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Another Driver Recall: This Time it’s Callaway

Apr. 29, 2007     By     Comments (2)

It appears the self-policing whistle blowers in the equipment industry are on the case as a competitor has turned in Callaway just as a one did to trip up Nike.

Callaway Big Bertha 460 HeroAs of today, April 30, a specific version of Callaway's Big Bertha 460 driver will be placed on the USGA list of non-conforming clubs. Just like the recalled Nike Sumo², the problem is the spring-like effect, which went over the characteristic time limit correlating to the USGA's coefficient of restitution limit of 0.830.

The guilty party is the right-handed version of the Big Bertha 460 13° HT model. It's distinguished by a raised dash in the letter "B" in the word "Big" on the sole of the driver.

Callaway has asked its retailers for information on anyone purchasing this specific model as a prelude to replacing them. It is not thought a substantial number had already been purchased. There's no word yet on the Callaway web site as to the replacement procedure. Callaway said the issue involved a manufacturing problem with only one its suppliers and resulted in a small percentage of the shipments already made.

E. Michael Johnson and Mike Stachura - a.k.a. "Bomb and Gouge" - broke the story in GolfWorld on Friday.

Discussion

  1. matt says:

    If it's the 13 degree club that you're talking about, don't you think it's a little misleading to have a picture of the 10 degree club next to the article?

  2. If it's the 13 degree club that you're talking about, don't you think it's a little misleading to have a picture of the 10 degree club next to the article?

    I understand your point, but sometimes we have to go with what we have in order to be somewhat timely. We only had the one stock image.

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