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By Paul Myers

Most likely, your golf driver is the most expensive club in your bag. With that, you want to get as much possible use out of the club as possible. Of course, you are already hitting it off the tee ten or more times per round, but are there other things you can use the driver for? While it might not be the most versatile club around, the golf driver doesn’t have to be relegated to just tee shot duty. If you get a little creative, and think outside the box, you can find other ways to use your driver to great effect on other shots.

Off the Deck

This is the most common place you see the golf driver used, other than off the tee. If you are trying to reach a par five hole in two shots, but your three wood won’t quite be enough to reach the green, consider trying to hit your driver right off the fairway. While this can be an effective strategy, it is also a little tricky to pull off correctly. Before you try it, go through the following checklist –

  • Do you have a good lie? You will probably need to have a good lie in the fairway or be propped up in the rough if you are going to execute the shot successfully.
  • Do you have room to run the ball up? Even though you could hit this shot a considerable distance, a lot of that distance will be on the ground when the ball is running up the fairway. Make sure the design of the hole allows for you to run it up at the green.
  • Have you practiced it? Like any other shot, it’s better to work on this play on the practice tee before you break it out on the course.

Put in a little time on the driving range to work on this specialty shot, and it could come in handy later on.

Bump and Run

There is no rule saying that your golf driver has to be used only on long shots. In fact, in certain situations around the green, it can be a good choice for a little bump and run shot. If you find your ball lying in light grass just a few feet off the edge of the green, with no deep grass between you and the target, consider using your driver for the shot. You can grip the club like you would your putter, and take it simply back and through like a putt to get the ball running toward the hole.

The advantage of using your golf driver in this scenario is that it is unlikely to get stuck in the grass like your wedge might. You should be able to just brush the club through the grass and pop the ball out with ease. Thanks to the size of the club head on your golf driver, it shouldn’t take much effort to get a considerable roll. Of course, you should practice this shot prior to using it during it a round.

These are just a couple of the potential uses you may find for your driver around the course. Keep your mind open and look for opportunities when the golf driver just might be the perfect tool for the task at hand.

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By Paul Myers

If there is one club company over the past decade or so that has made more strides than any other, it could be Adams. This company has risen to prominence within the game and now offers high quality golf clubs throughout the bag. The Adams XTD TI driver is just another example of the technology and performance that Adams is able to put together in a golf club. This deep-faced driver brings plenty of modern touches that can help you find your perfect ball flight, while at the same time not going so overboard that the club is hard to look at or be off-putting at address.

Slots in the Club Head

The first thing you are likely to notice about the Adams XTD TI driver is the ‘Cut-Thru’ slots that are located just behind the club face with the intention of maximizing ball speed. Adams has aimed to push this club right up to the limit of the USGA rules in order to give you the best possible distance while still conforming. The goal of these slots are to make the ball ‘jump’ off the club face even when you miss the sweet spot. Even if you miss a shot slightly out toward the toe or in off the heel, it could still provide you with good distance thanks simply to the design of the club head.

As you probably expect, the technology in this club goes well beyond the slots behind the club face. The club also features an adjustable sole weight so you can fine tune the swing weight to your liking. Also, there is an adjustable hosel which will allow you to alter the loft of the club and the ball flight it produces. With the built-in slots to offer you a larger and more-explosive sweet spot, and the adjustability in terms of swing weight and loft, this driver has plenty of offer golfers of all ability levels.

Suitable for Many Players

That last point just might be the greatest strength of this XTD TI driver – it is a club that can work for golfers of just about any handicap. Accomplished players may appreciate the ball flights they can create and the distance that is possible, while less-experienced players could love the forgiveness and deep-face design that makes this driver easy to hit. There are plenty of drivers designed for good golfers, and plenty of drivers designed for not-so-good golfers, but there may only be a few that really please everyone.

There are a lot of good things to say about the Adams XTD TI driver, but your opinion is really the only one that matters. One way to decide what you think about a driver is simply to get it in your hands and hit some shots. If any of your local golf shops have them in stock and will permit you to demo the club on the range or even on the course, take advantage of that opportunity. It is a good bet that you may end up appreciating what the Adams XTD TI brings to the table, but try to get out and experience it for yourself.

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By Paul Myers

New golf drivers can be fun to shop for – and expensive to purchase. While most golfers love to try out the new technology on the market and see what it can do for their game, few enjoy actually pulling out their credit card to buy the club. If you are a golfer who always wants to have a new driver in the bag that you can show off to your friends, it will be a big help if you know where to look for some good deals.

