Callaway’s new Big Bertha Alpha Driver does ‘the double’

1/22/2014 7:27:34 AM
Pablo Larrazabal  (Getty Images)
Pablo Larrazabal (Getty Images)

Callaway’s revolutionary new Big Bertha Alpha Driver made a big impression at the weekend, notching up maiden wins on both the European Tour and PGA Tours.

Playing with the latest Callaway and Odyssey product, Staff Professionals Pablo Larrazábal and Patrick Reed, who both carry the new Big Bertha Alpha Driver and Speed Regime 3 Golf Balls, secured victories in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and California, USA, respectively.

Thirty-year-old Larrazábal, from Barcelona, clinched victory with a birdie on the 72nd hole to overcome an overnight deficit of three shots and card a near-faultless final round of 67 to become the first Spanish player to win the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.

In his victory speech, Larrazábal was quick to acknowledge the impact of his new equipment. He said: “I want to thank so many people, starting with my brand Callaway – they set up the best driver I could ever hit, the Big Bertha Alpha. I’m hitting it 20 to 25 metres longer now.”

He added: “I’m a lot straighter, and that makes a lot of difference on this type of golf course.”

The Spaniard’s final score of 14-under-par edged out fellow Callaway Staff Professional and Open Champion, Phil Mickelson, who, also carrying the new Big Bertha Alpha Driver, finished in tied-second position just one shot behind.

Meanwhile, after breaking the PGA Tour scoring record for 54 holes with three consecutive rounds of nine-under, 23-year-old Reed, held an overnight lead of seven-shots coming into the final day of the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation

After closing out his second PGA Tour win with a final round of one-under, 71, Reed said: “I’m a totally different golfer than last year at this time. I have Callaway equipment now. The new equipment’s been amazing and I absolutely love it.”

Neil Howie, President and Managing Director of Callaway EMEA, said: “We couldn't have wished for such a superb start to 2014.  The Big Bertha and Big Bertha Alpha Drivers have caused a real buzz since being announced, and it’s clearly been validated with these two early tour victories.  In the hands of our 2014 line-up of Staff Professionals I expect there will be plenty more exciting wins to come.”

The Callaway and Odyssey equipment in the weekend’s winning bags were:

What’s in the bag – Pablo Larrazábal
Driver: Callaway Big Bertha Alpha Driver 8.5°
Fairways: Callaway X Hot 3-Wood and Callaway RAZR Fit Xtreme 5-Wood
Utility: Callaway Utility Prototype
Irons: Callaway X Forged ’13 (3-5), Callaway RAZR Muscleback (6-9)
Putter: Odyssey White Hot Pro V-Line
Ball: Callaway Speed Regime SR3

What’s in the bag – Patrick Reed
Driver: Callaway Big Bertha Alpha Driver 9°
Fairways: Callaway Big Bertha Fairway Wood (16°)
Irons: Callaway X Forged ’13 (3-4), Callaway RAZR X Muscleback (5-PW)
Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 2 (50°, 56°, 60°)
Putter: Odyssey Metal-X Milled #6
Ball: Callaway Speed Regime SR3

For specific information regarding Callaway products, please visit www.callawaygolf.com

For more information about Odyssey’s line of putters, please visit www.odysseygolf.com