers with their alignment. They certainly made waves on tour and with club golfers, and they made headlines in 2023 again - with one particular model.

The Jailbird Mini (pictured above) was used by Wyndham Clark to win the US Open, after he got a replica of Rickie Fowler's flat stick made. Fowler became the first man in US Open history to shoot a 62 that week, also using the Jailbird Mini, before Keegan Bradley went and won with it the next week at the Travelers. Rickie then made it a hat-trick of wins at the Rocket Mortgage Classic.

GBB Epic Driver

Callaway GBB Epic driver

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Callaway's GBB Epic driver came out in 2017 where the groundbreaking 'Jailbreak' technology was first seen, featuring metal bars behind the face connecting the crown and sole. The two steel bars allow the face to take more of the load at impact and spring more powerfully. Jailbreak has subsequently been improved and used in numerous models since. It had a big impact on Tour and at club level and will go down as one of the best Callaway drivers of all time.

Apex Irons

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The Apex irons debuted in 2014 and offered a compact look and a soft, solid feel but with technology comparable to bigger, chunkier forgiving irons to boost forgiveness and consistency. A thin steel face insert, first seen in the X Hot fairway woods, was said to generate an extra 1-2mph in ball speed, while a forged carbon steel body should improve the feel on offer.

They were a hit and saw future upgrades, with the Apex Pro irons proving very popular and amongst the best Callaway irons ever made. Danny Willett won the 2016 Masters with them and they were a feature of many Callaway pros' bags. They have recently been upgraded with the latest iteration, which includes an Apex CB iron as well as the standard Apex iron and Apex Pro iron.

Fusion ERC Driver

Callaway ERC Driver

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Callaway’s ERC Fusion driver was launched in 2003 and the company’s Chairman and CEO said, “We believe the ERC Fusion Driver is the most technologically advanced driver ever made.” That was because the driver ‘fused’ together the best elements of titanium and composites by taking full advantage of both materials – resulting in an ultra-lightweight carbon composite body, the first of its kind.

Mack Daddy PM Grind Wedge

Callaway Mack Daddy PM Grind wedge

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The Mack Daddy PM Grind wedge was first seen in 2015 and was named after Phil Mickelson who had great amount of input into the design. The wedge featured 39% more groove area than other wedges which helped Mickelson, his fellow Tour Pros and amateurs play those open-faced short game shots where you need the entire face to get the ball up. The PM Grind may well have inspired TaylorMade's Hi-Toe wedge as well as other models from various brands.

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Elliott Heath
News Editor

Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV