There’s a few things you should consider when making your purchase and I’ll show you what’s most important – after you’ll see my top picks for both men and women.
By the time you’re done reading I’m sure you’ll see a driver that you love.
How To Choose A Driver
If you’re wondering what to think about when purchasing this club, watch the following video:
Not too bad, right? Personally I think the following is most important:
- Choose the right loft
- Consider flex
- Smaller features (head size, price, materials)
First off, you should look at the loft of the driver you’re considering. Basically the loft creates the backspin on the golf ball and that’s what gets the ball into the air. Generally speaking beginners will want more loft while more advanced golfers will want less loft. Some drivers come with adjustable loft which is a handy little feature.
Next, you need to think about the flex of the club. The rule with flex is the faster you swing and the farther you drive the ball, the more flex you’ll want. Here are the following flexes and who they’re best for:
- Extra Stiff: This is usually reserved for professionals or near professionals. If you can drive the ball over 300 yards then extra stiff will work for you.
- Stiff: Stiff is good for people that hit the golf ball up to 250 yards off the tee and is a popular flex for many people.
- Regular: This is another flex that works for a lot of people and is good for people that drive up to 225 to 250 yards.
- Senior: Senior flex is made for older golfers that don’t swing as fast as they used too. This flex is good for golfers that drive up to 225 yards.
- Ladies: Ladies flex is designed specifically for female golfers and their swing speeds.
If you want to learn more about choosing a driver, click here.
Now that you know what to look for let’s look at my top picks for men now – my top picks for women are directly after.
Best Golf Drivers For Men
Callaway Great Big Epic Bertha
The Callaway Great Big Epic Bertha is one of my favorite drivers on the market for many reasons. First off, the head is massive (this product really earns it’s name) and it’ll be hard not to hit the ball squarely because of that.
Another aspect that you’ll like is the head was designed by aerospace engineers to maximize speed by improving airflow. This adds yards to all of your drives and you’ll really love the distance you get on every swing with the Big Bertha.
Some other features that you’ll like includes:
- Titanium Exo-cage and triaxial carbon crown gives a ton of forgiveness. Even if you don’t hit the ball perfectly you’ll still get straight and far shots.
- You get many choices in terms of flex and loft so any person should find a version of this driver that works perfectly.
- High MOI is good for accuracy and you’ll get more tee shots in the middle of the fairway because of this.
- Multiple shaft materials to choose from and each has their own benefit. I personally like the Project X HZRDUS Green T800 shaft because it’s so lightweight.
- Jailbreak technology is another reason the face is so fast and you get so much distance on every swing.
Because this is one of the best drivers available it’s going to cost a little extra and is one of the pricier products on this list. Do I think it’s worth its high price tag? Absolutely.
If it costs too much for you, don’t worry. There’s plenty of options that are more budget friendly coming up.
Next on the list is the M1 and comes from golf giant Taylormade – when ever you purchase from them you know you’re getting a high quality product and one that’s going to deliver on the golf course.
Like the last driver I went over, the M1 comes in several different options to suit all swings. You can purchase it for righties or lefties, multiple flexes from regular all the way to extra stiff and you get multiple loft options from 8.5 to 12.5.
It doesn’t matter if you’re just trying golf out for the first time or if you’re seasoned player. You can find the perfect M1 for yourself.
If that’s not enough, you’ll like that this driver comes with:
- A multilateral construction that helps a lot in terms of accuracy and distance. Even if you miss hit the ball you’ll still be satisfied with where the ball lands.
- You get movable and adjustable weight so you can customize your shot.
- Inverted Cone Technology improves the swing speed of this club and you’ll get further shots because of this.
- Extremely lightweight and you’ll really appreciate this once you tee the ball up.
This is another driver that’s costly but worth it. I know many people that swear by this club and rave about its ability to add yards to their drives. If you’re someone truly looking to play your best this year I would 100% consider the M1.
Cobra King F6
Company: Cobra King
If the last two drivers were a little too expensive for you then you’ll really appreciate the Cobra King F6. This club is budget friendly without giving up too much in the performance department.
You get a lot of customization with this product too and one of my favorite features is the adjustable front to back center of gravity. A front center of gravity is good if you’re looking for more roll and the back center of gravity gives you height and more forgiveness.
Some other aspects that you’ll like includes:
- Forged E9 Face and that sheds unnecessary weight and makes the face lighter and thinner. This means you get a larger sweet spot and better shots.
