The Best Golf Drivers 2018

Distance and accuracy is something we as golfers aim to perfect as much as we can. That perfect tee shot can inspire you to keep up the good work for the rest of the round.

Luckily, we aren't the only ones trying to perfect our distance and accuracy when it comes to hitting that ball on the tee. Our allies - the driver manufacturers - have been perfecting the art for decades, and I have to say I'm fairly impressed with the releases in 2018. Our eyesight might also fail us on the course, so I recommend adding a couple of the best golf apps of 2018 to your inventory as well, there're plenty of great ones with built-in GPS and map features.

So without further ado, I present you the best golf drivers in 2018.

Callaway-GBB-Epic-Driver

Callaway GBB Epic/Sub Zero/Star

Increased Distance from Jailbreak Technology
Innovative new technology changes how the head and face behave at impact to promote more speed across a larger area of the face for increased average distance.

Spin Control and Trajectory Control
Two interchangeable weights in the head (2g and 12g) to adjust spin-rate and launch angle. Put the 12g up front to lower spin; in back for higher launch and higher MOI.

Faster Head Speed
Streamlined head incorporates our proprietary Speed Step, created with direct input from aerospace experts, to improve airflow for more swing speed and distance.

More Forgiveness and Lower Spin
Innovative head construction unites our titanium Exo-cage with an ultra-light triaxial carbon crown and sole, allowing improved perimeter weighting for more forgiveness and makes it possible to position the CG in line with the neutral axis, which lowers spin.

Callaway Rogue Driver

Callaway Rogue/Sub Zero/Draw

Jailbreak Distance in a Low-Spin / Ultra-Forgiving Shape
Rogue Sub Zero is an extraordinary achievement: a powerful, extremely low-spinning, Tour-level driver packaged in a high MOI shape. Golfers will never stop thirsting for more ball speed and forgiveness. We’ve given them what they want by going Rogue.

Triaxial Carbon Crown for Increased MOI and Lower Spin
The largest carbon composite surface area ever in a Sub Zero model; its light-and-strong composition saves weight that’s redistributed to increase MOI and align the CG with the neutral axis to lower spin.

Industry-leading Boeing Aero Package
Boeing and Callaway collaborated to develop the Speed Step technology used in past Callaway metalwoods. In Rogue, we worked with Boeing to redefine the geometry of the leading edge to improve airflow to promote faster head speed.

Interchangeable Weights for Increased Spin- and Trajectory-
Two interchangeable weights (2-gram and 14-gram) to adjust spin-rate and launch angle. Put the 14-gram up front to lower spin, or in back for higher launch and increased MOI.

King Cobra F8

King Cobra F8

Precision Milled Face
King Cobra's First fully machined driver face is CNC milled to create their thinnest, hottest, and most precise face ever. Innovative face technologies deliver their highest level of performance with precision milling.

Optimized Sweet Zone with E9 Technology
After analyzing over 25,000 unique shots in their testing, they discovered that 99% of golfers hit the face in an elliptical pattern ranging from low heel to high toe. While most golf companies design a circular sweet spot around the center of the face, Cobra's patented E9 Technology is designed in an elliptical pattern to create a Sweet Zone that allows more hot spots farther away from the center of the face.

Precision Thickness
Compared to tradtional hand polished drivers, CNC machining allows them to achieve more precise thickness resulting in a face that is 3% thinner and 10% lighter for maximum ball speed and distance.

Dual Roll Technology
Unlike traditional drivers designed with constant roll radius, Cobra's innovative Dual Roll Techology is designed with different curvatures on the top vs the bottom of the face resulting in optimized launch and spin for shots hit both high and low on the face.

Ping G400 Max Driver

Ping G400

Faster Forged Face
The forged T9S+ face increases flexing to produce hotter ball speeds with a powerful sound and feel. With a combined MOI over 9,000 and a deep CG, improved accuracy leads to tighter dispersion.

Tungsten Back Weight
A higher-density back weight creates extreme MOI to elevate forgiveness and accuracy while allowing you to customize your swing weight. You can fine-tune launch conditions by adjusting loft up to +-1º.

