Best Drivers For Slice

 
One of the hardest things for recreational golfers to fix is a slice, especially with their drivers. Golf club manufacturers have developed golf clubs designed to help reduce a golfer’s slice and hit it longer and straighter off the tee. With so many drivers in the marketplace, finding a slice correction driver can be a difficult prospect.

In this article we share of some of the best drivers for golfers who fight a slice, breaking down the pros and cons of each driver and how they are most compatible for golfers of all skill levels.

Make sure you analyze each driver to find the one that meets your specific needs. Every golfer has a different set of strengths and weaknesses, and drivers are not cheap. Making an informed decision on the best driver for a slice will save you time and money.

Before we get to the list, there are a few things we should discuss first.
 

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Cleveland Golf 2018 Men's HB Driver (Graphite, Right Hand, 10.5, Stiff)
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Callaway Golf 2018 Men's Rogue Driver, Right Hand, Synergy, 60G Shaft, Stiff Flex, 9 degrees
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2018 Cobra King F8+ Driver Nardo (Men's, Right Hand, Aldila NV 2KXV Blue 60, Reg Flex)
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Cleveland Golf 2018 Men's HB Driver (Graphite, Right Hand, 10.5, Stiff)
Callaway Golf 2018 Men's Rogue Driver, Right Hand, Synergy, 60G Shaft, Stiff Flex, 9 degrees
2018 Cobra King F8+ Driver Nardo (Men's, Right Hand, Aldila NV 2KXV Blue 60, Reg Flex)
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Cleveland Golf 2018 Men's HB Driver (Graphite, Right Hand, 10.5, Stiff)
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Cleveland Golf 2018 Men's HB Driver (Graphite, Right Hand, 10.5, Stiff)
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Callaway Golf 2018 Men's Rogue Driver, Right Hand, Synergy, 60G Shaft, Stiff Flex, 9 degrees
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Callaway Golf 2018 Men's Rogue Driver, Right Hand, Synergy, 60G Shaft, Stiff Flex, 9 degrees
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Most Forgiving Driver
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2018 Cobra King F8+ Driver Nardo (Men's, Right Hand, Aldila NV 2KXV Blue 60, Reg Flex)
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2018 Cobra King F8+ Driver Nardo (Men's, Right Hand, Aldila NV 2KXV Blue 60, Reg Flex)
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Best Driver for Slice

 

TaylorMade M3 Driver 460 (MCA Red, Regular Flex, Right Hand, 10.5 degrees)
  • New face curvature w/corrective face angle on off-center hits, to reduce side spin & deliver straighter shots. Provides more loft in high-toe & less loft in low-heel for more consistent spin
  • New sole slot implemented into our most adjustable driver for the first time. Reinforced outer portions of the slot allow for a lighter, more flexible face
  • The center portion of the slot increases ball speed low on the face & drops unwanted spin for more distance
TaylorMade M4 Driver (Stiff Flex, Right Hand, 9.5 degrees)
  • New face curvature w/corrective face angle on off-center hits, to reduce side spin & deliver straighter shots. Provides more loft in high-toe & less loft in low-heel for more consistent spin
  • Hammerhead slot: the reinforced outer portions of the slot allow for a lighter, more flexible face, resulting in a larger sweet spot
  • The center portion of the slot increases ball speed low on the face and drops unwanted spin for more distance
2018 Cobra King F8+ Driver Nardo (Men's, Right Hand, Aldila NV 2KXV Blue 60, Reg Flex)
  • Precision milled face-our first fully Machined driver face is CNC milled to create our thinnest, hottest, and most precise face EVER
  • 360 Aero-Innovative Polymer Aero trips positionedaround the perimeter of the clubhead improve drag reduction face-on throughthe downswing to generate maximumclubhead speed.
  • Ultralight Carbon Fiber Crown-A lighter 5-ply carbon fiber crown saves discretionaryweight to move the CG lower and deeper, producinghigher trajectories and increased forgiveness.
Callaway Golf 2018 Men's Rogue Driver, Right Hand, Synergy, 60G Shaft, Stiff Flex, 9 degrees
  • Exceptional Ball Speed from The Jailbreak Effect
  • More MOI and Forgiveness from Our Triaxial Carbon Crown
  • Industry-leading Boeing Aero Package
PING G400 Driver, Men's, Right Hand, 10.5°, ALTA CB Graphite Shaft, Regular Flex
  • Ping G400
  • In addition to improving feel, the internal rib structure of the G400 head rewards you with a rich, full sound at impact. Bolder crown turbulators enhance clubhead speed and visual appeal.
  • Streamlined shaping harmonizes with bolder turbulators and Vortec Technology to reduce drag 40% mid-downswing and 15% overall to increase clubhead speed and ball velocity for added distance with stability.

