Here the Golf Monthly test team select 5 Hot Golf Drivers for 2013 that are well worth a close look if you find yourself in the market for a new driver this year. We offer our review of the TaylorMade R1, Ping G25, Callaway X Hot, Titleist 913 and the Nike Covert driver as used by Rory McIlroy.


Ping has launched its new G25 range that features the same matte black finish as on the popular Ping i20. This will come with a recommended retail price of £299.

Titleist 913

Titleist 913 D2 & D3 drivers promise increased forgiveness over previous models from a new forged face insert. They will hit the shelves with a recommended retail price of £344.

TaylorMade R1

TaylorMade has followed the successfult R11 from 2012 with the striking new R1 driver. The retro crown aesthetics have polarised opinion among GM followers but there is no doubting that the R1 has taken adjustability to a new level. The TaylorMade R1 has a recommended retail price of £399.


Callaway X Hot

The titanium headed Callaway X Hot driver features an ultra thin crown and a lightweigfht shaft to help maxiumise distance. the Callaway X Hot driver has a recommended retail price of £249.


Nike Covert 

Since signing for Nike Golf, Rory McIlroy has switched straight into the new Nike Covert driver. The red finish and new cavity-back technology caught our eye. The new Nike Covert driver comes with a recommended retail price of £249 (standard head) or £349 (Tour version).

Driver technology has moved on a long way with some exciting new designs for 2013. We hope you’ve been inspired by our selection of 5 Hot Drivers for 2013