2019 Callaway Big Bertha Irons Set Review
Callaway is an iconic name in the golf equipment space producing some of the most popular golf drivers, iron sets, and their Odyssey putter line.
One of Callaway’s signature iron sets is the Big Bertha Iron brand which over the years has been a top seller across the golf iron market.
Big Bertha golf irons are built for distance and they love to push the boundaries when it comes to innovation to create a high performance golf iron.
The 2019 Big Bertha Iron Set that launched recently, is no different. In fact it features many upgrades you’ll enjoy.
Suspended Energy Core
Let’s first talk about the Suspended Energy Core, which is a new construction in the golf iron never done before. This specially designed core allows the Big Bertha irons to deliver:
- Easy Launch
- Increased Distance
- Incredible Sound and Feel
How did Callaway achieve this?
First, they created a Metal Injection Molded (MIM’d) Tungsten Floating Weight suspended within Callaway’s proprietary urethane microsphere material.
By suspending the floating weight, it allowed Callaway engineers to properly position the Center of Gravity deeper in the iron club heads, using a 3-piece iron construction.
With a deeper center of grabity, the 2019 Big Bertha Irons can launch the golf ball higher to create those high trajectory golf shots that land softer on the greens. This higher launching golf shot also achieves longer distances as the ball carries farther in the air.
Additionally, the Callaway 2019 Big Bertha Irons feature a faster and thinner Face Cup construction. This technology also aids in the irons ability to launch the golf ball higher and farther in a perfect combination.
Callaway Jailbreak Technology Combines with Adjustability
Callaway started off placing jailbreak technology in their drivers but in 2019, you can also find it in their iron sets which is a huge advantage over other iron brands on the market.
If you’re not familiar with jailbreak technology, it’s “jail bars” placed strategically behind the clubface to add support that allows better energy transfer when face meets ball at impact, thus farther distances.
Not only do the Big Bertha 2019 Irons have this technology but they also were able to combine it with adjustability to make it even more dynamic of a feature.
This groundbreaking combination now offers golfers Jailbreak ball speeds AND adjustability for easy launch on golf shots.
Other Features to Note
The other features you’ll notice about the Big Bertha 2019 Irons is they have wider soles which is actually helpful as it allows for a little extra margin of error. When soles are super think like blade irons, they can be less forgiving.
When looking down at the irons, you’ll notice each iron has increased offsets but not enough to bother you. The overall design, color, and look of the irons is appealing and should add confidence when swinging them.
These irons come with the stock Recoil ESX steel shafts, but you can upgrade for about $100 to get them in the lighter ZT9 graphite shafts. Graphite shafts are more expensive thus the price increase.
Should You Buy These Golf Irons?
The goal with the 2019 Callaway Big Bertha golf irons was to create a faster fast while also better positioning the center of gravity for high launch.
After testing them out at a demo day, I would agree that they definitely achieved this. My usual Titleist irons struggle to get launch but I realized how much they struggle after seeing the ease I was hitting balls higher with the Big Bertha Irons.
I also loved the feel of these irons when making contact with the ball. It definitely felt like I was hitting with more power and I did feel feedback on mishit shots which was validated once I watched the final outcome of the ball flight and distance.
Overall, I found them pretty easy to hit which is why I would recommend them for golfers of all skill levels, not just advanced players. I think if beginners can afford the price tag, then this could be a solid iron set to buy for golf season.
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