Distance, distance, distance.
It seems that all the golf world can talk about is distance off the tee these days. But that’s okay with us as it’s arguably the most fun shot to hit.
Because let’s get real, is there anything more fun than teeing up a ball and watching it soar down the middle of the fairway?
Hitting bombs as Phil Mickelson would say is one of the greatest feelings ever. It’s one of the main reasons we all love this game.
To help you hit it longer and straighter though, sometimes you might need to upgrade your driver for some extra distance. While you can get away with playing the same set of irons a few years, I would suggest upgrading your driver much more frequently.
With so much new technology coming out, if you don’t upgrade you could miss out on 10-20 yards of distance!
Best Drivers for 2021
Here are our top five picks for the longest drivers in 2021.
1. TaylorMade SIM2
The TaylorMade SIM2 is one of the best drivers of all time. It’s already logged a handful of PGA Tour wins and trusted by the best golfers in the world. And the cool thing is that you can play it as well.
The TaylorMade SIM2 is reshaped and reconstructed from the ground up. It’s a big upgrade from the 2020 TaylorMade SIM and is sure to add extra distance to your game.
One of the biggest changes is the Forged Ring Construction, which makes it lighter than ever. This will lead to more distance plus its reshaped and more aerodynamic than ever.
Finally, it’s a low spin driver thanks to a heavy 16 gram steel weight positioned in the back of the club. This helps reduce driver spin (which leads to more roll out) and increases forgiveness as well.
Not to mention, the look of this club is amazing too. The carbon fiber black paired with light gray and neon blue makes for an epic looking driver.
The stock Tensei AV Raw Blue shaft is also a great stock shaft and available in R, S, and X flex. This club is available in 8, 9, or 10.5 degrees of loft.
2. Callaway Epic Speed
Callaway has been on a hot streak since rolling out the Epic Flash in 2019. The Flash was their first driver that used AI technology to test it out and make their best driver yet. It got even better in 2020 with the successful release of the Mavrik drivers.
Now, in 2021 they have the Epic Speed series which are truly amazing golf clubs. These drivers also use AI and are all about one thing – speed! Callaway knows that speed equals distance and these clubs are engineered to give you more speed and distance than ever before.
Plus, they are more forgiving than ever. Thanks to their AI designed Jailbreak Speed Frame, your mishits just got a lot better. This feature stabilizes the clubhead to keep it close to square, regardless of where you hit it on the face.
These drivers also redistribute weight for even more forgiveness and offer a draw bias as well. Not to mention, the club looks phenomenal from all angles with the black, white, and green design. Now available in 9, 10.5, and 12 degrees of loft.
Alternatively, you can also choose the Callaway Epic Max LS driver too. This is a replacement for the previous sub zero models of the Mavrik and Epic Flash. These drivers are the lowest spinning ones and meant for low handicap golfers.
3. Titleist TSi 3 Driver
If we’re basing a club on looks alone, it’s hard to beat the Titleist TSi 3 driver. This is one of the four different options available, but this model is made with distance in mind.
The TSi 1 & 2 are geared toward higher handicap golfers with slower swing speeds. While the TSi 4 is a lower spinning driver but also not quite as forgiving. The TSi4 is more a Tour inspired driver instead of the everyday amateur driver.
But the TSi 3 is the best of both worlds. You get plenty of distance, forgiveness, and it’s the only of the four models that offers a rear sliding weight. This makes it easy to adjust the weight of the club to match your swing and max out distance.
This driver is available in 8, 9, 10, or 11 degrees of loft. Plus, you get to choose from four amazing shafts including the Kuro Kage Black, Tensei AV Blue, HZRDUS Smoke Black, and the Tensei AV White shaft. Make sure to double-check the launch of each shaft before buying!
4. Cobra Radspeed Driver
If you want Bryson DeChambeau length, a Cobra driver can help you out. Plus, a ton of protein shakes and endless workouts wouldn’t hurt either. This club even made the Golf Digest Hot List in 2021 so you know it’s great for amateurs!
Seriously, the new Cobra Radspeed is an awesome driver that is more affordable than most on this list. One of the reasons this club is so long is the 28 grams of forward-biased radial weighting. This helps create their lowest spinning driver yet to max out distance while still lending plenty of forgiveness.
Not to mention, there is an 8 gram fixed back weight to help straighten out off center hits. Paired with the CNC Milled Infinity Face, anywhere you hit it on the face should help deliver long results!
5. Ping G425 LST Drivers
Rounding out our list of the longest drivers are the Ping G425 series. These all black drivers look about as good as Titleist and have tons of amazing technology to help you hit it long!
The G425 series lowers spin and elevates speed to help your driving game. It also has a 17 gram CG shifter to tweak to draw, neutral, or fade settings.
Perhaps the biggest difference between this one and the other drivers is the shape of the head. It’s smaller (445 cc head) but it’s pear shape reduces spin, which should add distances to your game. This is a great club for low handicappers who want to hit it long but also want to work the golf ball both ways.
Distance has never been easier to acquire thanks to all this amazing technology. While of course you need sound fundamentals as well, a new driver can add 10+ yards to your game too. Hitting it long, paired with an epic short game, will make your game unstoppable.
One important thing to note is how important loft plays in hitting long off the tee. Unless you’re swinging PGA Tour averages, you shouldn’t play anything with less than 9 degrees of loft. Heck, I would even argue that most golfers shouldn’t touch a club without 10 degrees of loft.
When you have the right shaft with the right loft, your new driver will perform better than ever. That means longer carries and more roll out for shorter approach shots.
Hopefully one of these helps you start hitting bombs off the tee box!
Have you tried any of these new long drivers?
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