Taylormade M4 Vs. Callaway Big Bertha Driver Comparison Overview

Forgiveness is something that is highly emphasized with both the Taylormade M4 and the Callaway Big Bertha drivers. And certainly, it cannot be disputed that they are both very forgiving drivers. They have both been out long enough for everyone to have caught up with their reputations.

Still, there is more to the equation than forgiveness – at least, there should be more. That’s what separates the forgiving drivers from the great drivers. Take a look as we run down the peripheral features of these drivers to see which one brings more to the table.

Taylormade M4 Driver Overview

The Taylormade M4 driver is known for helping new players land on the fairway with a lot less struggle.

This is somewhat common knowledge at this point though. What you may not know is that the Taylormade M4 also sounds really nice on impact. Thanks to the recessed rear-head area that creates an acoustic effect, the Taylormade M4 has the sound of a premium driver.

And indeed, the Taylormade M4 can help correct your slice. The problem with this though is that it is a bit unworkable. You don’t really have any other options apart from drives that launch high and fly straight.

That’s really all the Taylormade M4 driver has to offer. The average distances we were getting with the M4 weren’t as long as the Big Bertha either.

Big Bertha Driver Overview

The Big Bertha driver will also do much to correct your slice; it has other things to offer as well.

First of all, we gotta talk about distance. The Big Bertha is almost effortlessly long and while it suffers from the same lack of workability that the Taylormade M4 driver does, at least it plays significantly longer.

The average distance of the Big Bertha was 276 yards while the Taylormade M4 average distance was 266 yards. The Big Bertha doesn’t sound as nice as the M4 but it does feel more solid. The internal jailbreak bars also make it the more consistent driver of the two.

The stability is also enhanced by the carbon fiber crown. Carbon fiber has a very favorable weight to strength ratio which adds to the solid feel of this driver.

At the end of the day, the Callaway Bog Bertha driver simply offers players more: better feel, more distance and at least the same degree of forgiveness as the Taylormade M4.

Callaway Big Bertha B21

In 20 Words or Less

If straighter, longer shots are what you’re after then you would do quite well with the Callaway Big  Bertha B21.

Taylormade M4 Driver

In 20 Words or Less

A great starting point for anyone looking for forgiveness and distance from the tee.

Callaway Big Bertha B21 First Impressions

At first glance, the Big Bertha B21 will look inviting to high handicappers thanks to it’s oversized head.

The Driver is absolutely massive and it has a huge sweet spot which stretches in every direction on the drivers ultra thin steel face.

The weighting is low and deep in the head which leads to a low CG and high MOI, meaning long, high and straight shots.

The driver has all the stability you would expect from a Callaway too with it’s internal jailbreak bars.

The driver has considerably offset too, so if you suffer from a slice, this one is going to be an excellent choice.

It’s pretty easy to start upping your drive distance with the first few swings of the Big Bertha B21 due to it’s massive head and deep weighting.

This can be considered a super game improvement driver that will help you take your game to the next level.

Big Bertha Family

The Big Bertha rides solo but their are plenty of other options from Callaway for players looking for a different type of driver like the Mavrik and Epic Ranges.

Taylormade M4 First Impressions

The M4 driver looks great at point of address with a nice, beefy 460CC head.

Right away, the M4 looks great for beginners and high handicapper – or anyone with a slower swing speed in general.

We were also really impressed by the way this driver sounded and felt. You will find that the M4 really helps straighten out your drives as well. One of the caveats with this driver though is that launch angles were slightly lower when compared to the M6.

The M Family

Another worthwhile entry into the Taylormade M driver family is the M2 which is an extremely lightweight driver that features a multi-layer carbon crown and titanium body.

Callaway Big Bertha B21 Selling Points

  • Draw bias weighting helps correct slices
  • Adjustable hosel
  • SS21 Flash Face
  • A.I. designed
  • Internal Jailbreak bars
  • Lightweight Triaxial carbon crown

Taylormade M4 Selling Points

  • Speed Pocket
  • Twist Face technology
  • Very affordable
  • Great sound
  • Good feel
  • Produces straight shots

Callaway Big Bertha B21 – Who is it for?

The Callaway Big Bertha B21 would be most beneficial for high handicappers who are looking for a driver that will help them produce straighter shots that actually make it onto the fairway.

The performance of the Callaway Big Bertha B21 is pretty straightforward – literally. It produces long, straight shots.

In fact, the Big Bertha was yielding an increase of distance for us by an average of 6 yards. Compare that to the average distance increase of 3 yards in the Titleist Tsi2.

Big Bertha B21 Drivers

The Callaway Big Bertha B21 is the only one in the family.

However, you can take a look at older models which have a different footprint and head shape than the B21.

In fact, older versions may be even more congenial to beginners and high handicappers.

Accuracy: 94/100

Distance: 95/100

Forgiveness: 94/100

Feel & Control: 92/100

Overall Rating: 94/100

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Who is the Taylormade M4 Driver for?

The Taylormade M4 would make a great driver for anyone who is on a bit of a budget but still wants significant help with forgiveness.

Keep in mind though that if you really want to prioritize distance, the M4 played about 13 yards shorter than the Taylormade M6 driver on average.

The forgiveness of the M4 driver is at least on par with that of the Taylormade M6 driver though. And we actually think that the M4 sounds and feels better when you strike right on the sweet spot.

Also, it should be noted that the M4 is not so much for lower handicap players. The workability is minimal and if you have a faster swing speed, you might actually lose some distance with this driver.

Distance: 92/100

Feel & Control: 93/100

Accuracy: 92/100

Forgiveness: 93/100

Overall Rating: 92/100

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