- Speed Channel improves ball speed which leads to farther shots.
- MyFly with Smartpad gives you the option to adjust the loft. Adjustable loft provides more customization and allows you to get the perfect shot depending on the situation.
- Multiple flexes to choose from and no matter your skill you’ll find one that works for you.
Like I mentioned up top, the F6 is very affordable and you’ll be surprised at how cheap this driver is. Still not convinced? There’s plenty of positive reviews for this product and if you’d like to check out what other customers are saying about the F6, click below:
Callaway XR 16
Here we have another Callaway driver and while I won’t say it’s quite on the same level as the Big Bertha, it’s still in the upper echelon of drivers. If you decide on the XR 16 you’ll really appreciate what you get.
Like many of the drivers on this list you get a ton of options to choose from and you’ll easily be able to find one that works for you. If you’re a beginner you can choose an XR 16 with a high loft and soft flex. If you’re a near expert you can get one that’s low loft and stiff flex. If you’re someone in the middle you can get a loft and flex that reflects that too.
Some other features that you’ll like includes:
- One of the most forgiving heads on the market and even if you don’t hit the ball squarely you’ll still get good distance and accuracy.
- A large head and sweet spot is another reason this driver gives you such good shots.
- Lightweight construction means you can swing this club fast and get more distance on your shots.
- Deep center of gravity creates more backspin off the tee and this in turn means farther drives.
- Heightened Moment of Inertia improves energy transfer and provides more distance.
- Loft and lie configurations you can adjust depending on the type of drive you need and the hole that you’re on.
While I wouldn’t say this driver is cheap, it’s certainly not overly expensive either. If you’re looking for a quality driver that won’t completely break then bank, I would think about the XR 16.
Tour Edge Hot Launch 2
Company: Tour Edge
The Tour Edge Hot Launch 2 is another product that’s very affordable and still will leave you happy with how it drives the ball. I especially think this driver is good for beginners and intermediate golfers.
The reason I say this is the Hot Launch 2 has features that help improves accuracy and reduces the likelihood of a slice. If you’ve ever had a slicing problem you’ll really appreciate this.
There’s a few other features that you’ll like too, which includes:
- 4 piece forged club head smacks the ball on impact and gives you extra distance.
- Deep Cup Face Design is another reason there’s such a big impact when the head meets the ball.
- Hosel offset is why this product is so good in terms of accuracy and reducing slice – it squares the head better for you.
- Deep center of gravity ensures this driver is ultra forgivable and helps you launch the ball.
You also get many choices in terms of loft and flex. Because of this, golfers of all skill levels can enjoy the Hot Launch 2.
Wilson Staff D300
The Wilson Staff D300 is a high quality piece of of equipment and should be considered by all people serious about their game. You don’t necessarily have to be an expert either because you get your choice of flex and loft.
So if you’re a beginner trying to make the jump to intermediate or intermediate trying to make the jump to expert, you can purchase the D300 and be satisfied.
Some other aspects that makes this driver worth it includes:
- Aerodynamic design that reduces drag on the down swing. This means you get a faster swing and you’ll be able to drive the ball as far as possible.
- Adjustable hosel system means you get full control of your shots and you’ll be able to hit the fairway not matter which hole you’re on.
- Extremely lightweight and you’ll get even more speed because of this.
- Options for both right handed players and left handed players.
Because this is one of the higher end drivers on the market it’s going to cost a little extra. Do I think it’s worth that? I do and I think you’ll come to the same conclusion if you decide on the D300.
Tour Edge Bazooka 460
Company: Tour Edge
The Tour Edge Bazooka is a well made driver that a lot of people will like. First off, this product is one of the more cost effective on this list and you can purchase it for under $100. Not everyone wants to spend hundreds of dollars on their driver and it’s nice to see you can get a pretty good one that won’t require you to do that.
Another aspect that I like about the Bazooka is the Titanium head that really lets you launch the ball. You’ll love the kind of tee shots you get with this driver.
Some other top features include:
- Deep face design really maximizes the size of the sweet spot which improves your odds of hitting the ball well.
- Deep center of gravity helps you lift the ball and get the ball into the air more easily.
- Designed to be as light as possible so you can whip this driver and lets you hit the ball harder.
- Multiple flexes and lofts to choose from which is good for all skill levels.
Do I think the Bazooka is on the same level as some of the more expensive and higher end drivers on this list? No I don’t. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider this product. It still performs pretty well and you’ll like the results it gives.
