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Best Golf Driver

Drivers have come a very long way in the last decade, even as their size hasn’t changed at all. However, some things remain constant throughout the golf space whether you’re playing with a driver fit for a high handicap or just looking for the overall best driver on the market. For the vast majority of players out there, the things they want out of a driver are simple and straightforward such as distance, forgiveness, and control. We've assembvled the following drivers lists which cover a variety of clubs suitable for all levels of skill and experience. You can also consult our golf driver buyer's guide below for some important basics everyone should know.

TaylorMade SLDR Golf Driver

This is a top driver for nearly every golfer on the market, but especially true for women looking to improve their golf game. This driver utilizes sliding technology to quickly add and shift weight throughout the golf club.

The club allows for quick enough customization to take place on the course in the middle of a round. A few twists with the designated torque wrench and you're on your way to a quickly adjusted loft, swing type, or weight system. The TaylorMade Women’s SLDR Driver club also employs loft adjustment with the most customization options on the market, and a low center of gravity to assure maximum distance on every shot.

Callaway Women's Big Bertha V Series Driver

The Callaway Women's Big Bertha V Series Driver delivers Speed Optimized Technology which combines aerodynamics with smart design to push the physical characteristics of this driver to the absolute limit. The speed generated while swinging this club directly correlates to the distance you gain off the tee, and the ball speed at moment of impact is significantly higher than with other drivers.

Loft adjustments make easy customization possible while Hyper Speed Face technology makes the club a perfect fit for anyone looking to bomb the ball long and straight. The lightweight, distance savvy design, combined with the technology are just a couple of the reasons why this club is amongst the best on the market.

Women's Serene Driver

The PING Serene driver was specifically created with the female player in mind. The club has a large 460cc profile, and boasts a monstrous sweet spot. While customization isn't available on the club, the design combined with technology installed makes this a great find for any female player looking to improve or play the game better.

The club is designed for slow to moderate swing speeds and has the utmost forgiveness when a mishit his struck. The club also comes stock with a longer shaft, which increases the profile for greater distance off the tee, while mitigating potential tee shots that could go awry.

Cobra Women's Bio Cell Golf Driver

The Cobra Women's BiO CELL driver is one that combines distance, customization, and personalization in a way unmatched by any other maker. This driver has the famous Forged E9 BiO CELL face which removes weight from the face of the club to increase the sweet spot. This technology mitigates mishits and allows for maximum distance even on mishits.

The adjustable lofts increase customization, and give the player the ability to choose what works for them specifically. Of course, all BiO CELL drivers offer personalization like never before seen on a golf club with custom color offerings that are specific to the women's side, just as there are specific colors to the men's side. Since style has become a major component in the game, combining that with some of the best hardware in the business makes this a hard driver to turn down.

TaylorMade Women's Bonded RBZ Stage 2 Golf Driver

The RocketBallz Stage 2 driver is by far the oldest club on this list, but still is amongst the best in the industry. The driver promotes swing speed and size, making players longer and more accurate off the tee. The club has one of the largest club faces available, allowing a fast, long shot off the tee.

This club also has an aerodynamic build focusing on reducing drag, which translates to club head speed and ball speed at moment of impact. Customization, and of course a low center of gravity allows the ball to launch off the face of the club, and will carry longer than many other clubs on the market.

TaylorMade SLDR Golf Driver

This is a top driver for nearly every golfer on the market, but especially true for women looking to improve their golf game. This driver utilizes sliding technology to quickly add and shift weight throughout the golf club.

The club allows for quick enough customization to take place on the course in the middle of a round. A few twists with the designated torque wrench and you're on your way to a quickly adjusted loft, swing type, or weight system. The TaylorMade Women’s SLDR Driver club also employs loft adjustment with the most customization options on the market, and a low center of gravity to assure maximum distance on every shot.

Ping G25 Driver

The PING G25 driver is a great choice for any high handicap golfer looking for simplicity and distance out of a driver. Obviously, one of the most important factors when choosing a driver, especially for those who don't play as often or have a higher handicap, is getting the ball as far out there as possible off the tee. This lightweight driver delivers distance, and a large sweet spot through reviews as well as actual trials. While many golfers with lower handicaps will enjoy this drive, it’s set up very well for those with higher handicaps.

