Five of the Best Drivers for Your Golf Game in 2022
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 2022.
TaylorMade Stealth Drivers
Welcome to the world of Carbonwood. TaylorMade have once again pushed the boundaries of innovation with their revolutionary family of carbonwood drivers.
The family includes:
Stealth Plus - designed to help golfers control shot shape by shifting mass on the sole to create desired ball flight. Stealth Plus is designed to be the lowest spinning driver in the family.
Stealth - 15% more MOI when compared to Stealth Plus and is designed to provide 200-300 rpms more spin.
Stealth HD - able to maintain draw-bias while creating the highest MOI in the Stealth family of drivers. While providing additional draw bias, the Stealth HD will have similar back-spin performance to Stealth.
Stealth Women's - has a slightly lighter head weight and a unique colorway and aesthetic. It maintains the high MOI head design for easy, high-launch with a touch of draw.
Check out a thorough review of the Stealth drivers below.
Callaway Rogue ST Drivers
Callaway's 2022 driver offering comes in the shape of their new Rogue ST Drivers. The team has worked to blend an all-new Tungsten Speed Cartridge, Jailbreak Speed Frame, and an A.I. designed Flash Face to deliver 'maximum speed with exceptional levels of forgiveness'.
Rogue ST Max - the family’s most forgiving model with a wide confidence inspiring head shape, and a tweaked centre of gravity location for either lowering spin, upping MOI or counteracting a distance draining slice.
Rogue ST Max LS - a high MOI driver that’s built to lower spin for extra distance and greater shot-shaping ability, with a more neutral ball flight than the Max.
Rogue ST Max D - the most draw-biased model to help counteract slice spin and stop golfers from losing distance off the tee.
How does the 2022 model compare against last year's? Check out the video below.
Cobra LTDx Drivers
The Cobra King LTDx drivers is the result of developments in materials, weight placement, aerodynamics and artificial intelligence. The end result is their first driver to achieve zero CGna and over 5000 MOI, entering a new realm of speed and forgiveness.
Cobra King LTDx LS - the majority of the weight is low and forward in this model leading to lower spin and faster ball speeds. For the lower handicap golfers with faster swing speeds, this means a more workable ball flight.
Cobra King LTDx - aimed at players that want maximum speed and distance but also value forgiveness and a straight ball flight.
Cobra King LTDx Max - the moveable weight system offers both maximum stability and maximum draw bias in one driver making it both super long and ultra forgiving.
Cleveland Launcher XL Drivers
Sitting at more of a value pricepoint we have the Cleveland XL family of drivers. Despite the lower price, there's still plenty of tech packed into each of these drivers.
The standard Launcher XL head arrives alongside a Launcher XL Lite, Launcher XL Lite Draw and Women's Launcher XL. The design provides some of Cleveland's highest levels of forgiveness, a Rebound Frame that increases ball speed and distance and an Action Mass CB for better balance and control.
Check out the review for more info on this great value driver option for 2022.
Ping G425 Drivers
One of the best performing driver options last year was the Ping 425 family and the popularity seems unlikely to wane in 2022. The three driver options include:
Ping G425 Max - combines key technologies from the G400 Max and G410 Plus leading to average MOI increase of 14% across three weight positions compared to the G410 Plus - making it an altogether more forgiving option.
Ping G425 LST - has a pear-shaped head and delivers spin reductions of approximately 500-700 rpm compared to the G425 Max. The smaller head size includes a 17-gram CG shifter with three settings (Draw, Neutral, Fade) to fit the launch conditions best suited to a golfer’s swing and desired ball flight.
Ping G425 SFT - the perfect option for golfers who commonly miss their tee shots to the right. Draw bias helps the golfer find more fairways thanks to a fixed 23-gram tungsten back weight that shifts the CG closer to the heel to promote a right-to-left shape.