Cleveland Golf Launcher HB
Company: Cleveland Golf
The Cleveland Launcher may not be the most well known driver on this list but it’s up there in terms of quality. This is the kind of product that very skilled golfers will enjoy and it’ll help you get the best tee shots possible.
The Launcher earns its name and this club allows you to blast the ball down the fairway. One reason for this is the HiBore crown puts the center of gravity low and this makes it easier to get the ball into the air – the ball flies off the tee on impact because of this.
Some other benefits you’ll like includes:
- Extremely lightweight and you’ll be able to swing this driver very fast.
- Flex Fin Technology makes the ball explode off the face and gives you accurate drives even if you don’t hit it perfectly.
- Launcher Cup Face gives you a very large sweet and provides a ton of forgiveness.
- Multiple flexes and loft so you get a ton of options and it means the Launcher can work for almost all golfers.
This is a driver that’s not cheap but it’s not the most expensive on the market either. I think that’s fair too. This is a very well made driver and one that you won’t mind paying extra for.
You’ve already seen the M1 from Taylormade and now it’s time to take a look at the M2. These two drivers have a lot in common and the top thing they have in common is they’re both high quality and products that you’ll love to own.
The M2 is a ultra forgiving too and this is good if you’ve ever suffered from miss hit tee shots and slices. The reason it helps so much in this department is Geocustic Technology that increases the sweet spot and improves the overall feel of this club.
Some other features that you’ll enjoy includes:
- 6 layer carbon crown with titanium materials help you crush the ball.
- Center of gravity is low and deep and this ensures that the ball gets in the air more easily.
- Speed pocket increases ball speed and this leads to farther drives.
- Many different chooses in terms of loft, flex and shaft materials – no matter what you’re looking for you’ll find a version of the M2 you’ll like.
This is another driver that’s a little pricier because of its quality. I think it’s worth it, though, and I believe you will too. If you’re not totally sold yet you should check out the reviews. There’s plenty to read and most are very positive. You can read them by clicking below:
The Mizuno JPX-900 is a product that a lot of my friends use and they’re all in love with it (and they absolutely crush their drives). If you’re a very good golfer and you’re trying to play at your absolute best, the JPX-900 is a driver that you must consider.
One thing you’ll like is how you can customize this driver so you can get the exact shot you’re looking for. This is because of the Infinite Fast Track and this allows you to place extra weight where ever you need it.
If that’s not enough you’ll like that this product comes with:
- Cortech face that expands the sweet spot of this club. This also gives you more forgiveness and you’ll get straight shots, even if you miss hit it.
- Visual Face Adjuster lets you adjust the angle of the face. This is another reason you get so much control of your tee shots with the JPX-900
- Multiple flexes and lofts means you get the perfect club for your ability.
- Lightweight and you’ll really be able to whip this club to get the farthest and straightest drives possible.
Quality comes with a price and that’s the case here. How much is this product going to cost? A little extra. I understand if you don’t want to pay that much but you’re going to have a hard time finding a driver that’s going to perform any better.
Pinemeadow PGX Offset
Say you’re on a budget and don’t want to spend a ton on a new driver or say you’re just starting out and you want to see if you like golf – where should you turn? The Pinemeadow PGX is a good place to start.
If you’re someone that loves golf and consider yourself pretty good, I would look elsewhere. This product truly is made for beginners and if you have a decent amount of talent you’ll be frustrated with the performance of this club.
But as long as your skill level matches what the PGX can do, you’ll like that it has:
- A very large sweet spot and good amount of forgiveness. This is good for all people new to golf and will help with learning.
- Offset driver means you’ll get straighter drives and you’ll hit the ball more squarely.
- You get a headcover that’s going to protect this driver from getting damaged.
When I say this is a budget friendly club, I meant it. Like I said it’s not going to perform like the Big Bertha or the M1 but it’ll work in the right situations.
You’ve seen a few Taylormade drivers so far on this list and they’ve both been pretty expensive. That’s actually not the case with the Aeroburner and this product is one that basically all golfers can afford.
Like most of the clubs on this list, the Aeroburner comes in various flexes and lofts which means golfers of all skill levels can enjoy. If you’re someone that drives the ball very far you can purchase this product in a stiff flex. Max drives go around 230 yards? Then get a regular stiff. This all applies with the lofts too (there’s three to choose from).
