Need To Know
Though the fashion in drivers is for moveable weights, adjustable heads and interchangeable shafts, they come at a price most of us can ill-afford in these tough economic times. So options will tend to be guided by cost, which often means settling for a £100 ceiling on a new club or risking a second hand model with a chequered history and no warranty.
In my experience Benross Golf is a brand that consistently punches above its weight in terms of quality and value - from its innovative and colourful putters to its no frills drivers.
The new 460cc VX Proto driver - is no exception. It may not have the bells and whistles of the latest twist and fit drivers that golfers are able to customize to their preferred swing-style and trajectory but it sits solidly behind the ball at address and oozes the confidence to give it a clout with satisfying results.
I've had this one in my bag for a couple of sessions on the range and two more competitive rounds and it has delivered a medium to high launch with dependable accuracy and forgiveness.
Unlike some drivers I've tried in a higher price bracket, the sound neither offends nor attracts comments from playing partners claiming to define a club's price from its acoustics.
I appreciated, too, the 12-degree loft test model and the flexibility of the 65g regular shaft, together with the well made and snuggly-fitting headcover that comes with it.
Benross Golf continues to make solid products offering quality and value. I've not been totally smitten by their drivers in the past but this one deserves wider attention. Sadly it's only available in a right-handed version, for those of a left-handed persuasion looking for a budget driver.