Thank you Frank for the ongoing information you provide. It has helped me very much in debunking some myths about golf and especially golf equipment.
I am sure my question is one many golfers here in Australia would like to have an answer to, as well as many golfers around the world.
Are drivers made by major manufacturers any different in the way they perform?
I love my two-year old driver but don’t know if I should be looking around?
Thank you for your comments and we are pleased you are enjoying the site.
Unfortunately, I must tell you that the difference in performance between drivers from the major manufacturers’– and in fact even the full sets – is very small.
If you are properly fitted for your driver and get close to the optimum launch conditions for your head speed, then you will hit the ball the same distance no matter what driver you buy.
In fact, the driver you have is probably as good as you can get especially if you have made good friends with it, and it is performing well, and you probably won’t need another one for a couple of years.
As soon as we start to falter in our performance – distance, direction or both — we do not accept the fact that this is probably a malfunction in us rather than our driver. So we turn to what we believe is a “quick fix” –i.e. buy a new driver for $400 + — when we should probably be considering a quick lesson. In many cases, you will perform a little better by choking down on the driver and swinging a little easier.
Matt, if one driver was superior to the rest then all the touring pros would be using it no matter how much they were offered to use a specific brand.
Having said this, I cannot over emphasize the need to make sure you like the looks of, and have confidence in your driver –new or old. Make good friends with your driver and it will perform well.
To all our Frankly Friends, let us know what you think about your driver and how it performs by leaving a reply below. We look forward to hearing what works best for you and sharing it with other site visitors!