Following are three different possible ways to save money on the purchase of your next new golf drivers.

Buy Used Online

This is a relatively popular option, and is certainly a good way to go, especially if you don’t mind playing clubs that are not the most recent models. Many of the used clubs you are able to find online will be at least from last year, if not older. With as rapid of a release as some companies have, you may even find heavily discounted drivers from released just a few months ago. That doesn’t mean that they can’t work great for you, but you need to know what you are looking for and pick out one that is best for you. An upside of this strategy is that you will be shopping for new or like-new golf drivers that aren’t currently getting all of the marketing attention – meaning the prices could be significantly lower than the brand new models. Be sure to do your research before making the purchase and find out how much the club has been used, what shaft it has, etc.

Trade in to the Manufacturer

If you are a golfer that stays loyal to a single club maker as you switch from model to model, you might be able to take advantage of the buyback programs that some companies are offering. Check directly on the website of your favorite club company, such as TaylorMade or Callaway, and see if they are offering a program to give you a discount on a brand new golf drivers when you trade-in your old ones. This method might not get you quite as much of a discount as you can get from buying a used driver, but you will have the benefit of getting a brand new club directly from the manufacturer…and you get some credit from your old one.

Look for Promotions

This plan won’t save you money on the purchase so much as possibly get you bonus products when you buy the driver. For example, golf shops or the club companies themselves will occasionally offer a deal where you get a free gift card when you buy a new golf driver, or get a big discount on buying a second club. One likely place to find these kinds of promotions is at your local golf shop. Take a trip around (or call) to the golf stores in your area before you buy new golf drivers to find out what might be available.

Even if you have your mind set on a specific driver, you don’t necessarily have to pay full price. As long as you are willing to consider used clubs, or to shop around for a promotional deal, you may be able to get the club you have your eye on for significantly less than full retail price.

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By Paul Myers

While Wilson might not have the notoriety of some of the other big-name brands in golf today, there are still plenty of Wilson products worthy of your time and attention. Wilson is represented by at least a few Tour pros, an indication that they produce quality products that are able to be played at the highest levels of golf. The Wilson Staff FG Tour M3 driver is a good example of just the kind of products that Wilson is capable of offering to a wide range of golfers. With a clean look and square address position, plenty of golfers will find the M3 pleasing to the eye even before they put the club on the back of the ball.

Plenty of Club Head for Forgiveness

For many average golfers, forgiveness is an important element to find in a driver. At 460cc, the size of this Wilson M3 driver is able to provide a good deal of that forgiveness when the ball is hit a little bit out toward the toe or in toward the heel. Also, with a deep face design to the club head, you may not have to worry as much about getting under the ball and hitting the dreaded sky shot. That deep face design can do a good job of condensing the club head so that it doesn’t look so large at address, yet still does provide some forgiveness.

Keeping Up with the Adjustable Craze

Some of the popular drivers on the market today include adjustable features, and the FG Tour M3 is no different. There are a couple of different adjustable features on this Wilson driver, including different sole weights that you can use and six different loft settings. The sole weights can help giving the driver just the right feel for your personal swing, and you might find that you are able to generate some different ball flights simply by altering the weights you use. Changing the loft of the club can alter launch conditions, which can come in handy when you want to change how far you carry the ball and how much it rolls out.

A key to taking maximum advantage of these features is to experiment enough with them on the driving range until you find just the right ball flight that you would like to use on the course. In fact, it would be ideal if you can find two or three different setting combinations that generate unique ball flights that you like. That way, you can have various settings at your disposal to handle different conditions on the course. Going to a lower ball for a windy day or a higher ball on a wet day could help you maximize your performance.

The Wilson Staff FG Tour M3 driver is a club that might not have the prominence of some of the other drivers on the market today, but that doesn’t mean it is any less of a club. Try to locate one at a local golf store that you can try out for yourself to see just how much this driver has to offer. Don’t make the mistake of thinking you have to purchase a driver from one of the top two or three club companies – expand your horizons and you might be pleasantly surprised.