 

When Do You Use A Golf Driver?

Always use a tee when hitting with your golf driver.

You will generally use a golf driver from the tee box on holes where there is plenty of room to hit a shot as far as possible; mostly holes such as par-5s and medium-to-long par-4s. This may vary depending on your confidence with a driver and your skills and preferences.
 

Finding the Best Driver for Your Golf Game

Selecting the right golf driver for a slice is highly dependent on your skill level and personal preference. Are you a beginner golfer learning the game? Are you a mid-handicapper looking to break 80? Or, are you a scratch player needing some fine tuning? Do you want the option of adjusting your club, or do you like simplicity? With so many factors to consider when buying the best driver for a slice, we wanted to help simplify this process by providing you some things to consider when making this decision.
 

Budget

With so many factors involved, the one you should be most conscious of is the amount of money you’re able to spend. If cost doesn’t matter, then a golfer can easily go with our top driver suggested to handle slices off the tee box. But most golfers will need to consider cost when choosing the next driver for their bag. Budgets vary widely, but don’t need to prevent you from purchasing a quality driver at a reasonable price. Our list takes cost into consideration, but if you are looking for the best price when purchasing a driver for a slice, then take note of the listed drivers that may be slightly outdated and are still a great addition to any set of clubs. These drivers are still high in quality, but have been on the market longer. The TaylorMade M1 and M2, or the affordable and high-quality Cleveland Launch HB are just a few examples of affordable drivers for a slice.
 

Key Factors in Creating the Ideal Golf Shot

If you want to consistently drive the ball 275-300 yards without a slice, then you will need to have an understanding of the key pieces to an ideal shot. These include Ball Speed, Launch Angle, and Spin.

Ball Speed

Ball Speed. Source adamyounggolf

Ball speed is the velocity of the ball after it makes contact with a driver’s clubface. Clubhead speed can vary between 75-100 mph, and your ball speed will be higher when you make solid contact. Clubhead speeds for players on the PGA Tour usually average around 112 mph, while their ball speeds on the other hand average over 160 mph. Since most golfers are amateurs, they probably won’t reach the ball speed of the pros on the PGA Tour, but it’s still important to try and maximize ball speed when using your driver.

This relationship between clubhead speed and ball speed is known as the Smash Factor. To calculate your personal Smash Factor, simply take your ball speed and then divide it by your clubhead speed. The higher your Smash Factor is, the more distance you’ll achieve. If you can reach a smash factor somewhere between 1.2 and 1.5, you’ll notice an increase in distance with the driver you choose for your slice.

Launch Angle

Launch Angle. Source adamyounggolf

When using a driver, if you hit the ball too low, then you won’t generate enough carry distance. This lack of carry distance will affect your overall shot. The same problem occurs when you launch a ball too high. The goal for optimal ball flight when using a driver is to maximize roll and carry.
 

The launch angle of your driver shots are determined by 3 factors:

    Clubface Loft =This is the loft of your clubface when you set up to the ball.

    Dynamic Loft =Most golfers make impact with the ball with their hands behind the golf club, which adds more loft. If your hands are far ahead of the clubface, you’ll decrease the loft at impact. Both of these approaches can alter the initial launch angle.

    Angle of Attack =Steeper angles of attack will create a lower loft, while a shallower angle can increase loft.

According to simulation statistics, the optimal launch angle with a driver for a slice is around 12 degrees. This number is what you want to see when choosing the optimal driver for a slice, and the best way to obtain this number is by trying a variety of shafts, lofts, and clubhead designs.

Ball Spin

Ball Travel.

Spin rate is another important aspect to achieve the maximum distance. If your spin rate is too low, you will not be able to initiate a proper ball flight, thus the ball will land much sooner than what’s ideal. Despite the ball rolling once it is on the ground, it will still be much shorter than a shot with an optimal spin rate. A drive with too much spin can launch the ball high into the air, causing the ball to land more like a wedge than a driver. The optimal spin rate is right around 2700 rpm. Combining this with a 12-13 degree launch angle, will be able to produce your ideal shot. Keep in mind there is still one more spin factor that will affect your shot. This is Sidespin, which can have a dramatic impact on your shot’s direction and overall accuracy no matter what driver you choose.

