Look a little closer and you will see that the white section is a little thinner and more angled now in order to take some weight out of the top of the club and that will be a recurring theme here. He said it made him feel like he could hit a nice high draw. Make a donation to support our independent and expert golf equipment research. And it might even change the order of the rankings around a bit. If I fit in the 95 to 105 category I see that the M2 leads the hit parade at 17. The previous hosel was plastic and did not like this process and TaylorMade has ensured that the new aluminium version is backwards compatible too.
I still suggest selecting from the upper range of lofts. I think this last comment is the heart of the discussion. At impact the Titleist 917 is the best sounding driver promoting confidence with each swing. These account for the biggest portion of the pre-calculation drops, and again, distribution is fairly level. Getting fitted is better but even then some fitters have biases that color outcomes.
The crown is made of multiple materials allowing for the ability to move between five and seven grams lower on the head of the club. So, while the algorithm suggests a victor, the general feeling is that they are quite equal… Tough to say it, but the data reflects that, generally speaking, especially with 1-2 yard variances with total distance and 1. It costs an arm and a leg as you might expect. The short answer is, it depends…mostly on the tester. I highly and super strongly recommend a 3 wood with 16 or 17 degrees loft for the majority of golfers instead of a 14° or 15° club.
This is a big reason golfers have blow-out holes because the 3 wood is not the most forgiving club. Drivers with a cavity back increase forgiveness and make playing golf with them easier. The distance is comparable between most models, but Ping always seems to win out with forgiveness. Centerness of contact is a vital component to hitting your longest drives. And there is one headline-grabber we must mention: the Cobra Connect Arccos system. The Cleveland Gold 588 Custom Driver is the longest driver that the company has made and has adjustments to customize all of your performance demands.
This alone makes it a great beginner driver as more surface area on the head means more chance of a good hit off the sweet spot. This will be great for those of us who like to hit it off the tee. Most Forgiving Golf Club Rating System Rating drivers, irons, wedges and putters by the same standard can be difficult because the optimum shot for each is slightly different i. This driver has an expanded sweet spot that helps beginners gain more distance even in poorly connected shots. One of the best things about it is that it manages to turn slices into beautiful fades, and hooks — into draws, keeping the distance solid even on off-center hits.
Offers front to back, and side to side weight adjustability. Maybe a more accurate comparison would be swing speed categories rather than a broad spectrum comparison. You can believe Callaway and what is ostensibly a non-specific market claim, or you can take the mass properties chart for what it is — measurements from actual retail parts. Hybrids are a fun club to hit, they provide the perfect blend of launch and distance. Here we are not looking for the most advanced adjustability, but rather something that's easy to play for beginning golfers right after purchase. Just because one oem calls it low spin, it has no relevance or comparison to any other drivers. Because you are guzzling it, your friends think you are kooky.
This structure deforms at impact and springs forward to contribute to the flexing of the face. In terms of performance though, you can bank on a penetrating ball flight, and better players will revel in the way you can work the ball. There also appears to be more carbon-fibre used in the sole of the driver so that gives engineers some additional discretionary weight to move around in the club head. But for the amateur just looking for a stroke or two less of the handicap, the most forgiving drivers can give you a semblance of control over your shots. A modified crown allows for a taller gravity core.
Cobra Connect also offers excellent performance feedback. It all comes down to marketing. While this is good for them, I want to help the average golfer and the most forgiving in my opinion is a 4 wood. The other shaft was pretty good. Very little difference between the drivers. The technology does add a few yards as I experienced with my Epic driver.
As I mentioned in the beginning of this guide, my 17 degree wood is my go-to club and when I have no confidence with the driver, I reach for it in a heartbeat. Hitting longer drives is the easiest and most effective way to lower your scores. But he was a massive fan of the sound and really enjoyed hitting this driver. Data You Can Trust If you are looking for a driver in 2017, this is for you. Nike announced it will no longer manufacture golf clubs so this is your chance to get one of the best drivers that will not be made anymore. Controllable, just wants to go straight.