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Golf Drivers

Selecting the best golf club driver can be a challenge. Today's 'big dogs' are huge, easy to hit, long and full of new technology. Trust our golf driver reviews to help you choose the club that's right for your game and get ready to drive it a mile.

We Tried It: Cleveland - Never Compromise

Four new sticks...put to the test

We Tried It: Cleveland - Never CompromiseFor this month’s We Tried It section, we tested four new offerings from Cleveland Golf and Never Compromise.

2010 Buyer's Guide Drivers

This year's drivers are like the classics, but with modern engines

2010 Buyer's Guide Drivers2010 is a great year to buy a new driver. Manufacturers have (with a few exceptions) returned to more traditionally shaped clubs, stock driver shafts are better than ever (though certainly not as high performing as a premium fitted one), and prices haven’t budged.

We Tried It 2010

Fresh New Callaway Sticks

We Tried It 2010Featuring a radical triangular design (buh-bye square), this driver is dubbed by Callaway as the company’s longest and straightest driver ever.

Tour Power

Bubba Watson teaches you how to hit it strong

Tour PowerDepending on whom you ask, the median amateur driver distance is about 200-210 yards. Shocking, right?

Showcase: Ping G15 and i15

Ping's latest sticks: The G15 and i15 drivers and irons

Showcase: Ping G15 and i15This year, PING celebrated 50 years of delivering groundbreaking golf equipment. Recently, they unveiled their most comprehensive product offering in company history.

2009 Drivers Buyer's Guide

2009 Drivers Buyer's GuideToday’s drivers are so fine-tuned and well-made that it’s a cinch to find the right model for your game.  If your old model  doesn’t have you hitting it long and straight, one of this year’s new drivers definitely will. Remember when hitting 300-yard drives was something you only dreamed about? Well those days are over now that drivers are more powerful, more forgiving and more fun to hit than ever before.

Showcase: Big Guns

A close look at for exciting new drivers

Showcase: Big Guns

As 2009 has already arrived, it’s time to think about adding some new artillery to your golf bag. If you’re like most players, the driver is the one club you really get excited about, and fortunately, there are a number of innovative and exciting designs available in the new year. If you’re a fan of unique geometric shapes, you’ll want to check out Callaway’s new FTiQ driver, as well as Cleveland’s latest rendition of the HiBORE, the Monster XLS.

Showcase: Taylormade Burner

Showcase: Taylormade BurnerThe company that’s credited by many as a pioneer of the hybrid revolution with the introduction of the original Rescue model is back at it again, this time with new hybrids and fairway woods. Both new series of clubs are part of the company’s Burner family, led by the highly successful Tour Burner driver.

2008 Driver Buyer's Guide

The driver is unquestionably the most popular club in the bag.

2008 Driver Buyer's Guide

Sometimes nothing beats hitting a drive on the screws, right down the middle. For you youngsters, “hitting it on the screws” is an old, but literal saying that harkens back a whopping 20 years to when golfers used persimmon heads with screws that held the clubface together. These days, things sure have changed. Drivers don’t have screws in the front, instead you’ll sometimes find them in the back and to the sides. In other models, you’ll find carbon, titanium, tungsten and steel, all designed to serve a particular purpose, which is to help you hit the ball farther and straighter than ever. 

Showcase: TaylorMade r7 CGB MAX

Check out the new TaylorMade CGB MAX driver and iron, both of which are designed to make the game easy for everyone.

Showcase: TaylorMade r7 CGB MAXIf you’re sniffing around for a new driver this season, first ask yourself what kind of driver you need: Do you want more distance? Do you want to counteract your slice? How about a driver that features moveable weights? If your answer is “all of the above,” then you’re in luck.

Showcase: Titleist & Cobra Go Big

Showcase: Titleist & Cobra Go Big

Titleist and Cobra, though owned by the same parent company, are equipment manufacturers that have had quite different design philosophies in the past. Titleist has always been known for tradition and performance, while Cobra products are normally associated with more progressive looks and distance-oriented performance.

Drivers Buyer's Guide 2007

They're huge, easy to hit, long and full of new technology. Check out today's big dogs and get ready to drive it a mile.

Drivers Buyer's Guide 2007

The talk of the shop this year when it comes to driver technology is definitely the leaps we’ve seen in exciting new driver geometries. The golfer today can choose from just about anything: square, traditional, scoopback or even triangular. The fact is, the driver category is chockful with scores of options to choose from, making the category not only better, but more confusing for the golfer jonesing for a new big dog.

Driver Tech 101

High M.O.I. Rules

Driver Tech 101

You can tell by looking at the latest square and triangular clubheads that the driver market is changing before your eyes. Other new drivers look conventionally shaped on the outside, but are vastly advanced on the inside. Regardless of their shape, most of the latest models look plain huge. Ever since the United States Golf Association ruled that driver clubheads had to max out at a 460cc clubhead volume, club designers have taken the next obvious route in order to improve their products’ performance in your hands: advancing technology.

MacGregor Trio

MacGregor TrioMacGregor Golf is one of the oldest and most storied golf club manufacturers in the world. Over the years, the company has been closely associated with many of the game’s all-time greats, including Jack Nicklaus, who won numerous major championships using MacGregor VIP irons and persimmon woods. Over the years, MacGregor has changed hands on several occasions and produced a wide variety of clubs with varying degrees of success.

Drivers Buyer's Guide 2006

The modern driver can hold the contents of a 16-ounce can of soda and, with its heightened technology, offers much more pop than that. Check out the newest big sticks and find one that fits your game.

Drivers Buyer's Guide 2006

The driver is the only full-swing club in your bag that you use 14 times a round (the ball retriever doesn't count). Thus, your driver sets up your entire round. Drive the ball well and it gives you an emotional boost—your round “feels” better than it is when you drive it great and score poorly. But drive it poorly and you feel like a rat, no matter what the score. So central is it to your game that you can tell when your A game is coming back because you begin to hit your driver solidly again.

Showcase: Square Dancing

Showcase: Square DancingJust when you thought you’d seen everything! Two different golf equipment companies have created two similar, yet different drivers that feature a radical new approach to the most popular golf club in the bag. Of course, it’s not the first time we’ve witnessed a makeover for the big stick. In the last 50 years, we’ve seen the transformation from 180cc to 460cc clubheads, persimmon to steel, steel to titanium and most recently, titanium to mixed-carbon materials.

2011 Buyer's Guide Shoes

2011's new kicks will help you rip it

2011 Buyer's Guide ShoesThis year’s golf shoe offerings are a diverse bunch, to say the least. From street-wear shoes that bring to mind skate culture, to spikeless shoes that piggyback the barefoot-running trend, 2011 may well be remembered as the year that golf shoes really broke the mold.

 
 
 
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