Among all kinds of golf equipment, golf drivers have the most significant influence on players’ performance, but it is not easy to choose a good driver for beginner. The invention of new technologies as well as new golf driver brands in the market even makes it harder for golf players, especially beginners to decide which the best driver for them is. However, if you pay attention to 5 following factors, the process of selecting a suitable golf driver will be less complicated.
The requirements for a gold driver of an experienced golfers and a beginner is definitely different. There are some drivers which are specially designed for professional golfers; so they are normally pricey and obviously not the good choice for beginning players. For new players, the priority is choosing the driver that suits you swinging habit. A golf instructor or a sale person can help to analyze your swinging habit and give you some advices on which driver is the best choice for you. Besides, renting is also a good option because you can try and test several types of golf drivers until you can decide which driver is worth to invest money in.
Head size is measured by the size in volume of the club head, ranging from 420 cc to 460 cc. Large club heads can generate higher ball speed as well as have the highest forgiveness and bigger sweet spot. Therefore, new golfers prefer drivers with larger club head while professional players want smaller club head to enhance consistency in ball launch.
There are 2 main types of club head shape: round and square. Each type has its own strength. It’s easier for golfer to achieve higher swing speed with a round club head; so it’s usually the choice for beginners. Meanwhile, square club head is large, so it can minimize the possibility of error. However, there is no strict rule on which type of head shape is better for any type of players. Choosing round or square head shape mostly depends on how comfortable you are when swinging with the club.
Graphite and steel are 2 main materials of the golf shaft. As steel shaft is stiff, it fits golfers who have fast swing speed. Meanwhile, flexible graphite shaft will benefit players with slower swing speed. Besides, it’s recommended to experiment several types of shaft with different flexibility to decide which one brings you the most comfort when swinging.
Loft is measured by the angle between the clubface and the shaft. Besides determining suitable loft by testing how you feel when swinging,choosing a loft based on your swing speed is also a popular method. Normally, lower loft is recommended for players who have higher swing speed.
These are the basic factors that you should look into when buying new golf drivers. Furthermore, if you are really serious on becoming a professional golfer and in need of the best driver, it’s necessary to get as much information and knowledge on golf equipment as possible. Besides, asking for advice from professional golf instructors will be also helpful.Top