Golf Magazine selected 40 average Joes to rate and review clubs at the World Golf Village Resort in St. Augustine, Fla. Each tester assessed every model within one driver category on both the course and the driving range. Driver categories are: Tour (evaluated by ClubTesters with 1 to 11 handicaps), Game-Improvement (9 to 17 handicaps) and Maximum Game-Improvement (11 to 21 handicaps). The drivers differ based on several factors: adjustable vs. non-adjustable heads, CG location, head size and breadth (face to rear), face angle, total weight, shaft weight and more. Max Game-Improvement drivers, for example, are typically larger (460cc heads) and more forgiving (higher MOI). These lightweight clubs have a more closed face and longer ultralight shafts, and they generate more spin. By contrast, Tour drivers often have smaller heads, a more open face and shorter, heavier shafts, and they produce less spin for more opportunity to maneuver shots. Our exclusive research partner, Hot Stix Golf, custom-fit each tester and recommended clubs based on data gathered using the TrackMan launch monitor.
Click on a club to read ClubTester reviews or write your own, watch videos, and find out how to get your own custom fitting. Click on a club image below to launch a gallery or video for each driver category.