Best Driver for Seniors in  2017

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Buying golfing equipment was always a bittersweet endeavor. Huge choice of quality pieces and a lot of specific details that separate good clubs from the bad ones make this incredibly rewarding experience for golfers who enjoy challenge and research, and extremely exhausting chore for all the others who just want the best club for the money. Here are a few guidelines that should help the latter group to find the best driver for seniors 2017 has to offer.

And The Winner Is..?

We must keep an emphasis on choosing your perfect golf driver according to your preferences, but after reviewing the best out there we have a definite winner for senior

Big Bertha comes as the definite winner on our list simply because of its adaptation abilities that allow senior players to find their own style and discover golf at their own pace.

As for the rest, Big Bertha Epic Driver is a pretty standard affair. The driver has an excellent grip, offers lots of forgiveness and showcases a very steady and consistent performance. It may not be the cheapest entry on the list, but it provides a lot of bang for the buck

Callaway Golf 2017 Men's Great Big Bertha Epic Driver

(The Winner for Senior player)

Things You Should Know Before Buying

Although it was always considered a pretty elitist sport, such claims about golf couldn't be further from the truth. As a matter of fact, today, golf is one of the most inclusive sports in existence both gender and age-wise. Still, as with any other physical activity, some limitations and variations are to be expected.

For example, ladies and gentlemen that have over 50 years usually swing their clubs at much lower speeds, so they need to compensate for this drawback by adjusting the equipment. Since the driver is the longest club that pushes the ball the furthest, it looks like a perfect place to make those adjustments. Here are a few things you should pay attention to while choosing.

Launch Angle

Launch angle is the angle at which you strike the ball into the air with your driver and is largely determined by the degree of the loft in the driver. Ultimately, the launch angle is one of the biggest factors determining the spin rate, and, in turn, the speed of the ball. So, if you have a slower swing, you should try to improve the angle. Here is a general guideline:

• 60-70mph – 13-15 degrees

• 70-80mph – 12-14 degrees

• 80-90mph – 11-13 degrees

• 90-100mph – 10-12 degrees

• 100+ mph – 9-11 degrees

Weight of the Shaft

Since heavier shafts traditionally produce lower spin rates, and they are much harder to carry and swing around, in this scenario, they are completely out of the question. Instead, you should look for the lighter shafts that will enhance your speed without lowering the spin rate. That means – shafts that weigh no more than 50-55 grams.

Weight Distribution

All good clubs have to have properly distributed weight. In the case of drivers, moving more weight toward grip instead of clubhead can improve the distance and accuracy of your strokes, so always look for the clubs that feature the heavier grip.

Length of the Shaft

The length of the shaft you are going to choose depends entirely on your skill and playing style which means that shorter and longer shafts are both to be taken into consideration. However, there is no denying that if you know how to correctly aim your strike and hit the ball in the dead center, the longer shaft can cover more distance in one stroke. If you are not that skillful, you should better stay off the excessively long shafts, and stick to the 43-46-inch range.

Shaft Flex

The rules regarding flex are fairly straightforward – slower the swing, the more flex you want in the shaft. So, if you are hitting the ball at the speeds slower than 110mph, you should probably choose some of the regular shafts (the most flexible ones). On the other hand, if you are still swinging fast, you can try your luck with some of the extra stiff shafts.

Head Size

The size of the clubhead is measured in cubic centimeters. The biggest size that is currently allowed is 460cc, while most of the available clubheads don't go below 440cc. Although the gap looks very slight, the difference in performance brought to you by this 20cc couldn't be more drastic. Most notably, the 440cc clubheads are meant for the players who like to take more part in shaping the ball trajectory. If you are not that skillful anymore and prefer direct shots, go with 460cc.

Material

Since the most of the currently available clubs are made of titanium, you won’t have to spend too much time looking for the best build material, and in this case, that is not that bad of a thing. Titanium is very durable, and yet very lightweight. However, there is still a couple of ways to make your golfing sessions more pleasant. If you can, buy the composite clubs that use materials like carbon and tungsten to balance out the weight.

