Reviews: Drivers

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ULTIMATE REVIEW! – PING I20 Driver

The short version of the story is that the PING i20 driver is now the #1 Driver in our review database, and that’s pretty damn impressive. We do believe that the majority of golfers would probably be better served by PING’s G20 driver -especially if you’re wise enough to place a premium on fairways. I mean, If the G20 is good enough for a Masters Champion, I’m fairly certain it’s good enough for you. Of course, few would argue that the i20 isn’t the better looking, and in my opinion, better feeling driver. So if you’re willing to sacrifice just a little bit of accuracy, the distance gains offered by the i20 might be worth it. I’m certainly wouldn’t fault anyone for bagging the i20. {Read the Full Review}


A
94.45
Thumbnail image for ULTIMATE REVIEW – Bridgestone J40 445CC Driver

ULTIMATE REVIEW – Bridgestone J40 445CC Driver

This one might be the “Most Shocking MyGolfSpy Review Ever!” Why? Well because the Adams 9064LS has ranked as the #1 Driver in our review system for the past 400 Days!…and it just got replaced. Yes, you read that right…400 Days! Quite an impressive run to say the least. We knew one day its reign would come to an end…we just didn’t think it would be today.
>> {MUST READ!}


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94.08
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ULTIMATE REVIEW! – ADAMS SPEEDLINE 9064LS

“No single driver we’ve tested in 2010 comes close to matching the Adams 9064LS as far as the opinions of our testers are concerned!”

With respect to performance, only the freakish PowerBilt Air Force One N7 has proven longer, and no driver we’ve tested this year has been, on average, more accurate for our pool of testers.


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94.00
Thumbnail image for ULTIMATE REVIEW! – PING ANSER DRIVER

ULTIMATE REVIEW! – PING ANSER DRIVER

Beyond the amazing low spin numbers, what’s most telling for me is how well the PING Anser performed for each of our testers. From our low speed senior tester, to our higher swing speed player, to the guys in between, with a reasonably good shaft fit (from the stock selections no less), the Anser proved capable of producing excellent numbers across the board.

Minor gripes about the alignment aid aside, the Anser is one of those rare clubs where there’s truly nothing not too like. It’s capable of producing consistent numbers, the occasional huge drive, and is endless fun to hit.

What more could you want? {Read More}


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93.24
Thumbnail image for ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Nike VR_S Driver

ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Nike VR_S Driver

“The combination of more distance and obscene accuracy offered by the 2012 Nike VR_S driver had our senior tester more excited than he’s been since Viagra hit the market. You might not know it but this is the driver review you’ve been waiting to read all year…trust me!” {MUST READ REVIEW!}


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93.06
Thumbnail image for ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Callaway RAZR Fit Driver

ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Callaway RAZR Fit Driver

I know there are some of you who will put your noses in the air because you don’t like Callaway, or because you think composite sucks. To all of you, let me just say this; get over your damned selves. It doesn’t get much better than this. The results of our tests suggest that the Callaway RAZR Fit Driver is both long and straight…make that really long, and really straight! {READ REVIEW!}


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92.21
Thumbnail image for ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Cobra AMP Driver

ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Cobra AMP Driver

Just because you can’t hit a golf ball like Rickie Fowler doesn’t mean you can’t wear orange pants, grow a questionable mustache, or swing the same driver used by the emerging PGA superstar. Admittedly none of our testers was willing to actually grow a mustache or wear orange pants (for the record, I’d wear them in a heartbeat), but we did put Cobra’s (and Rickie’s) driver to the test. What we found suggests that tales of a weak stock shaft are greatly exaggerated, and that there’s much more to the AMP than orange grips and a shiny silver crown. {READ REVIEW!}


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92.16
Thumbnail image for ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Cobra S3 Driver

ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Cobra S3 Driver

BIG QUESTION: is the Cobra S3 a better driver then the S2? (Well…2 of our testers starting bagging the S3 driver right after the review, and another went out and purchased an S2 (he told us he actually liked the S3 better, but he got the S2 for half the price). {READ REVIEW TO FIND OUT MORE!}


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91.70
Thumbnail image for ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Titleist 910 D2 Driver

ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Titleist 910 D2 Driver

If you are in the market for a new driver in 2011, and particularly so if you’re looking for an adjustable model, the Titleist 910 D2 is well worth the time it takes to demo the club.