Some other features include:
- Aerodynamic shape means you can really swing this club as fast as possible.
- Speed pocket makes the sweet spot as large as possible. Because of this you have a much better shot at smacking the ball around.
- TM Speed Grip really lets you get a good hold of the Aeroburner and you’ll feel comfortable swinging it.
- Lightweight shaft is another reason this product is easy to swing.
Like I said this driver is affordable. You know what makes this even better? This club gets rave reviews and basically everyone has positive things to say about it. To read what others think of the Aeroburner, click below:
Best Golf Drivers For Women
Taylormade Women’s M2
The first driver on this list for women is the Taylormade M2 and this is a driver that all skilled lady golfers will absolutely love. This is the kind of driver that’ll help you tee off with confidence and will lead to your best drives possible.
One thing you’ll really appreciate about this club is the Geocoustic shaping. What this shaping does is gives you the most forgiveness possible. This means you’ll get good shots even if you don’t hit the ball perfectly.
Some other benefits that you’ll like includes:
- 6 layer carbon crown with titanium that helps you get the ball into the air with more ease and reduces the overall weight of this driver.
- Speed pocket is another reason the M2 is so forgiving.
- Adjustable loft so you always get the type of shot you want.
- Fujikura Reax shaft is very high quality and enables you to crush the ball off the tee.
- Designed specifically so it feels smooth to swing.
The M2 is pretty expensive, however, and it’s one of the pricier products on this list. I personally think it’s worth every dollar, though, and you’ll come to the same conclusion if you decide on this driver. It truly will help you get the best drives possible.
Cobra Women’s Max
If the last driver was a little too expensive for you the Cobra Max is a product that you should consider. This is a driver that’s going to deliver on the course but won’t cost an arm and a leg to purchase.
If you’re someone that has a hard time getting the ball into the air, the Cobra Max will help you too. That’s because this product has a low center of gravity. A low center of gravity helps launch the ball and gives you a good amount of forgiveness.
If that’s not enough you’ll like that this product comes with:
- Speed channel that improves and increases ball speed which adds yards to everyone of your swings.
- Large head with a huge sweet spot ensures you can smack the ball with ease and limits bad shots.
- Titanium face is thin and decreases the overall weight of this driver. This means you can swing the Cobra Max fast.
- Offset Hosel Structure ensures the club head is easy to square and this provides more accuracy.
Like I said this product is pretty cost effective. That’s a good price to pay for a driver. It’s not so low that it’s low quality but it’s not so high that you don’t want to pay for it.
Callaway Women’s Big Bertha Fusion
The Big Bertha Fusion is as high quality as any driver on this list and is a driver that any golfer would be luck to own. If you’re someone that is already skilled and want to play at your absolute best this year, you must consider the Big Bertha Fusion.
One thing I really like about this club is you get a lot of choices in terms of materials and lofts. This means no matter what type of golfer you are you’ll be able to find one that suits you perfectly.
Some other top features include:
- Triaxial carbon crown with titanium materials and this sheds some unwanted overall weight and maximum forgiveness. Even if you don’t hit the ball perfectly you’ll still get straight and far shots.
- Adjustable loft means you always can get the shot you want, no matter what hole you’re on.
- Speed Step Technology makes the head aerodynamic and lets you whip it with more speed.
- Extremely lightweight and is another reason why you’ll be able to swing this club with more speed. This also helps with the overall feel of this driver.
This club truly is one of the most high quality on the market and because of this it’s going to cost extra. If you don’t fell like paying the price tag of the Big Bertha there’s cheaper options to choose from. This is an amazing club, though, and if you can afford to pay a little extra this year I would think long and hard about this club.
Cobra Women’s King F7
The Cobra King F7 is another driver that skilled golfer will love and will help you get the best shots off the tee as possible. If you purchase this product you can expect to add some yards to every one of your drives.
The King F7 has a lot going for it too and is one of the few clubs that allows you to control the center of gravity. When you have control of the center of gravity you have more control over what type of shots you get. If you want more roll you should put the CG in the front. If you want the ball to spend more time in the air put the CG all the way in the back. If you’re looking for a balance of the two, put the CG towards the heel.
Some other benefits that you’ll like includes:
- Oversized driver head means you get a large sweet spot and gives you a ton of forgiveness.
- Multi-Material TeXtreme carbon fiber crown helps you crush your drives far down the fairway.
