The 10 Best Golf Drivers of 2020Published on 06/13/2023 · 6 min readGolf expert Rob H. shares his top ten lineup of the best drivers ever produced.
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Winter is upon us and just so happens to be the best time to consider buying a driver, since new models tend to come out and the older models tend to be marked down in price. We’re seeing some of the best drivers ever made on the market this year.
I have been fitting and helping people find drivers for over a decade - everyone from tour pros to weekend warriors - and would love to share my top 10 list for drivers. This is a lineup of what, in my opinion, are the strongest drivers ever produced.
The drivers made this list based on the hundreds to thousands of times they’ve been recommended on Curated, their Tour success, and the level of ground-breaking technology they contain.
1.) TaylorMade SIM
The TaylorMade SIM is the longest driver on the market for 2020. This driver produces low spin, comes equipped with Twist Face Technology, speed foam, and a sliding weight track. The driver also features FCT - Flight Control Technology, which allows you to adjust the loft on the driver head. This happens to be the driver played by this year's Masters Champion.
This driver is great for anyone with a high swing speed or for any golfer who would like to lower their launch and spin.
2.) Callaway Mavrik
The Callaway Mavrik is one of the most technologically advanced drivers on the market. This driver features an AI created face, the SS20; Callaway leveraged AI intelligence to run through hundreds of thousands of face options to produce the face that works best with this driver. The driver uses Jailbreak Technology to connect the top and bottom of the club. It also has improved aerodynamics and an adjustable hosel to change the loft. It offers an excellent combination of distance and forgiveness.
This is a great option for most golfers, but golfers with a more moderate swing speed or those who struggle with a slice might need to avoid this driver.
3.) Cobra Speedzone
The Cobra Speedzone is Cobra’s longest driver ever produced. This driver is one of the best values on the market. It features moveable weights, an Infinity Face, and an adjustable sleeve to change the loft. Aerodynamics has always been a key feature for any Cobra driver and it continues on the Speedzone. This driver was played by the 2020 US Open champion.
This driver is ideal for more advanced players and golfers with high swing speeds. On the color front, it comes in white and black, as well as yellow and black.
4.) Titleist TSi3
The Titleist TSi3 is a driver that’s brand new to the market. The first week this was released on the PGA Tour, it was the most played driver that week. The driver features an aerospace titanium face, improved aerodynamics, and Sure Fit weight track; these features are designed to help make the driver hit farther and to be more stable at impact. With premium shaft offerings as the stock options, there is great value and performance to be had here.
This is a great pick for any diehard Titleist fans. The brand really hit a home run with this driver. It is designed for more advanced players or golfers with fast swing speeds. If you need some more forgiveness or have a more moderate swing, but still want a Titleist driver, I’d recommend checking out the TSi2 version.
5.) TaylorMade SIM Max
The TaylorMade SIM Max is one of the most popular drivers on the market this year. It features a lot of the same technologies that the SIM has, minus the sliding weight track. It also features a larger, more forgiving club head than the SIM. With improved aerodynamics, this larger headed driver swings just as fast as smaller headed drivers.
The TaylorMade SIM Max is a great option for the average golfer. It handles moderate/more moderate swing speed really well and can help golfers who struggle with a slice. It would work for faster swinging golfers, but you might need to look at the numerous custom shafts to make it work.
6.) Callaway Mavrik MAX
Much like the previously mentioned SIM Max to SIM comparison, the Mavrik Max features the same technology as the Mavrik with some differences. The shaft is a little lighter and softer. It has a heel weight to promote more of a draw bias and has a longer clubhead from face to back to promote more forgiveness.
This driver is a great option for the average golfer, as well as for beginners. It handles moderate/more moderate swing speed really well and can help golfers who struggle with a slice.
7.) Cobra Speedzone Xtreme
The Cobra Speedzone Xtreme is a great compliment to the Speedzone driver. It puts a premium on forgiveness and accuracy over distance, but it is not short by any means. This driver features a high MOI (Moment of Inertia or, in other words, resistance to twisting) design, Infinity Face, and an adjustable sleeve to change the loft. Aerodynamics has always been a key feature for any Cobra driver and it continues on the Speedzone.
This driver is ideal for mid to high handicap golfers. Even more advanced golfers can use it if they prioritize forgiveness over distance. On the color front, it comes in white and black, as well as yellow and black.
The Cleveland HB Turbo is the easiest to swing and launch driver on the market. This driver screams, “grip it and rip it!” It does not feature any adjustable technology. It features an extreme MOI to keep the club head stable to launch high fairway finding bombs. Its unique feature is a counterbalanced shaft to help keep the head weight off so you can swing it faster.
This driver is ideal for beginning to average golfers with moderate/more moderate swing speeds. It is also great for anyone who does not like having adjustable technology. The only drawback is its sound; it is on the louder side.
9.) Tour Edge Hot Launch C521
While Tour Edge is not a major brand name, they do offer great performing clubs at amazing price points. The C521 features a diamond pattern face with Cup Face Technology and a power channel to increase forgiveness and ball speed across the entire club face. The club is assembled in the U.S. and comes with a lifetime warranty.
This driver is a great option for anyone who is just starting golf or who does not care about club brands. If you are a high spin player, this might not be the best option for you.
10.) Honma TR20 460
The Honma TR20 460 is one of the most beautifully crafted drivers on the market. It looks simplistic at address, but it is a technological giant. The driver contains moveable weights, an extreme light carbon shell on a titanium frame, and a non-rotating shaft adaptor that allows the shaft to stay in the same position while the head adjusts. The driver also comes with a hand rolled shaft that is made in Japan.
This driver is great for someone who likes to stand out from the crowd and not follow the normal driver makers in the market. With multiple adjustment settings, this driver can fit anyone.
If you have any questions about the drivers above or would like recommendations on what driver would work best for you and your game, please feel free to reach out to me on Curated. There are many drivers on the market and I’d be happy to help you find the perfect one for you.