Here are some of the ways sidespin occurs, and what it does to your golf shot

Draw

A draw occurs when the clubface makes contacts on the ball from the inside while being slightly open relative to the target. This results in a golf ball that will start to the right, then curves left for those that play right-handed. This causes the golf ball to fly slightly lower and roll more.

Fade

A fade occurs when the clubface travels in an outside to inside path. When the clubface makes contact with the golf ball it’s closed, in relation to the target. This causes the shot to fly slightly left before curving to the right. With current drivers, a fade tends to fly longer than a draw. The lower spin produces an increase in carry. Fades typically fly higher and will land quicker than a normal shot.

Topspin

Topspin is not your friend. A drive hit with topspin will dive after a short flight in the air. It will roll a long way, but it will still travel significantly shorter than it would have been, had the ball been stuck solidly.

Backspin

Every shot has backspin. The key is to maximize backspin when you want it, and limit it when you don’t. For example, you want a lot of spin from your short irons and wedges, not from your driver. The reason is that less spin can help your tee shots carry farther and roll longer.

 

Top Rated Golf Drivers Features

There are four main factors that you need to consider when choosing a driver to handle your slice– the shaft, the head, the loft, and the golfer’s budget. The first three of these factors are determined by the speed of a golfer’s swing. There is a general rule you can use to determine your swing speed that is based on which club you need to hit a ball 150 yards. If you use a lower iron, such as a 6-iron, then you probably have a slower swing speed. If you use a higher iron, such as an 8- or 9-iron, then you probably have a higher swing speed.

Shaft

Types of Golf Shafts. Source callawaygolf

If there’s one aspect every golfer seeking the best driver for a slice should pay attention to, it’s the shaft. As hard is it might be to change from stiff flex to regular flex, what’s most important is getting the most out of your driver. While flex is important, it’s not the only thing to pay attention to. The kick-point will also affect the ball’s overall flight. If you happen to play in windy conditions, a high kick-point will allow a more piercing ball flight, while lower kick-points will affect your launch angle. Since there are an endless amount of shafts on the market, your best bet is to find a shaft that works with your swing and have it installed to the driver head you choose to handle your slice.

Driver shafts come in a variety of flexes: Ladies (L), Regular (R), Senior or Amateur (A), Stiff (S), and Extra Stiff (X). The flex you need depends on your swing speed. A slower swing speed will require a more flexible shaft, while higher swing speeds require a stiffer shaft. Using a simulator will help you determine what flex will best suit your needs.

Shafts are composed of two different material compositions: steel and graphite. Nowadays, wedges are almost always in steel, while iron sets, hybrids, and driver shafts are normally graphite. The science behind this is simple: a lighter club will swing faster than heavier clubs. Even the lightest steel shaft is typically 90 grams, which is what a rather heavy graphite shaft will weigh. Graphite shafts normally are 55-70 grams. You may be tempted to ask: do these slight differences in weights make that much of a difference? The answer is yes and no. While there is a significant difference between a 130 gram steel shaft and a 55 gram graphite shaft, the weight ranges between graphite shafts are rather modest. The biggest difference in shafts, and what impacts your golf swing the most, is how they feel, and how that feel influences your shot patterns.

These small but imperative differences in shaft feel and weight make testing an important part of selecting a shaft that will affect your slice. The good thing is, especially for those who decide on a driver that can be adjusted, you can test out a wide variety of shafts on any specific head and, with the help of a simulator, get instant statistics on your spin rate, launch angle, carry, roll, and overall distance. Having this information is important to increase your ability to deliver long, straight drives with a driver you have total confidence in handling a slice.

Head Size

There many head sizes. Source golf.com

Most driver heads vary from 440 cc to 460 cc in size. The difference is that 440 cc is smaller and more for golfers that are consistent and want to be able to make small corrections to the flight of the ball. Meanwhile, 460 cc heads are larger and more forgiving for golfers that may not be as consistent and want a little more help with their slice when driving the ball.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the most common questions for golfers were when looking to purchase a driver that will help with a slice.
 

Q: How Do I Measure A Golf Driver’s Shaft Length?

