Choosing Your Golf Driver
1. Flex & Shaft
To find the best golf driver, you need to consider the shaft and what type of flex is best for you. For most golfers, the shaft that comes with the driver will work fine. However you’ll want to be sure the shaft isn’t too heavy. A rough guide to deciding the best flex would be to choose stiff if you regularly driver 250 yards or more, regular flex for drives between 230 – 250 yards and senior or light flex for drives under 230. Choosing the best shaft and flex for your golf driver will give you the best control and the maximum distance.
Loft is also important in selecting a new golf driver. Generally a driver’s loft can be anywhere from 8-degrees to 13.5-degrees. Choose a loft based on your assessed club-head speed. The general rule of thumb is the higher the assessed club-head speed, the lower the loft in degrees. For example, if your speed is 130 mph or above, you'll need a loft between 8 and 9.5 degrees. If your speed is a little slower at 95 to 104 mph, then you'd select a 10- or 11-degree loft.
3. Size & Material
Third, you’ll need to decide on the size and material of your new golf driver. Drivers come in a variety of metals such as titanium, alloy, or stainless steel. The material can affect the driver’s price, with lighter, stronger materials generally being more expensive. Heavier, discount stainless steel golf drivers will give you control and weight to your swing. If you're an avid golfer, then you'll want a lighter material, but if you're a weekend golfer, then an alloy driver will suit you well as they’ll normally be less expensive.
Finally, you'll need to consider the size of the driver as well and its Moment of Inertia. MOI is how forgiving a golf club is when it impacts the ball. The head size of a golf club driver plays a big part in its MOI. For maximum MOI, find a driver with the largest allowable head size of 460cc.
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