Driven to extremes

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Driven to extremes Knowing the geometry of your driver can boost your distance. (And we thought "Isosceles" was that hot exchange student from Greece!) Cobra Speed ProD Who it's for: Low handicappers Cobra designers tried to make this deep titanium clubface as hot as they could. But they couldn't make it too hot and still meet USGA guidelines. So Cobra added a dual rhombus insert along the inner walls of the face. This slows down the center so the measure of "characteristic time" (face springiness) won't exceed USGA limits. But you still get faster (and legal) ball speeds across more of the face. Speed Pro D can be adjusted to suit your swing weight and/or lie angle preferences. $399, graphite; cobragolf.com • Find the right driver for your game with our interactive driver fitting, powered by Hot Stix.
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Adams Insight BTY Who it's for: Low handicappers Neutral weighting, a classic shape and an open clubface angle at address make this a good choice for real gamers. BTY stands for beauty, and the club includes a removable 7-gram screw in the sole. You can order screws ranging from 2 grams to 12 grams to produce different head and swing weights. An ultra-thin, light titanium crown sheds 8 grams to be used elsewhere in the head. $329, graphite; adamsgolf.com • Find the right driver for your game with our interactive driver fitting, powered by Hot Stix.
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Titleist 907D1 Who it's for: All players Titleist drivers typically focus on distance and workability. For that, you should look at the 907D2. By contrast, the 907D1 imparts more forgiveness than workability. No question its sporty triangular shape stands out in a pro shop. But the geometry enhances stability on heel-toe hits or high-low ones. Its tapered faceâ€"thinnest at top, thickest at bottomâ€"helps to generate high-launch and low-spin shots. $399, graphite; titleist.com • Go to Equipment Finder profile to tell us what you think and see what other GOLF.com readers said about this club. • Find the right driver for your game with our interactive driver fitting, powered by Hot Stix.
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TaylorMade Burner Who it's for: All players The Burner is deeper (from front to back) than any driver head in company history. Three rear weight pads further aid forgiveness. But Burner's real claim to fame may be that it's lighter and longer than most sticks. The REAX shaft, by Fujikura, is an inch longer than standard (46 inches) but weighs just 50 grams. The total package is 10 percent lighter (299 grams) than standard clubs. The idea, of course, is to get you swinging faster. $299, graphite; taylormadegolf.com • Go to Equipment Finder profile to tell us what you think and see what other GOLF.com readers said about this club. • Find the right driver for your game with our interactive driver fitting, powered by Hot Stix.
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Tour Edge Bazooka GeoMax Who it's for: All players Tour Edge continues to deliver useful products at affordable prices. The GeoMax driver has its center of gravity (or CG) well away from the face to forgive big misses. A 20-gram tungsten sole weight in the rear further promotes the deep CG, which, in turn, launches shots high. $199, graphite; touredge.com • Find the right driver for your game with our interactive driver fitting, powered by Hot Stix.
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Hippo Hex2 Who it's for: All players It's not every day that you come across a hexagonal driver. The Hex2 has a multimaterial construction consisting of a titanium crown and sole, carbon fiber sidewalls and a forged beta titanium clubface. As with square-headed drivers, the objective is to shift more weight farther back and to corners that don't exist in more traditional shapes. Six extra grams in the back corners stabilize the Hex2 to straighten out your misses. $199, graphite; hippo-golf.com • Find the right driver for your game with our interactive driver fitting, powered by Hot Stix.