As a touching and heart-felt wedding present, I went out and got my non-golfing bride-to-be a set of clubs. Yes; as a certified hopeless romantic, on the emotional occasion of our 25th anniversary, I replaced that original set. I know, again, it tugs at all the heartstrings.
I’ll never forget what she said when she first swung that beautiful new ladies Big Bertha driver: “I’ve never hit a ball so far in my life!” Maybe it’s just because I’m such a sensitive guy, but I might have detected just a hint of “You waited 25 years to upgrade my sticks?” roiling irritation in her voice. Nah, I’m probably just imagining.
Yet I can’t help but notice that lately she has been commenting on the ads in the various golf magazines and the odd weekend newspaper club sale flyer that have miraculously survived the Internet apocalypse and made it to our door. OK, I’m getting it.
The latest Callaway women’s clubs don’t look anything like those wedding Patty Bergs (Skookum in the day). The Big Bertha Fusion and the XR 16 drivers not only look like weapons, they really are. The Fusion, for instance, incorporates the ‘Speed Step’ design to reduce drag and promote swing speed. The titanium Exo-Cage head allows for a light carbon crown to promote forgiveness and longer, straighter shots. The XR series is described as: Forgiveness meets fast. Callaway technology made it forgiving with a new shape, lower center of gravity, and thinner face; Boeing technology helped create the aerodynamic Speed Step head shape.
The fairway woods and hybrids have the same technology, and the XR irons have the Face Cup design that makes them longer and more forgiving. At this stage, I like the more forgiving part the best. If you know a lady golfer, or are about to marry one, check out www.callawaygolf.com.