Enhanced Acoustics
In addition to improving feel, the internal rib structure of the G400 head rewards you with a rich, full sound at impact. Bolder crown turbulators enhance clubhead speed and visual appeal.

Dragonfly Technology
Dragonfly Technology creates an ultra-thin crown and skirt for weight savings to optimize the CG location and dramatically increase MOI for greater forgiveness and accuracy.

TaylorMade M3 Driver

TaylorMade M3

Twist Face
Twist Face presents a revolutionary new face curvature with a corrective face angle on off-center hits, engineered to reduce side spin and deliver straighter shots. By providing more loft in the high-toe and less loft in the low-heel, this groundbreaking technology produces more consistent side spin in the areas where golfers commonly mis-hit.

Hammerhead Slot
TaylorMade’s new Hammerhead slot creates a massive sweet spot that pushes the limit of ballspeed to produce distance and forgiveness across the entire face. The reinforced outer portions of the slot allow for a lighter, more flexible face, while the center portion of the slot increases ballspeed on low-face strikes and drops spin for more distance. The result is a powerful and forgiving driver that delivers exceptional sound and feel.

Y-Track
The M3 driver features a new Y-Track, which offers two seamlessly movable weights, allowing golfers to adjust their settings for optimal trajectory, maximum forgiveness, or raw speed. Simple and intuitive, the Y-Track delivers a completely connected track system for the first time, giving golfers unrestricted movement of 22g of mass (two 11g weights).

TaylorMade M4 Driver

TaylorMade M4

Twist Face
Twist Face presents a revolutionary new face curvature with a corrective face angle on off-center hits, engineered to reduce side spin and deliver straighter shots. By providing more loft in the high-toe and less loft in the low-heel, this groundbreaking technology produces more consistent side spin in the areas where golfers commonly mis-hit.

Hammerhead Slot
TaylorMade’s new Hammerhead slot creates a massive sweet spot that pushes the limit of ballspeed to produce distance and forgiveness across the entire face. The reinforced outer portions of the slot allow for a lighter, more flexible face, while the center portion of the slot increases ballspeed on low-face strikes and drops spin for more distance. The result is a powerful and forgiving driver that delivers exceptional sound and feel.

Geocoustic
Taking an imaginative approach to clubhead design, Geocoustic technology utilizes advanced sole shaping techniques to deliver a solid and explosive sound with exceptional feel. The recessed sole contour also frees up volume to produce a larger clubface with a 67% larger sweet spot.

Titleist 917 D3 Driver

Titleist 917 D2/D3

Faster ball speeds
Off-center provide more distance, more often, delivering superior forgiveness.

Sound and acoustic
Frequencies have been Tour validated to inspire confidence and enhance feel.

SureFit® CG
Allows the CG to be moved from a back, heel position to a forward, toe position through interchangeable weights, optimizing spin and launch conditions for every player.

Radial Speed Face 2.0
Enhanced with a thinner perimeter face width to promote a greater off-center ball speed for more overall distance across the face.

XXIO X Driver

XXIO X

Hi-energy Impact Head
They've expanded the high COR area of the face and optimized it specifically for your impact pattern. The result is more ball speed and more distance.

Lightweight, Low Swing and MOI Design
Get more acceleration and speed from XXIO X lighter weight, low swing- MOI design.

Smart Impact Shaft
The new MP1000 extremely lightweight, and engineered to reduce the forces on your body during your swing so you increase your consistency and hit the center of the face more often.

Radial Speed Face 2.0
Enhanced with a thinner perimeter face width to promote a greater off-center ball speed for more overall distance across the face.

Cleveland Launcher HB Driver

Cleveland Launcher HB

The HiBore Crown Reinvented for Even More Distance
The new HiBore crown moves the center of gravity low and deep, promoting a high-launch, low-spin trajectory. Its updated structure compresses at impact and decompresses at launch for faster ball speeds. It all adds up to the most distance-boosting HiBore they’ve made yet.

An Ultra-Lightweight Hosel Optimized for One Setting: Launch
Launcher HB’s hosel design is the lightest they’ve made. They repositioned all that extra mass where it helps your performance: low and deep. The result is a stronger, more optimized hosel design that boosts distance and forgiveness.

