Callaway has dubbed the Big Bertha Heavenwoods "the first hybrids designed like a wood to play like an iron." They will be available for purchase beginning Oct. 1.
Like all hybrids, or utility clubs, the Big Bertha Heavenwood Hybrids are designed to replace hard-to-hit long irons in golfers' bags. Hybrids offer the best of both irons and woods - the accuracy and control of a long iron with the distance of a fairway wood.
"While higher-lofted fairway woods can be a strong alternative to long irons, certain average golfers have difficulty with the length of the clubs, and more-accomplished players prefer a more compact head design," the company states in announcing the Big Bertha Heavenwood Hybrids. "The shape and size of the new Big Bertha Heavenwood Hybrids addresses both these concerns while providing the added distance of fairway woods and the accuracy and workability of irons."
The Heavenwoods will be available in five lofts corresponding to 1-iron through 5-iron. They features an elongated, low profile head design that creates a very low center of gravity, which helps players get the ball up into the air.
Callaway boasts that the Big Bertha Heavenwood Hybrids' modified War Bird head design also "promotes clean contact with the ball in various turf conditions ranging from tight lies to deep rough. The extended heel-to-toe head shape features maximized perimeter weighting, which raises the moment of inertia (MOI) for increased stability and more resistance to twisting on off-center shots."
Each Big Bertha Heavenwood Hybrid club is longer, lengthwise, than its corresponding iron, but shorter than comporable fairway woods.
The clubs are numbered 1H (14 degrees of loft), 2H (17 degrees), 3H (20 degrees), 4H (23 degrees) and 5H (26 degrees). Men's left-handed versions of 2H through 5H will be available a few months after the initial release.
The standard graphite shaft for the Big Bertha Heavenwood Hybrids is the RCH 75w; the standard steel shaft is the Big Bertha Uniflex.
Women's right-handed versions are available in 4H and 5H.
The MSRP for each Big Bertha Heavenwood Hybrid is $200 with steel shafts and $225 with graphite shafts.