The Titleist 910 posted some of the highest scores we’ve ever seen. {READ THE FULL REVIEW}


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91.25
Thumbnail image for ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Nike VR Pro Limited Driver

ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Nike VR Pro Limited Driver

“Yes…it’s true. While the change may not be official, and may not even be permanent, as the golf season winds down, the Nike VR “Limited” has ousted my previous gamer. The Nike VR Pro Limited driver is an absolute beast. WHO IS THIS DRIVER FOR?: Basically the Nike VR “Limited” is for anyone who wants a workable driver that sound and feels pretty good and those who hate the sight of a bulky hosel and can’t be bothered to carry a wrench” – - – > {READ FULL REVIEW}


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91.20
Thumbnail image for ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Callaway RAZR Hawk Driver

ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Callaway RAZR Hawk Driver

“You would be doing yourself a huge disservice by not adding the Callaway Razr Hawk Driver to your demo list when it comes time to buy your next driver!”

I’m a long way away from replacing my gamer, but the RAZR Hawk is the first driver I’ve tested this year that’s likely to see some actual on course time with me. (READ FULL REVIEW)


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91.13
Thumbnail image for ULTIMATE REVIEW – Adams Speedline Tech

ULTIMATE REVIEW – Adams Speedline Tech

The latest driver from Adams Golf is is the Speedline Tech. While I had expected that late summer would signal the release of what for me has been the long awaited 9064LS follow-up, Adams went in a different direction. The Tech, as we’ve come to call it during testing, represents the evolution of the Speedline driver. It’s lightweight, it’s adjustable, and according to Adams, it’s more accurate (54%), and longer (up to 11 yards). As it turns out, it also happens to have The Hottest Heel in Golf. {Read More}


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90.26
Thumbnail image for ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Nike VR Pro Tour Driver

ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Nike VR Pro Tour Driver

“The numbers say the Nike VR Pro driver is impressively and deceptively long. All 6 of our testers produced A-Level performance scores. I’m inclined to label Nike the most underrated and under appreciated of the “Big 5″ OEM’s (TaylorMade, Callaway, Titleist, Cleveland, and Nike).”


B+
89.75
Thumbnail image for ULTIMATE REVIEW! – PING G20 Driver

ULTIMATE REVIEW! – PING G20 Driver

“If you only read 1 driver review the rest of this year…this should be the one. Not only does this driver perform well but Ping drivers are often overlooked when golfers are buying a new driver. So…why are they overlooked…and why should you be trying this driver for your bag? Read our review to get the answers.” – - > {READ REVIEW}


B+
89.70
Thumbnail image for ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Ping K15 Driver

ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Ping K15 Driver

If you’re the kind of golfer who fights a slice, frequently misses to the right, or simply can’t achieve any degree of consistency with your current driver, then absolutely, you should be looking at the PING K15.


B+
89.50
Thumbnail image for ULTIMATE REVIEW – Cobra ZL Encore Driver

ULTIMATE REVIEW – Cobra ZL Encore Driver

“Accuracy can always be a concern, but the numbers suggest the Cobra ZL Encore is one of the more accurate drivers we’ve had in for testing recently…We’ve done enough club testing over the last few years to develop some pretty reliable generalizations. One of those is that Cobra drivers will always perform well for us.” {READ REVIEW!}


B+
88.70
Thumbnail image for ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Adams Speedline 9088 UL Driver

ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Adams Speedline 9088 UL Driver

“If you’re simply looking to pick up an extra MPH or two, generate some extra ball speed, and generally smack the cover off the ball, by all means go demo the 9088 UL and find out if ultralight is right for you.” – - -> {READ FULL REVIEW!}


B+
88.62
Thumbnail image for ULTIMATE REVIEW – TourEdge XCG5 Driver

ULTIMATE REVIEW – TourEdge XCG5 Driver

Here’s what you need to know about TourEdge’s XCG5 Driver. The XCG5 offers average players an alternative to the company’s CB4 lineup (designed for better players), and is among the most accurate and, I believe, most forgiving drivers we’ve ever tested. Most impressive is that TourEdge was able to achieve this without sacrificing any critical design elements. What I mean by that is the club looks almost traditional at address. If there’s a knock on the XCG5 is that it’s loud, but rather than be put off by it, think of the loud pop as the club’s way of letting you know you just found the fairway. {Read the Full Review}


B+
88.35
Thumbnail image for Ultimate Review – Acer XS Driver (Hireko)

Ultimate Review – Acer XS Driver (Hireko)

You may have noticed that the golf equipment industry is a lot like your average kindergarten classroom. The kids that make the most noise get most of the attention. And in case you haven’t noticed; lately Callaway and TaylorMade have been making a lot of noise. By the time you work your way through Titleists, PINGs and Nikes, well…let’s just say the quiet kid in the corner barely gets any attention at all.

