Every spring the major manufacturers in golf release new versions of their flagship driver lines.
Each one will deliver innovative driver features for beginner, intermediate and advanced players.
First, we’ll start out by identifying the core attributes of every great golf driver.
After that, we’ll take a look at each manufacturer’s most forgiving driver.
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THE CORE ATTRIBUTES OF EVERY GREAT GOLF DRIVER
Let’s review the core attributes every great driver should possess.
- Distance – Today’s technology allows golfers with slower swing speed to increase ball speed and add distance to their tee shots.
- Forgiveness – Drivers have advanced face technology and include large sweet spots to maximize your launch angle and ultimately hit the center of more fairways.
- Value – Price is always something to consider when you’re investing in a new driver. Return on investment can come in many forms with a new driver. Ask yourself if the extra distance and forgiveness is worth the price tag.
THE MOST FORGIVING DRIVERS FROM THESE TOP OF THE LINE MANUFACTURERS
Let’s review three of the most forgiving drivers from some of the largest manufacturers of golf.
These drivers are top of the line and as a result, they come with a steeper price tag.
TaylorMade SIM2 MAX
The sequel to the massively successful SIM MAX driver from last year.
TaylorMade has reconstructed the SIM2 so you can swing away!
The SIM2 MAX continues to incorporate twist face technology to help with forgiveness while increasing the large sweet spot on the face.
Forged Ring Construction is the key to unlocking consistently long distance and optimal forgiveness with SIM2 Max.
It’s crafted from a lightweight and precision-milled high strength aluminum and unites the critical components of the driver head into a singular force.
A driver built for forgiveness and power… it’s designed to give you the confidence to take on any tee shot.
The reconstructed SIM2 Max delivers high MOI with a heavy 24g tungsten weight positioned on the Inertia Generator.
You’ll find that the TPS Front Weight is strategically located on the sole of the club to encourage optimal launch and spin properties.
As a result, this driver delivers complete performance and max forgiveness.
Callaway Epic Speed MAX
Callaway has gone back to it’s roots with the Epic line of drivers.
They have earned a reputation over the past few years for innovation, using Artificial Intelligence to engineer a new formula for speed.
It’s built on a simple equation: max ball speed (with the new Jailbreak A.I Speed Frame) + maximum forgiveness (with high MOI and adjustable weighting) = the ultimate max driver.
By applying Artificial Intelligence, this new structure is designed to enhance horizontal and torsional stability to promote an increase in ball speeds across the face.
Each face and each head geometry are uniquely enhanced in Epic MAX, while the super strength titanium promotes maximum speed, forgiveness and spin robustness.
The Epic MAX is Callaway’s most forgiving driver of all time, designed to help you find more fairways.
PING G425 MAX
PING continues the evolution of the G400 line of drivers.
They’ve always been known for forgiveness and accuracy in their drivers, but now they are taking it to the next level.
The G425 Max pushes a record 10,000 total MOI.
This is largely due to a 26-gram tungsten movable weight that not only shifts the CG lower and farther back but also can be secured in the Neutral, Draw or Fade setting.
With Dragonfly technology, weight savings from the Ti 8-1-1 ultra-thin crown are redistributed within the head and back weight.
This increases MOI and optimizes the CG for more distance and forgiveness.
Trajectory Tuning 2.0 utilizes a lightweight, aerodynamic hosel sleeve that provides eight positions to customize your trajectory for maximum distance and accuracy.
PING once again has solidified their position among the very best in the industry with the G425 MAX.
FORGIVING DRIVERS THAT DELIVER THE HIGHEST VALUE FOR PRICE.
Finally, let’s review some of the outstanding options on the market that deliver the highest value for price.
COBRA KING RADSPEED XB
The RADSPEED XB (Xtreme Back) is Cobra’s most forgiving driver.
It features a slightly larger profile at address and uses Radial weighting to provide the most distance with forgiveness.
Basically, Cobra has increased the distance between the front and rear weights to create faster ball speeds without compromising forgiveness.
It has a milled face and a carbon wrapped crown designed to optimize performance.
Some of the longest and straightest hitters on tour use RADSPEED.
This driver is one of our top picks because you get all of this technology at a budget friendly price point.
TOUR EDGE EXOTICS C721
Tour Edge is best known for it’s sponsorship of some of the biggest names on the Champions Tour.
Diamond Face 2.0 technology, rear back weight and sound diffusion panels give the C721 all the technology you need to keep up with the big boys.
The C721 has an adjustable hosel and a variety of aftermarket shaft choices.
If you’re looking for maximum value in a forgiving golf driver, the C721 is an excellent choice.
DRIVER REVIEW IN CONCLUSION
There are three things to consider when you’re looking for a new driver – distance, forgiveness, and price.
Every one of these drivers takes into consideration all three.
Choose the best one for your needs and start launching your golf ball down the fairway today.
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