Callaway Big Bertha Fusion Driver- Need Advice

LONGBALL777LONGBALL777 Members Posts: 117 ✭✭
Hi. The thread on this driver has given me fever that can't even be cured by more cowbell. Just need suggestions on a shaft. This has to be on a budget, so can't afford a fitting.

Driver swing speed- about 85

Biggest flaw- Tempo can get quick

Usual miss- Hook.



Any suggestions?

Thanks very much in advance.

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  • tbowles411tbowles411 ClubWRX Posts: 25,176 ✭✭
    What are you looking for? High, mid, low ball flight?
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  • LONGBALL777LONGBALL777 Members Posts: 117 ✭✭
    tbowles411 wrote:


    What are you looking for? High, mid, low ball flight?


    High Ball Flight
  • rbj69rbj69 Members Posts: 699 ✭✭
    Get a grafalloy pro blue axis 60 and whatever flex you like from diamond tour golf , thank me afterwards , they are cheap older sweet shafts, the blue is a mid they have a red axis as well for low to mid I actually prefer for a driver but everyone is different
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  • LONGBALL777LONGBALL777 Members Posts: 117 ✭✭
    edited Jan 10, 2019 1:46pm #5
    Thanks very much. I want to go the 1" shorter route, if that matters.
  • tbowles411tbowles411 ClubWRX Posts: 25,176 ✭✭
    Try the UST Mamiya V2 HL in the current version, or the VTS Red in the old version. Both should do the trick for you giving you what you're looking for on a budget.
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    Glide 3.0 50, 55, 60 (Awaiting release)
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  • nsxguynsxguy Just anudder user FloridaMembers Posts: 5,823 ✭✭
    The club comes with 2 standard options; a Diamana Red M+ and a Recoil. I believe both of them are higher launching shafts so you could start with whichever comes with it.

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  • platgofplatgof platgof ClubWRX Posts: 1,509 ClubWRX
    I play the Recoil in F2 senior flex and 13.5 loft. These are great drivers. F3 Recoil could tame that transition. Can't beat the price.
    GBB Fusion HT 13.5
    F9 5-6 WD
    F9 7-8 WD
    OS 5 & 6 Hybrid
    CF16 5-PW
    Glide AW, SW, LW
    TM Spider Pro Red C/S
    B330RX
  • sfdoddsysfdoddsy Members Posts: 1,322 ✭✭
    edited Jan 11, 2019 1:41am #9
    I was the original poster on the big Fusion thread.



    I’ve moved to. g400 Max, although I’m not convinced it is a real improvement.



    For me, the stock shafts were what gave the Fusion the rep as a high spin old folks driver.



    I alternate between a Matrix Xcon 6 (which can be found very cheap) and a Hzrdus Black.



    The Matrix is longer, the Hzrdus straighter.



    I also had good results with a Graphite Design G60.
    Post edited by Unknown User on
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    PXG & Miura wedges
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  • johnnythundersjohnnythunders ClubWRX Posts: 1,707 ✭✭


    Hi. The thread on this driver has given me fever that can't even be cured by more cowbell. Just need suggestions on a shaft. This has to be on a budget, so can't afford a fitting.

    Driver swing speed- about 85

    Biggest flaw- Tempo can get quick

    Usual miss- Hook.



    Any suggestions?

    Thanks very much in advance.




    I have similar swing speed, quick temp but don’t fight a hook. If your on a budget the stock m+60 is good but it’s soft to flex so go stiff. It goes high. Never liked the recoil. Fuji vista pro in 60 gram regular or stiff are new on eBay for $100 with Callaway tip and they will make it any length you want. first if your going -1 short get a heavy 12-14 gram weight unless it already has one in there.



    Great driver, I use it with a fujikura speeder evolution 3 stiff as I like medium trajectory and fade.
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  • LONGBALL777LONGBALL777 Members Posts: 117 ✭✭
    One last question. Got to hit this yesterday (very briefly), and loved the feel. Think I'm going with the stock Recoil 450 shaft, to start with. Does anyone know how true to flex it plays?

    Thanks again for everyone's help.
  • juggernaut0629juggernaut0629 Members Posts: 985 ✭✭
    edited Jan 12, 2019 10:57am #12
    Stock shafts play weaker. Not normally conducive if you're looking for a high fade. Really depends on your swing though. Weaker flex could potentially make the hook miss even worse. But again depends on your swing. What makes your miss a hook?
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  • ewe8523ewe8523 Members Posts: 327 ✭✭
    I personally didn’t like the Recoil, it felt very flimsy. There was a used one in GG today with a Matrix Red Tie shaft that I hit and liked a lot better. The Matrix White Tie might be an option too. I have a quick transition and like that shaft. I had the Pro Launch Blue before - it’s a good cheap option but still felt a bit flimsy with my quick transition.
  • juggernaut0629juggernaut0629 Members Posts: 985 ✭✭
    ewe8523 wrote:


    I personally didn’t like the Recoil, it felt very flimsy. There was a used one in GG today with a Matrix Red Tie shaft that I hit and liked a lot better. The Matrix White Tie might be an option too. I have a quick transition and like that shaft. I had the Pro Launch Blue before - it’s a good cheap option but still felt a bit flimsy with my quick transition.




