Golf’s top 5 drivers to test out in 2019
In no particular order, here are the top five drivers that you should try out if you’re looking for something (anything!) to help your golf game in 2019. We’ll give you a short overview of the driver, and then offer our tips on how they can help you not suck on the course this year.
TaylorMade is calling the M3 the most technologically advanced driver they’ve ever made (sounds almost too good to be true, right?). But really — they engineered this baby with a twisted face.
From their description: “Twist Face presents a revolutionary new face curvature with a corrective face angle on off-center hits, engineered to reduce side spin and deliver straighter shots. By providing more loft in the high-toe and less loft in the low-heel, this groundbreaking technology produces more consistent side spin in the areas where golfers commonly mis-hit.” A full list of features and specs is online.
Off-center hits? Reducing side speed? Right where golfers usually mis-hit the ball? Really, who wouldn’t like a driver with a lot of forgiveness. Sounds like a no-brainer to test this out with your local pro.
The Rogue uses a blend of Callaway’s carbon composite to make their clubs extra light. The weight they save on material has been redistributed in the Rogue’s head perimeter — again to increase MOI and forgiveness (notice a theme?).
In case you didn’t know, MOI is “moment of inertia” and it comes most into play on imperfect contact, when the ball and the clubface meet someplace other than the sweet spot. Sound like anyone you know? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
The reviews from this club are insane. Golfers are excited to play again with how forgiving this driver is, and many report hitting more fairways than any other club they’ve used.
From their description: “A great fit for players looking to add distance through unprecedented stability and forgiveness. Longer, straighter drives result from the highest total MOI ever in a PING driver, the function of extreme tungsten weighting and a higher-density backweight in the multi-material 460cc design.”
Here’s another with the adjustable weights to help you with your slice or spin. Cobra’s titanium face inserts save weight and allow the face to offer subtle curvature for more speed and higher launch on mis-hits.
From their website, this driver is best for “Up to 15 handicap golfers with higher swing speeds seeking lower, more controlled trajectories with reduced spin for enhanced shot shaping capability.”
The TS series took over two years to develop, and is focused on more speed. Optimizing how the weight is distributed means the refined crown and face thicknesses create the lowest Titleist CG ever for higher launch and lower spin.
From their website: “The new TS Metals offer two distinct designs that bring more speed to your game. TS2 lets you swing aggressively with maximum forgiveness across the face, while TS3 offers an adjustable sweet spot for speed-tuned performance.”
Honorable mentions that we’re excited to see play in 2019:
We all know that the ONLY reason our golf scores rarely drop below 90 is because of the equipment, not our skill (or lack of). It’s exciting that manufacturers are looking to help the average golfer with these new additions to the driver market.
Of course they have to design clubs that Tour players love, but it’s nice to see that not 100% of manufacturer effort goes toward ace players.
Have you tried any of the drivers on our list? Any big misses you think should have been included?
|Men’s size standards – US letter sizes|
|Neck (inches)||13-13 1/2||14-14 1/2||15-15 1/2||16-16 1/2||17-17 1/2||18-18 1/2||19-19 1/2|
|Sleeve (inches)||31 1/2-32||32 1/2-33||33 1/2-34||34 1/2-35||35 1/2-36||36-36 1/2||36 1/2-37|