Callaway Big Bertha 1996 Irons

Callaway Big Bertha 1996 Irons 

DESCRIPTION

  • The size of the clubhead and the volume of the cavity allowed Callaway Golf to push weight farther out to the edges of the clubhead
  • The sole was slightly modified and scultpted from the 1994 model to allow the club to pass through poor lies with less friction
  • This extreme perimeter-weighting and extra-wide and deep cavity back design means that the Big Bertha Iron is forgiving and friendly

USER REVIEWS

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[Feb 14, 2020]
JaxonTheDog


Strength:

Gawd I hate Callaway. Taylormade WAS the worst but now Callaway is giving them a run for their money when it comes to shamelessly pushing new, full-price and exorbitant golf clubs on us sometimes 3 times a year for each darn model...they should be ashamed of themselves! However, I digress... AS FOR THESE OLDIES BUT GOLDIES, heavens to Murgatroyd, these are some of the most forgiving, LONG and easy to hit clubs I have ever used. These are more forgiving than the majority of clubs you see advertised on TV today in 2020! SO DARNED EASY TO HIT THESE! They are like cheating, they are that good. Are they forged? Hell no! But any club feels good when you hit it in the sweet spot, be it 17-4, 431, 304, 8620, 1035 or zinc...and when the sweet spot is the size of a credit card, one tends to make good-feeling shots a lot!

Weakness:

Hands down it is the aesthetics of quite possibly the thickest topline in the history of golf irons. I'm serious, you could eat your lunch off the topline of these. However, if you can get past that, these will treat you phenomenally, especially that 70% of you that have trouble with a slice or can't draw the ball. One other thing, if memory serves me right, these were a through-bore hosel. On the one hand, I used to LOVE doing bore-thru reshafts since they broke up the day and made me use skills I didn't always have the chance to put into practice...however THESE ARE A PAIN IN THE SOCCER BALLS TO RESHAFT.

Price Paid:
Free from Bro
Purchased:
Used  
Model Year:
1997
OVERALL
RATING
5
[Aug 05, 2011]
Dave
Shoots in the 80s
Model Reviewed: Callaway Big Bertha 1996 irons

Stumbled across a set of the Memphis 10, Callaway Big Bertha 1996 model for $96. I own several sets of clubs, I guess I'm a golf club hoarder. Anyways, we went out this morning and played 18 holes and I never hit irons better. The ball flew straight..I had several chances at birdies...Excitement along with confidence all of a sudden returned to my game. My putting escaped my bag or I would have had a round in the 70s again at age 55. I tried the Callaway Gold with graphite shafts a few years back but there was no feel there.

Customer Service

Havent had to deal with customer service but I imagine they're like any other large company with good honest people who would help you out with any questions...

Similar Products Used:

Ping Zing 2 irons
Titleist 981 irons
Titleist AC-108 irons
Ping Karsten I irons

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Nov 21, 2008]
JonnyM1
Shoots in the 80s
Model Reviewed: Callaway 1996

I bought these clubs in 1997 and used them until last year when I went to custom fit Mizuno irons. These irons improved my game and were very easy to hit from the 3 to pw. The large head and wide sole make it a perfect beginner to mid handicaper club. The only real flaw for me was the graphite shaft was not stiff enough for my swing speed and it was hard to draw the ball. These are very light clubs and slightly longer than most all clubs I've used (The Mizunos are 1/2 club longer) I loved these clubs and would highly recommend them.

Customer Service

Never Used

Similar Products Used:

Mizuno mx 20
Cleveland TA7
Callaway X18

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[May 19, 2008]
james
Shoots in the 80s
Model Reviewed: 1996 big bertha irons

I am in agreement with the first reviewer. I try other irons and keep coming back to the big bertha's. They just feel and play better than anything that's out there. I just put these back in my bag after trying just about every new iron out there and i shot 72. They wont come out again.

Customer Service

Callaway has the best customer service in the business. I sent my wedges back for a head refinish and they did it for free and paid for the shipping!

Similar Products Used:

Taylor made, ping,mizuno,cobra You name
it.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Apr 14, 2008]
k4lypso
Shoots in the 70s

i dont know why callaway keeps coming up with new stuff...big bertha(big ugly)are probably the best iron i have ever hit alot better than the x-12,x-14,x-16,x-18,-x20 or ever whit the 1996 big bertha i have a feeling when i hit the ball cant work the ball as much as a blade,,but si forgiving and the distance is just superbe..i play around 60 rounds of golf a year..my game is around 75-79 i tried every thing on the market (demos) but always keep my old big bertha in the bag..why simply because they where the best 12 years ago and they are still the best now...dont let anyone tell you that these clubs have a too much wide sole, true the sole is wide but it cuts just right in any kind of ruff you can get these clubs for around 250.00 on ebay dont wait another day you wont regret buying those clubs

Customer Service

great service

Similar Products Used:

taylormade firesole,ping g5,10 goldwin advp,orlimar hip steel,titleist 981,callaway x12,x14,x16,x18,x20,and still back with the old bertha

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jun 08, 2006]
Ed Mack
Shoots in the 90s
Model Reviewed: Callaway Big Bertha 1996 1 and 2 irons

Bought a 1 iron off ebay for £20 with an S300 stiff shaft mainly to help hitting my other long irons consistently. Don't have a problem hitting 3 and 5 woods off ground consistently. Found 1 iron very similar to use and an honest forgiving club also. Distance advantage over my 3 iron Taylor Made Midsize only 20 yards or so but club gives such confidence that you will hit true that it's always worth a try on the course without worrying too much. Have just picked up 2 iron for similar price and looking forward to trying. Nice clubs if you can find them and surprisingly flattering. Don't discount out of hand as an old man's club.

Customer Service

never used.

Similar Products Used:

Taylor made. Howson. Adams GT. Spalding irons.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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