Adjustability

Most of the modern golf clubs have at least some degree of customizability that allows you to adjust them to your current form and skill level. The more options you have to customize the better. However, pay the most attention to these three areas:

• Weight

• Face angle

• Loft

Driver Grip

Although often overlooked, grip plays a huge role in making your control over the club better and your strokes more precise, so choose the size of the handle very wisely.

• Ladies – Less than 7 inches

• Men with smaller hands – 7-8 inches

• Men with larger hands – 8-9 inches

• Men with huge hands – 9+ inches

Best Driver For Seniors in 2017

We must keep an emphasis on choosing your perfect golf driver according to your preferences, but after reviewing the best out there we have a definite winner for senior

Big Bertha comes as the definite winner on our list simply because of its adaptation abilities that allow senior players to find their own style and discover golf at their own pace.

As for the rest, Big Bertha Epic Driver is a pretty standard affair. The driver has an excellent grip, offers lots of forgiveness and showcases a very steady and consistent performance. It may not be the cheapest entry on the list, but it provides a lot of bang for the buck

Callaway Golf 2017 Men's Great Big Bertha Epic Driver

(The Winner for Senior player)

Here are TOP  Driver for seniors

Let’s take a look at some of the most famous golf drivers for seniors and see how they fare in regards to the requirements we set above.

Callaway Golf 2017 Men's Great Big Bertha Epic Driver - The Winner for Senior player

Granted, the name of this driver sounds very cheesy and makes some big promises, but even at first glance, it's obvious that Callaway did it's best to fill in these rather big shoes. The driver looks great, and the list of real and supposed innovations is very long.

The most obvious addition is the heavily promoted Jailbreak technology. Thanks to the two titanium bars positioned behind the face, the head deforms at the impact and produces more speed across a much larger area. A perfect purchase for all players who are swinging bellow 100mph.

As for the rest, Big Bertha Epic Driver is a pretty standard affair. The driver has an excellent grip, offers lots of forgiveness and showcases a very steady and consistent performance. It may not be the cheapest entry on the list, but it provides a lot of bang for the buck

Highlights

  • Clubhead volume of 460cc
  • Length of 45.50 inches
  • Multi-material build that combines titanium exo-cage with triaxial carbon crown
  • Four high-performance Stock shaft options in four different weights
  • Jailbreak technology that changes how the head behaves at the impact depending on the hit

The Good Stuff:

  • Excellent build quality
  • Jailbreak technology that, for a change, truly improves performance
  • This is a great looking driver

The Bad Stuff:

  • It’s not that cheap
  • Big Bertha Epic driver may not be the best solution for the casual golfers

Editor's rating

Ping G25 Driver 1w 10.5* Graphite Regular Right 45.5 Inches - alternative choice for LOW budget

Following the footsteps of the very popular G20 driver, G25 does everything in its power to justify the price gap, and for the most part, it succeeds. What's most important, the driver offers the ease of use that we've come to expect from the G series, which means that G25 is very well suited for senior golf players.

The device’s footprint is surprisingly big, but with the inclusion of lightweight materials like graphite and titanium, and easy-on-the-eyes matte finishing G25 neither looks nor feels too heavy. The loft can be adjusted to 8.5°, 9.5°, 10.5°, 12° and the club is suited for lefties as well.

As for the performance, G25 is as forgivable as it gets. With an elongated design and deeper center of gravity, the driver allows less spinning and higher-reaching shots, which can be ideal if you are going for straightforward strokes. The shaft back is made to counterbalance the weight of the head, which can do nothing but improve the shot distance.

Highlights

  • High-quality titanium build
  • Head volume of 460cc
  • Overall weight of 205 grams
  • Length of 45.75 inches
  • Graphite shaft
  • Left handed and right handed lofts of 8.5°, 9.5°, 10.5°, 12°

The Good Stuff:

  • Very forgiving performance suited for the senior golf players
  • Adjustable lofts
  • The driver looks splendid
  • Solid build combined with the light weight

The Bad Stuff:

  • G20 offers similar performance for less money
  • The impact feel is somewhat lackluster
  • Editor's rating

    4.5/5 Stars

    TaylorMade Men's M2 460cc Driver

    Although it is by no means a cheap club, M2 is the TaylorMade’s first multi-material club that sells at this point, which essentially makes it a watered-down version of the company's previous outing M1.

