The 11 Best Drivers of 2019

As 2019 comes to a close we wanted to look back at this past year and go over some of the most notable drivers that were released in 2019.

Across multiple brands and styles there were definitely some notable drivers that have come out and we wanted to put something together going over some of our favorites.

1.) Callaway Epic Flash

The Epic Flash Driver employs new Flash Face Technology, created by Artificial Intelligence, to help golfers get more ball speed for more distance.

Features:

New Flash Face Technology for Faster Ball Speed
Callaway engineers used Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to create a radically different face design to promote faster ball speed in the center region of the face.

Jailbreak Technology for Faster Ball Speed
Internal Jailbreak bars stiffen and stabilize the crown and sole, placing more impact load on the face to promote faster ball speed.

New T2C Triaxial Carbon Crown Material for Higher MOI
A new lighter triaxial carbon fabric called T2C has a tighter weave; the weight it saves is redistributed within the head to raise MOI for exceptional forgiveness on off-center hits.

Adjustable Perimeter Weighting for Ball Flight Control
Sliding 16-gram weight gives golfers the power to easily promote draws, fades or a straighter flight.

2.) Cobra King F9 Speedback

The KING F9 SPEEDBACK™ driver is the first Cobra driver to successfully combine an aerodynamic club shape, a low center of gravity, and a precision CNC milled face.

WHO IT’S FOR

There are three different models (9.0, 10.5 and 12.0) that feature 8 adjustable lofts and a front to back adjustable CG system, allowing golfers of all abilities (Tour to 25 handicaps) to find the perfect launch & spin configuration for their game.

WHY COBRA MADE IT

Cobra engineers identified a common problem in today’s driver designs: to get optimal aerodynamic properties, you have to sacrifice other parts of the design. SPEEDBACK™ Technology is a revolutionary breakthrough in driver engineering and is the first to combine a streamlined, aerodynamic shape with a low center of gravity. Paired with the only CNC milled driver face, it delivers substantial improvements in club speed, ball speed and distance without sacrificing forgiveness.

3.) PING G410 Plus

In the G410 Plus model, there are three positions (Draw, Neutral, Fade) for the 16-gram tungsten back weight to shift the center of gravity (CG) location by 1/10″ to influence left or right shot shape approximately 10 yards (20 yards of correction between Draw and Fade settings).

By positioning the weight on the extreme boundary of the clubhead, the moment of inertia increases compared to the original G400 driver – ensuring golfers enjoy the added ball speed and forgiveness required to hit their tee shots longer and straighter.

Features:

Dragonfly Technology Inside

A new “creased crown” design combines with patented Dragonfly Technology to create an ultra-thin crown structure, which saves weight for optimizing the CG location and increasing forgiveness. Together with more aggressive and efficient Turbulator Technology, the 455cc head’s crown design provides a clean, powerful and faster look at address while making alignment nearly effortless.

Forged, T9S+ Face

The unique forging and patented heat-treatment process of the T9S+ face powers a thinner, hotter impact area that is precision machined to elevate ball speed across the entire face for more flexing and faster ball speeds. The forged face and the internal geometry of the head are instrumental in producing the powerful feel and sound of the driver.

Trajectory Tuning 2.0

The new lightweight and aerodynamic adjustable hosel expands from five to eight settings, offering five loft-only adjustments (0, +1°, +1.5°, -1°, -1.5°) and three loft/lie combinations that provide up to a 3° flatter lie angle than standard.

New Counter-Balanced Shaft Technology

Continuing PING’s commitment to optimizing the entire club system, the engineering team developed the next generation of the Alta CB (counter balanced) shaft as the proprietary option in the G410 driver. The higher-launching, lightweight Alta CB Red 55 is engineered with an eight-gram counterweight in the grip end of the shaft, shifting the CG higher and allowing for more head weight to increase energy transfer and momentum – resulting in more ball speed and greater forgiveness.

4.) Taylor Made M6

Every M6 driver head has been individually injected to reach the maximum legal limit of ball speed. Step up to the tee with the confidence of having a driver with Tour-caliber speed—that’s the power of Speed Injected technology.

