Edited by Rob Sauerhaft; Reviews by Mike Chwasky, Mark Dee and Brendan Mohler. Photography by Michael Chini
Finding the perfect driver for you should be your New Gear’s resolution. We can help. Last fall, 40 ClubTesters trekked to World Golf Village Resort in St. Augustine, Fla. Armed with 26 shiny drivers (and plenty of Band-Aids), our “swing shift” evaluated every model, making recommendations for various player types. Our research partner, Hot Stix Golf, custom-fit drivers for each tester and used launch monitors to collect data from thousands of shots on the range. (A few bucks changed hands during on-course testing as well.)
Drivers are classified in three categories: Game-Improvement, Better-Player and Max Game-Improvement.