Adams Golf Clubs XTD Driver

Adams has long stood as one of the best club manufacturers for golfers looking to improve their game, or have a high handicap. This club is advertised as having "the hottest face amongst all Adams drivers," and they are not exaggerating with those remarks. It offers distance, and will give you the ability to tailor shots later in your playing days, should you want to take it there.

The Adams XTD creates a moment of explosive impact hard to compare with any other driver. It's fast, the club is lightweight, and for anyone with a higher handicap, this will make driving the ball with distance and consistency much easier. New technology in this driver allows the ball to launch no matter where contact is met on the face of the club, and in essence creates a monstrous sweet spot that is unmatched in the industry.

Callaway Men's Big Bertha V Series Driver

The Callaway Big Bertha V Series driver offers an incredibly lightweight and mobile experience. When you swing this club, you'll almost feel like you're swinging a fairway wood. However, you will not be able to argue with the results. This club brings an incredibly large sweet spot and compensates for a lot of inconsistency that those with higher handicaps experience. Missing the sweet spot, opening the club face, a shorter swing, these are all things those with a high handicap are known for mechanically having. However, this driver will seriously mitigate their mistakes.

Cobra Bio Cell+ Golf Driver

The Cobra BiO CELL driver is one that can really be played with very well by a golfer of any skill level. Cobra has long been producing drivers with exceptionally large sweet spots, and lightweight designs that make playing (even for those struggling to break 50), a breeze. While this driver isn't going to instantly lower your handicap, it will give you a definitive advantage off the tee by mitigating misses and making shots hit at the heel, or toe of the club feel more like a solid shot. This makes the BiO CELL a driver tailored for those who struggle with a consistent swing.

Callaway Big Bertha Alpha Driver

This year Callaway is rolling it's Big Bertha name back out, the same name that revolutionized the golf industry in 1991 and its new driver does not disappoint. The driver features movable weights to help hone in your preferred shot and carries a revolutionary Gravity Core. The Gravity Core allows you to customize the center of gravity of the golf club; this in turn helps alter the golf balls launch conditions for desired ball flight height and spin. This is all done with the clubs superior ability to produce a variety of desired shot shapes. If you are looking for the absolute best tour driver, this is it.

TaylorMade SLDR Golf Driver

This is a top driver for nearly every golfer on the market, but especially true for women looking to improve their golf game. This driver utilizes sliding technology to quickly add and shift weight throughout the golf club.

The club allows for quick enough customization to take place on the course in the middle of a round. A few twists with the designated torque wrench and you're on your way to a quickly adjusted loft, swing type, or weight system. The TaylorMade Women’s SLDR Driver club also employs loft adjustment with the most customization options on the market, and a low center of gravity to assure maximum distance on every shot.

Adams Golf Clubs XTD Driver

Adams has long stood as one of the best club manufacturers for golfers looking to improve their game, or have a high handicap. This club is advertised as having "the hottest face amongst all Adams drivers," and they are not exaggerating with those remarks. It offers distance, and will give you the ability to tailor shots later in your playing days, should you want to take it there.

The Adams XTD creates a moment of explosive impact hard to compare with any other driver. It's fast, the club is lightweight, and for anyone with a higher handicap, this will make driving the ball with distance and consistency much easier. New technology in this driver allows the ball to launch no matter where contact is met on the face of the club, and in essence creates a monstrous sweet spot that is unmatched in the industry.

Ping G25 Driver

The PING G25 driver is a great choice for any high handicap golfer looking for simplicity and distance out of a driver. Obviously, one of the most important factors when choosing a driver, especially for those who don't play as often or have a higher handicap, is getting the ball as far out there as possible off the tee. This lightweight driver delivers distance, and a large sweet spot through reviews as well as actual trials. While many golfers with lower handicaps will enjoy this drive, it’s set up very well for those with higher handicaps.

Titleist Mens 913 D3 Driver

The number one name in golf has created another sleek high-performance driver head. Industry leading adjustment capabilities allow loft and lie to be adjusted separately on this driver, making for the most precise fitting in golf. The D3's forged face allows for nice long drives down the fairway, while it's slightly smaller size (445cc) lends itself to greater shot making opportunities. The club also touts rear weighting and an improved center of gravity to allow for lower spin. Mix all of this with one of the best looking driver heads in golf and you have a Titleist product.

