Women golfers are very much like male golfers. They need equipment that is tailored to their swing and allows them to hit the ball the furthers and the straightest with less effort. Drivers can be customized to fit all swing types based on weight and feel preferences. Matching what you are looking for at address with something that makes you more comfortable swinging is ideal.
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Top 10 Best Drivers for Women
Women golfers who take their game seriously can find valuable insight into their swing and which driver is best for them. Going to see your local pro and getting fit is always the most thorough approach but understanding what questions to ask and where to begin are a great place to start. Below we take you through some common terms and our lists for the best drivers for women this season.
When Do You Use A Golf Driver?
Predominantly you will use a driver on par-4 and par-5 golf holes. A driver is designed to strike a golf ball from a tee and is recommended for most golfers to be used only in this case. Special circumstances arise when players opt to hit their drivers from the ground but this can only be done successfully with advanced swing mechanics.
Finding the Best Driver for Your Golf Game
There is no one driver that is best for every player. However, given that golfers each have a unique swing type and style, it is very likely that one driver will produce much better results than most other models. Your ideal driver should give you confidence behind the golf ball and the optimal balance of distance and control. Players must balance how much to pay, what their priorities are when it comes to performance and what their look and feel preferences are.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the most common questions for golfers looking to purchase a new driver for the golfing season.
Q: How Do I Measure A Golf Drivers Shaft Length?
A: Using a 48-inch measuring stick or tape measure, set up the golf club similar to if you were approaching the golf ball. Once the club is in playing position, measure it from the end of the grip, butt end, to the hosel and the center of the club face. These measurements are your shaft length and club length respectively.
Q: Driver vs Woods: What is the Difference?
A: Drivers and fairway woods often carry the same name and can appear similar in design. Drivers often come with larger head sizes and longer shafts. These differences in size are not all that is unlike. While these two types of clubs can have similar lofts, drivers are made to strike a golf ball from the tee and not from the ground. Although it is possible to strike a golf ball from the ground with a driver, it is not the intended purpose. Fairway woods have crescent soles that help golfers hit the golf ball from a small tee or from the ground easily. These clubs may have similar lofts but golfers can often hit one or the other much better depending on their swing characteristics.
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. These hosels also allow the golf club face to change angles. Moveable weights on the sole and perimeter of golf clubs also change the golf ball flights that club produces. Typically, as the weight moves closer to the face the golf club becomes lower launching and lower spinning. Low and rearward weights tend to be higher launching, higher spinning, and more forgiving.
Q: How Do You Know if a Driver is USGA Conforming?
A: The United States Golf Association, or USGA, analyzes each club to make sure it conforms to the rules of golf. Streamlining this process makes it easy for customers to access a public database that can show if your club or the one you want to buy conforms to the rules. You can review this list by clicking on the link provided below.
Best Driver for Women
Ping G410 Plus Driver
Ping has built a moveable weight around the perimeter of the new G410 Plus driver. By placing the weight all the way on the edge of the golf club, Ping has retained the MOI of G410 Plus and made a more stable, higher performing driver. A Forged Face and internalized dragonfly aerodynamics make G410 Plus fast and a low, rear center of gravity make it high launching and forgiving. More custom fitting options than ever before in a Ping driver, the G410 Plus is the most precision fit item Ping has built in its storied history. If you are familiar with the Ping brand, G410 Plus is tradition with modern technology.
Cobra SpeedZone Xtreme Driver
A revolutionary advancement, the Cobra KING Speedzone Driver is the Ultimate Formula for Speed. Cobra’s most forgiving driver utilizes a larger shape with more perimeter weighting and a tungsten back weight to help accomplish the highest level of MOI. A CNC Milled Infinity Face helps to ensure the face is machined to precise specs for optimal performance. Cobra’s 360 Carbon Wrap Crown wraps around the body to save 25g of weight for enhanced stability.
Callaway Mavrik Max Driver
Experience maximum playability with the Callaway MAVRIK MAX Driver. Engineered with improved technologies, the long, easy-to-hit driver gives golfers the ability to reduce slices off the tee. A larger footprint in the 460cc head combines with an interchangeable 14g and 2g weight to promote improved forgiveness and draw. New A.I. designed Flash Face SS20 is constructed with high-strength FS2S Titanium for optimal ball speed, forgiveness and spin performance. Two internal Jailbreak bars connect the sole and crown to promote fast ball speed, and the significantly lighter carbon crown allows us to redistribute weight for higher MOI.
TaylorMade SIM Max Driver
In our limitless pursuit to help golfers improve, we’ve discovered the new shape of driver performance. An asymmetric sole design and powerful new Inertia Generator combine to optimize aerodynamics and speed at the most critical stage of the swing.
The reshaped sole design optimizes clubhead speed and enhanced aerodynamics at the most critical stage of the swing. The Inertia Generator positions weight at the extreme rear for increased forgiveness and is strategically angled to reduce drag on the downswing. Provides adjustability and personalization to optimize the club to individual trajectory and face angle preferences, up to +/-2° loft change.
