1. Cobra BioCell+
For those low-handicapped golfers looking to shave the last shots from their game comes the Bio Cell+ from Cobra. Carrying on the theme of fully adjustable drivers, the loft can be changed between 8.0 degrees and 11.0 degrees, an eight strong setting set dubbed MyLoft8. Interestingly, the weight has been taken away from the face and moved to the back of the club, which Cobra says increased the moment of inertia (MOI) to increase distance. Its sister club, the Bio Cell, may be a better bet for those trying to break 80, with a slightly higher loft angle available for better control.
£349 | Cobra
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If you're looking to slash your handicap this year, buying the best golf driver possible is a great way to start. Getting some extra distance will make your life much easier when trying to hit the green in regulation, but hitting long can be tough.
Controlling the driver is one of the toughest skills to master, but a new trend for higher lofts means that hitting the top club is getting easier. Drivers are made of complex composites to maximise club speed and power, and increasingly, these heads are actually adjustable so if you consistently hit a slight draw off the tee, you can adjust your club to compensate.
However, before you go off parting with some cash, we caught up with PGA Professional golfer David Boot’s and got his top tips for picking the perfect driver:
1/ "Lots of people have swing faults that cause them to slice or hook tee shots. The ultimate solution is to fix your swing, but an easier fix is a driver with an adjustable head, which lets you open or close the club to correct your shots."
2/ "A lighter, more flexible shaft will generate more club head speed and should increase distance, but it’s easy to lose control. if you do find shots going wild, a stiffer shaft head is advisable."
3/ "A driver with a higher loft reduces ball spin in the air, which should equate to better flight and greater distance; even tour pros are adopting
a higher loft these days."
4/ "Try out a Flightscope at your local golf store. it will record your launch angles and swing speeds, giving you the stats you need to make an informed purchasing decision."
Read on for our current crop of top drivers, and a few of last year's models, which you can still pick up for a great price.