A: Take a 48-inch measuring stick and setup the club similar to if you were approaching the golf ball. If you happen to try this on a table or simply placed the ground, you won’t get an accurate measurement.

Once the sole of the club is set squarely with the ground, line up the leading edge of the measuring stick to the shaft and ensure that it’s in line with the hosel. The measurement at the end of the grip is the length of your golf driver.
 

Q: Driver vs Woods: What is the Difference?

A: The significant differences between a driver and a wood are its size, loft, and utilization. Drivers at this point are like specialty clubs. Since many of them are well over 400cc in size, drivers are nearly impossible to hit off the ground, despite them having nearly the same loft as a fairway wood. Drivers also feature large surface areas which make the sweet spot larger and provide golfers with more club face to make better contact with the golf ball. Fairway woods are designed very much like drivers, but they have much smaller heads and lower profiles. This allows players to hit the ball from a tee as well as the fairway, rough, and sometimes even fairway bunkers.

While it may be possible to hit a driver off the ground, it is best to use your fairway woods in this situation. However, your 3-wood off a tee won’t travel as far as your driver, so you would need to adjust your strategy. This comes into consideration when holes require more accuracy than distance, where fairway woods would work better than a driver.
 

Q: What is an Adjustable Driver, and Does it Really Matter?

A: Adjustable drivers feature specialty hosels that can change the loft of the clubface up or down, varying as much as two degrees. This is a great feature for those who want to configure your driver based on the course and weather conditions. An example would be adding loft to help carry the ball longer when the course is wet and soggy resulting in less roll. While the adjustment feature is great for those who prefer having these options, the drawback is extra weight in the hosel, which alters the center-of-gravity and MOI, which can rob you of forgiveness on off-center hits that can result in a slice. Adjustable drivers are a great option, but be sure to remember that you have the ability to get a modern driver fully customized without ever having to adjust it for your slice.
 

Q: How Do You Know if a Driver is USGA Conforming?

A: Before a new club hits the market, the United States Golf Association analyzes the club to make sure it conforms to USGA rules. Streamlining this process makes it easy for customers since the USGA has a public database that can show if your driver, or the one you want to buy to handle a slice, conforms to the rules. You can review this list by clicking on the link provided below.

http://www.usga.org/ConformingGolfClub/ConformingClubList_M.pdf

Our Favorites

 

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Best Value Driver
Cleveland Golf 2018 Men's HB Driver (Graphite, Right Hand, 10.5, Stiff)
EDITOR'S CHOICE
Callaway Golf 2018 Men's Rogue Driver, Right Hand, Synergy, 60G Shaft, Stiff Flex, 9 degrees
Most Forgiving Driver
2018 Cobra King F8+ Driver Nardo (Men's, Right Hand, Aldila NV 2KXV Blue 60, Reg Flex)
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Cleveland Golf 2018 Men's HB Driver (Graphite, Right Hand, 10.5, Stiff)
Callaway Golf 2018 Men's Rogue Driver, Right Hand, Synergy, 60G Shaft, Stiff Flex, 9 degrees
2018 Cobra King F8+ Driver Nardo (Men's, Right Hand, Aldila NV 2KXV Blue 60, Reg Flex)
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Cleveland Golf 2018 Men's HB Driver (Graphite, Right Hand, 10.5, Stiff)
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Cleveland Golf 2018 Men's HB Driver (Graphite, Right Hand, 10.5, Stiff)
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Callaway Golf 2018 Men's Rogue Driver, Right Hand, Synergy, 60G Shaft, Stiff Flex, 9 degrees
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Callaway Golf 2018 Men's Rogue Driver, Right Hand, Synergy, 60G Shaft, Stiff Flex, 9 degrees
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2018 Cobra King F8+ Driver Nardo (Men's, Right Hand, Aldila NV 2KXV Blue 60, Reg Flex)
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2018 Cobra King F8+ Driver Nardo (Men's, Right Hand, Aldila NV 2KXV Blue 60, Reg Flex)
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Best Driver for Slice

 

1. TaylorMade M3 Driver


The TaylorMade M3 Driver is one of the most highly advanced drivers for a slice that’s ever been produced and is engineered to expand the sweet spot, maximize forgiveness, and allow for personalized adjustment of the ball flight. The M3 Driver utilizes the same revolutionary Twist Face technology and Hammerhead slot as the M4, but provides an adjustable, split-weight, Y-Track, sliding weight system. This is a Y-shaped track that allows movement of two 11g weights from front to back and side to side to configure the drivers trajectory, forgiveness, and speed, providing the very best customization for golfers needing to handle a slice by tinkering with their clubs.

