Excerpt: I have been playing with the X Hot driver and thought I would go up to the Big Bertha driver because I used the old version back aways and liked it. I played one round with it and put it away. It sounded terrible when hit like a wet bean bag and the distance was no where what I get with the X Hot driver. When I called Callaway about trading it in they will only give $180 trade in for a $399 club. I guess I have learned a lesson.
Summary: Do get more distance as advertised but have problem with the paint cracking at the top edge near the face. Never had this happen with my FT-9. Callaway replaced once but I still had this happen. Now waiting on second replacement. The girl at Callaway said that "they may have had a bad batch of paint." I will see if this occurs with third driver. I don't blame Guru as they delivered on time.
Summary: I bought this club on a whim to replace my Cleveland Hibore XL. I got fitted at a local golf store so I knew which shaft and loft combo to look for. The club is beautiful but the head lacks a lot of punch. Solid hits were 20-25 shorter than my old club. A number of my friends have tried it and everyone seems to think the same thing. I got lucky and unloaded it on a new golfer for what I had in it but I wouldn't recommend the Driver to anyone.
Summary: The product was not what I anticipated. Thought I was buying a Callaway FT-3 driver with a "stock," (OEM) regular flex shaft. The shaft on the club I bought was an ultralight, aftermarket Roger Maltby shaft designed for an entirely different club. I has to spend an additional $70 to return the club to the performance level I thought I was buying in the first place. Not a positive experience.