2008 Driver Buyer's Guide

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

2008 Drivers Buyer's GuideSometimes 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. Drivers used to be feared because they were hard to hit, and now some argue that drivers are the easiest club in the bag to hit. Either way, driver technology has soared the last couple of years, and 2008 is chock-full of options that cater to virtually anyone. Better yet, some drivers are customizable, which allows you, the golfer, to control how your club reacts to the ball and what kind of shot shape the driver will produce. Our advice is to read the following pages and be sure and try a few before you make a purchase. Having a driver that fits you will make all the difference.

Understanding Our Charts
Key Features: What distinguishes this driver from the rest.
What We Like: We have our preferences, too. Basically, what impressed us in our review.
Who It’s For: The type of player this driver is made for.
Clubhead: The material used for head construction.
Clubface: Indicates the material used for the strike area.
Lofts: The lofts available in right-handed models. Left-handed models vary and can be found on each equipment manufacturer’s website.
Custom Options: Whether or not custom options are available. This includes shafts, grips, weights, etc.
Shafts: The stock graphite offerings from the manufacturer. Other shafts may be available.


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