- Fairway Wood
Daniel Berger is a well known American professional golfer who at the young age of 20 reached professional status. With a recent change in his choice of clubs he was able to win the FedEx St. Jude Classic in both 2016 and 2017.
In our “What’s in the bag?” series (or “WITB”) we highlight the best clubs and gear that professional players are currently using in their bags. So, if you are currently looking to take your golf game to the next level, then take a look at what’s in Daniel Berger’s bag.
Driver: Callaway GBB Epic (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Tour Spec 6X
When Callaway added the Epic to their Great Big Bertha series, the combination of the head and face working together to boost power was quite impressive. First on the list is Callaway’s integrated Jailbreak Technology, which is two ultra-light titanium bars positioned behind the face. With these titanium bars it’s certain that drives will be longer and players will have more control over their shots. Secondly, a new aerospace-grade, titanium Exo-Cage gives the Epic the lightest crown that Callaway has ever produced, weighing in at only 9.7 grams. This design gives the driver a high MOI and a low CG, which allows players to easily launch a strong, low-spin drive. Finally, a redesigned adjustable track system known as “Perimeter Weighing” technology features heavier weights to help deliver up to 21 yards of shot-shaping ability. This technology was a drastic improvement for Callaway, a 22% increase over the average distance of the original Great Big Bertha. The Great Big Bertha Epic is an incredible driver and will provide any player with more speed, distance, and control.
- Integrated jailbreak technology for increased average distance.
- Exo-Cage and Triaxial Carbon Construction for a high-launch, low-spin design resulting in longer drives.
- Newly designed adjustable perimeter weighting for precision shot-shaping control.
- Speed Step technology for improved aerodynamics and faster club head speeds.
Fairway Wood: 5 Wood: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero (18 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Pro Tour Spec 85X
Callaway continues to be a leader in high-end fairway woods and the Rogue Sub Zero solidifies that. The Callaway Rogue Sub Zero wood is another example of how Callaway combines technology between the face and the head. With the power of its Jailbreak and Face Cup Technology, this combinations promotes faster ball speed across a larger part of the face for consistent long distances. Additionally, the new Triaxial Carbon Crown design increases MOI and provides lower spin. This design includes a 5-gram weight screw in the sole’s front to help move the CG lower and forward in order to achieve less spin for longer distance. Finally, the design of Callaway’s Speed Step in size, shape, and position helps promote faster head speed by the improved airflow. The Callaway Rogue Sub Zero is a powerful fairway wood that will certainly help any player improve his or her long game.
- Integrated jailbreak technology, for the first time in a wood, increases ball speed and distance.
- Face Cup technology increases ball speed on shots hit across the entire face.
- 5-gram weight screw positions CG low and forward for lower launch and low spin and long distance.
- New Speed Step technology on the crown improves aerodynamics, letting the club swing faster.
Shaft: Project X 6.5
When Callaway designed the Apex irons they listened to Tour players who wanted a classic look with more functional shape and design. The Apex series is a premium forged set that’s been engineered with quadruple net forging and a progressive flow weighting layout. This combination keeps the authentic look and soft feel while providing the precision, playability, and the MOI players desire. Callaway also made adjustments between the long irons and short irons. While the longer irons (3-5) have a slightly more offset and tungsten insert to lower the CG, the shorter irons (6-P) have a progressively higher CG for more control. With their classic features and new engineering the Callaway Apex irons are a great choice to add to any player’s arsenal
The Callaway MB1 irons are currently unavailable to the public however the Callaway Apex irons previously discussed are rather similar in features.
- With adjustments between the long and short irons, the progressive CG increases playability and precision.
- Very forgiving irons, thanks to improved center of gravity location, especially on off-center hits.
- Keeping with Callaway’s classic components these irons have an incredibly soft Feel.
- Tour Influenced shaping and design make them a top choice on Tour.
Callaway has always been one of the top producers of wedges and with the Mack Daddy Forged wedge players still get the signature shaping and Tour performance, but now in a forged design. This forged design incorporates multiple features such as a squarer toe, a less offset club head, and a straighter leading edge. Combining these features provides players with a clean feel and a confidence-inducing appearance at address. Additionally, Callaway has strategically placed the CG to promote lower and easier-to-control flight paths without sacrificing spin. Finally, this wedge is fitted with the new Mack Daddy 16-groove configuration to give players the ability to attack the pin from any lie.
The Callaway Mack Daddy 4 wedge provides players innovative technology with newly designed components for exceptional performance. Callaway incorporated its newer Groove-In-Groove Technology and matched it with a micro-positive surface texture to enhance both spin and control. Meanwhile, the combination of soft carbon steel and a precise CG location allows players phenomenal wedge interaction for a pure feel. The Mack Daddy is a great example how Callaway continues to bring game changing technology and function to an already impressive lineup.
- Mack Daddy Forged: Innovative 16-groove design for more spin on pitches and chips.
- Mack Daddy Forged: Features a new R-grind increases versatility of shots.
- Mack Daddy 4: Micro-Positive surface extends the length of the hitting area and increases spin on a variety of shots.
- Mack Daddy 4: Offers a moderate heel relief to keep the leading edge low through impact, promoting solid contact on open-faced shots.
Putter: Odyssey Versa 2-Ball Prototype
Odyssey is one of the most well known manufacturers of putters and is a leading favorite of players on Tour. Odyssey released the Versa with numerous features, which includes a high contrast alignment technology. This alignment system highlights the proper face angle from address to impact, giving players increased accuracy. The black and white contrast allows a players eyes to zone in on the linear designs on the putter to improve concentration. Finally, the engineered white hot insert that Odyssey is known for, provides a more consistent sound, feel, and performance across the entire face. These accentuated face features make the Odyssey Versa a top of the line putter and a favorite on Tour.
Daniel Berger is one of the best golfers in the world and uses some of the best clubs and equipment in the game. It’s apparent that he favors the Callaway brand for its consistent performance and progressive technology. With Callaway on hand Daniel is able to maintain impressive distance, accuracy, and control. So, if you are looking to improve your golf game, take a look at what’s in Daniel’s bag, you may find something that will help you take your game to the next level.