- MyFly adjustable loft is a very handy to have. This just gives you even more control over where your shots land and ensures you put yourself in the best position to shoot the lowest score possible.
- SmartPad makes sure the head is as square as possible when you’re driving. Because of this you’ll get straight tee shots.
Another very unique features is Cobra Connect. Cobra Connect is integrated into the handle and helps you track your shots. You’ll have all the information you need to improve your gaming going ahead.
You’re going to have to pay to own this club. Do I think it’s worth that price tag? Yes I do and I think you’ll come to the same conclusion if you decide on the F7.
Tour Edge Women’s Hot Launch 2
Company: Tour Edge
In my opinion, the Tour Edge Hot Launch 2 isn’t the best driver on this list but it certainly isn’t low quality either. This is a product that can work for pretty much everyone from beginner all the way to the more advanced.
The reason I say this is the club head is made from 4 piece forged titanium. This head gives the forgiveness that beginners desire and the pop that more skilled golfers need. You can hit your tee shots far and straight because of this.
Some other awesome benefits include:
- Technology and materials to guard against slices. Any person that slices their drives all the time will appreciate this.
- Deep face technology is another reason this driver has so much pop.
- Deep center of gravity helps you easily get the ball into the air and keeps you from miss hitting it.
- Lightweight design ensures you can whip this club.
The good news is this club won’t cost an arm and a leg to buy. In fact, the Hot Launch 2 is one of the more affordable products listed here. If you want to see how well it’s priced, click below:
Callaway Women’s XR 16
The last driver you saw was an affordable option and more a midlevel club. That’s not the case with the Callaway XR 16 – this driver is top of the line and one all very good golfers should consider. It’ll give you the drives you want and will add yards to all your shots.
One thing the XR 16 does really well is it balances an aerodynamic design with forgiveness. Basically, this means you can swing this club as fast as possible and it’s made to keep your ball accurate. There’s nothing better than sending your tee shot deep down the fairway and keeping it right in the middle.
If that’s what you’re looking for, you’ll also like that it comes with:
- Extremely large head gives you a massive sweet spot. This is another reason you’ll get such straight shots with this club.
- 9 grams lighter than previous models and that means you’ll get excellent feel when swinging this driver.
- Low, deep center of gravity ensures you can get launch the ball and get it into the air easily.
- Heightened Moment of Inertia provides a good amount of transfer of energy.
- Adjustable loft gives you more control over your shot. Depending on the hole you can put it at the loft you want.
The best always costs more and that’s the case here. It’s worth its cost, though, and you’ll come to that same conclusion if you decide on this driver. Don’t believe me? Click below to check out the perfect reviews.
Top Flite Women’s XL LCG
Company: Top Flite
Very skilled golfers should consider the Top Flite Women’s XL LCG – they won’t like the performance you get with it. The XL LCG truly is for people just starting to golf and people trying to see if they like this sport.
But if you’re a beginner you’ll like what you get here. It’s designed to help you put the ball into the air pretty easily and learn the game without stressing yourself out.
Some top features include:
- The largest head possible and you get a very large sweet spot because of this.
- The construction is designed to reduce drag and lets you have a smooth swing.
- 12.5 loft is perfect for beginners because it helps launch the ball with ease.
- Low center of gravity also helps you put the ball in the air – this is especially good for novices.
- Rubber grip improves the feel of this club and makes sure you can hold on to it.
The price is really, really affordable and it’s by far the cheapest club on this list. As long as you’re not expecting top of the line performance you can use this driver with decent results.
Golf Drivers FAQ’S
1) Question: How much should I spend on a driver?
Answer: Golf clubs can be notoriously expensive but how much you spend really relies on your skill level and needs. If you’re someone that’s new to golf or you aren’t that serious, you won’t have to purchase the higher priced drivers on this list.
When you’re a novice you just won’t need all the subtle technologies of an advanced driver. You’re just happy about hitting it straight and getting it in the air in the beginning. You’re not trying to have pin point accuracy or anything like that.
But as you get better you’ll need to spend a little extra to help your game. Think of it like a musician – when you’re starting out it’s alright to buy a cheaper guitar but if you really want to make quality music you’ll need to purchase a higher quality guitar. The sound is just much better.
This is the same for a driver. The high quality ones hit the ball farther and give you more control over your shots.
To sum it up, if you’re a beginner you should spend at least $50 and probably won’t have to spend more than $150. As you get better, though, I would spend $100 minimum and would suggest going even higher if you can.
