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Callaway Big Bertha Fusion Driver: 3 Quick Things

Thursday, September 29, 2016 1:05:13 PM America/North_Dakota/Center

Callaway Big Bertha Fusion Driver


The new Callaway Fusion Driver has offficially landed and the good news is that it is a really solid club.  It’s also pretty cool looking with the carbon inserts and the design is different enough that Callaway has definitely set up the Big Bertha Fusion Driver to hold a unique space in the market.


You may or may not know it, but Callaway has a team of actual aerospace engineers that help them design their golf clubs.  They actually partnered with Boeing (yes, those same guys who make the planes you fly in) a few years ago to engineer clubs that move faster than anything else on the market.  Because they have a bunch of nerds working in their nerd labs out in California, they also throw out a lot of terms like “revolutionary titanium Exo-Cage” and “ultralight triaxial carbon crown.  Whether they are talking about some Star Trek technology or driver, tech, I’m not entirely sure, but it sounds pretty good.



To get down to brass tacks, the Callaway Fusion Driver is excellent for a number of reasons and definitely worth a look if you want your drives to go farther and end up in the fairway more often.  Here are Three Quick Things about the Callaway Big Bertha Fusion Driver: 


1. It’s Massively Forgiving

Those ultra-techy things I mentioned above actually allow Callaway club engineers to do some very cool things.  To explain it very simply, these metals allow for substantially more weight to be positioned in the perimeter and far back from the face.  This makes the club much more solid and helps you avoid the torque and twisting that accompanies those big, booming drives. 


What this means for you: You’re going to end up with a whole lot more drives in the fairway and your miss-hits are going to be a lot closer to where you are aiming.


Callaway Big Bertha Fusion Driver Swing


2. It’s Very Very Fast

The ultimate job of an aerospace engineer is to figure out how to make things fly through the air with as little resistance as possible.  That’s probably why the group of Callaway engineers were able to create a driver that is wicked-fast.  The Big Bertha Fusion Driver features a unique streamlined head shape and utilizes Callaway’s proprietary Speed Step technology to help you swing the driver a whole lot faster.


What this means for you: Faster clubhead speeds = more distance off the tee.  And more distance means that you’re going to be out-driving your buddies a whole lot more often.


Callaway Big Bertha Fusion Driver Head


3. It’s Got a Funky Shape


I’m just going to say it – the head design for the Callaway Big Bertha Fusion driver is funky.  It actually looks a little like it’s already moving through the air and has been stretched out on the back end.  In reality, there are some very solid reasons for this unique design.  That “techy” thing I mentioned earlier – the triaxial carbon Exo-Cage allowed Callaway to break free from traditional club design.  This new setup combines fast aerodynamics with a very high MOI giving you more distance.  The new metals also allowed Callaway to do some acoustic engineering and this driver sounds fantastic at impact.


What this means for you: The new head design of the Callaway Big Bertha Fusion is actually faster and has been engineered to sound better than previous driverws.  You’re going to get more distance and more confidence off the tee – both things that will help you enjoy your round a whole lot more.


Callaway Big Bertha Fusion Driver Closeup


If you like the look of the Callaway Big Bertha Fusion Driver, you can stop by any Austad’s Golf location to test out the club and get custom fit.  Austad’s is a Top 100 Callaway Club Fitter and our expert staff is on call to help you find the perfect driver for your game.  The Callaway Big Bertha Fusion Driver is available for sale now and you can find it online or at any Austad's Golf location.



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Posted in Industry News By Sara Austad

First Look at the New Callaway Steelhead XR Iron

Thursday, September 1, 2016 8:55:41 AM America/North_Dakota/Center

Introducing Callaway Steelhead XR Irons


The Steelhead is back baby!  Inspired by the incredibly successful Steelhead X-14 irons, the new XR version of Callaway's classic iron set is bolder, badder and we are absolutely loving it.  Here's a quick overview of what you need to know about the new Callaway Steelhead XR Irons from none other than Dave Austad himself:



Steel has long been the dominant material used for making irons. Yet Callaway stands alone for possessing unique steel-working talents that have allowed them to create a long history of sophisticated iron designs that combine modern performance-enhancing technologies with clean, strong shapes that appeal to the eye from every angle. It’s a skill that they've worked tirelessly to develop and which they guard closely.