Golfers of all ability levels should understand that there are legitimate options far beyond what the big name labels you find on the shelf at your barely-local narrow-minded big box store. While their numbers aren’t what they used to be, there are still a number of smaller companies churning out some really great stuff at prices that put those marketing-heavy big boys to shame.

Case in point, the Acer XS Driver from Hireko Golf.[READ MORE]


B
88.16
Thumbnail image for ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Royal Collection JP104 Driver

ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Royal Collection JP104 Driver

Ever heard of Royal Collection before? Maybe you recall the name Sonartec…similar look huh. Whether you remember the name or not I think you will want to read our review of their newest driver the Royal Collection JP104. It produced some of the most consistent results of any driver we’ve tested this far.


B+
87.88
Thumbnail image for ULTIMATE REVIEW – PowerBilt Air Force One N7 Driver

ULTIMATE REVIEW – PowerBilt Air Force One N7 Driver

“One of the most shocking driver reviews we have ever done at MyGolfSpy! The Tour version of this driver is more then just an infomercial golf joke…this thing is LONG.”


B+
86.00
Thumbnail image for ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Srixon Z-TX Driver

ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Srixon Z-TX Driver

It offers all the distance you can possibly need, better than average accuracy, all in a very traditional looking package, which to me was the most surprising aspect of the Z-TX.


B+
86.00
Thumbnail image for ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Adams Speedline Fast 10 Driver

ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Adams Speedline Fast 10 Driver

While it may not prove to be the perfect club for everyone, our tests suggest that Adams has another winner on their hands – and no doubt their loyal fans, and likely some new fans as well, will be adding the SpeedLine Fast 10 to their golf bags this season.


B+
85.00
Thumbnail image for ULTIMATE REVIEW! – TigerShark PowerPod II

ULTIMATE REVIEW! – TigerShark PowerPod II

Every now and then I come across a golf club that offers something a little bit different from everything else in the industry. But…one look at the PowerPod II, and one almost can’t help but think it’s a gimmick that belongs in the same class as “The Hammer”. Although the comment we heard most often from our testers was, “It’s better than you would think”.


B
83.68
Thumbnail image for ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Cleveland Launcher DST Driver

ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Cleveland Launcher DST Driver

With respect to overall performance, the Launcher is a pure distance machine. The ultralight design appears to have a measurable (although not necessarily substantial) impact on overall distance, and despite some loss of accuracy that we think is tied to the increased shaft length.


B
82.00
Thumbnail image for ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Fourteen Golf JC-909 Driver

ULTIMATE REVIEW! – Fourteen Golf JC-909 Driver

A few of our testers rated the JC-909 as their absolute favorite driver during one of our recent testing session. Equally as telling to me – not a single golfer indicated any strong dislike for the club. While there were most certainly some faint grumblings about shaft length, and louder grumbling over price, to a man, our testers think the JC-909 is a solid driver.


C+
78.00
Thumbnail image for 2014 Most Wanted Driver – Tester’s Picks

2014 Most Wanted Driver – Tester’s Picks

It was mentioned several times in the comments/questions, and we actually got the same question from a couple of golf companies too:

What were your tester’s favorite clubs?

Certainly we hear things during the testing process (both good and bad), but given the interest in the subject, I thought it was worth asking our testers which 5 drivers they liked best. As you might expect, there is some correlation between what they hit the best, and what they liked best, but some of the guys certainly had an affinity for something that might not have been near the top of their own list. [READ MORE]


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Ultimate Review – Fister Model I Driver

Yeah, it has been a great year for the big guys, but what about the smaller companies? Hireko’s Acer XS proved to be deadly accurate. Krank’s Forumla 5 is one bad mother…(shut yo’ mouth), and then, or rather…and now there’s the Fister Model I.

