Are you looking to take your handicap to the next level this year? Are you struggling to get distance on your drives? Well here at WhatAllTheProsUse, we have handpicked you the best cutting-edge drivers on the market this year which are guaranteed to help you stay on the fairway more often than not.
Best Golf Drivers 2017
So lets dive straight in. Here are our picks for the best drivers on the market in 2017!
|Model||Distance Achieved (yards)||Ball Speed (mph)|
|Callaway Big Bertha Epic||302||165||Check Price|
|Cobra King F7||290||160.5||Check Price|
|Mizuno JPX 900||293||162||Check Price|
|Ping G30||289||164.5||Check Price|
|TaylorMade M2||288||159.1||Check Price|
|TaylorMade M1||298||157.7||Check Price|
|Titlelist 917 D3||300||160.9||Check Price|
|Titlelist 917 D2||294||158.4||Check Price|
Callaway Big Bertha Epic Driver
- Consists of a black, glossy finish driver with a movable weight at the back of the head and silver bars running across the head at the bottom of the golf club.
- Got the Airflow Speed Steps across the top of the club designed in conjunction with Boeing.
- Features the brand new Jailbreak Technology. Consists two bars that sit directly behind the face of the club to reduce the effects of vibration and strengthen the club.
- Weight has been minimized by using carbon.
- Also, has an adjustable neck with a loft set at 9 degrees. The loft can go down 1 degree or up 2 degrees at the neck. Fade biased settings are here as well.
- Standard shaft lengths of 45” works great with this driver.
- Has great penetrating golf flight that is straight, long and consistent. Firm face feel and great sound on impact.
- Achieves ball speeds of 165mph with a back spin of 2656 rpm, a carry of 282 yards over a total of 302 yards.
Cobra King F7 Driver
- Has a massive 460cc sized head with a front-to-back deeper face and top-to-bottom slightly shallow. Head top comes in a variety of colors.
- There are three weight ports at the bottom: 12g weight and two 2g weights.
- Putting the 12g weight at the back of the head makes for the most forgiving setting while having it at the front undermines forgiveness. Putting the 12g weight at the draw port eliminates shots that leak off to the right.
- Loft range between 9 degrees and 12 degrees.
- Standard shafts of 45” length work well with this driver.
- Cobra Connect, a tracking system powered by Arccos is incorporated into the grip.
- Best performance when the ball strikes high on the golf club face.
- Has no fade port.
- With 12g weight forward: ball speed of 155.9mph, a back spin of 2595rpm and a carry of 266 yards over a total of 278 yards.
- With 12g weight at the back: ball speed of160.5mph, back spin of 2213rpm and a carry of 276 yards over a total of 290 yards.
Mizuno JPX 900 Driver
- ·This golf driver comes in 440cc pear-shaped golf head in a sleek matte blue finish with a black face and a subtle black rim between the face and the top of the head.
- The design of the driver has been influenced by tour players who want more ball speed off off-centered hits.
- Has a quick switch adjustability on the neck that can take the loft from a range between 7.5 degrees and 11.5 degrees which is huge range of movement for loft.
- Works with any standard shaft of 45” in length.
- Moderate sound on contact.
- The bottom of the club has a complex assortment of the fade and draw pores as well as two sets of weights. A larger weight exists on a separate pore and can be set in open, neutral or closed for the head to sit differently.
- Having taken a fews hits with the golf club, I found that the club had a high average backspin of 2950rpm, 272 yards carry for a total of 293 yards and a ball speed of 162mph (when weight is set to neutral)
Ping G30 Driver
- Has a massive blue bottom head with a matte black finish and turbulators on the top.
- Turbulators to help reduce the drag, increase the club head speed to hit the ball much further, help with golf alignment and overall building of confidence in the golfer.
- Center of gravity is moved to the back of the head to reduce twist of the golf club when you hit your shot.
- Can be used with any standard shaft of your choice at 45” in length.
- New loft options available where you can move the shaft either 1 degree or 0.6 degrees lower or higher or have it at the standard setting.
- Achieves ball speeds of 164.5mph with a back spin of 2542 rpm and a carry distance of 279 yards over a total of 289 yards.
TaylorMade M2 Driver
- Great futuristic design observed with this golf driver. A lot of weight has been stripped off the toe of the club leaving a lump underneath the head.
- An added feature called the Geocoustic. A mix between geometry and acoustics. The geocoustics should enhance the sound of the driver.
- Slot behind the face to help balance the flex acting on the club on the hits.
- Kinetic green color design.
- Larger club head size.
- Has a thunderous sound, higher pitched than the M1 on impact with the ball.
- Has an average backspin of 2067rpm, 274 yards carry for a total of 288 yards and a ball speed of 159.1mph.
TaylorMade M1 Driver
- No geocoustics compared to the M2 resulting in dead sounds on all hits
- Visible weight management where carbon is used in the construction of the golf head. Larger head size of 440CC
- Sleek black and white contrast played around with in the design.
- Outstanding performance in hitting the golf ball height off the face, with an added advantage of low spin for a big-sized head.
- Gives a carry of about 282 yards for a total distance of about 298 yards.
- A low back spin of 1680rpm.
- A low launch angle of 13.5 degrees. If higher, can result in bringing the backspin up.
- Achieves ball speed of about 157.7 mph
Titleist 917 D3 Driver
- Has a 440CC head that comes in a different head shape as compared to the Titleist D2.
- Great weighting system with Surefit CG. Surefit CG accepts different weights, namely: Draw, Fade and Neutral.
- Surefit CG customizes the ball flight for extra fine tuning.
- Surefit CG weights are placed at a slight angle that either result in more spinning of the ball or less spinning as the weight moves forward.
- Deeper Active Recoil Channel. The Active Recoil Channel balances the flex acting on the club once it strikes the ball, evening it out across the face and entire body of the driver.
- The Active Recoil Channel contributes to making the driver more forgiving while reducing the rate of spinning.
- Achieves an average carry of about 280 yards for a total distance of 300 yards.
- Ball speeds of at least 160.9 mph can be expected out of this driver.
- Movement of the center of gravity to the toe results in low spinning of 2181rpm.
Titleist 917 D2 Driver
- Larger head of 460cc as compared to the Titleist D3.
- Available in lofts of various lengths: 8.5”, 10.5” and 12.”
- Works well with the standard 45” length shaft.
- Uses the Surefit CG weighting system for ball flight management.
- Available for both left-handed and right-handed players.
- Active Recoil Channel 2.0 available that is much deeper than for earlier versions.
- Can achieve an overall carry of 274 yards for a total of 294 yards.
- An average spin rate of 2240rpm. Spin rate expected to go down with the reduction in the size of the driver’s head.