    And M1 was an excellent driver that offered a lot of tweaks and lots of adjustabilities. So, how much is lost in the translation?

    M2 very often performs like a true missile-launcher that shoots a barrage of low-flying but far-reaching bullets. The beautiful blend of carry and roll does a great job at keeping the ball speed steady.

    On the other hand, the very club is not that consistent, and it's aimed more toward well-versed swingers. The feedback you get when you strike the ball is not that great, either.

    M2 does, however, offer a lot of tweaks and adjustments so that the inconsistent performance can be addressed. And to end this entry on a positive note – the club is a real visual stunner

    Highlights

    • Ultra-thin titanium wall casing
    • 7-layer carbon composite crown
    • 460cc multi-material construction
    • Dual texture grip
    • Length of 45.75 inches
    • Left hand (9.5°, 10.5°) and right hand (9.5°, 10.5°, 12°) lofts

    The Good Stuff:

    • Good look and great build quality
    • Can be adjusted for senior golfers
    • If you are a real swinger, club performs very well

    The Bad Stuff:

    • Not as forgiving as some other entries
    • Poor feedback
    • Rather pricey

    Editor's rating

    4.2/5 Stars

    Wilson Staff Men's D200 Golf Driver

    Over the last couple of years, Wilson pushed very firmly into the market of super-light drivers meant for slower swingers. And much like the previous mention,

    D200 comes hot on the heels of another popular driver (D100). So, does D200 earns its spot and price tag, or is it just another club that should expand Wilson's portfolio?

    The answer is very hard to find because D200 represents more of an evolutionary than a revolutionary step forward. Red Light technology allows players to swing faster while investing the same effort, and Reactive Face technology provides more forgiveness on heel and toe impacts, but that’s not something that we are not already used to see in this market segment.

    It’s good to know, though, that the very performance is excellent and that the options to adjust loft and face angle offer a decent amount of customizability.

    A chemically-etched crown increases the thickness toward the face and provides very consistent, almost automatic ball trajectory. All in all, a very good driver that ticks all the right boxes.

    Highlights

    • Titanium /graphite build
    • Right handed lofts of 9°, 10.5°, 13°
    • Head volume of 460cc
    • Overall weight of 268 grams
    • The length of 46 inches.
    • Red Light and Reactive Face Technologies

    The Good Stuff:

    • Consistent performance
    • A decent amount of options to play with
    • The driver is aimed at older golfers
    • Very well balanced club

    The Bad Stuff:

    • Forgiveness often comes at the cost of distance
    • The driver looks ok, but that’s all
    • Low impact sound

    Editor's rating

    4.0/5 Stars

    Callaway Men's XR Driver

    This driver is yet another buzzword- rich offering from Callaway. However, unlike Big Bertha brand that is positioned as senior-friendly flagship lineup, XR looks more like a heavyweight midrange working horse and that is, by no means, a bad thing. On the contrary, XR plays its role with a lot of grace and bravado.

    Featuring great forgiveness, this driver reduces the spinning on even the worst of the misses. The length of central strikes is more than reasonable, and you can expect very consistent, reliable, and repeatable trajectories. The grip is slightly tacky, and it feels great.

    As for the Speed Step Crown, this feature essentially represents a double ridge carved in the inside of the head that reduces turbulence.

    Overall, this and other upgrades add the additional 5-10 yards in each swing, which is not spectacular but not that bad either. All in all the club looks good and performs even better.

    Highlights

    • Head volume of 460cc
    • Length of 45.75 inches
    • Left hand (9°, 10.5°) and right hand (9°, 10.5°, 13.5°)
    • Sturdy titanium build
    • Speed Step Crown that reduces the drag and maximizes speed
    • RMOTO Face technology that creates more energy efficient transfer of power

    The Good Stuff:

    • A great value for the money
    • Suitable for casual senior golfers
    • Solid distance and great forgiveness
    • A very solid lightweight build

    The Bad Stuff:

    • The club needs to be properly fit until you reach its fullest potential
    • The face absorbs too much of the impact to provide sufficient feedback

    Editor's rating


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