Callaway Steelhead Iron Work


The newest addition to the XR family, Steelhead XR irons, combine the beautiful shaping and playability that made the Steelhead X-14 one of the most popular irons of all time. Callaway has paid special attention to some of the design aspects on the original Steelhead iron, including a slightly longer blade length, a slightly more rounded toe and the signature hosel-to-face transition.


The speed and distance of Steelhead XR irons is based on Callaway's next-generation 360 Face Cup™ technology, which allows the edges of the ultra-thin face to freely flex and release at impact with greater efficiency, adding ball speed that promotes more distance, especially on off-center hits. The boost in face-speed is so significant that it’s hiked the COR close to the USGA limit.

Callaway Cup Face Technology

More speed and distance on mis-hits is made possible by the modern Hollow Bore-Thru hosel design, which allowed Callaway engineers to remove useless weight from the hosel and reposition it in strategic areas within the head to:


1) Increase MOI for more forgiveness on mis-hits.

2) Precisely position the CG strategically in the long, middle and short irons.


Steelhead XR long-irons feature an exceptionally low and far-back CG to make them easier to launch high and long. Middle-irons have an exceptionally low and mid-back CG to promote easy launch and keen control. Short-irons have a low and mid CG to make them easier to promote lower, high-spinning shots ideal for attacking the pin.


Callaway Steelhead XR Iron


Great feel and sound come from Callaway's new steel-infused polyurethane layer positioned low in the head, behind the lower portion of the face. In addition to absorbing unwanted impact vibration to promote a remarkably satisfying sound and feel at impact, it also helps lower the CG to promote faster ball speed and higher launch characteristics for more distance.


Put it all together and you have an iron that delivers the finest combination of speed, forgiveness, distance and control to ever emerge from the Callaway R&D department. For a brand with Callaway’s history of innovation and performance, that’s saying a lot.


Callaway Steelhead XR Address


You can stop by any Austad's Golf location now to see the stunning Callaway Steelhead XR Irons in person.  You can demo the clubs and speak to a Certified Custom Club Fitter.  If you want to learn more about custom golf club fitting at Austad's Golf, check out our quick overview of the Austad's Custom Fitting Process and then call or stop by to speak to one of our Certified Custom Club Fitters today.



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Posted in Industry News By Sara Austad

Top 100 Callaway Golf Fitter

Thursday, August 25, 2016 9:22:19 PM America/North_Dakota/Center

Callaway Top 100 Fitter

Callaway Sales Rep, Brian Winge, presenting Ryan Austad with the 2016 Callaway Top 100 Fitter Award.


Austad's Golf has once again been recognized as one of the top custom club fitters in the country.  This time, our good friends at Callaway Golf have named us as one of the top 100 Callaway Fitters in the country.  We are honored by the recognition and will continue to provide all of our customers with top notch service.  So how did Callaway come to the conclusion that Austad's was one of the premier custom club fitters?  


1. Expertise

We take pride in the fact that all Austad's staff members go through rigorous training.  When you get fit for a new set of Callaway Golf Clubs at Austad's, you can rest easy with the knowledge that your custom fitter has gone through custom fitting training at Austad's and has gone through Callaway's Custom Fitting Certification Program.  We also work directly with Callaway through tech nights, one-on-one training and even sessions with Callaway Club Designers to ensure that we are just as knowledgeable as Callaway staff about product, custom fitting and technology.


2. Technology

Custom fitting technology has improved dramatically over the past 10 years and Austad's we have scaled right along with it.  Every Austad's Golf location is fully equipped with the most up to date technology so that we can find you the perfect Callaway golf clubs.  From the length to lie angle to shaft flex to grip size, our certified fitting pros work with you to find the right club specs to help you play your best golf.


3. Callaway Sales

We won't mince words here - we sell a lot of Callaway.  When you've got one of the best product lines in the industry backed by Callaway's stellar commitment to quality and service, why wouldn't we?  Bottom line, at Austad's, we're never going to tell you what you should buy or push you into something you don't like.  However, we feel confident that when we put a Callaway club in your hands to test out, chances are that you're going to like it.


Want to learn more about custom golf club fitting at Austad's Golf?  Read up on the Austad's Custom Fitting Process and then call or stop by to speak to one of our Certified Custom Club Fitters today.



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Posted in Custom Fitting By Sara Austad

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