The top spot and best overall driver definitely belongs to the Callaway Rogue ST Max. As you would expect in the driver of the year, this driver is long and very forgiving. It has a great feel on contact and the sound is quite pleasant. The runner up for best overall driver is, of course, the Titleist TSi 2 driver.
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Can a new driver really add distance?
Year-over-year, distance increases in new equipment are generally minimal. If you bought a driver in 2019, the 2020 model may only be 1-2 yards longer. But, if you have a driver from 2004, then the 2020 model could be 20+ yards longer.
For most golfers, you'll want to replace your driver every five years. Golf drivers do not wear out as easily as they did even 15 years ago. If you treat your driver well, there's no reason it cannot last multiple seasons. And yes, that even goes for golfers that play frequently.
Yes, drivers can lose distance over time. Admittedly, that timeframe can be greatly reduced if you're a tour pro like Bryson DeChambeau, who has the fastest swing on the PGA Tour this year at 133 miles per hour.
Players who are new to the game or don't play often should look to buy a forgiving driver so they can strike the large sweet spot and make good contact more often than not. This will lead to longer and accurate drives. Newer drivers do have larger sweet spots than older drivers.
I'd recommend a 13 or 14-degree driver for the best results. The extra loft will launch the ball higher in the air, it'll put less sidespin on the ball, and you'll get more distance. Someone that has an average swing speed (80-95 MPH) should use a driver with a little bit less loft.
How Long Should A Driver Last? How Many Rounds? If you play thirty to forty rounds per year, a reasonable number for an average golfer, your driver should easily last five years. This includes range time and any mulligans/provisional balls you may need.
Do expensive drivers make a big difference? They certainly can do, however, in the world of adjustable drivers that we live in now, you can get smart with this. One of the best ways to improve the performance of a driver is to get a new shaft for it. You can spend a lot of money on this and the benefits can be great.
Drivers are specifically designed to give you distance off the tee. They are typically the longest clubs in your bag and will have the lowest loft angle – the tilt of your club face that affects distance and trajectory – of all of your clubs. Learn more about drivers with this guide from Pro Tips.
Here's an interesting fact: While PGA Tour pros hit their drives anywhere from 280 yards to 320 yards on average, and LPGA Tour pros hit their drives from 230 to 270 yards on average, most recreational golfers, according to Golf Digest, average somewhere around 195-205 yards with their drivers.