We pride ourselves on pushing the boundaries of golf club design so that you may find greater joy in the game and better on-course performance. After all, we’re golfers just like you.
Ping G410 LST Driver
This high-MOI model is engineered to produce low, stable spin with the shot-shaping control provided by the G410 driver family’s innovative movable-weight technology. The compact, multi-material 450cc head combines a fast, forged T9S+ face, improved aerodynamics, and a MOI 3% higher than the G400 LST. Trajectory Tuning 2.0 expands your loft and lie adjustability utilizing a patented eight-setting, lightweight hosel.
LST’s profile is smaller, more rounded and pear shaped to promote clubhead speed. Its “Tour Square” face sits slightly open and the score-line pattern frames the impact area to aid in alignment. The creased crown design has stiffening properties and provides a clean and powerful look at address.
Patented Dragonfly Technology on the inside of the 450cc head creates an ultra-thin crown structure, saving weight, which is moved to the extreme boundary of the clubhead to increase the MOI by 3% (compared to the G400 LST) for added ball speed and forgiveness.
Titleist TS2 Driver
After an underwhelming 917 driver release, Titleist set out to change everything about their driver technology. The TS2 driver from Titleist sheds the short and spinny narrative that has held Titleist back in recent years. TS2 combines ultra-thin titanium, a thinner, faster face, and optimized weight to give players more distance and more accuracy from the tee. TS2 is an excellent choice for players that love traditional looks and sound but need modern performance.
Titleist TS1 Driver
Engineered to blend maximum launch and moderate swing speed, Titleist TS1 Drivers deliver effortless distance. Beginning with a challenge from golf’s greatest athletes, the Titleist Speed (TS) Project is a peerless pursuit of speed where every micron and milligram matter. The new Speed Chassis is the result of a two-year mission to deconstruct the driver and then design greater speed into every detail. Two letters – TS – mark the way to the future of Titleist speed. Titleist’s new Speed Chassis is the result of a two-year mission to deconstruct the driver and then design greater speed into every detail. Titleist TS Drivers – born to bring the future of Titleist speed to your game.
Callaway Mavrik Driver
Push performance to the next level with the Callaway MAVRIK Golf Driver. Engineered with improved technologies, the driver is designed to equip golfers with a combination of incredible distance, forgiveness, consistency and feel. New A.I. designed Flash Face SS20 is constructed with high-strength FS2S Titanium for optimal ball speed, forgiveness and spin performance. Revolutionary Jailbreak Technology uses two internal bars to stabilize the crown and sole for even greater ball speed, while the T2C Triaxial Carbon Crown promotes better distance and accuracy performance on mis-hits. This is our fastest driver and features an all-new cyclone aero shape for reduced drag.
PXG 0811 XF Gen2 Driver
Introducing the PXG 0811XF Gen2 Driver. Brand new for 2019, this driver will supercharge your drive. Also featuring Hot Rod Technology inspired by the look and extreme performance of American muscle cars, the PXG 0811 XF GEN2 Golf Driver is designed for out-and-out forgiveness and raw power.
The 0811 XF GEN2 Driver presents the same performance-enhancing technology as the 0811 X GEN2 Driver, with a deeper CG location and a weight back design. This promotes mid-spin performance and increases the MOI.
Cobra SpeedZone Driver
Cobra Speedzone Driver is traditional shape with front to back CG adjustability is perfect for those who desire to work the ball with ease and fine tune launch and spin without sacrificing forgiveness. The face is the engine of the driver and the foundation for speed. An infinity edge face design expands the milled area by 95%, enlarging the area of the face that is at the legal limit. It’s as precise and maximized as ball speed goes.
A newly designed T-Bar Speed Chassis is lighter and stronger to withstand high speed collisions and deliver excellent stability and feel. A 360 carbon wrap crown covers 50% of the club body, adding stiffness to the chassis while saving 25 grams of discretionary weight that we moved low and back and to the perimeter.69 grams of mass is positioned as low as possible, creating the most efficient transfer of energy to the ball and speed that you can relish every time you step on the tee.
A streamlined shape with milled perimeter leading edges harnesses airflow with ultimate precision for maximum acceleration power. Similar to a wide body car design, weight is positioned low and wide to improve stability so off-center hits fly longer and straighter.
What Driver Should You Buy?
While it is best to test each club before making your purchasing decision, understanding what is important in your next driver can make the process easier. Use the club testing avenue to learn about your game and ways that new equipment can and cannot make you a better player. Equipment changes can lead to rapid improvement but the performance is limited based on the skills and abilities of each player.
Going and seeing your local pro and getting different clubs into your hands is the only way to fully know which model is best for you. Using the information we provide and understanding how different equipment can affect your golf game can make an instant impact on your scores. Playing with the right equipment makes golf easier and more fun. Thank you for reading and come back soon to check out our latest reviews and buying guides.