Cobra ZL driver, £299

Forget whatever preconceptions you may have about loud-sounding Cobra drivers. With the new ZL, think Ping G Series for looks and Callaway FT for sound. Great look, great feel, great flight and great chance of staying in the bag. We think this has a very broad appeal and anyone buying a new driver should add this to their ‘must-try’ list.

Key technology
There are three face angle settings (open, neutral and closed) so every golfer can find an address position that optimises ball flight for increased distance and accuracy. A new, more traditional head shape improves the impact sound. The Cobra ZL driver should suited golfers who are looking for adjustable technology, want a traditional head shape, and are looking to straighten out a left-to-right flight.

Cobra ZL driver

Nike VR STR8-FIT Tour driver, £360

The best-looking driver that Nike have produced, particularly as the head can be set up to sit exactly how each individual likes. The head and Voodoo shaft mean this will suit those with quicker-than-average swing speeds.

Key technology
A traditional head is combined with a brand new compression channel located in the sole of the club. This increases the compression of the body at impact for improved ball speed and increased distance. The customisable head can be set up in 32 different positions to help vary shot shape and flight. The Nike VR STR8-FIT Tour driver should suit golfers who who want a great-looking, workable headshape, like the option of being able to change the face angle, and/or would like to reduce the spin they produce with a driver.

Nike VR STR8-FIT Tour driver