Golf Magazine ClubTest 2012: Drivers

December 26, 2012

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 10 handicaps), Game-Improvement (6 to 16 handicaps) and Maximum Game-Improvement (14 to 22 handicaps). 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.

Note: Since we originally published this article, some companies have released new drivers. Those clubs, marked with an (*), have not been through the ClubTest process yet, but we've included them in the chart below to help you find more clubs in one place.


Tour Game-Improvement Max Game-Improvement
Adams Speedline Fast 12 LS Adams Speedline Fast 12 Adams Speedline 9088UL
Bridgestone J40 430 Bobby Jones by Jesse Ortiz* Adams Speedline Tech*
Callaway RAZR Fit Xtreme* Callaway RAZR Fit Callaway RAZR X Black
Cleveland CG Black Tour Cleveland Classic Cleveland CG Black
Cobra AMP Cell Pro* Cobra AMP Cobra AMP Offset
Cobra ZL Encore Cobra AMP Cell* Cobra AMP Cell Offset*
Mizuno MP-650* Miuzno JPX-825* Miura SIT-460*
Nike VR_S Covert Tour* Nike VR_S Covert* TaylorMade RocketBallz
Nike VR Pro Limited Edition Nike VR_S Tour Edge Bazooka HT Max-D
Ping i20 Ping Anser* Wilson Staff DXi Superlight
TaylorMade RocketBallz Tour Ping G20 Wilson Staff D-100 SuperLight*
Titleist 910D3 TaylorMade R11S  Yonex EZONE SD
 Titleist 913D3* Titleist 910D2  
  Titleist 913D2*   
  Tour Edge Exotics XCG-5  
Tour Drivers Video