Best Driver for Seniors (Slow Swing Speed) (updated:  2018)

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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. 

Top DRIVER 2018 for Seniors or
Slow Swing Speed 

SENIOR Driver

Best for...

Callaway Golf 2017 Men's Great Big Bertha Epic Driver

More speed, distance & control with GBB Epic 

Ping G25 Driver 1w 10.5* Graphite Regular Right 45.5 Inches

Solid build combined with the light weight.​

TaylorMade Men's M2 460cc Driver

Maximized Distance and Forgiveness

Wilson Staff Men's D200 Golf Driver

Power, accuracy and a confidence-inspiring

 Best Driver for Seniors​

​Here are a few guidelines that should help the latter group to find the best driver for seniors 2018 has to offer.

Best for: More speed, distance & control with GBB Epic, allow senior players to find their own style

Callaway Golf 2017 Men's Great Big Bertha Epic Driver

Editor's rating: 4.9/5*

  • This driver is excellent for SENIOR PLAYER because of its adaptation abilities that allow senior players to find their own style and discover golf at their own pace
  • 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 andproduces more speed across a much larger area. A perfect purchase for ALL players who are swinging bellow 100mph.
  • 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​
  • Excellent build quality
  • Jailbreak technology that, for a change, truly improves performance
  • This is a great looking driver
  • 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 bag is improved; now lighter and with more stability and space
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Best for: Solid build combined with the light weight.​

Ping G25 Driver 1w 10.5* Graphite Regular Right 45.5 Inches

Editor's rating: 4.7/5*

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Very forgiving performance suited for the senior golf players
  • Adjustable lofts
  • Solid build combined with the light weight.​
  • The driver looks splendid
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Best for: Maximized Distance & Forgiveness

TaylorMade Men's M2 460cc Driver

Editor's rating: 4.5/5*

  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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?
  • Good look and great build quality
  • Can be adjusted for senior golfers
  • If you are a real swinger, club performs very well
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Best for: Player needing power, accuracy & a confidence-inspiring look at address

Wilson Staff Men's D200 Golf Driver

Editor's rating: 4.5/5*

  • 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.
  • Consistent performance
  • A decent amount of options to play with
  • The driver is aimed at older golfers
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Best Golf Clubs for Seniors  Review

Golf might seem like an easy and leisurely sport that anyone can enjoy, regardless of age. Most people don’t think it requires a lot of physical readiness to be at least decent at golf. Sadly, that’s not true at all, and as you get older your golfing skills will naturally decline, that’s just a fact of life.

Top GOLF CLUBS for Seniors

Today I will run down some of the best golf clubs for seniors available in 2018 and give you some tips and techniques on how to improve your game and adjust to your age.​

#1. Best Driver for Seniors​

Best for: More speed, distance & control with GBB Epic, allow senior players to find their own style

Callaway Golf 2017 Men's Great Big Bertha Epic Driver

Editor's rating: 4.9/5*

  • This driver is excellent for SENIOR PLAYER because of its adaptation abilities that allow senior players to find their own style and discover golf at their own pace
  • 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 andproduces more speed across a much larger area. A perfect purchase for ALL players who are swinging bellow 100mph.
  • 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​
  • Excellent build quality
  • Jailbreak technology that, for a change, truly improves performance
  • This is a great looking driver
  • 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 bag is improved; now lighter and with more stability and space
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#2. Best Hybrid Clubs for Senior Goflers​

Best for: Faster Swing, Speed For Greater Distance.

Senior Men’s Majek Golf All Hybrid Complete Full Set

Editor's rating: 4.8/5*

  • This full set of decent right-handed hybrid iron clubs is great fot Senior Golfers. You won’t have trouble swinging them at great speeds even if your strength is not what it used to be.
  • It contains number 3 to 9 as well as a pitching wedge. The shafts are made out of graphite which makes these clubs incredibly light and well-suited for less flexible and older golfers.
  • The high loft degree of the heads should help senior golfers a lot
  • The price is incredibly affordable for a full set of clubs like these
  • The loft on the heads is quite large as well, which additionally helps with hitting the ball and launching it. You don’t need a lot of effort to hit the ball properly and launch it at a great distance.
  • However, these clubs are less flexible than you may think at first. For a set of senior clubs, they aren’t quite as flexible as you would want them to be.
  • The largest issue with them, though, is the fact that it might take a lot of time for you to get used to them. The heads are offset, for example, and that might irk people who haven’t used such clubs in the past.
  • However, once you get used to them, they should be able to greatly improve your game and lighten the strain on your body.
  • You will find these clubs to be exceptionally lightweight especially when compared to regular irons
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#3.Best Irons Set for Senior Golers ​

Best for: Hit more greens and shoot lower scores

TaylorMade Men's SpeedBlade Golf Complete Set

Editor's rating: 4.8/5*

  • This is a set of irons for senior golfers made by TaylorMade with graphite shafts. They are uniquely designed, and the 3 to 7 irons have what is called a ‘speed pocket’ by the manufacturer.
  • These are handlebar shaped slots in the soles of the clubs, allowing most of the face to flex during impact and help you get a better ball speed and distance without the need to put more effort into your swing.
  • The durability is quite good, though, and these clubs should last for years on end, without any damage to them. The shafts are also quite a bit longer than is usual, a great boon for senior golfers out there.
  • It also helps with low impact shots, so these clubs tend to be quite forgiving if you’re using them right. The issue is that using them right takes some learning and hitting the ball with the top part of the head can feel incredibly bad and result in horrible shots. They can feel quite stiff when that is done, though they are stiffer than normal anyway.
  • Even if you hit the ball a bit incorrectly, these clubs are quite forgiving due to the speed pocket technology
  • The durability of these irons is exceptional, and they will last for years.
  • You will find the shafts of these clubs to be quite longer than average, helping greatly with the golf game of senior players.
  • However, these clubs are also heavier than you would expect, which doesn’t help older and less flexible players at all. Overall, they can be good but getting used to them can be a pain
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#4. Best Complete Set for Senior Golfers​

Best for:  the money

Wilson Men's 2015 Profile XLS Complete Package Golf Set

Editor's rating: 4.8/5*

  • The best parts of this set for seniors is the driver since the head has a 14-degree loft that will help you hit the ball more consistently.
  • Most of the shafts are also exceptionally flexible, which is a great boon for senior golfers. You will probably need to put in much less effort into hitting the ball.
  • All the clubs in this set come packed into a great carrying bag that has a seven-way padded top and is great for organizing and carrying the clubs in this set or any other clubs. It is quite comfortable, even for senior golfers, so this just improves the value of the set.
  • This is a set from Wilson that consists of the following: Driver, Hybrid, Fairway Wood, 5-SW, Putter. They can be gotten in three different sizes – Men’s standard RH, Men’s standard LH and Men’s tall. For seniors, the two latter options should work best, since longer shafts will greatly improve your game.
  • The main issue with the set is the lack of durability, especially when it comes to the woods – the irons fare better. The grips are also a bit small, even though they are labeled as standard, so people with larger hands might have problems using these.
  • This is a set from Wilson that consists of the following: Driver, Hybrid, Fairway Wood, 5-SW, Putter. They can be gotten in three different sizes – Men’s standard RH, Men’s standard LH and Men’s tall. For seniors, the two latter options should work best, since longer shafts will greatly improve your game..
  • The bag that this set comes with is great for carrying your clubs.
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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