CATEGORY: Max Game Improvement Drivers
WE TESTED: 9° (adjusts 8° to 10°), 10.5° (adjusts 9.5° to 11.5°), 13° (adjusts 12° to 14°) with Matrix Speed Rulz A-Type graphite shaft.
KEY TECHNOLOGY: The adjustable hosel has six settings (+/- 1° loft), including three options for a draw.
Solid shots are in line with testers' own drivers; output on less-than-perfect contact is consistent and respectable; a few guys get a definite boost in yardage on misses.
(Click and drag your cursor on the image below to see the driver from every angle.)
Boring trajectory leads to plenty of roll -- great on firm fairways or windy days; easy to alter shot shape or add height simply by adjusting the hosel.
Some testers have a tendency to overswing due to the club's overall lightness; one or two guys struggle to square up the big head; the nubs (called "vortex generators," and meant to improve aerodynamics) seem a little gimmicky to a couple of panelists.
Nimble and nearly effortless to swing, the D300 driver offers dependable forgiveness for players with slower to moderate swing speeds.
Listen to the Staff D300 at Impact