The Hottest Cleveland Driver Ever thanks to Launcher Cup Face
Launcher Cup Face increases COR across the face for the hottest driver with the largest sweet spot they’ve ever designed. Added ball speed means you get more distance; consistent ball speed across the face means you get more forgiveness.

Unlock Absurd Ball Speed with Flex-Fin Technology
Compressing and decompressing with explosive energy, Flex-Fins launch the ball with remarkable speed, even on heel and toe miss-hits. This added ball speed and forgiveness make Launcher HB the longest, most forgiving driver they’ve ever made.

Mizuno GT180 Driver

Mizuno GT180

SP700 Titanium Face
Exotic fine grain titanium material that offer greater responsive force for increased ball speed and distance.

CORTECH Design
Optimized face thickness distribution to maximize COR AREA.

Visual Face Angle Slider
Adjusted Visual Face Angle independently of loft/lie inspires confidence to make a strong, natural swing.

Fast Track Technology
Precisely designed weight track system that allows for a straightforward path to optimizing launch conditions.

Quick Switch Adaptor
Defined loft/lie settings to aid in launch optimization.

Mizuno ST180 Driver

Mizuno ST180

SP700 Titanium Face
Exotic fine grain titanium material that offer greater responsive force for increased ball speed and distance.

CORTECH Design
Optimized face thickness distribution to maximize COR AREA.

Visual Face Angle Slider
Adjusted Visual Face Angle independently of loft/lie inspires confidence to make a strong, natural swing.

Fast Track Technology
Precisely designed weight track system that allows for a straightforward path to optimizing launch conditions.

Quick Switch Adaptor
Defined loft/lie settings to aid in launch optimization.

Difference from GT180
The new ST180 Series announced in late 2017 is on point for today’s generation of high ball speed players now prevalent on tour. Approaching the science of driving head-on, the ST180 has a simple weight forward, low-spin profile, engineered to reduce spin rates. The new GT180 is a more sophisticated design with an expanded capacity to manipulate weight throughout the head – ideal for fitting studios and players looking to squeeze the last few yards from their swings.

Bridgestone Tour B XD-5 Driver

Bridgestone Tour B XD-3/5

F.A.S.T. Crown
Get faster ball speeds and high launch angles with our F.A.S.T. (Flex Action Speed Technology) crown design. Variable face thickness work together to minimize loss on off center strikes.

Power Rib Technology
Creates a stable base for less vibration and perfect sound.

Srixon Z 565 Driver

Srixon Z 565

Ripple effect Delivers Distance
Three innovations work together to maximize distance and control off the tee.

New Stretch Flex Cup Face
Face has been extended farther around crown and sole to create a larger sweet spot.

New Power Wave Sole
Advanced multi-step design allows the lower face to fix, helping increase distance across the face.

New Lightweight Crown
About 4 grams have been removed the crown and repositioned to enhance clubhead MOI and lower the center of gravity.

HONMA Tour World TW737

HONMA Tour World TW737

Shape
The shape that makes it easy to hit the ball for the shallow center of gravity design with large-sized shallow back. Large and shallow back shape head creates forgiveness.

Center of Gravity Design
Priority is given to carry distance with the shallow center of gravity.

Face
The face uses rolled Ti5N titanium, which is a high-strength material and features rapid ball release.

Wilson Staff C300

Wilson Staff C300

Power Holes
Urethane-filled through holes strategically positioned around the face of C300 series clubs, which minimize contact between the body and face while providing maximum flex and an expanded sweet spot.

The highest standards deliver the lowest scores
More than just a pretty face, the only thing more beautiful than the way it looks is the way it performs

Tour Edge Hot Launch HL3

Tour Edge Hot Launch HL3

Club Head
Forged titanium club head with cup face design maximizes ball speed off the face.

Face
Variable face thickness technology provides better performance on off-center hits. Power channel behind the face delivers amplified ball speed and added forgiveness on shots struck lower on the face.

Gravity
Deeper center of gravity creates a higher launch and greater forgiveness on off-center contact

Bloody hell.. That was more than expected, pour yourself a glass if you reached all the way down here - you deserve it!

See anything on the list you missed? Hit me a note below, cheers!

The Golf Duke out.

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