Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815 drivers launched

Two new Callaway Big Bertha driver models have been unveiled

Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815 driver
The Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815 driver
(Image credit: Callaway Golf)

Two new Callaway Big Bertha 815 Alpha driver models - the Big Bertha Alpha 815 and the Big Bertha Alpha 815 Double Black Diamond - have been unveiled

Two new Callaway Big Bertha 815 Alpha drivers - the Big Bertha Alpha 815 and the Big Bertha Alpha 815 Double Black Diamond - have been unveiled.

The regular 815 driver is designed to offer long distance to everyone through low spin and forgiveness, while the 815 Double Black Diamond has been crafted for elite players.

Big Bertha Alpha 815 driver:

This new driver combines distance and performance with forgiveness, thanks a to a number of new technologies.

Callaway's Gravity Core - first employed in the Big Bertha Alpha driver - returns to enable golfers to adjust the centre of gravity.

CG can be moved up or down to optimise ball-speed locations to wherever you usually hit the ball off the face.

New RMOTO Technology in the Big Bertha Alpha 815 driver saves weight, enabling engineers to craft a lighter, thinner face for more efficient energy transfer and higher ball speeds.

The ultra-thin face allows Callaway to produce a larger, more forgiving club head, maintain a lighter swing weight and lighter overall club weight.

What's more, the new driver features a multi-material construction to deliver a low CG, forgiveness and hot ball speeds off the face.

The Fujikura 53g Speeder Motore 565 is the stock shaft, but Callaway will offer no upcharge on most comprehensive list-shaft offerings.

In addition, OptiFit Technology allows golfers to choose from eight different loft and lie angle configurations.

The Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815 driver comes with a RRP of £379.

It is available from November 14, 2014 in 9, 10.5 and 12 degree models.

Big Bertha Alpha 815 Double Black Diamond driver:

This driver is made for competent golfers who are seeking ultra low spin for maximum distance.

Thanks to RMOTO technology, some 3 grams of weight have been saved in the face. This has allowed Callaway to lower the CG while improving stability on mishits.

The Gravity Core has also been improved to push up or lower the centre of gravity further than before.

Multi-material construction has allowed Callaway engineers to produce a hotter face, the lowest centre of gravity and save more weight.

The Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815 Double Black Diamond has a tour-inspired shape and comes with a choice of 13 tour-premium shafts.

OptiFit technology allows loft and lie angles to be modified, while adjustable heel and toe weights (1g and 5g) are also on offer.

It is available at retail on November 14, 2014, in 9 and 10.5 degrees, with an RRP of £399.

Click here to see some images of the two new Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815 drivers

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Nick Bonfield
Nick Bonfield

Nick Bonfield joined Golf Monthly in 2012 after graduating from Exeter University and earning an NCTJ-accredited journalism diploma from News Associates in Wimbledon. He is responsible for managing production of the magazine, sub-editing, commissioning and feature writing. Most of his online work is opinion-based and typically centres around the Majors and significant events in the global golfing calendar. Nick has been an avid golf fan since the age of ten and became obsessed with the professional game after watching Mike Weir and Shaun Micheel with The Masters and USPGA respectively in 2003. In his time with Golf Monthly, he's interviewed the likes of Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Jose Maria Olazabal, Henrik Stenson, Padraig Harrington, Lee Westwood and Billy Horschel and has ghost-written columns for Westwood, Wayne Riley, Matthew Southgate, Chris Wood and Eddie Pepperell. Nick is a 12-handicap golfer and his favourite courses include Old Head, Sunningdale New, Penha Longha, Valderrama and Bearwood Lakes. If you have a feature pitch for Nick, please email nick.bonfield@futurenet.com with 'Pitch' in the subject line. Nick is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade M1 Fairway wood: TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Hybrid: Ping Crossover Irons (4-9): Nike Vapor Speed Wedges: Cleveland CBX Full Face, 56˚, Titleist Vokey SM4, 60˚ Putter: testing in progress! Ball: TaylorMade TP5x