No club in golf has been more regulated than the driver, and all of those rules have been geared to rein in its performance and presumably dull our enthusiasm for making an upgrade to the most powerful club in our bag. Yet for many slower heaadspeed golfers, optimizing launch and spin rate would give you more distance. However, similar to previous models in the TaylorMade line of drivers such as the , many have found the driver to be not so forgiving on mishits. The weight is shifted more to the back side to stabilize the mis-hits. The Hybrid Stick comes with 17, 19, 21 and 24 all adjustable lofts.
The R15 features a 4° loft sleeve along with two 12. The R15 is available in four standard loft configurations: 9. Companies are making it easier to mix and match what fits your game. I know it is not my opinion so it is up to Golf Digest to choose the list. The Speed and Pro do not come with the full adjustability that the Flex provides but is a great combination of classic looks and solid performance. Bending the elbows breeds inconsistency.
That said, is it just me or does it seem like the method used to determine the best clubs i. The all-new variant incorporates a channel in the sole. Keep in mind that changing the loft using the loft sleeve has the side effect of changing the face angle and producing a bias for draw or fade shots, so be sure to give careful consideration to any such adjustments. Callaway Big Bertha V Series 10 Amazing Golf Drivers of 2015 The Callaway Big Bertha V Series is lighter in weight and is also aerodynamically engineered to make the driver go faster. This years test felt a little underwhelming. But if you look at what is listed they have multiple drivers tied for 3rd place.
For those who might be more focused on distance, or accuracy, or forgiveness, the rest of our list highlights some of the best performers in those categories as well. The right shaft, head, and even grip size and it is almost a miracle if you can find that combination. If you have any thoughts or opinions about the TaylorMade R15 driver, be sure to leave a comment below! The driver is also critically acclaimed as one of the most user-friendly sticks due to its eight adjustable loft settings which are marked as numbers. The Last Word: Not just the longest name in golf, our test results suggest Big Bertha Alpha 815 Double Black Diamond is also for 2015. I play it in a high launch, low spin setup, and and mishits correct beautifully.
I have personally been on a Titleist Staff member for the past 4 years. I think Ping has a hell of a driver and I love the G30, but how is it on your list? The 460 cc head is big without being bulky, the crown is fairly clean and the design on the sole is slick and blends nicely. I personally like the clean looking crown. But the peanut shape with a long shaft is more difficult to use. Golf digest hot list- gives a list and says what the manufacturers want to be said. Take that old driver of yours to a great fitter with a launch monitor and get totally dialed in. Of course for higher level of detail, full data should be given.
Thanks for being the leader in independent testing. Ping, with10 golds, now takes 2nd place. Thank You for all of the hard work involved in making this test. It is not for the average golfer who just wants to hit it long and straight most of the time. The heavy end can also be positioned rearward for a higher ball flight.
Did Tony or someone else finally answer in another thread? We accept credit cards through PayPal. The stick also houses plenty of help for the average players. Get fit, buy one of the new drivers. This is a non bias website right? Moreover, the driver has a second layer of adjustability as the player can tweak spin and launch angle without changing the loft setting. Its a reference, for MyGolfWay. Otherwise it makes this test a complete waste? The end result of that collaboration is what we believe to be the largest, fully-independent, 100% Datacratic driver test ever conducted.
I needed to bump up a loft to get an ideal air time. The other day with a little tailwind I bombed one 330! Top 10 Golf Hybrid Sticks in Golf Digest Hot List 2015 10. The shape and internal weighting of the driver help off-center hits launch with speed and distance which is similar to center strikes. We look at accuracy strictly as a measurement of how far offline a given shot is when it settles. However my son is just learning… what would you recommend him using for beginners? The hybrid stick is equipped with a thin high-strength steel cupface to produce more distance, and also the low and forward internal weighting generates less spin.
I still have some questions about the weighting of the variables for the overall performance. Glad to see it independently verified. Tony is the Editor of MyGolfSpy where his job is to bring fresh and innovative content to the site. As I understand the smash factor is more to do with the golfer than the club and presumably so is the launch angle. Again b4 anyone jumps on my case, I truly love this site and its my favorite by a long shot, but these 3 things are eeerking me! The sole cavity houses low and forward weight to mitigate spin but the head still stays stable in this hybrid to improve on mis-hits.
In every set used from the tee box, there are typically three to four woods. Question: When you tried it out, how far did you hit the tee shot? Flight was exactly what I dreamed of when I bought the shaft. At a swing speed of 100 mph, I ran my own comparisons: 1. Choosing the head is the beginning of club selection. Cobra got rave reviews from you all in January and you all even said it was the front runner then. The large shape of the Speed version is extremely friendly for most golfers. This is the fourth revision of MyGolfWay.