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Top Ten: Modern Drivers

Written on Wednesday, 02 February 2011

So you’re a great putter, chipper and you can get out of the sand on those occasions when it is necessary, but your drive isn’t quite hitting the mark. A good club can make all the difference. The Leaderboard team look at the latest technology golf manufacturers are using to improve your drive and which one of them is the best.


Number oneCallaway_FT-IZ_driverCallaway FT-IZ driver
The weight of this club is carefully localised in the front and rear of this driver by a heavy face and in-line power source. Callaway claim that this is their most efficient high inertia club ever thanks to its aerodynamic body design, which should help every golfer achieve much higher speeds. Here at Leaderboard, we believe that this club is one of the most innovative and revolutionary clubs on the market. Also available in a Tour version.
Number twoTitleist_909D_Comp_DriverTitleist 909D Comp Driver
A really high performance driver, Titleist have used 460cc titanium and composite construction to ensure that it is of the highest standard. With a low centre of gravity, you can be sure that you'll send the ball high with the minimum amount of spin. If you’re looking for a great all round club with many modern design features, then look no further.
Number threeNike_Golf_Machspeed_Black_STR8-Fit_Square_Head_DriverNike Golf Machspeed Black STR8-Fit Square Head Driver
An extremely aerodynamic shape makes this driver capable of achieving high speeds with very little drag, meaning that any golfer is sure to get fantastic distance for their shots. Used by some of the best pros on tour to great effect, if you’re in the market for a new driver, then this should be near the top of your list.
Number fourPing_Golf_G15_Draw_DriverPing Golf G15 Draw Driver
This driver offers really great forgiveness - perfect for those with a mid-high handicap who are looking to improve their game. An external sole weight pad and a really low centre of gravity makes it a good choice for anyone looking for maximum distance.
Number fiveCallaway_FT_Tour_Driver1Callaway FT-Tour Driver 2010
This driver was designed specifically for some of the world's greatest golfers, and now you can have the chance to try out some of the most cutting-edge technologies for yourself.
Number sixCobra_ZL_Driver1Cobra ZL
The ZL (Zero Limits) allows you to adjust the hosel so that you can alter the angle of the face. It provides a really high flight trajectory, and plenty of power thanks to the rhombus face insert.
Number sevenMizuno_MP-630_Fast_TrackMizuno MP 630 Fast Track
You can have complete control over your stroke with this driver, as weight adjustments allow you access to 45 different settings. Combine this with a low centre of gravity, minimum amount of spin and an open clubface and you can see why this model is so popular.
Number eightTaylorMade_R9_Superdeep_TP_DriverTaylorMade R9 Superdeep TP Driver
A great choice for golfers with a lower handicap, this driver will afford maximum workability and complete control over every shot. Moveable Weight and Flight Control Technologies allow you to move the clubhead and the centre of gravity, resulting in a total of 448 different launch condition combinations.
Number nineCallaway_Big_Bertha_Diablo_Edge_driverCallaway Big Bertha Diablo Edge driver
This driver has the lowest centre of gravity and highest moment of inertia in the whole of the Callaway family, making it really forgiving on every shot.
Number tenCobra_Golf_S9-1_Pro_S_DriverCobra Golf S9-1 Pro S Driver
This driver is tour-inspired in design, and its shallower face allows for more spin. Hotter 9 Points Technology means you'll achieve great distance, and a Dual Rhombus Face Insert improves speeds and consistency.

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