The who? Model what? Seriously.

Apparently because the driver market is not already over-crowded, Three-time World Long Drive Champion, Sean Fister decided to design the Model I driver. Now I know what you’re thinking (because I was thinking it too); how does being able to hit a golf ball really far qualify one to actually design a driver?

I won a closest to the pin contest once, maybe I should start designing irons (or at least 7 irons). Don’t we have actual engineers for this sort of thing?

The last time a noted long drive guy designed a driver we ended up with The Hammer. Pow! [READ MORE]


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2013 “Golf’s Most Wanted” – BEST OVERALL

We’ve arrived at the moment you’ve been waiting for. After teasing you with the Longest Driver of 2013, and the Most Accurate Driver of 2013, it’s time to reveal MyGolfSpy’s Most Wanted Driver of 2013. Simply put, the #1 Club on this list, is the Best Driver of 2013. Period. [READ MORE]


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2013 “Golf’s Most Wanted” – Most Accurate Driver

Yesterday we looked at distance for all 17 drivers in our test. For most guys absolute distance is the only thing matters. 300 yards into the trees is still 300 yards right?

There is, I’m told, a small (but hopefully growing) minority of golfers for whom distance isn’t everything. These are the guys who are willing to leave a little bit of yardage on the table if it means they don’t have to reload frequently, and more often than not, they play their second shot from the fairway.

It’s for this select group of golfers (the more intelligent than I crowd) that we set out to find the Golf’s Most Wanted Driver for accuracy. [READ MORE]


Thumbnail image for 2013 “Golf’s Most Wanted” – Longest Driver

2013 “Golf’s Most Wanted” – Longest Driver

After spending the better part of 3 years building and revising what we think are the best golf club testing procedures in the industry today, the staff of MyGolfspy approached 2013 with the singular goal of publishing the most thorough and complete driver test of 2013.

Why? Because the consumer has been grossly under-served by the big magazines. Those guys thrive on ambiguity. Nothing is ever absolute and everyone gets a trophy. How does that help the consumer?

We think you deserve better. We think you deserve a club test where results aren’t tainted by the inherent conflict of interest that comes from testing clubs from the same companies whose ad dollars pay the bills. You deserve a club test where a logo, or paint, or what some guy thinks about intangibles like looks, sound and feel holds no weight, where innovation is only recognized when it performs, and where the final results are based on performance and not a damn thing more.


Thumbnail image for Presenting – 2013 “Golf’s Most Wanted” Driver Test

Presenting – 2013 “Golf’s Most Wanted” Driver Test

It’s time for a new Gold Standard in club testing.

For years golfers have looked to a certain list to provide guidance for their new club purchases, but as the game has changed and new technologies have emerged, the List has remained the same.

Rather than show the actual data that proves one club out performs another, they coddle the golf companies (also their advertisers and #1 source of revenue), and award points for style (looks, sound, and feel), the arbitrary notion of innovation (it’s only innovative if it actually works), and even throw in a few bonus points for effective advertising (they call it buzz). And when all is said and done, everybody gets a medal.

You deserve better. [Read More]


Thumbnail image for “Clash Of The Adjustable Drivers!” – MOST ACCURATE AWARDS

“Clash Of The Adjustable Drivers!” – MOST ACCURATE AWARDS

Today you will find out who was the STRAIGHTEST ADJUSTABLE DRIVER FOR 2010! We hope you have enjoyed this review series…we have many more planned so make sure to sign up for our free newsletter to stay up to date.


Thumbnail image for “Clash Of The Adjustable Drivers!” – LONGEST DRIVER AWARDS

“Clash Of The Adjustable Drivers!” – LONGEST DRIVER AWARDS

Today you will find out who was the LONGEST & STRAIGHTEST! Today is Day 3 of our 3-Day Series the “Clash Of The Adjustable Drivers!”.


Thumbnail image for “Clash Of The Adjustable Drivers!” – USER’S CHOICE AWARDS!

“Clash Of The Adjustable Drivers!” – USER’S CHOICE AWARDS!

Today you will find out who the user’s chose as their winner…in the “User’s Choice Awards!” Today is Day 2 of our 3-Day Series the “Clash Of The Adjustable Drivers!”.