Getting a spanking new driver is one of life’s greatest pleasures. It comes in second only to the first time you use that driver on the golf course. For those who are new to the game, the first step is to retire your dusty Wilson Staff or Big Bertha from the mid-90s and replace it with a more modern big stick. It’s not always as straightforward as it seems. Many manufacturers profit from the fact that drivers are the most expensive single clubs in your bag. But, after going through a few choices that were created for beginners and high handicappers will help your decisions. This may not get you to scratch, but it will help you get farther and straighter off the tee.
Taylormade M6 Driver – Sleek and Customizable
Lofts: 9°, 10.5°, 12°
Length/Lie: 45.75” / 56-60°
Have you heard of the expression, “If you look good, you feel good, and if you feel good, you play well”?
The R6’s visually stunning carbon fiber design is likely to instill confidence in you when you arrive at your destination.
This driver checks all the boxes for any novice, thanks to Taylormade’s unique Speed Injected and Twist Face technology. With three basic lofts and the ability to change the lie up to 5°, the M6 is one of the more customizable drivers on the market. This driver is used by several of the longest-hitting amateurs. The M6 will bridge any gaps between you and your playing companions, even if you’re just starting out.
The Callaway Epic Max Driver is a forgiving yet pricey golf club.
Lofts: 9°, 10.5°, 12°
Length/Lie: 45.75” / 59°
For good reason, this is the most expensive item on the list. There isn’t a better alternative for novice golfers if money isn’t an issue. The driver was built with maximum forgiving and a high launch in mind.
The Epic Max driver from Callaway is said to be the most forgiving in the company’s lineup. The first thing you will notice with this bad boy is that even the bad shots go longer and straighter than you might expect. Furthermore, the adjustable weighing system is one of the most user-friendly features of the club. When it comes to customizing weights on drivers, you may feel the need for an instruction manual, but with Callaway’s sliding perimeter weighting, it’s a snap.