2) Question: How do I maintain my golf driver?
Answer: When you make an investment in your driver, you’ll want to make sure they last as long as possible. One way to do this is to ensure you properly maintain and take care of your clubs.
The first thing you should do is always make sure to properly store your clubs when you’re not using them. A lot of people leave their driver in their trunk but that’s not a good long term solution.
First off, your clubs will be bouncing around when you’re driving and this could lead to scratches and you might even crack the shaft or head. Imagine getting to the golf course and seeing your driver is cracked? That’s one way to ruin your day.
Also, a trunk tends to get hot and if you store your clubs in a spot with high heat and humidity, the glue gets undone under the grip. This means the grip can slide and be too loose to use.
Your garage really isn’t a good long term storing solution either. It’s alright to leave them out there for a night or two but humidity might build up there.
The best solution is to just store them in a dry, cool place indoors. If you have space in your closet or under your bed, you should just leave them there.
There’s a few different things you can do to maintain your clubs too, which include:
- Always dry your driver: After each round you should make sure to dry off your driver and all your clubs with a towel – it’s a good idea to clean your golf bag too. By doing this you’ll prevent any rusting and any mold build up. It’s a good idea to get a golf towel and attach it to your bag too. After you’re done teeing off, just clean the face off.
- Use your headcovers: This is especially important for when you’re transporting your clubs. The covers protect the head from cracking and clanking around.
3) Question: How often should I buy a new driver?
Answer: Some people think they need the latest and greatest driver, every single year. But a lot of this is just marketing and buzz. Do you really think the 2017 model of a driver is that much different than the 2018? Sometimes the older model is actually the better option.
So you definitely don’t need to get a new driver every year.
There’s not really a set time, either. The two times I recommend purchasing a new driver is when your skills have gotten better or you notice wear and tear.
When you’re a beginner or lower level intermediate, you can expect your swing to change as you get better – mainly in the the speed department. Once you start swinging faster you’re going to want a club that’s a little stiffer because you’ll get more distance that way.
Wear and tear is easy to spot too. If you have rusting, dents, and cracks it’s time to upgrade.
4) Question: What’s the best flex for my skill level?
Answer: The flex of a club determines how stiff the shaft is. When you’re just starting out, are a female golfer or a senior, you’ll want a driver that’s less stiff. Beginners would want regular, female golfers would want a lady flex and seniors will want a senior flex.
If you go too stiff you might have a hard time making solid contact with the golf ball and you’ll have a hard time keeping your shots straight. A subtle problem with your swing may not be a big deal with a less stiff shaft but it’ll show up more in your shots with a stiff flex.
On the flip side, you may not get the performance you want if you don’t go stiff enough. It’ll slow your swing down and you’ll lose yards on each drive.
5) Question: How large should the face be?
Answer: Have you ever seen a driver with a face the size of a compact car? You’re probably wondering if you should go out and get one that matches that size.
Like all things golf drivers and clubs, it depends on your skill level and needs. Heads are measured by volume and go up to 460cc according to USGA guidelines. You can go smaller and get 440cc and 420cc too.
Larger heads put the center of gravity towards the back and this can help a beginner and intermediate obtain longer shots. It also helps you get the ball into the air easily. So if you’re someone that struggles to get air on your shots, you’ll appreciate this.
Skilled golfers tend to go with a head size a little smaller, though. The reason is you get more control over your shots, which is what a seasoned golfer will want. These athletes have distance and accuracy down and need something that helps them get a little creative with their shots.
6) Question: What loft do I want?
Answer: The loft angle is the angle of the club in comparison to the ground. So a driver with a zero loft angle would be perfectly perpendicular with the ground.
Again, like flex and face size, your skill level and needs determine which loft you should purchase (the higher the loft the easier it is to get in the air). If you’re someone that struggles to launch your tee shots or you’re not too skilled, you’ll want a driver with a higher loft – you can go as high as 15 degrees.
Advanced golfers don’t struggle to get the ball into the air so they don’t need a driver that’s designed to do that. It’s perfectly fine for these golfers to get a driver with a loft angle as low as 8 degrees for men and 10 degrees for women.
Another way you can look at it is the speed of your swing. If your swing is less than 60 MPH you’ll want a driver that’s 14 or 15 degrees. If you swing between 60 and 70 MPH, you’ll want a loft between 12 and 13. If your is swing between 70 and 80 MPH you’ll want a loft between 10.5 to 11.5. If your swing is between 80 to 90 MPH you’ll want a driver with a loft between 9 to 10.5 and if you have a swing more than 90 MPH then you can choose any loft you want.
