It is the softest feeling driver at impact due to its massive sweet spot across the face. M2 is no dud though, higher balls speeds, more forgiveness, and better overall results were achieved during many tests. For 2016, has produced a driver boasting two of the most desirable attributes - distance and forgiveness. Your test is not a test for the masses it is a fitting for an individual. We go to great lengths to avoid fatigue, among other things that could bias the results.
Both models feature a carbon fiber crown, along with a titanium body. Overtime the spring effect on a driver will diminish dropping ball speed and overall distance. Whichever wins might be down to the shaft. I just think 20 players is a very small sample size to make blanket statements of the longest driver. My club head speed is between 92 and 94.
For three days, 16 of these golfers hit every new product on the market at the Wigwam Resort outside of Phoenix. Assistant editor Joel Beall is your Hot List Summit correspondent. And I've also done some writing for Golfsmith. Three models are offered to accommodate golfers of all ability levels and swing speeds. We published something about this relating to putters not long ago, but to give you an example from our recent driver test…the Cobra F6+ was one of our testers least favorites.
And when it comes to performance we can say for a fact that Taylormade made the best driver in 2016. Long and forgiving, we can see this one flying off the shelves this season. I will grant you, that 20 golfers is a bigger sample size than anyone else in the industry. No test is perfect, this is the closest thing to that in golf. I tested many of these drivers at store simulators over the past few months and the results here are very similar to what I have experienced in store simulators. At £289, this one is certainly worth a punt. They have been making some of if not the best performing driver almost every year we have been eating products.
Simply not true at all Benjamin. That would solve your first issue of testing only off the rack clubs. I agree that changing the characteristics of the driver head can definitely influence the characteristics of the ball flight. It has Trajectory+ Tuning Technology to fine tune launch angle using five different settings and adding or subtracting 1 degree loft. My point is just that a manufacturer may be using a better shaft or has a longer shaft which can alter the results.
We test how the majority of consumers purchase drivers: Off The Rack. And I don't believe age should ever keep you from chasing your dreams. Test the heads with a common shaft, with a common flex and length is all I am suggesting. At the end of the day each of has a choice to make. Several testers preferred the feel and control of others, though. Why not test them all on a single shaft? It would definitely be more resource consuming than anything else though. The new T9S face material is very strong, thin, and lightweight.
One of the kings of the driver category this year. The survey and its classifications are misleading. A Quick Switch adjustable hosel provides further scope to optimise loft and launch. When considering a new driver, the Ping G series must not be overlooked. The design of the Titleist 915 D3 is very simple with a great impact feel and sound.
Yet the most important part of this analysis is player testing. The Turbulators on the crown look a little unusual but reduce drag to increase club head speed. We've tested some of the hottest on the market, just for you. The looks did not quite appeal as much as the F6 drivers. There are many layers to the Hot List process. I am very happy with the M2 and love the simplicity, if a driver is extremely adjustable I find myself tinkering with it and causing more problems than I solve. After spending six hours on the range, it's easy to become distracted or tired.
It would be quite a sight to see to have one pro tournament held in which the pros or low handicap amateurs had to use solid persimmon or laminated maple woods with steel shafts and 3 piece balata golf balls. These testers are hitting hundreds and hundreds of balls, carefully reviewing and assessing the look, feel, sound and performance of clubs. Word from the retailers on the industry. Firstly how many other drivers were tested e. This is a high launch low spin bomber. The only problem that I am presently having is figuring out what the correct setting is that I should be using.
However, it is one of the most consistent and performs well across the board in all tests. The last thing you'd want is a jaded decision. While size and ball speed have been maxed out for a while, manufacturers are still seeking out extra distance from adjustability and optimising the centre of gravity of the club head. Loaded with forgiveness and bundles of distance for all testers, especially when dialling in the sliding weight. The addition of a second sliding weight track to manipulate center of gravity was a great success. Say you tested M1 on fujikura motore and then King Cobra on diamana white and then titleist D2 on project x.