Golf Drivers: 9 best tips for choosing the right one

There's much to learn about golf drivers - check our guide before you buy.

Andy Roberts's picture
Thu, 1 Dec 2016

The driver is typically the most expensive club in the bag and the one we use most frequently off the tee on a par four or par five. It therefore makes sense to find one that is right for you. 

With no such thing as a one-size-fits-all driver, given the variety of heads, centre of gravity positions and adjustable gadgets now available, the driver selection process is often one of the toughest to decipher for players. 

From loft and launch to CG and shafts, there is much to learn about the club labelled the "big dog".

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1. CLUBHEAD SIZE

The size of a driver head is measured by volume in cubic centimetres and the maximum size allowed by golf's governing bodies is 460cc.

All of the latest drivers sit between 440cc (drivers suited for players who like to shape the ball more in the air) and 460cc (drivers suited for players who crave more forgiveness). 

Size matters. Find the one that appeals most to you at address. 

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