The style and design are almost nearly the same as the M4, except for the Y-Track sliding weight system. The M3 also comes with an appealing thin silver edge styling on the head, giving a modern look to the latest masterpiece from TaylorMade.

TaylorMade M3 Driver

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Pros

  • One of the most technologically advanced drivers ever produced by TaylorMade
  • Off-center strikes can still result in incredible distance and accuracy off the tee
  • Costs less than the M3 Driver, it comes with the same advanced technology, just without the movable weights

Cons

  • More casual players may find the cost a little too high for their pocket books
  • The Twist Face benefits are difficult to precisely determine in testing
  • The lack of adjustability may be a negative for golfers that are more consistent and want to tinker with their club
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2. TaylorMade M4 Driver

 


The TaylorMade M4 Driver is an amazing club, which greatly improves the power and forgiveness of a slice compared to its predecessor the M2 driver. This driver combines ground-breaking Twist Face technology, a Hammerhead slot, and Geocoustic design to allow optimal speed, spin, and trajectory on drives. The Twist Face is useful for any golfer who may have a slice allowing you to find the sweet spot more often; it corrects the off-center shots and provides impeccable forgiveness without the need to tinker with the adjustable weights found in the M3 Driver.

The Geocoustic design also improves the sound of your tee shots off the clubface. The M4 comes with an updated thin silver edge design on the head. This design seems reminiscent of the SLDR color scheme but keeps the overall appearance similar to the M2, giving it a modern and updated look with the benefits of increased performance.

TaylorMade M4 Driver

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Pros

  • One of the most technologically advanced drivers ever produced by TaylorMade
  • Off-center strikes can still result in incredible distance and accuracy off the tee
  • Costs less than the M3 Driver, it comes with the same advanced technology, just without the movable weights

Cons

  • More casual players may find the cost a little too high for their pocket books
  • The Twist Face benefits are difficult to precisely determine in testing
  • The lack of adjustability may be a negative for golfers that are more consistent and want to tinker with their club
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3. Cobra F8 Driver

 


The Cobra F8 Driver is by far one of the best drivers of 2018. The Cobra F8 Driver offers an increase to distance and accuracy despite having a slice through its advanced technology. The main feature of the Cobra F8 Driver is its CNC Precision Milled Face. The attention to detail added into the clubface helps create a thin face, which will not only increase the ball speed but also provides more distance. This design offers a larger sweet spot, as well as provides better traction in wet conditions.

The innovative 360 Aero Technology configured into the Cobra’s F8 Driver offers unparalleled performance. The design provides a slightly raised pattern called “Aero Trips” which are located at the crown and sole of the club. These Aero Trips reduce drag during the golfer’s downswing, which helps increases the balls distance.

Cobra F8 Driver

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Pros

  • Impressive distance regardless of where you hit the ball
  • Very accurate and forgiving club, even on mishits
  • CNC Milled Face with 360 Aero Tips Technology expands the sweet spot

Cons

  • Some players may get overwhelmed with all the technology
  • May feel sluggish going through the air due to profile
  • May create too much spin for some players to control
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4. Callaway Rogue Driver

 


Callaway builds on the smashing success of the GBB Epic to create an even better driver – the new Rogue Driver The Rogue’s design and technology is specifically targeted at maximizing the ball and clubhead speeds. Jailbreak and X-Face VFT work together to promote an increase in ball speeds, for both center and off-center strikes. The aerodynamic Speed Step allows more efficient airflow around the leading edge, improving the clubhead speed with no extra effort on your part.

Callaway implemented vertical metal rods to connect the crown and sole of the head of the club. This addition provides the body more stiffness and allows the face to create a springboard effect. The same design is in the Rogue-model drivers, but has been altered slightly. With the hourglass-shaped titanium rods being 25% lighter, this makes the X-Face VFT technology more effective than ever.