Callaway Men's Big Bertha Driver

With the rebirthing of the historic Big Bertha name (circa 1992) comes a driver worthy of its predecessor's name. The Big Bertha features an eight setting adjustable hosel, which separately tunes loft and lie. This allows you to adjust the height of a drive and shot shape separately, not like past models and other drivers where the two must work together. For example, if you are hitting the ball too high, you can adjust the loft lower without the usual left direction bias. The driver also features an adjustable sliding weight in the rear of the club, allowing you to hone in the specific shot shape you enjoy. Combine all of this unique adjustability with an improved 'hyper speed face' that increases ball speed (distance) on off-center hits and you get the best driver on the market.

Ping G25 Driver

The PING G25 driver is a great choice for any high handicap golfer looking for simplicity and distance out of a driver. Obviously, one of the most important factors when choosing a driver, especially for those who don't play as often or have a higher handicap, is getting the ball as far out there as possible off the tee. This lightweight driver delivers distance, and a large sweet spot through reviews as well as actual trials. While many golfers with lower handicaps will enjoy this drive, it’s set up very well for those with higher handicaps.

TaylorMade Golf JetSpeed Driver

This is the first driver to incorporate Taylormade's Speed Pocket Technology the same technology that revolutionized fairway woods and hybrids two years ago (about 20 yards of revolution). While it's true their drivers already had the maximum COR (spring-like effect), the Speed Pocket Technology offers lower spin and more ball speed on mishits, particularly when struck on the bottom of the face. The driver also features a low and forward center of gravity to generate faster ball speeds. This particular CG location promotes a lower flight, so users are suggested to 'Loft Up' as Taylormade's slogan promotes. Put all of this together and you get the ability to easily hit long bombs down the fairway using the most used driver brand on the PGA TOUR.

Titleist 913D2 Driver

Can't go wrong with a Titleist product. Once again one of the best names in golf creates a driver that allows a golfer to hit nice long drives with ease. The D2 features a high-speed, forged face insert that provides more ball speed over a larger area of the face on this 460cc behemoth. The club also features a rear weight and low center of gravity to provide optimum launch conditions, as well as increase your chances of hitting it long down the fairway. The club also includes a 'SureFit Tour' hosel that allows you to adjust loft and lie separately, allowing the driver to really tune into the needs of each individual golfer. This club simply gives any golfer the ability to hit their high draw, low fade, or just straight bomb.

Cobra Bio Cell+ Golf Driver

The Cobra BiO CELL driver is one that can really be played with very well by a golfer of any skill level. Cobra has long been producing drivers with exceptionally large sweet spots, and lightweight designs that make playing (even for those struggling to break 50), a breeze. While this driver isn't going to instantly lower your handicap, it will give you a definitive advantage off the tee by mitigating misses and making shots hit at the heel, or toe of the club feel more like a solid shot. This makes the BiO CELL a driver tailored for those who struggle with a consistent swing.

TaylorMade Golf JetSpeed Driver

This is the first driver to incorporate Taylormade's Speed Pocket Technology the same technology that revolutionized fairway woods and hybrids two years ago (about 20 yards of revolution). While it's true their drivers already had the maximum COR (spring-like effect), the Speed Pocket Technology offers lower spin and more ball speed on mishits, particularly when struck on the bottom of the face. The driver also features a low and forward center of gravity to generate faster ball speeds. This particular CG location promotes a lower flight, so users are suggested to 'Loft Up' as Taylormade's slogan promotes. Put all of this together and you get the ability to easily hit long bombs down the fairway using the most used driver brand on the PGA TOUR.

Ping G20 Driver 10.5 460cc Golf Club

In my estimation, one of the most underrated names in popular drivers, PING does a great job with this club by creating a driver that launches incredibly high. The PING G20 driver may not offer the most in customization such as club head adjustments or adjustable weights but it does go far, straight, and it limits mishits.

Even if you’re playing with the lowest lofted driver the G20 is offered in, the launch angle will continue to be significantly higher than if you were using any other driver from this list. Additionally, this club feels like a feather when you’re swinging it. PING designed this club with a tour pro in mind, who’s focused on increasing swing speed, but the technology translates flawlessly to the average golfer.

Cobra Bio Cell+ Golf Driver

The Cobra BiO CELL driver is one that can really be played with very well by a golfer of any skill level. Cobra has long been producing drivers with exceptionally large sweet spots, and lightweight designs that make playing (even for those struggling to break 50), a breeze. While this driver isn't going to instantly lower your handicap, it will give you a definitive advantage off the tee by mitigating misses and making shots hit at the heel, or toe of the club feel more like a solid shot. This makes the BiO CELL a driver tailored for those who struggle with a consistent swing.

