A vibrant looking driver that won’t break the bank and provides golfers with solid performance off the tee.
A modern-looking adjustable driver with plenty of shelf appeal and ample distance for newcomers to the game or those on a tight budget.
Perhaps doesn’t quite provide the accuracy and distance from severe heel and toe strikes beginners are looking for.
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Golf Monthly's Lynx Predator driver review, a club aimed at beginners and golfers with slower clubhead speeds seeking performance without the price tag
Key Technology The Predator driver utilises a four-piece forged titanium construction in the 460cc clubhead to maximise distance and forgiveness. It is available in four matching clubhead and shaft colours – yellow, orange, black or green – and six different adjustable loft options, three with draw bias.
Will suit Newcomers to the game looking for a driver that works for their average swing speed.
Looks At address, the crown has striking cosmetics regardless of the colour you choose. The triangular pattern subconsciously helps you position the ball centrally and swing the club away on a neutral path. The head shape is quite toe heavy and the face is set forward of the hosel, but the larger profile is sure to inspire confidence.
Performance This driver is easy to align and feels solid and powerful from the sweetspot. Lynx’s ‘firm’ shaft felt like it sat between normal stiff and regular graphite shafts, so faster swingers may find the ball launches a little high and with too much spin.
This would therefore not maximise distance as they would like, but it’s likely these players would opt for other offerings in the Lynx driver range, like the Boom Boom 3 or the Black Cat. The Predator is an entry-level product geared towards newcomers to the game, and the performance and style is well suited to this purpose.
Distance from well-struck drives was as we expected, close to rivalling clubs from other manufacturers that are twice the price. We like that the draw bias comes in the higher lofts, as it’s slower swingers who tend to slice the ball who are likely to need it most.
Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.
During these enjoyable years he has had some money-can't-buy experiences, like interviewing Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy one-on-one and covering the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor.
One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 87 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 4.7.
Joel's current What's In The Bag?
Driver: TaylorMade SIM2, 9°
Fairway wood: Titleist TSi3, 15°
Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18°
Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-PW
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54° and 58°
Putter: Evnroll ER2V
Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x
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