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.