Seeking Low Spin and Forgiveness from a Driver? The Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815 is the Answer!


With the Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815 driver, Callaway has addressed a big issue with low-spin, high-distance drivers. The major problem with these drivers was the lack of forgiveness. Since manufacturers have found a recipe for distance (high-launch, low-spin), forgiveness HAD to be sacrificed.  Although the majority of golfers were getting longer off the tee, they were also getting deeper into the woods.


Callaway has found a way to lower spin rates by using a forged composite crown, which actually saves weight to be reposition lower in the clubhead to create more forgiveness. Combine the forged composite material with a Gravity Core for an adjustable center of gravity (CG). The result of these two technologies is a powerful combination: long and straight with consistency.


They’ve also developed a lighter and thinner clubface with a new technology called RMOTO. This advancement provides another weight saving structure that allows an ultra-thin face to maintain stability and enhance the energy transfer from the golfball to the face (known as the smash factor).  The Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815 driver is the only club on the market with this technology.

The Alpha 815 driver also features two moveable weights, weighing 7 and 1 grams each. These weights can be moved in conjunction with Callaway’s OptiFit hosel to adjust for a draw, fade or neutral bias shot shape. They are now offering multiple premium shafts options at no up charge, making it even easier (and less expensive) to fine-tune your game.


Just as the name indicates, this driver is to be reserved for the experts! The Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815 Double Black Diamond driver is designed with the lower handicappers in mind. These golfers tend to have higher swing speeds and produce consistency with clubface contact.

As mentioned above, The RMOTO technology makes for a lighter and more stable clubface, allowing for Callaway to move weight lower in the clubhead to reduce spin. They’ve also added a TALLER Gravity Core, and because of that they’ve redesigned the shape of the golfclub. The re-designed club has a deeper clubface and taller crown that better players prefer to see in the address position. Remember, this club was designed for a better (Tour) player, and Callaway used their feedback throughout the entire process.

This driver also features Callaway’s OptiFit hosel and two moveable weights, weighing 3 and 1 grams. Just like the Big Bertha Alpha 815 driver, Callaway is offering multiple premium shafts with no upcharge. Between the RMOTO technology, the larger Gravity Core and the sleek, clean shape, the Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815 Double Black Diamond is the most technologically advanced driver for accomplished players on the market.


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Ryan Spaziani

Ryan Spaziani has been a Class “A” member of the PGA of America since 2012. He graduated from the Professional Golfers Career College in Orlando, FL with an Associate Degree in Professional Golf Management. He has worked for both private and public golf courses in the Raleigh, North Carolina. Ryan has a strong passion and extensive knowledge for teaching, club fitting and growing the game of golf.