Updated: Jun 16
All golf swings are not built equal. Swing speed plays a significant factor in how far we hit the ball, and it has been proven that swing speed equals distance. Still, not everyone has swing speed like a DeChambeau, so you need to understand your actual swing speed and then purchase a driver that will help optimize that speed. If you are currently struggling to add distance with your old hand-me-down driver then this article is for you! Lucky for you, we have put together a little cheat sheet for two different ranges of swing speeds, 75-85 mph, and 85-95 mph, which are basically the two buckets most amateur golfers fall within.
Swing Speeds of 75-85 MPH
If you are in this bucket, you are considered to have a slower swing speed, which usually happens when you are just starting and unsure of your swing, and as you get older, your body naturally slows down. All is not lost, though! We have found the top drivers to compliment your swing speed and get you back on the course with a little extra distance.
The Callaway Epic Max is our Top Driver for Swing Speeds 75-85 MPH
Why, you may ask? There are two huge reasons we made this driver our top choice. The first is the technology in this club. I know what you are thinking; do these so-called advancements really have anything to do with improving my game? Yup, and specifically with this driver. This Callaway driver incorporates Flash Face Technology on the driver’s clubface. Callaway created the face by using artificial intelligence with adaptive machine learning to mill a face design that is vastly superior to any other driver the company has produced. Basically, this driver creates faster ball speed when the ball strikes the center of the clubface. The driver’s face also delivers excellent forgiveness despite being crafted for distance and MPH.
The second is something called Jailbreak Technology. Sounds like something from Shawshank, right? Callaway has done a great job of incorporating this technology into this particular driver. Basically, the engineers at Callaway designed a system that incorporates two steel rods behind the center of the face. This allows an increase in energy transfer to the ball while at the same time stiffening the head for a considerable reduction in vibration. This Jailbreak Technology increases the length of your average drive considerably.
Slow swing speeds should not limit your game, and with the Callaway Epic Max Driver, you have just evened the playing field.
Swing Speeds of 85-95 MPH
If you are in this bucket, you are considered to be swinging at a respectable speed. This is the most common swing speed among mature golfers, and it’s also the category with the most driver to pick from.
The TaylorMade SIM 2 Max is our Top Driver for Swing Speeds 85-95 MPH
When you start swinging the club a little faster, one of the most significant issues you run into is not hitting the ball squarely on the clubface. This is not an issue with the TaylorMade SIM 2 Max, as this driver has one of the most prominent faces on the market, making flubs a thing of the past.
The Sim 2 Max features improved aerodynamics, decreasing drag and faster ball speeds. In fact, this club is equipped with the SIM Inertia Generator. The asymmetric Inertia Generator is designed to provide faster clubhead speed through advanced geometry and aerodynamic analytics. On top of that, there is a Speed Injected Twist Face, which improves ball speed by calibrating each head to the threshold of the legal speed limit. In addition, corrective face curvature also protects against heel and toe miss-hits.
The TaylorMade SIM 2 Max is one of the most forgiving drivers on the market, and what I like most is the adjustability that allows this driver to grow with your game. As your swing gets faster or slower in some cases, you can adjust this driver to compensate.