With new takes on adjustability, added forgiveness and promises of even more yardage, there has never been more choice in the all-important Golf Driver market…

Buyer’s Guide

Custom fitting

Getting custom fitted for your driver is crucial because the various head designs across the market offer very different launch conditions. Gone are the days of when you were a ‘9.5° stiff’ golfer, as your ideal spec will vary from one model to another. Be sure to go to a reputable pro that uses a launch monitor and has a good variety of drivers from different manufacturers to try.


This comes in many forms and nearly all drivers on the market are adjustable these days, but what you want and how much you’ll use it will vary from golfer to golfer. Some models will offer face angle adjustability, others allow you to tweak the loft and lie angle while you can also change the weighting in the sole to change the ball flight. Think about which would most benefit your game before making your purchase. We would recommend you let a PGA Pro carry out the adjustability during a fitting to be sure you are maximising distance correctly.


Performance among most of the drivers on the market is very similar so cosmetics play a big part. You need to be comfortable in what you look down on at address. There are many different colours and shapes on offer in 2015 and picking one that suits your eye will help you make better swings.


The shaft certainly plays a role in the overall performance of a driver. Shorter shafts tend to enhance control and dispersion while longer shafts generate more club speed but are more difficult to control. They also come in different weights and flexes. Again, the only way to know which is best for you is to get fitted by a PGA Pro.

Distance or Forgiveness?

Finally, think about where you need to improve: distance, workability or forgiveness. While most drivers offer a combination of all of these, some will favour one over the other. The smaller the head shape, the more workable it is but it’s size means it lacks forgiveness. 460cc drivers, the largest allowed by the Rules of Golf, will be stable through impact but perhaps less easy to shape through the air.


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mm carbon crown allows 4g more weight low and deep. High Tensile Carbon Graphite Crown with the Matrix C60. Stainless Precision Casting is combined with a Tungsten insert.


Black coloured shaft, sliver and grey club head wth gold touches. Club walls 25% thinner than original r7 and r5 to optimise head’s weight distribution. Six launch conditions available via…


Interchangeable weight cartridges vary flight shape from neutral to draw. Inverted Core Technology designed to expand the portion of the clubface to promote higher ball velocity and greater distance.


454cc titanium/graphite head with indents on crown and twin rear sole weights. Ultralight graphite crown allows 15g to be moved low and back for higher launch angle and more carry.…


425 cc clubhead with the choice of 1,230 sets of launch conditions from 98 grams of movable weight across four ports. Inverted Cone Technology is designed to provide a larger…


Taller, less broad face than the standard model for a more boring flight. ‘Max Back” centre of gravity for high launch angle and low spin.


Deep metallic blue 460cc titanium head with new thinner clubhead crown. Thin Crown Technology allows 15% of the head weight to be moved lower and deeper for better launch conditions.…


Metallic black 460cc titanium head with fixed weight screw in rear sole. The single fixed weight screw in the rear should generate an optimal high launch, low spin rate and…


Bronze coloured shaft, black and silver clubhead. Two models – neutral or draw – available. Trimass weighting, which positions heel and toe weights in suitable locations for each flight shape.…


Carbon composites that are lighter than titanium are used in the clubhead crown and body to ensure maximum weight is located where it can most assist launch conditions and ball…


Relocated weight from “low stress” areas lowers centre of gravity and reduces spin. Variable, milled face geometry designed to yield higher ball speeds and increased performance across the club face.


TaylorMade have pushed the boat out with the r7 and its nifty moveable weights. You’d be forgiven for thinking that a driver that allows you to unscrew vital components might…


Bronze coloured shaft with pronounced siver and black club head. Energy Transfer Frame is designed to send more impact energy back to the face. Two fixed L-Pods are positioned low…


Black 460cc titanium head with rear grey “Powerbow” section. New head shape claims to reconfigure the ratio between clubface width and clubhead depth for a larger, more forgiving sweetspot. The…


Head with “short, straight, hollow hosel” (S2H2) allowing beneficial internal weighting. Sole’s slight concavity said to allow consistent alignment when grounding club. Black coloured shaft, black and silver clubhead, slightly…


The extra large face has a high moment of inertia, that leads to more control over off centre hits. As a result a larger hot spot makes for a more…