From our friends at Equipio, here’s a good summary of how to choose a new golf driver.
Drivers are always the cool bit of your golf bag – the brands love to push a new driver and after all, there’s nothing more satisfying than smashing one down the middle. With so many golf drivers on the market, deciding which one to choose can be a bit of a challenge – so we’ve focused on three of the most important factors when buying a new golf club: the head, the shaft and the loft.
Round headed golf drivers continue to be the most prevalent – it is considered the best way of positioning the weight to achieve maximum performance, although Titleist favour a slightly different pear profile design – this shape is slightly more compact and favours better workability. Both Nike and Callaway also have square headed options, which are said to be straighter on off-centre strikes and a bit more forgiving. Some manufacturers bring out ‘tour version’ drivers within their ranges, such as TaylorMade with the R9 TP and Callaway with the Diablo Octane Tour – the construction is the same but with a smaller sweetspot to make ‘shaping’ the ball easier for the better player.