7) Question: What’s the top brands?
Answer: There’s a lot of really great golf brands that you can buy from and be sure that you’re going to get a really well made driver. Some of my favorite brands include TaylorMade, Titleist, Callaway, Wilson, Cleveland, Mizuno, Cobra and more.
Just make sure the brand you purchase from is established and gets plenty of reviews. If you purchase from a smaller company or a new one you might get a defected product. Those larger golf brands spend millions and millions and millions in design and finding the best technologies.
8) Question: How do I improve my accuracy when teeing off?
Answer: First and foremost, you need to get the right driver, which is what this guide is all about. When you get the perfect club ( the right flex, the right face size, the right loft) life on the golf course becomes much easier.
If you get the wrong club (maybe one that’s too advanced for you or one that’s not advanced enough), you may find it hard to hit it straight. So that’s first. Follow the tips I wrote about here and buy the perfect driver.
In terms of your swing, there’s a million different things to talk about and this question deserves its own little guide.
The biggest problem I see when people are struggling with accuracy is in their stance and in their backswing. In terms of stance, the number one thing I see is people tend to have their feet too close together. In order to have an accurate shot, you’ll need a nice solid base and that comes from having a wide stance. If you keep your feet too close together, you won’t be stable.
In terms of the backswing, most people don’t turn their shoulders enough or tilt them correctly. This leads to your body getting in front of your swing and the face gets left open.
9) Question: How do I add more distance to my drives?
Answer: Like accuracy, in order to get more distance you have to get the right driver. I’m not going to go over again all the things to keep in mind to do this, but there’s a driver included in this guide that’ll work for you, no matter what you’re looking for.
In order to get longer drives, you need to make sure your fundamentals are down. Here’s a few things that you should do if you’re struggling in the distance department:
- Make sure you have a wide stance. This ensures you have a solid base and will be able to really use your body in your swing.
- You have to get good turn on your shoulders. Some people just bring their driver straight back but that’s going to lead to disastrous drives. Teeing off is a lot like hitting a serve in tennis – there’s a lot of twisting involved.
- Dip your right shoulder a little bit if you’re a righty. This makes sure that you get the correct angle when the face meets the ball.
- On the top of your backswing you have to turn your waist before you drop your hands and arms. This also ensures that you get the right angle on your tee shots.
You’ll want to work on your strength and flexibility too and particularity in your hips. Here’s a video that’ll help out in this department:
As you can see it’s not too difficult to get in good golf shape.
10) Question: How far should I be driving my tee shots?
Answer: A lot of people get drive envy when they see someone step up to the tee box and crush the shot. This leads to golfers swinging out of their shoes to copy the long drive they just saw. Of course their technique goes out the window and they put the ball into the woods or it barely goes 100 yards down the fairway.
In my opinion you shouldn’t be overly obsessed with distance and you should be more concerned with accuracy. It’s always better to be a little short and be in the middle of the fairway then to go a little longer and end it up in the rough.
But if you’re still wondering about distance, according to golfdigest this is the average drives broken down by age:
- Between the age of 20 and 30 the average drive is 238 yards.
- Between the age of 20 and 40 the average drive is 231 yards.
- Between the age of 40 and 50 the average drive is 220 yards.
- Between the age of 50 and 60 the average drive is 211 yards.
- Over the age 60 the average drive is 196 yards.
Another way to look at it is to look at golf handicaps. Here’s the break down of handicap driving distance:
- Under 5 handicap the average drive distance is 250 yards.
- Handicap between 5 and 10 the average drive distance is 231 yards.
- Handicap between 10 and 19 the average drive distance is 215 yards.
- Handicap between 19 and 28 the average drive distance is 195 yards.
- Handicap over 28 the average drive distance is 177 yards.
Make Sure To Golf With The Best!
I’ve been golfing for a long time and I actually had a tough time when I first started out. The second I bought a good set of clubs, though, I started getting much better. I got a good driver and I started to crush my tee shots. If you want the same thing, you’ll need a quality driver too – like the ones on this list.
No matter your needs or budget, you’ll find one on this list that you’ll love.
If you have any questions you can comment below and I’ll make sure to respond as quickly as possible. You can search around the golf section for more tips and gear review too.
Are you ready to try out your new driver?