Nailing a perfect drive that bombs straight down the fairway is one of golf's most satisfying feelings. A booming, arrow-like tee-shot is not easy to pull off and, while swing mechanics are important, having the best driver for your game will help you hit longer and straighter drives from the tee-box.
To help you find the best 'big stick' for your bag, we've gathered together some of the newest and very best drivers for 2021.
The guys and gals at Ping had a rather unenviable task of trying to improve on the mightily impressive Ping G410 Plus line-up, but the Ping G425 range of drivers provide an excellent option for pretty much every type of golfer.
The Ping G425 Max is reportedly the company's most forgiving driver ever thanks to a ridiculously deep CG and stunningly impressive MOI readings. The Ping G425 LST is lower-spinning with its smaller pear-shaped head reducing spin by 200-400 rpm. Then there's the Ping G425 SFT which does more to correct a slice than ever before, with 26 yards of in-built draw bias from its stationary tungsten weight in the heel.
The Average Golfer compares the Ping G425 to the Ping G410 below.
Callaway Epic Flash
The Callaway Epic Flash Driver features the first Artificial Intelligence designed driver face in golf, and what has been created pushes the boundaries like never before.
Epic Speed is the fastest Epic driver ever. The advanced aerodynamic head construction promotes lower drag for higher head speed. The taller ribbon and flatter crown are engineered for a precise and more aerodynamic shape.
Epic MAX is the most forgiving Epic ever, built on a simple equation: max ball speed (with the new Jailbreak AI Speed Frame) + maximum forgiveness (with high MOI and adjustable weighting) = the ultimate max driver.
Epic MAX LS is designed for mid-to-low handicap players who want more speed, neutral ball flight and forgiveness in a lower spin, high MOI package.
In this video, Joel Tadman from Golf Monthly tests the brand new Callaway Epic Speed, Epic Max and Epic Max LS drivers! By the end of the video, you should know which model will be best for your game.
Cobra Golf's RADSPEED driver family takes radial weighting to the extreme - hence the name.
In the new RADSPEED driver, Cobra is increasing the distance between the front and the back weights in the clubhead, which they claim creates the perfect blend of faster ball speed, low spin and forgiveness.
Again, there are three options in Cobra's new family of drivers. Where the RADSPEED driver targets pure distance, RADSPEED XB offers maximum forgiveness and RADSPEED XD is the slice-busting option.
Check out the thorough, unbiased review of Cobra's 2021 driver range below.
Known for their aerodynamically angled sole, last year's SIM drivers changed how shape improves speed. This year, in the TaylorMade SIM2 drivers, the goal is increased forgiveness in all three available models through a design that eliminates titanium almost entirely and replaces it with lightweight carbon fibre.
The tungsten weight in the angled keel is heavier and farther back than before to stabilise off-centre hits. The design features a more responsive sole slot, and a resin injected into the clubhead to bring every club face up to the legal limit of speed on shots hit all over the face.
Twist Face corrective face angles provide added forgiveness in the areas golfers tend to mis-hit the ball the most.
Check out a TaylorMade SIM2 / Cobra RADSPEED comparison below.
Titleist claim the new TSi drivers are “the longest, straightest, best looking, best sounding drivers we have ever made". That's a pretty impressive statement.
The TSi drivers feature a new aerodynamic head shape said to decrease drag over the head's crown by 15% and increase the efficiency of how the club travels into the ball.
The all new Titleist TSi2 Driver is for players seeking increased speed and accuracy across the entire surface of the face. Features a deeper, lower CG to maximise distance through Speed Optimised MOI design. The Titleist TSi3 Driver is the 'better players' driver due to its classic shape, and penetrating ball flight.