Best Golf Driver (Ultimate Review & Buying Guide) In 2020

Looking for the best golf driver in 2020? The golf driver market is fierce, with major manufacturers releasing new and improved drivers regularly with bold statements.

Every year advancements in driver technology and design help golfers hit the ball much further as well as straighter than ever before.

However, with so much choice and prices of more than $400, golfers want to know what’s the best bang for their buck as it were.

Fear not! Here we’ve reviewed the very best golf drivers currently on the market. Looking at their test data, we’ve been able to make comparisons of all the top models and give you a ‘buyers’ guide.

We can answer such questions as, What is the longest driver of 2020? What is the straightest driver of 2020? What is the most forgiving driver of 2020? What is the best driver for a high handicapper? What is the overall best driver of 2020?

Top 10 Best Golf Drivers 2020 – Comparison Chart

Driver Verdict Specs
TaylorMade SIM Max Driver

TaylorMade SIM Max RRP $499

An awesome looking club, the SIM Max is up there with the top three longest hitting drivers in 2020. TaylorMade have focussed in on aerodynamics, making it also one of the fastest drivers.

  • Lofts: 9° / 10.5° / 12°
  • Stock shafts: Fujikura Ventus Blue 6 or Red 5
  • Adjustable hosel: Yes (+/- 2°)
Callaway Mavrik Driver

Callaway Mavrik RRP $499

Incredible performance from the Mavrik, only two yards short of the longest driver in the test, and just shy of the fastest. All whilst with the narrowest back and the least sidespin and carry drop-offs.

  • Lofts: 9° / 10.5°
  • Stock shafts: Project X Evenflow Riptide 50g / Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI 60g / 70g
  • Adjustable hosel: Yes (-1/+2°)
Ping G410 Plus Driver

Ping G410 Plus RRP $545

Although one of the oldest in this roundup, it's moveable weight capabilities has no impact on forgiveness and rotation, not the case for most MOI drivers.

  • Lofts: 9°/ 10.5° / 12°
  • Stock shafts: Ping Tour, Ping Alta CB, Grafalloy Evenflow, Mitsubishi Tensei Orange
  • Adjustable hosel: Yes (+/- 1.5°)
Mizuno ST200 Driver

Mizuno ST200 RRP $399

Although Mizuno are known for their exceptional irons, their team have produced top level drivers in recent years. Not least this ST200, which has earnt it's place in the top 5.

  • Lofts: 9.5° / 10.5°
  • Stock shaft: Choose from 11 premium options
  • Adjustable hosel: Yes (+/- 2°)
Callaway Epic Flash Driver

Callaway Epic Flash RRP $529

Although Callaway have since upgraded this model, it still producing awesome results and put's five more yards on the Mavrik. A great driver for tuning shot shape.

  • Lofts: 9°, 10.5° and 12° HT. 
  • Stock shafts: Project X Evenflow, Project X HZRDUS Smoke, Mitsubishi Tensei AV
  • Adjustable hosel: Yes (- 1°/+2°)
Ping PXG 0811 XF GEN2 Driver

PXG 0811 XF Gen 2 RRP $499

With the highest MOI model, you'd expect slow aero results because of the big head, however not the case with this stunning PXG, in fact it's the lowest spinning of all in the test results.

  • Lofts: 9° / 10.5° / 12° / 14°
  • Stock shaft: N/A, PXG insist on only fitting you to your best performing option
  • Adjustable hosel: Yes (+/- 1.5°)
Cobra King Speedzone Xtreme Driver

Cobra King Speedzone Xtreme RRP $449

Juging by the results, the Xtreme certainly performs better than the standard Speedzone driver from Cobra. With better forgiveness thanks to the bigger head at a similar price, it's a no brainer.

  • Lofts: 9° / 10.5° / 12°
  • Stock shaft: UST Helium, MCA Tensei Blue 65, Project X HZRDUS Smoke Yellow, Aldila Rogue Silver 60
  • Adjustable hosel: Yes (+/-1.5°)
Srixon Z785 Driver

Srixon Z785 RRP $499

In recent decades it's hard to find many tour pro's who carry a Srixon, but that's no longer the case. This is a beautifull driver which sounds epic at a great price compared to most entries.

  • Lofts: 9.5° / 10.5°
  • Stock shaft: Project X HZRDUS Red 65
  • Adjustable hosel: Yes 12 settings (+/- 1°)
Wilson Staff D7 Driver

Wilson Staff D7 RRP $289

This extremely lightweight driver meant it was over 1mph fastest in the test compared with all other clubs. Incredible performance considering the price point. A must look for all golfers.

  • Lofts: 9° / 10.5° / 13°
  • Stock shaft: UST-Mamiya Helium
  • Adjustable hosel: No
Cleveland Launcher HB Turbo Driver

Cleveland Launcher HB Turbo RRP $349

Our final driver in the roundup, the HB Turbo is a no thrills no spills driver, a solid performer without adjustment, means golfers don't have to be fitted. Although slightly down in performance, the price tag makes up for it.

  • Lofts: 9° / 10.5° / 12°
  • Stock shaft: Miyazaki C Kua 50
  • Adjustable hosel: No

2020 Driver Data Table

Ball Speed Launch Angle Backspin Peak Height Carry Distance
TaylorMade SIM Max 161.5 MPH 11° 2166 RPM 29 YARDS 278 YARDS
Callaway Mavrik 161.4 MPH 11.3° 2394 RPM 33 YARDS 278 YARDS
Ping G410 Plus 159.7 MPH 13.2° 2780 RPM 41 YARDS 267 YARDS
Mizuno ST200 159.1 MPH 13.6° 2296 RPM 38 YARDS 279 YARDS
Callaway Epic Flash 160 MPH 12.3° 2667 RPM 37 YARDS 273 YARDS
PXG 0811 XF Gen 2 157.9 MPH 12.4° 2965 RPM 37 YARDS 264 YARDS
Cobra King Speedzone Xtreme 158.7 MPH 12.5° 2927 RPM 38 YARDS 266 YARDS
Srixon Z785 158.9 MPH 12.6° 2808 RPM 38 YARDS 269 YARDS
Wilson Staff D7 158.2 MPH 13.1° 2352 RPM 36 YARDS 274 YARDS
Cleveland Launcher HB Turbo 159.1 MPH 11.7° 2343 RPM 33 YARDS 274 YARDS

How To Choose The Best Golf Driver?

For the average golfer and certainly beginners, choosing a golf driver can be stressful, as there are many factors to consider.

But don’t panic! Let’s look at how you can choose your next driver, so you can impress your buddies next time you’re on the course!

To simplify it as easily as possible, there are two fundemental features to focus in on when buying a driver.

A large head size increases the sweet spot, which is much more forgiving for beginners and high handicap golfers.

Secondly, intuitive weight systems, designed to lower the center of gravity of the club head and increase inertia (i.e. resistance to twist at impact), giving you faster ball speeds for increased distance.

When looking for a driver, these two factors improve both consistency and give more distance to your drives, therefore improving your game as a result.

Here are several other important features to consider when choosing a driver.

For a helpful guide on choosing a driver check out this short clip from GolfBidder.


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