Best Drivers 2018 – Mid handicap testing

Best Drivers 2018 – Mid handicap testing

The best drivers for 2018: 16 models tested and reviewed
March 22, 2018 Golf Equipment
If you’re in the market for a new driver in 2018, don’t even think about getting your wallet out until you’ve been through our rundown of the best models…

The best drivers for 2018: 16 models tested and reviewed
Best golf drivers 2018. This is the most comprehensive test you will find of all the latest and greatest drivers on the market for 2018.

Click through for individual reviews and videos of each driver and check out the results table on the final page which shows which ones carried the furthest.

This test effectively started 18 months ago when some of these were released and has continued right through this winter with testing sessions in Abu Dhabi, Leeds and Sheffield.

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Best golf drivers 2018 – Callaway Rogue, Draw, Sub Zero

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In a nutshell: The heads look bigger so inspire more confidence than the Epics.

But there’s that same explosive feeling off the face. Across the board we found the performance was better on mis-hits than with the Epics.

Three heads makes fitting easier and it allows the regular model in particular to max out on forgiveness by doing away with the sliding weight track.

Of the three, I actually got the best numbers with the Sub Zero but if I was choosing one to go into battle with, it’d be the regular Rogue all day long.

Click through to the final page to see a full results table with the best carry numbers.

SRP: £469

Shaft used: Project X Even Flow 6.0

Click here to read and watch our full review.

More information can be found on the Callaway website.

Best golf drivers 2018 – TaylorMade M3 and M4

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In a nutshell: After much deliberation we’ve finally decided we prefer the silver finish to the white on last year’s M1 and M2.

However, we haven’t been able to do enough on-course testing to reach a meaningful conclusion about Twist Face.

It’s not noticeable from the address position so there’s no worries about that. And the sound, feel and distance is all great.

The performance with the M4 was noticeably better, mainly due to more forgiveness than the M3.

The M4 carries on from the M2 as arguably the best option for those who just want to grip it and rip it.

We’d struggle to justify the extra £110 for the M3 unless we really needed to dial in a shot shape.

See where both drivers fared by clicking through to the results table on the final page.

SRPs: £479/£369

Shaft used: Project X Hzrdus Black

Click to read and watch our full reviews of the M3 and M4.

More information can be found on the TaylorMade website.

Best golf drivers 2018 – Ping G400 Max

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In a nutshell: The G400 Max is the fourth option from the G400 range adding to the existing regular, LST and SFT models.

And out of the four, I’d be reaching for the Max without any hesitation at all.

It has the largest footprint so inspires the most confidence at address and offers fantastic forgiveness and distance.

It surprised us a little at how low the spin rates remained considering the weight has been dragged as far back as possible.

And it produced the most consistent set of numbers from all the drivers in this test.

See how it fared in our results table by clicking through to the final page.

SRP: £389

Shaft used: Ping Alta CB 55g stiff

Click here to read and watch our full review.

More information can be found on the Ping website.

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