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By Paul Myers

Bridgestone is a well-respected golf brand, but they typically get more attention for their golf balls and iron sets than they do for their drivers. While those other products are probably worth your consideration, this J40 driver is as well. Like almost all Bridgestone clubs, this driver looks great and has the performance characteristics to back up those looks. If a traditional look is what you are going for, while still getting the modern technology of a top-line driver, give the J40 a look…

Two Sizes to Consider

There are two different club head sizes offered in the J40 – a 430cc and a 445cc option. While that might not seem like a big difference, it can change the way the club looks and feels to the player. As you would probably expect, the 430cc version is targeted for better players who want good distance, but also want to be able to control the shape of the shot off the tee. On the other hand, the 445cc club head can be a great choice for less-experienced players who need a little more forgiveness but still appreciate the classic looks and solid feel of the J40. In reality, while there are subtle differences between these two clubs, you can probably go with whatever one you feel most comfortable with – even if that doesn’t follow traditional thinking. If you aren’t yet a great player but prefer the look of a slightly smaller club head, the difference in performance may not be enough to cause any problems. Likewise, good players who want the confidence and forgiveness of a bigger sweet spot might think about trying out the 445cc for themselves.

Keep It Simple

If you have been shopping around for a new driver and have been looking at many of the latest models, you have likely seen all of the new adjustable technology that is going into clubs today. Many clubs offer the ability to change out the shaft, adjust the loft or lie angle, and move the weight around the club head – all on the go. You won’t find any of those features on the J40. Instead, what you will find is a traditionally designed golf club that is able to produce a solid, low ball flight with low spin. For golfers who play in windy conditions, or fight the ball spinning too much and losing distance as a result, the J40 could be just the answer you are looking for. Overall, the lack of adjustability shouldn’t be held against this club because it is such a solid performer. If you decide that this is the driver for you, simply make sure to get a club fitting completed ahead of time so you can get the right shaft and loft combination for your swing. As long as you do that, you may not need to make after-the-fact adjustments.

Bridgestone might not ever get as much attention for their drivers as they do for their irons and golf balls, but that doesn’t need to be the case. Clubs like the J40 demonstrate that they are just as capable of producing a high-quality driver as many of the other manufacturer’s in the business. If you get the chance, try out the J40 430cc or 445cc for yourself.

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By Paul Myers

The name ‘Big Bertha’ is one of the most-recognized golf brands in the history of the game, as Callaway has been offering Big Bertha drivers for many years – and they have almost always been highly popular among a range of golfers. The new Callaway Big Bertha V Series driver is another in that storied line, and it is sure to have a fan club all of its own before too long. Loyalists to the Callaway brand might appreciate that the club has the classic Big Bertha look, while being updated with newer technologies.

Light is Right

Driving the golf ball farther is a lot about adding speed, and that is what Callaway has tried to help the player do with this driver. The club overall is lighter than previous versions – and lighter usually means faster. The shape of the club face can have golfers instantly reminded of previous versions of the Big Bertha, although the center of gravity has been lowered in an effort to increase ball speeds, and therefore distance. The name Big Bertha has always been associated with power and distance on the golf course, and it seems that the V Series has been designed to keep that tradition alive and well.

Of course, it wouldn’t work to just keep making the same Big Bertha with a couple tweaks and call it good – after all, the other club companies are constantly changing and innovating their offerings. The new V Series Big Bertha has an adjustable hosel like so many of the other drivers on the market today, allowing for you to alter the loft and lie angle of the club to meet your needs. It is important that you are swinging a driver with just the right loft to optimize your launch angle and spin rate, and the Big Bertha can help allow you to do just that with a quick adjustment to the hosel. After just a short time experimenting with this driver on the practice range, you could be able to dial in your ball flight and get the exact performance that you are looking for.

True to the Classic

At address, this club keeps with the traditions of the Big Bertha line and offers a very clean and simple appearance. The club doesn’t have any extra graphics on the top besides an alignment aid, so your eye will be able to focus on the ball and the task at hand. It is nice to see that tradition and technology don’t have to be enemies – this club includes all of the modern science you need to hit great shots, but at the same time is able to provide a clean look that many golfers appreciate.

Trying out the Big Bertha V Series for yourself is the only way to truly know if it is well-suited for your game. However, if you have used, and enjoyed, previous versions of the Big Bertha through the years, there is a good chance you will appreciate this one as well. Callaway has arguably done a good job of keeping the continuity in the product such that the club might even feel familiar to you the first time you pick it up. Despite that, it has still been improved with each passing model, and the Big Bertha V Series is one to watch.