    The white tie was 1 that came to mind for me too.
    Ping G LST 9*
    Callaway Epic 3w & 5w Diamana Thump
    X2 Hot #4 Hybrid Matrix White Tie
    Ping ie1 5 - GW Nippon SPO
    Cleveland RTX-3 54* 58*
  • CwingCwing #TaylorMade TwistFace Experience 2018 Go Big Blue!!! 8x Champs. Who Dey !!! Go Bengals,Members Posts: 8,064 ✭✭
    Stock stiff Recoil worked fine for my 95-98 mph swing. I got the short version w/12g weight in the head.
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  • LONGBALL777LONGBALL777 Members Posts: 117 ✭✭
    The stock recoil in Stiff flex is working perfectly for me. Thanks for all the help everyone.

    By the way, took it -o-out on the course today, and it was amazing. Super straight and not losing any distance, due to hitting the center of the face almost every time.

    I LOVE this driver.
  • propmanpropman Members Posts: 1,739 ✭✭


    Hi. The thread on this driver has given me fever that can't even be cured by more cowbell. Just need suggestions on a shaft. This has to be on a budget, so can't afford a fitting.

    Driver swing speed- about 85

    Biggest flaw- Tempo can get quick

    Usual miss- Hook.



    Any suggestions?

    Thanks very much in advance.




    Sounds pretty much like me. I have the heavy version (44.5 length) with the recoil es 450 in regular flex. Would love to swap for the same shaft in stiff flex
    15 hcp
  • swgolf12swgolf12 Members Posts: 924 ✭✭
    My buddy has and loves this driver. He's a gear ****, has played Tour AD GP and TP, he's since picked up the newer Srixon, but he LOVES the Recoil shaft that came stock in the Big Bertha Fusion. He liked it so much so he went and picked one up to put in his new Srixon. You may want to give it a shot.
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  • LONGBALL777LONGBALL777 Members Posts: 117 ✭✭
    I play the Recoil 450 in Stiff flex, and it's perfect for me. Definitely suggest going one flex stiffer.
  • propmanpropman Members Posts: 1,739 ✭✭


    I play the Recoil 450 in Stiff flex, and it's perfect for me. Definitely suggest going one flex stiffer.




    Do you have the 44.5 heavy version?
    15 hcp
  • platgofplatgof platgof ClubWRX Posts: 1,509 ClubWRX
    These drivers are amazing. I bought a backup to experiment with.
    GBB Fusion HT 13.5
    F9 5-6 WD
    F9 7-8 WD
    OS 5 & 6 Hybrid
    CF16 5-PW
    Glide AW, SW, LW
    TM Spider Pro Red C/S
    B330RX
  • LONGBALL777LONGBALL777 Members Posts: 117 ✭✭
    propman wrote:



    I play the Recoil 450 in Stiff flex, and it's perfect for me. Definitely suggest going one flex stiffer.




    Do you have the 44.5 heavy version?
    Yes, the 44.5 heavy. I have it set to neutral, 10.5*
  • platgofplatgof platgof ClubWRX Posts: 1,509 ClubWRX
    I have two of these drivers and the one with the heavier weight (12 grams)is so much better than the one with the 5 gram weight. I am going to cut the longer one to 44 3/4" long and add a heavier weight. I need to find out where I can get a heavier weight for it?
    GBB Fusion HT 13.5
    F9 5-6 WD
    F9 7-8 WD
    OS 5 & 6 Hybrid
    CF16 5-PW
    Glide AW, SW, LW
    TM Spider Pro Red C/S
    B330RX
  • Puttersaurus RexPuttersaurus Rex one swing at a time Members Posts: 526 ✭✭
    Heavier weights can be found at Billy Bob’s Golf online.
    I don't always play minimal, but when I do:
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  • CwingCwing #TaylorMade TwistFace Experience 2018 Go Big Blue!!! 8x Champs. Who Dey !!! Go Bengals,Members Posts: 8,064 ✭✭
    platgof wrote:


    I have two of these drivers and the one with the heavier weight (12 grams)is so much better than the one with the 5 gram weight. I am going to cut the longer one to 44 3/4" long and add a heavier weight. I need to find out where I can get a heavier weight for it?




    I called Callaway and they sent me one.
    TaylorMade Kingdom M4 9.5* Red 5S stiff Atmos
    TaylorMade M4 3HL 16.5* fairway stiff Atmos
    TaylorMade M4 3 hybrid stiff Atmos
    TaylorMade M4 4 hybrid stiff Atmos
    PING G25 5-U (coming soon = G410)
    Cleveland RTX 54*
    TaylorMade Hi Toe 58*
    Seemore si5
    Garmin g6/Precision Pro Nx7 Pro slope
    http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/838786-cwings-witb-2013/
  • platgofplatgof platgof ClubWRX Posts: 1,509 ClubWRX
    I cut the other one to 44 1/2" and added the Billy Bob 16(15.5) gram weight in it. It feels great and hopefully I will get to hit it soon. The 45 1/2" stock club was horrible, a few good hits here and there. The 45" with the 12 gram is actually very good, what a difference a heavier weight can make on this club, amazing.
    GBB Fusion HT 13.5
    F9 5-6 WD
    F9 7-8 WD
    OS 5 & 6 Hybrid
    CF16 5-PW
    Glide AW, SW, LW
    TM Spider Pro Red C/S
    B330RX
  • johnnythundersjohnnythunders ClubWRX Posts: 1,707 ✭✭
    That is because most modern callaway driver heads are way to light usually around 190-193, you need to at least 200 but mostly 205 irregardless if swing speed in my opinion.



    Add heavier weigjts and they come alive.
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