Rogue Driver

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Pros

  • Forgiving of off-center hits due to the X-Face VFT
  • Jailbreak technology and X-Face VFT work tighter to achieve faster ball speeds and farther drives
  • The industry-leading Boeing Aero package helps golfers get faster head speeds

Cons

  • Lacks any ability to adjust the center of gravity and MOI
  • Does not provide the slice correction of the Rogue Draw or lower ball speeds of the Rogue Sub-Zero
  • For golfers that already have the Epic, it may not be enough of an improvement
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5. Cleveland Launch HB Driver

 


The Cleveland Golf Launcher HB Driver blends the best in current technology with the classic look and functionality of ten years ago. The Cleveland Golf Launcher HB Driver specializes in long, high, straight drives, over and over again; helping any golfer with a slice. Unlike the original HiBore models, which were designed with a substantial dip, the new HiBore crown is nearly unnoticeable, but still makes a major impact in the club’s performance. This simple feature eliminates weight from the crown, which brings the center-of-gravity down, allowing it to be easier for you to launch your drives high and straight even with a slice.

There is a reason the Cleveland Golf Launcher HB Driver doesn’t offer adjustability though—the extra weight in the hosel. The hosel in this driver is configured to be as light as possible, and with all the extra weight going to where it helps most: at the bottom. This additional weight at the bottom allows an even lower and deeper center-of-gravity. These features are key factors to a higher launch with lower spin; the ideal recipe for maximum distance when dealing with a slice.

Cleveland Golf Launcher HB Driver

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Pros

  • Designed to help every player hit it longer and straighter every time
  • Very simple in design and features, which doesn’t require any tools to adjust
  • Priced with the value-conscious golfer in mind

Cons

  • Without any adjustability, you have to know your loft before purchasing
  • No adjustable weights, which may cause problems in windy conditions
  • The HiBore design may not suit everyone’s eye
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6. Ping G400 Driver

 


The Ping G400 Driver is one of the hottest drivers of 2018, and there are many reasons why. The Ping G400 Driver provides players great distance with exceptional forgiveness. Having received the Gold rating on Golf Digest’s 2018 Hot List, the Ping G400 boasts several technological and design improvements from last year’s Ping G model. The G400 has been proven to provide increased forgiveness and accuracy for golfers from the PGA Tour down to rank beginners. If more fairways and forgiveness are what you’re looking for, then the Ping G400 is the driver for you.
 

Ping G400 Fairway Wood

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Pros

  • The club has a very powerful look, especially with the Turbulators on the crown
  • The light weight of the club offers excellent distance
  • The forgiveness of the club is a massive benefit for players

Cons

  • The club is fairly limited in adjustability which may be a turn off to some player
  • There is only one stock shaft option unlike its competitors
  • The black clubface and sole tend to wear away quickly
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7. Titleist T2 Driver

 


The Titleist TS2 Driver was released in September of 2018, and is sure to be one of the hottest drivers for 2019. The Titleist TS2 is designed to replace the previous 917 D2 Driver, and it is sufficing to say that the TS2 driver is by far one of the most technologically sound drivers Titleist has produced in years. With innovative design features including an ultra-thin face, a thin crown, a lower center of gravity, and SureFit weighting technology, the TS2 sets itself apart from other drivers currently on the market. The Titleist TS2 driver is perfect for the player who is looking for higher launch, reduced spin, and more distance off the tee. So, if you are a mid- to low-handicap golfers looking to take your golf game to the next level, then the Titleist TS2 is the driver for you.
 

Titleist TS2 Driver

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Pros

  • SureFit weighting technology allows players to optimize launch conditions
  • An ultra-thin face increases MOI for increased distance
  • More efficient clubhead design and weight distribution increases clubhead speed

Cons

  • The Titleist TS2 is more expensive than comparable drivers on the market
  • Extra length in the shaft may lead to less control and accuracy
  • The high launch characteristics may not be ideal for players with high ball flights
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8. Titleist T3 Driver

 


The Titleist TS3 Driver was released in September of 2018 and is sure to be one of the most popular drivers of 2019. The Titleist TS3 is designed to replace the previous 917 D3 Driver, and it is sufficing to say that the TS3 driver is by far one of the most technologically sound drivers Titleist has produced in years. With a head design that is 20% more streamlined than the previous model, the thinnest crown on the market, and an ultra-thin face, the TS3 combines the very best in modern technology and design with a classic look that is sure to optimize performance for players of all levels. The Titleist TS3 driver is perfect for the player who is looking for higher launch, reduced spin, and more distance off the tee. So, if you are a mid- to low-handicap golfers looking to take your golf game to the next level, then the Titleist TS3 is the driver for you.
 

