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The Best Drivers for Beginners

Callaway driver at greenThe driver is the longest, biggest, and most expensive golf club found in a bag. However, it is considered to be one of the most difficult golf clubs for a beginner to learn how to hit well. Because of this, some beginner golfers have a hard time choosing the perfect driver that is appropriate for them. There are several things that people should remember when choosing the best golf driver, especially if they are starting out.

Large Clubheads

People who are starting to play golf are fortunate in the sense that virtually all drivers made in the past five years have 460cc clubheads, which is the maximum size allowed by the USGA — and drivers that have large clubheads are more forgiving for game improvement. These golf clubs have the capability to produce the best possible shots, even when the ball is not precisely struck on the sweetspot.

A beginner golfer should often rely on this forgiveness element in order to get the most fun out of their golf learning experience. Some of the best drivers that feature a large clubhead are the Callaway RAZR Fit driver and the Titleist 910 driver.

Graphite and Regular Flex Clubs Are Great

Aside from choosing a driver that has a large clubhead, people should pair it with golf clubs that have a stiff or even extra stiff flex club shaft. A golf driver that features a large clubhead and is made with a graphite club shaft has the capability to help a golf beginner hit the ball more consistently. This is because these club shafts are more flexible and will enable a beginner golfer to effectively accelerate the impact of the clubhead when it hits the golf ball. A greater impact on the golf ball will effectively increase its traveling distance.

Loft Is Important

One of the properties that most beginner golfers forget when choosing a golf driver is its loft. Golf beginners should choose a driver that has a higher loft. This is because a ball that is being hit by a club with a lower loft will be more affected by side spin. Due to this, it can be very hard for golf beginners that have less than perfect swings to get their ball to fly straighter and higher.

Grip Is Important

People should also consider the driver’s grip when they are purchasing a club. A good grip will enable a golf player to effectively control their golf club while making a shot. At the same time, it enables their hands to work together effectively to build swing speed and deliver the clubhead to the ball at a square angle, which results in more accurate shots.

Now, go find a driver that is suited for you and start playing and practicing! The best way to learn how to properly hit your new driver is to hit the range and start swinging!

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One thought on “The Best Drivers for Beginners

  1. Cobra Nut

    First of all anyone will tell you the first thing you should do is get fitted for a driver and all clubs in the bag). This will help determine what loft you need, what shaft works best for you, what length you need and so on. This blog is very inaccurate and actually harmful to a beginner.
    Stating a driver should have perimeter weighting just adds to the confusion a new golfer will face plus the only true cavity backed driver is the Nike Covert, again not accurate information.
    Do not go by this blog new golfers do your game a huge favor and go get fitted it is usually under $50 and will save you a lot of headaches and money. And when you do by a driver do not by the Razr Fit or Titleist this sight wants you to buy instead let the fitter help you decide.

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