Callaway Men's X Hot N14 Golf Driver

The Callaway Men's X Hot N14 driver is one that is unique for a lot of reasons. First, it's unique because it's a part of a long-standing X-series drivers, and fairway woods that have been working for Callaway for the last several years. Callaway uses Ultra Thin Wall Casting Technology, which creates a significantly lighter club than most competitors. The greater the loft on this club, and the more natural compensating the club will do to ensure a positive result.

If you’re playing with a high-loft version of this club, you can expect to see a little bit of a natural draw. Vice versa, if you’re playing with a low-loft version of this club, it will provide  the opportunity to shape shots, and realign the center of gravity in a place that allowing said shot shaping to occur.

Tour Edge Hot Launch Adjustable Driver

The Tour Edge Hot Launch adjustable driver is one that is both unique and drastically underrated for how well it performs on the golf course. It has an incredibly large sweet spot, and allows for a lot of customization and shot shaping. While it may not carry the mainstream name golfers are used to hearing every day, Tour Edge is quickly becoming a major player in the golf world.

The Hot Launch will give players the opportunity to switch in single degree increments from 8.5 degrees of loft, up to 12.5 degrees. It has a very large sweet spot, and is another driver that is very light. Players who use this driver regularly suggest that on average they added 10 yards of distance to their drives, and saw a high ball flight while using this driver.

Buyer's Guide

Drivers Buyer’s Guide

There isn’t much doubt in the golf industry that a driver might be one of the most-important clubs in the bag. Professionals and amateurs alike will play with drivers manufactured with the latest golfing technology along specifications tailored to their individual game on a micro-level. As golf technology has advanced players have become able to purchase drivers that are as evolved as the rest of the clubs in their bag. Moreover, players have the option to play with drivers that pack as much technology into them as the less-forgiving drivers on the market.

Driver Components

Structurally, drivers are conventional in that there isn’t anything special to their manufacture which vast majority of golfers wouldn’t understand. Variation starts to come in when you begin looking at how the specifications from one club to another impact players along differing skill levels. For the most part, the components of a driver boil down to the driver head, hosel, shaft, and grip.

Driver Types

Forgiving Driver
Forgiving drivers were once a very one-dimensional product. They would often times be called “offset” drivers, intended for individuals with higher handicaps and so their focus is on keeping the ball straight while making some distance sacrifices. A forgiving driver ensures the club has a low center of gravity, large sweet spot, and is fairly lightweight. These elements allow for the player to have mishits register as “solid strikes” despite the fact they may have made an off-center contact.

Budget Driver
Your typical budget club usually integrates many of the same physical qualities as a forgiving driver with the exception it typically features “last year’s” technology. Rather than being disadvantage, oftentimes you’re getting the same technology present in the latest model, saving you hundreds of dollars.

Typically, the price drop from latest-model, to “late-model” is around $100 at time of launching the new model with potential savings increasing dramatically as weeks go by after the initial launch. Make no mistake, budget drivers have the same qualities as any other driver, offering dramatic savings to the player who doesn’t mind playing with the most up-to-date driver.

Tour Driver
Tour drivers are typically harder to hit with and usually reserved for players who have lower handicaps. They will have a slightly smaller sweet spot or a lower center of gravity to make the club a little less forgiving but at the same time a little easier to shape shots with. For players capable of exerting a little more control over their game, this is what they want out of this driver type.

With a tour driver, the player is left with a little more “distance capability” than they would with a more traditional driver.Tour drivers are also characterized by having a lower loft, which usually maxes out at around 9.5, or 10 degrees, depending on the club. Rarely will you see a tour driver with a loft of 11 or 12 degrees. In sum, the low center of gravity, small sweet spot, stiffer shaft, and low loft means that players who are able to competently hit these drivers can expect to get an extra 10-30 yards out of their respective club.

Customized Drivers
One thing that puts a lot of the fitting in the player's hand, which this category of golf clubs exposes directly is customization. The world of adjustable golf clubs has really allowed for serious growth among those who want to modify their clubs on the fly. These clubs allow for loft and launch angle modification, as well as give players the ability to change shafts with relative ease.

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