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Once a swing pattern is established there is always an "optimal". The driver that is optimal for your swing will get you the most distance for your particular swing. I have always been intrigued by the fact that the players in the Remax Long Drive Championships DO NOT use major manufacturers such as Calloway or Titleist or Ping. Since these players do not receive large endorsements and every yard is desired out of every swing you would think these guys use what hits the ball the furthest. And although we might not need or be able to swing a 50 inch driver we all need more distance and I think the clubs these long drivers use are probably the best made for maximizing distance. Instead of the popular named brands we see the long drivers currently using two main driver companies Geek and Krank. Geek and Krank are the leaders in long driver golf equipment. It makes sense to me that most of us regular golfer should be using these types of drivers to add yardage to our swings. You do not have to get a long driver length shaft in these clubs.
It should essentially be within 7.5 degrees to 13 degrees. The angle decides on how well you get the ball high into the air. If you are an amateur go for a lower value if not go for the higher angle. As far as the shaft length factor the longer the shaft the more is the speed. So you could opt for lengths between 43-46 inches. As far as the material of the shaft is concerned you have a plethora of steel graphite and other materials available. For the modern times graphite should suit your putting needs. Lastly you need to finalize on the grip size which should essentially be smaller because larger grips reduces the swing of the club.
Therefore beginner golfers should look for drivers with a very high MOI (5800-5900). Another common term seen when reading golf driver reviews is Center of Gravity (CG). Basically beginners should focus on drivers that have a low CG. This allows balls to have a higher flight path when compared to drivers with a higher CG. One more term used in some golf driver reviews is what is known as Coefficient of Restitution (COR). This refers to a spring-like attribute that a ball has at impact. At a higher COR the golf ball will be leaving the clubhead faster (i.e. higher momentum) for a fixed impact speed. The USGA legal limit for COR is 0.830 presently.