Features:

SPEED INJECTED™

Every head is individually speed tested and injected with tuning resin to optimize COR across the entire face
The Speed Injection process is designed to maximize ball speed and distance in the M6 driver, achieving performance at or near the legal limit

TWIST FACE™

Revolutionary new face curvature with a corrective face angle on off center hits, engineered to reduce side spin and deliver straighter shots
Twist Face provides more loft in the high toe and less loft in the low-heel to produce more consistent spin where golfers commonly mis-hit

AERODYNAMIC CARBON SOLE DESIGN WITH “INERTIA GENERATOR”

Sleek, aerodynamic shaping designed to provide increased clubhead speed for more distance

Inertia Generator stores 46g of weight low and back for maximum forgiveness

54% more carbon than M4 allows for more weight to be housed within the “Inertia Generator”

HAMMERHEAD 2.0

The new, more flexible Hammerhead slot works in conjunction with Speed Injected Twist Face to produce a larger sweet spot and preserve ball speed on off-center strikes

5.) Titleist Ts2

It’s not one thing, it’s everything. The new Speed Chassis is the result of a two-year mission to deconstruct the driver and then design greater speed into every detail.

ULTRA-THIN TITANIUM CROWN

The thinnest titanium crown in the game allows weight to be shifted lower and deeper.

NEW STREAMLINED SHAPE

Refined TS driver shapes help increase clubhead speed for more distance.

THINNER, FASTER FACE

Variable thickness face delivers faster ball speeds and increased forgiveness.

OPTIMIZED WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION

Refined crown and face thicknesses create our lowest CG ever for higher launch and lower spin.

Features:

Explosive distance across the face and maximum forgiveness
Adjustable Swingweight, Fixed CG Location
High Launch, Low Spin
Modern Shape, 460cc

6.) Titleist TS3

It’s not one thing, it’s everything. The new Speed Chassis is the result of a two-year mission to deconstruct the driver and then design greater speed into every detail.

ULTRA-THIN TITANIUM CROWN

The thinnest titanium crown in the game allows weight to be shifted lower and deeper.

NEW STREAMLINED SHAPE

Refined TS driver shapes help increase clubhead speed for more distance.

THINNER, FASTER FACE

Variable thickness face delivers faster ball speeds and increased forgiveness.

OPTIMIZED WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION

Refined crown and face thicknesses create our lowest CG ever for higher launch and lower spin.

Features:

Speed-tuned distance and dynamic forgiveness.
Adjustable Swingweight & CG
High Launch, Low Spin
Traditional Shape, 460cc

7.) Wilson Cortex Driver

At the heart of this groundbreaking Wilson Staff Cortex Driver is Fast Cage Technology. Over 44% of the body has been replaced with lightweight carbon fiber, leaving a rigid titanium skeleton that provides structural stability and precise weight distribution for ultimate customized adjustability. Fast Cage puts the weight where you want it, maximizing distance and spin for all swings.

Features:

Spin Control

Wilson’s longest-ever slide track provides a wide range of spin options. Moving the 8g weight toward the face adjusts the center of gravity for a low launching ball flight with maximum fairway rollout. Sliding the weight towards the rear of the driver creates higher ball flights and maximizes carry.

Direction Control

The Cortex Driver comes standard with the 8g weight near the toe and the 2g weight near the heel. This provides a neutral distribution of weight. To obtain a draw setting, the 8g weight can easily be moved to the heel and the 2g to be inserted near the toe.

Trajectory Control

The Fast-Fit® hosel system allows players to dial in their preferred ball trajectory by fine tuning the loft with 6 unique loft settings in half-degree increments.

Launch Control

Premium Fujikura ATMOS Tour Spec Shafts are available in three profiles with unique launch and spin to provide fitters with options for both tour players and amateur golfers. Similarities across the three shafts include keeping the handle flexes the same for feel, but adjusting the mid and tip sections for launch and spin to achieve desired results.

