Callaway Big Bertha B21 Vs Ping G425 Driver Comparison And Review
The Big Bertha has long been known for distance and forgiveness. High handicappers love this driver because it makes it easy to get straight shots that carry farther. The Ping G425 was also designed to give players more distance; but with a better feel.
We wanted to see how these 2 game-improvement drivers stacked up against one another so we tested them side by side. Read on to find out what we discovered…
Callaway Big Bertha B21 Driver Overview
Callaway approached distance in the Big Bertha B21 in a different way than the boys over at Ping did for the G425.
We’re talking about spin reduction. One of the most interesting things about the Big Bertha B21 is that it has low/forward internal weighting. The forward weighting drastically cuts down on spin and in case you don’t know, spin is the enemy if you’re looking for distance off the tee.
The Big Bertha B21 has a large footprint and forgiveness is enhanced by placing more weight near the perimeter of the face. What you get is more oomph on your mis-hits. The Big Bertha B21 definitely played longer than the Ping G425 and was significantly more forgiving.
We like that there is also internal draw bias weighting. This will be great for any high handicapper who is having trouble hitting the ball straight.
Ping G425 Driver Overview
The Ping G425 wasn’t as long or forgiving as the Big Bertha B21 but it was more versatile and had a premium feel.
The premium feel comes from the forged titanium face. There’s nothing quite like the feel of forged titanium. Plus the forging process makes the metal even thinner so it flexes more. Controlling all that flex is the internal dragonfly ribbing system that helps stabilize the head.
And did we mention that the crown of this driver is also made of titanium? The titanium crown definitely contributed to the superior feel of this driver. The Ping G425 also has a 26 gram sliding weight. We loved playing with the weight and getting different lie angles with the adjustable hosel.
With the Ping G425, you can shape your shots pretty much any way you want which will help you if you are already working on strategic ball-placement from the tee.
If however, you just need to get on the fairway, the Big Bertha B21 would be the best option.