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By Paul Myers

There are a great number of TaylorMade JetSpeed drivers, so many players can find the one that suits them just right. Some of the TaylorMade drivers have been aimed at better players looking to improve their distance and control, while others are aimed at less-experienced golfers who simply need forgiveness along with maximum distance. The JetSpeed driver lands somewhere in between the two extremes and possesses elements that could appeal to all golfers. Unlike many other drivers in TaylorMade’s lineup, the JetSpeed is not one with moveable weights – the only adjustments to be made on this club come in the variable hosel design.

Forgive the Low Miss

So what it is that makes the JetSpeed unique? To start, the ‘Speed Pocket’ technology that TaylorMade has used in this club is the first time they have tried this design element in a driver. Basically, there is a ‘pocket’ behind the club face near the bottom of the club which is designed to improve the performance of the driver on shots that are hit low on the face. This is a common miss for some, especially among amateur golfers, so it is a great idea to try and help the result of the shot when hit down near the bottom of the club face.

Additionally, TaylorMade has increased the virtual size of the sweet spot on this driver to give you a better chance of catching all of it and maximizing your distance. It will still be up to you to make a quality swing, but this club can be capable of rewarding you even if you miss the center of the club face just slightly. With the variable hosel, you can adjust the loft of the club 1.5* in either direction, so you can customize the ball flight to fit either your swing or the conditions of the golf course that day.

As with all TaylorMade drivers, the look of this club is beautiful at address and can make it easy for you to focus on the ball. The crown graphics are modern yet subtle at the same time, to make it unlikely that they will be objectionable to you when you put the club down behind the ball and prepare to hit a shot.

Keep the Spin Down

The other performance feature that will make the JetSpeed driver so attractive to a wide range of players is the lower spin rates that it is capable of producing. Some drivers that employ all of the new technologies and materials available end up generating a high spin rate, which can cost control and distance when not used correctly. The design of the JetSpeed head is meant to help you keep the spin rate down and your drives boring through the air right down the fairway.

Is the JetSpeed the right driver for you? Well, of course, that is a question only you can answer. It is, like all of TaylorMade’s offerings, a quality driver that is worthy of a second look. If you can locate one at a golf shop near you, find out if you can test it out either on the driving range or out on the course. It shouldn’t take more than a few swings to get a good idea of whether or not the JetSpeed can provide you with the ball flight and distance you have been looking for.

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By Paul Myers

Assuming you keep up with the latest in golf club trends and technology, it probably isn’t news to you that customization is one of the latest waves in golf clubs – especially drivers. Instead of having to decide before you purchase a club exactly how you want it to play, you can now change the settings on many drivers before each round to suit how your swing is feeling, the course you are playing, the conditions, and more. While new drivers are still relatively expensive to purchase, you may get more for your money in terms of a club that can do many different things for you.

Constantly Adjusting

Earlier models of Taylor Made drivers had weights in the heel and toe that you could move around to adjust the way the club felt and the ball flights that it generated. In their SLDR driver model, the idea is the same, but the execution is a bit different. Instead of the moveable weights, they now have used a ‘slider’ that can be adjusted along the bottom of the clubhead from the heel to the toe to alter the performance of the driver. There are eight points along the way at which the weight can be positioned, so you will be able to do plenty of experimenting with how you want the club the play. Spend some time on the driving range hitting shots with the weight in different positions and you should be able to find the one or two spots on the SLDR driver that work best for you.

Of course, that is not all that the SLDR driver from TaylorMade is capable of doing. In addition to the sliding weight bar, there are also 12 different positions at the hosel that you can adjust to change the loft of the club as much as 1.5 degrees. This kind of adjusting can be great for altering your ball flight based on course conditions – say, lower for a course that is playing hard and fast, and higher for a course that is soft and not providing much roll. You could even alter the hosel position right before your round if you notice that the wind has come up and you wish to hit a lower ball off the tee.

TaylorMade Reliability

Experienced golfers know what they are going to get from a TaylorMade SLDR driver – quality performance, good looks, and innovative technology. It isn’t a coincidence or a surprise that TaylorMade has stayed at or near the top of the golf club business for so long. They make quality products, and they are always pushing the envelope on technology. Even if you are a player who usually opts for another manufacturer’s clubs, it may be worth your time to test out the SLDR for yourself.

