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Brief description of golf
The sport of golf consists of hitting balls into holes in a course with clubs using as few strokes as possible. Unlike most ball games, golf does not have a standardized playing surface, and coping with different terrains to find the perfect shot is an important aspect of the game. It is played on an 18 holes course at the usual level, but recreational courses typically have nine holes. Originating in Scotland over 400 years ago, golf has evolved into the game it is today.
Role of the golf driver
Drivers provide golfers with the most distance, or more accurately, the distance potential. Because some golfers choose to shank their drives on purpose or let them sway off the fairway, they use their drivers sparingly, despite their immense potential. A driver you cannot control is often a big source of frustration. Using a hybrid or long iron without considering accuracy for distance will result in jeers from your friends. To improve their performance off the tee, golf club manufacturers added new technologies to the driver in hopes of helping golfers of all abilities. Drivers have the longest shafts and the smallest loft angles, making them the most distance-giving club in your bag. The purpose of the driver in golf is twofold:
1. To hit the ball as far as possible down the course.
2. To take a club-length relief if the ball is hit behind a tree.
Bigger is not always better when it comes to drivers
For compliance with regulations and the most forgiving surface, most drivers are 460cc. Manufacturers such as Taylor made have even built 260cc “Mini Drivers” for those players who prefer hitting their fairway woods. Better players who shape the ball from the tee should choose a smaller 440cc head. With a big head, you can hold nothing back when you smash it.
The best golf drivers
Here is the list of some best golf drivers:
- Harold Hamilton
- Tom Watson
- J. M. Braid
- Lee Trevino
- Robert T. Jones
- The late Nick Faldo
- Joyce Wethered
- The Byron Nelson
A look at the evolution of modern drivers
The modern drivers are wildly different from the 1-woods from decades ago, small and wooden with small heads. Older drivers and today’s club models are similar only in the minimal loft of the driver’s clubface and the club shaft’s length. Driver manufacturers have been working to reduce mishit effects in recent years. Generally, a right-handed golfer with an open clubface will slice the ball, sending it far to the right of the target, for instance. You also lose distance when you miss-hit off-center. There are now a wide variety of drivers fitting for different play styles (and skill levels), as extra attention has been paid to reducing the impact of errors. The following drivers have the latest technology at several price points to help you find the right fit for your golfing style. Ping, Wilson, and Callaway are among the top brands presenting drivers that benefit various golf styles.