Titleist TS3 Driver

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Pros

  • A club head design that helps to increase clubhead speed by up to 20%
  • The thinnest face that Titleist has ever made design purely for ball speed
  • SureFit adjustable weights allow players to customize the club for their optimal launch conditions

Cons

  • The Titleist TS3 is more expensive than comparable drivers on the market
  • Extra length in the shaft may lead to less control and accuracy for some players
  • Some players may prefer less options and customizability and may want to try the Titleist TS2 Driver
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9. TaylorMade M1 Driver

 


The TaylorMade M1 Driver is by far one of the most technically advanced adjustable drivers from 2016. The TaylorMade M1 Driver is a phenomenal predecessor to the M3. The M1 has been a solid choice that many golfers have found ideal for their slices off the tee box. The M1 Driver uses 43% more carbon than its influential predecessor. Its ultra-thin and ultra-light carbon manufactured crown allows a lower center of gravity, which both helps improve launch conditions and produces a very high moment of inertia even with a slice.

It also features a weight bearing sole, along with a redesigned T-Track System. The T-Track System has a variety of adjustable weights at your demand. The front track has a 15 g weight that will provide a more draw, neutral, or fade bias shot, while the rear track has a 10 g weight to influence the launch and spin conditions of your drives. Both tracks allow golfers with a slice to adjust the flight of the ball for more consistent drives. TaylorMade migrated the center of gravity towards the face in the M1 to encourage higher ball speed, resulting in increased forgiveness with a slice. The TaylorMade M1 Driver is an amazing club, perfect for anyone who’s looking for managing their slice while utilizing the very finest in golf technology.

TaylorMade M1 Driver

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Pros

  • When off center strikes occur, the ball will still have incredible distance
  • Very forgiving club and the spin rates are one of the lowest of any driver on the market
  • Tons of adjustability, players can choose both launch and shot settings

Cons

  • A little economically exensive, the M1 may be out of the budget of some golfers
  • Some players may be overwhelmed by all the options and complexity in the adjustability
  • On mis-hits the low spin may not provide the distance some players need
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10. TaylorMade M2 Driver

 


The TaylorMade M2 Driver is the predecessor to the M4. While similar to the M3 and M1 models, the M2 Driver is one of the most influential drivers and a solid choice for any player seeking a driver to handle their slice. The TaylorMade M2 Driver utilizes Geocoustic Technology, Inverted Cone Technology, and a Speed Pocket to provide a huge sweet spot that gives amazing forgiveness, minimizes vibration, and optimizes ball trajectory.

The Inverted Cone Technology creates a significant sweet spot on the club which maximizes the driver’s moment of inertia, limiting head twisting and the negative effects of mis-hits resulting in a slice. Utilizing the sunken sole shape, the Geocoustic Technology creates a larger club face and a high-quality sound when the ball projects off the face. The Speed Pocket acts similar to a spring board, allowing you to launch the ball on low-groove contact, giving you the most forgiving driver for a slice offered in golf today.

TaylorMade M2 Driver

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Pros

  • When off center strikes occur, the ball will still go straight and far
  • With a low launch and spin profile the ball can pick up some serious mileage once on the ground
  • One of the most forgiving drivers made by TaylorMade to date

Cons

  • A little costly, the M2 may be out of the budget of some golfers
  • There is no center of gravity adjustability like other similar drivers available on the market
  • Some players may not like the hard and hollow feel of the club
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Control and Performance
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What Driver Should You Buy?

Any of the 10 drivers listed above would be an excellent choice for golfers with a slice. However, each golfer is unique and should consider their personal strengths and weaknesses when choosing which driver would make the biggest improvement on their slice.

If you are consistent on your drives and need a driver with maximum adjustability to handle a slice off the tee then the TaylorMade M3, Callaway Rogue, Callaway Epic, and TaylorMade M1 drivers are the best choice.

Secondly, if you prefer drivers that don’t need manual adjustments and are easier to just purchase and play, then the TaylorMade M4, Cobra King F8, Cleveland Golf HB, and Cobra King F-Max drivers are the optimal choices.

Finally, if budget is the primary factor in choosing a driver for a slice, then you would most likely benefit from one of the classic drivers that are still relevant today, such as the TaylorMade AeroBurner, M1 and M2 Drivers.

No matter how good a golf club may feel off the rack, it’s always best to try it out for yourself before making the purchase. Most players like to test out a few drivers in person before shopping online for the best deals when upgrading to a driver to minimize their slice.

 

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