The best golf drivers
- If you usually leave your driver in the bag, rather than risk a badly shanked tee shot that leaves you behind a tree or in the lake, why not try a different driver that offers the latest design features?
- The Ping G400 Max uses a smart design that will keep your off-center ball strikes closer to the target without robbing you of distance, which is sure to make the game of golf a lot more fun to play.
The driver provides the most distance of any golf club in the bag or, perhaps more accurately, potential distance. Between shanked drives that dribble along the ground or careen wildly off the fairway, some golfers choose to use their drivers sparingly, despite the potential of this club.
If you cannot control your driver, hitting the ball off the tee can be a source of frustration. No one wants to hear the jeers of your opponents when you pull out a hybrid club or a long iron to use off the tee, sacrificing distance for accuracy.
Fortunately, golf club manufacturers have placed a lot of emphasis on adding new technologies to the driver, attempting to help all levels of golfers achieve more success off the tee. The driver is designed to give you the most distance of any club in your bag, as it has the longest shaft and the smallest angle of loft on the clubface.
Today's drivers don't look much like the small-sized, wooden head drivers from many decades ago that were commonly called 1-woods. In fact, the minimal loft of the driver's clubface and the long length of the club shaft are about the only similarities between older drivers and today's drivers.
Of late, driver makers have worked to minimize the effect of mis-hits. A right-handed golfer who strikes the ball with a slightly open clubface is likely to slice the shot, sending it far to the right of the target, for example. Off-center mis-hits rob you of distance as well.
We've rounded up the best drivers with the latest technology in a variety of price ranges to help you find the one that's right for your golfing style.
Here are the best golf drivers you can buy:
- Best golf driver overall: Ping G400 Max
- Best golf driver for fixing a slice: Callaway Rogue Draw
- Best adjustable golf driver: Wilson C300
- Best golf driver for swing forgiveness: Cobra King F8
- Best affordable golf driver: TaylorMade RBZ Black
Updated on 10/22/2019 by Owen Burke: Added TaylorMade's RBZ Black driver as an affordable driver to replace the out-of-production TaylorMade AeroBurner. We are currently researching and testing new options for our next update.
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