With plenty of new 'big dogs' released in the last couple of years and each claiming to be longer, straighter and ready to help you drive down those scores, it's harder than ever to choose your next driver. Let's cut through the marketing noise and see whether each can live up to some truly bold claims and, ultimately, help you hit better drives.
We've gathered together a list of some of the best drivers on the market from the biggest golf companies in the game, and included a thorough review for each.
Callaway MAVRIK (RRP £449)
Improving upon a successful 2019 after the launch of the Epic and the Epic Flash was always going to be a tall order for Callaway, but their techies have risen to the challenge for 2020.
We reviewed the trio of options (the MAVRIK; the MAVRIK Max and the MAVRIK Subzero) and saw improvements in distance, dispersion and sound out of the centre of the clubface. The ability to customise the colour of the driver head was a nice touch too. The MAVRIK range is an absolute must for your shortlist.
Cobra King SpeedZone (RRP £349)
While the performance gains over the 2019 Cobra King F9 model are limited, as a standalone 'big stick' the SpeedZone is a quality option. It's supposedly targeted at golfers who were impressed by the performance levels of the F9 while catering to more golfers in general.
Back in December of last year, Mark Crossfield tested out the newer model to see whether the suggestions of greater forgiveness and more speed were proven on GC Quad. Check out the video below for more.
TaylorMade SIM (RRP £429)
Having released six separate 'M' model drivers over the last few years, TaylorMade have taken all that technology and know-how into their design of the new-for-2020 TaylorMade SIM range of drivers.
The driver - TaylorMade claim - is made more aerodynamic thanks to its asymmetrical head design meaning more clubhead speed and (hopefully) more carry and total distance. Rick Shiels tests out some bold claims below.
Ping G410 (RRP £399)
The Ping G410 driver and the G410 Plus were released last year and came hot on the heels of the highly-acclaimed predecessor, the Ping G400 range. You wouldn't go wrong with either, but Ping claims the G410 is faster, more forgiving and boasts better feel.
Rick Shiels recently considered those claims and whether Ping had run out of ideas with this release. Or perhaps, had they simply made a good driver even better?
Titleist TS2/TS3 (RRP £449)
For anyone who is wondering, TS stands for Titleist Speed - and the key motivation (as the name suggests) is to maximise speed for every type of golfer throughout their range (TS1 - TS4).
Where the TS1 is aimed at golfers with slower swing speeds, and the TS4 for those with lower handicaps, both the TS2 and TS3 are aimed at a broad range of golfers who are aiming to increase speed but with key differences in aesthetics and levels of forgiveness.
Cleveland Launcher HB Turbo (RRP £279)
The lesser-known golf brand Cleveland have produced a real worthy competitor in the 2020 driver market. The HB Launcher Turbo delivers more speed off the tee for avid golfers seeking higher, longer, and straighter drives.
If you're looking for a driver a little more reasonably priced then this is one you should seriously consider.
Let us know which big stick you currently have in your bag and whether you're considering freshening things up in time for the golf season recommencing.
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