The first thing we are going to look at is the best golf club drivers for beginners because they need the most help with their game. Then we will look at some newly designed drivers that will work for beginners or anyone with a high to mid-handicap level. We will also look at some common name brand drivers for mid-handicappers. And finally the best drivers that the pros prefer to use.
One thing that will be important for beginners is getting a driver with the maximum club head size of 460cc, and a low center of gravity, a beginner will benefit greatly from a driver like that. Some newly designed drivers like the GX-7 and the iRT-5 hybrid could be good choices for beginners and experienced high to mid-handicappers. It doesn’t seem to matter whether you’re a beginner or a pro these days, just about everyone out there uses an over sized club head or the maximum 460cc size, so your biggest decision will be how much you want to pay for your driver and still get the features you want.
The Best Golf Drivers For Beginners
Here are some best priced drivers for beginners. I want to start with the cheaper ones first so that people on a budget have an option too. These drivers will not have the adjustability that higher priced ones have but they are a good option for beginners on a budget. The Pinemeadow PGX Offset Driver is a 460cc club with anti-slice technology for about $50. Another club with the low price of $40 is the TEC Plus 460cc Ti Matrix Driver.
Two club choices over 460cc are the Pinemeadow PGX 500 Driver (500cc) and the Nextt Golf Mens Green Monster CFX 520cc Driver, both clubs are designed for added distance and more forgiveness for straighter shots. These are illegal clubs (not approved by the U.S.G.A.) because they are larger than 460cc, but fine for beginners or high handicappers since you probably won’t be playing in tournaments any time soon.
If you want to get a better quality name brand driver with adjustable features, there are some great choices out there you can get for under $200 used on eBay or Amazon and here they are: TaylorMade Mens R1 Driver, Cobra Fly Z Driver, Callaway Big Bertha or Big Bertha Alpha Driver, TaylorMade SLDR Driver, and Cleveland Classic XL Driver.
Newly Designed Drivers For High Handicap Players
There are a couple of new club designs that are getting really good reviews from beginners and high handicap players. The first one is the GX-7 X-Metal Golf Club which is designed for players with a club head speed less than 100mph. It is made for driving distance consistency similar to a driver or 3 wood, but instead of using a driver like golf swing you will be using the same swing that you use with your irons. Basically it’s made to be used as a driver or fairway wood utilizing the same iron or wedge like swing throughout your game all the way up to the green.
Another new popular club design is the iRT-5 Hybrid which is not a really a driver but could still be used from the tee or as a fairway driver. This club gets it’s popularity from its machete rails that glide across the normal fairway turf or tougher places in the rough without digging into the ground. The club face is said to have a self-correcting action to it that squares up on impact. Golfers of all handicaps reported having increased distance and better accuracy. The GX-7 and the iRT-5 Hybrid are normally priced at $180-200 new.
Best Drivers For Mid-Handicappers
The best drivers for the mid-handicappers can range anywhere from the types that beginners or high handicap players use, all the way to the same ones the pros use. Being a better player with a lower handicap means that you probably have a faster swing speed with better accuracy and you will be looking for a good name brand driver to buy. Don’t feel pressured to buy one of the latest and greatest drivers unless that’s really what you want. Some good drivers for you to consider are the: TaylorMade AeroBurner, Wilson D200, Cobra King LTD Driver, Titleist 913 Driver, Mizuno Golf JPX 900 Driver, and the Ping G30 Driver.
The drivers listed above are all great moderately priced drivers, most can be found for under $300, some for under $200. You can get them even cheaper if you buy them used from Amazon, eBay, or TGW (The Golf Warehouse), some beginner drivers that are used under $100 would be good choices also if you want to spend even less and still get a good quality adjustable driver.
Best Drivers Used By The Pros
Two of the most common brands used by the pros are TaylorMade and Titleist. The TaylorMade M1 Driver is used by players like Dustin Johnson, Gary Woodland, Ryan Palmer and Jason Day, while the TaylorMade M2 is preferred by Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Brooks Koepka, and Keegan Bradley. Titleist makes the 917 D2 that is a favorite of Adam Scott, Justin Thomas, and Jimmy Walker. Callaway’s Great Big Bertha is used by Patrick Rogers, Harold Varner III and Jason Kokrak. Bubba Watson uses a Ping G driver and Ricky Fowler uses a Cobra King LTD driver.
These are the most common brands and driver types currently used by most of the professionals, but there are others not so commonly used by PGA players like the drivers from Cleveland Golf, Parsons Xtreme Golf, Bridgestone, Srixon and Nike which used to be a popular brand. All the pro drivers are priced at about $400 and up to $700. You can find some of them on sale for around $300, so obviously these will be the most expensive ones to choose from.
Choose The Right Features For The Right Price
The drivers used by the pros might be just what you want if you have the money and you are an experienced golfer. Some other choices will be just fine for most golfers who are beginners or mid to high handicappers, because they will certainly be more affordable and have all or most of the same adjustable features you are looking for, and you can get them even cheaper if you buy them used.