Yesterday I got to try out all of the new Callaway gear for 2019 at the company’s test center in Carlsbad. While I’m not at liberty to discuss most of the equipment, I can say that I spent quite a bit of range time with the new Big Bertha irons that are coming to market in a few weeks. They made me happy, primarily because I was able to hit them as consistently as my own irons — despite that I’m a low-handicap and these are classified as super game-improvement irons. First of all, they have a gorgeous smoky PVD finish that simply looks great at address and in the bag. I’m a sucker for dark-finished heads. Secondly, they feel solid at impact. Saving you the techno-speak — and believe me, there’s plenty in this club — there are multiple materials and technologies inside each head that collectively dampen impact vibration. Third, I found high ball flight to be rather easy to accomplish with these, which Callaway bills as its easiest-to-launch irons. These also showcase progressive offset, which helps struggling golfers to get the ball up quicker from any club in the set. These are premium irons, meaning they have all the bells and whistles, as well as top craftsmanship. They’ll set you back $1,300/set with graphite shafts and $1,200 with steel. But you may well pay the price once you see how it improves your ball flight.