Are you looking to find yourself a new driver this year that will set you apart from the competition? From achieving greater distance to having more accurate drives, these top 5 new drivers for 2010 will make you look good on the course at the very least. You can get your hands on them without breaking the bank and you will not be disappointed in their performance. So here they are in no particular order:
1- Adams Speedline Fast 10 – Winner of the golf digest gold medal award for overall performance, feel, innovation, and demand, the Adams Speedline is so aerodynamically efficient and forgiving, that your buddies will swear you were using a $500 TaylorMade. It retails for $300.
2- Callaway Diablo Edge: Diablo Edge Tour – Another gold medal winner, this $300 all-titanium driver has a huge club head with Callaway’s traditional cup face, which will help you launch the ball beyond your driving abilities. Despite its conservative look it scored higher marks than the Adams, but brand names aside, it’s all about the feel of the club in your hands.
3- TaylorMade R9 460 – This is probably the highest scoring driver in the gold medal category, and at only $300 as compared to the other drivers on this list, it should be the one you buy. It features an adjustable shaft which allows you to change the face angle, and we all know what that means: a fully customizable setup in which you can pre-determine where the ball will go. For instance, rotating the face a degree to the left will make sure that upon impact, the ball will travel to the left. An ingenious idea and a giant leap for the driver industry, this club should be more of a collector’s item than anything.
4- Ping G15 – A close rival of the TaylorMade R9 460, the Ping G15 has a lighter shaft weight, thus putting more mass into the club head and grip, and that directly translates into DISTANCE. Why? Because it offers a more balanced feel than most other clubs. It feels more natural when you swing, almost as if it were an extension of your body. For $300 this club may do more for your performance than some of the other drivers on this list, that is, if you’re looking to drive the ball as far as you can.
5- Cobra S2 – Another driver that offers distance options, the Cobra S2 has an adjustable hosel much like the TaylorMade which allows you to customize ball flight. It’s sleek black look scored high marks for being one of the coolest designs, and the only drawback is it’s heavier shaft as compared to other drivers. Some people do better with heavier shafts, so once again it’s all about how it feels in your hands. It also retails for $300.