You will only be able to maximize your performance on the golf course when you combine the right golf clubs with your own personal golf swing. Getting your clubs to match up to the technique that you use is an important step, so don’t just assume that any old clubs will get the job done. The beauty of drivers such as the TaylorMade SLDR is that they allow you to purchase one club and get many different performance profiles, so you can fine tune it until you are find the setting that makes you the happiest.

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By Paul Myers

When you are getting ready to pick out a new golf driver to add to your bag, there are probably a few main considerations that you will make. How well has it been reviewed by other golfers? What customizable features does it have? What professionals are using it? These are questions that some serious golfers ask before making one of the most-expensive golf purchases there is.

Another issue comes up sometimes, that deserves a closer look – that is, how the golf driver club itself looks. Should the look of the club affect your buying decision? Or is it better to just focus on performance and not worry about the paint job or shape of the head? The answers to these questions are personal to a degree, but it can be important to understand what role looks have in the performance of a club.

It’s All about Confidence

It’s important to be confident in any club that you decide to put in the bag. If you aren’t confident when you stand over a shot and get ready to swing, the results are probably never going to be as good as they could be. To a certain degree, the look of your club will play into that level of confidence. If you look down and see a club that doesn’t set up correctly to your eye, you might not ever feel like you are totally in control. In this case, beauty really is in the eye of the beholder. What looks like a perfect golf club to one player, could look like a total mess to another.

Focus on the Ball

While it is okay to have different graphics and colors on your golf driver head if they look good to you, it could be a mistake to distract too much from the ball at address. Some golfers want their eyes to start on the ball, and stay there throughout the swing. When there is too much going on from a graphics perspective on your golf driver, you might find that your gaze is pulled back onto the club head instead of remaining on the ball or wherever else you like to focus. In this way, the look of the golf driver could actually have a negative effect on the technical aspects of your swing.

Make Sure to Test

What looks good on the Internet might not be so effective when it is actually in your hands on the practice range or the first tee. One way to know if you will like a golf driver – and if it will look good to your eye – is to actually hit some shots with it. Make sure you try out any golf driver that you are considering purchasing and see what results you get. In the end, you just might be surprised to find that you like one style of golf driver better than another, even if you went into it with the opposite opinion. Since purchasing a new golf driver is such a financial commitment for some, take the extra time and effort to do your testing and pick the one that you are sure will work for your game on the first try.

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By Paul Myers

Picking out a new golf driver can be an exciting – and expensive – process. Once you settle on the golf driver that will live in your bag for (hopefully) many seasons to come, you might want to add some new clubs around it to round out the set. While your irons certainly don’t have to match your driver in terms of brand or even color, you do want to make sure the rest of the clubs in your bag make sense within the context of a round of golf.

The type of golf driver you decide to use, and how you decide to use it on the course, can go a long way in determining what other kinds of clubs you might include in your set. Different golfers have different playing styles, and therefore different needs from their set of clubs. You can cost yourself shots simply by not having the right clubs available when you need them – so make sure you think carefully about the construction of your set before you head out to the course.

Do You Drive for Power, or Accuracy?

While many golfers build their drivers with sheer distance in mind, some are most concerned with control. The type of golf driver you have can determine what kind of fairway metal you might include in your set. For example, if you have a golf driver that is set up for sheer distance but doesn’t offer great accuracy, you may want to have a 3-wood in your bag that you can hit off of the tee on narrow holes. However, if you have a golf driver that you set up with the goal of hitting as many fairways as possible, you can go with a higher lofted 3-wood that can help you reach par fives in two shots. Also, once you determine what kind of 3-wood is best suited for your set, you can then pick out a hybrid club that fits in logically between that 3-wood and your longest iron.

Plenty of Wedges if You Are a Bomber

So you are able to launch your driver down the fairway and leave yourself plenty of short shots into the green? Better have enough wedges in your bag to deal with all those short approaches. Make sure you have wedges that cover all of the distances you are likely to encounter on your second shot into par fours – 80-100 yards, 100-120, and 120-140. With a powerful swing at your disposal, you might not find much need for having a three iron in your bag, so you could dump it in exchange for an extra wedge. It doesn’t make sense to play an aggressive style of golf if you aren’t going to have the right clubs in your bag to handle the situations you are putting your ball in.

The golf driver is just one of fourteen clubs in your bag, but it can have a major impact on the construction of your set as a whole. Figure out what style of game you are going to be playing with your new golf driver, and then organize the rest of your clubs in a logical fashion to make sure the right clubs are available to you more often than not.

 

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