Black provides a very low launch and low spin. (X-Stiff)

Blue offers a mid-high launch with ample spin for maximum versatility and balanced performance. (Stiff)

Red has a softer tip profile which generates a high launch and high spin. (Senior, Regular)

8.) Cleveland Launcher HB Turbo

To go longer off the tee, you have to go faster. The new Launcher HB Turbo Driver features a Turbocharged Cup Face, Ultralight Hosel, redesigned HiBore Crown, Deep Weighting sole pad and a counterbalanced shaft. It all adds up to faster drives for more distance off every tee. The Launcher HB Turbo Driver delivers more speed off the tee for avid golfers seeking higher, longer, and straighter drives. Available in DRAW and standard models.

Features:

TURBOCHARGED CUP FACE

The new Turbocharged Cup Face, enhanced with a new variable face, provides higher COR over a larger impact area for increased ball speeds and more distance.

HiBORE CROWN AND ULTRALIGHT HOSEL

The redesigned HiBore Crown lowers the center-of-gravity by 2.2mm, enabling a lower CG position, while the Ultralight Hosel redistributes weight low and deep for a higher launch and more forgiveness.

DEEP WEIGHTING

Discretionary mass savings positioned for significant increases to MOI, delivering more speed.

COUNTER BALANCED SHAFT DESIGN

Specifically designed for the Launcher HB Turbo Driver, the Miyazaki C. Kua’s center of gravity is relocated higher toward the grip, enabling additional head mass for increased MOI.

9.) Titleist Ts1

TS1 is the fastest way for players with moderate swing speeds to experience the joy of effortless distance.

Featuring the power of TS design – strategically trimmed to weigh in at an incredibly light 275 grams – the TS1 Driver is designed to maximize moderate swing speeds.

TITLEIST SPEED CHASSIS

It’s not one thing, it’s everything. The new Speed Chassis is the result of a two-year mission to deconstruct the driver and then design greater speed into every detail.

ULTRA-THIN TITANIUM CROWN

The thinnest titanium crown in the game allows weight to be shifted lower and deeper.

NEW STREAMLINED SHAPE

Refined TS driver shapes help increase clubhead speed for more distance.

THINNER, FASTER FACE

Variable thickness face delivers faster ball speeds and increased forgiveness.

OPTIMIZED WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION

Refined crown and face thicknesses create our lowest CG ever for higher launch and lower spin.

Features:

For the moderate swing speed player seeking an ultra-lightweight driver.
High Launch, Mid Spin
Traditional Shape, 460cc

10.) XXIO X Driver

Experience the XXIO X driver, featuring the new True-Focus Impact Technology. By combining a larger sweet spot with a shaft that helps you find the face-center more often, XXIO X helps moderate swing speed golfers hit it farther and play better.

XXIO X uses 3 highly innovative and unique technologies that work together to enhance the size of the sweet spot within each head and improve the consistency of your swing so you hit the sweet spot more often. The combination of these technologies results in the longest, straightest clubs XXIO has ever produced.

Features:

HI-ENERGY IMPACT HEAD

We’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 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.

ADVANCED MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURING

XXIO’s exotic materials and manufacturing techniques deliver premium performance for your game.

11.) Mizuno ST190

The Mizuno ST190 combines every known factor to deliver ball speed and driving distance – aligned with Mizuno’s lowest ever spin rates. Mizuno’s ultra-fast Forged SP700 Ti face is enhanced with a lighter CORTECH structure for consistently higher ball speeds. Combined with a large carbon composite crown and Amplified Wave soleplate to convert each additional mph into yards gained. A factory fixed back weight adds additional MOI for stability from off-center strikes.

The driver of choice by PGA Tour member Keith Mitchell

Features:

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

Harmonic Impact Technology: Fine tuned head geometry delivers ideal impact feel and feedback

CORTECH Design: Optimized face thickness distribution to maximize COR AREA

Wave Technology: Engineered wave geometry compresses and rebounds at impact for greater COR AREA and higher ball speeds

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

2019 was an incredible year for advancements in driver technology that helped so many golfers take their game to the next level. We are excited for what is to come in 2020!

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