Golf is a sport played and enjoyed by men and women of all ages. However, once you hit the big 5-0, you’re technically a senior in the golfing world.
As you get older, it’s not uncommon to feel exhausted after a round of golf – especially if you walk the course and carry your golf bag rather than using a buggy or electric golf trolley. But if your younger playing partners are launching the ball past yours all too often, or you’re struggling to hit long and straight, well, it might be time to invest in a new driver.
Whilst there are several golf drivers on the market today, it’s worth noting that many manufacturers provide clubs specifically for seniors. But what makes a good driver for senior golfers?
Let’s take a look…
Best drivers for seniors
Your speed naturally decreases with age. This can make it difficult for the ball to roll as far.
Thankfully, cleverly designed clubs make balls easier to hit and send further.
The best driver for a senior will enable you to hit your drives long and straight. It will have a lightweight head and shaft that allows you to generate solid clubhead speed and long distances, even if your swing speed is much slower than it used to be.
Choosing a driver with the correct shaft is also crucial. One that offers the perfect combination of flex and weight could potentially increase the distance of your shot without you having to swing any faster.
Another important factor to consider is the overall forgiveness. Opting for a driver that has a larger sweet spot will offer more forgiveness – even on off-centre hits. The last thing you want to do is get a driver that only has a small clubhead and is tricky to use.
3 of the best drivers for senior golfers
At Clarkes’ Golf Centre, we understand that senior golfers are different – some are new to the game and taking up a hobby in their retirement while others are mid to low handicappers.
Here we offer our top picks for the senior golfer, including something for all abilities and budgets.
Titleist TSi1 – the best lightweight driver
For golfers with moderate swing speeds (i.e. less than 90mph) seeking more ball speed and control off the tee, the Titleist TSi1 driver is a brilliant choice.
It’s 40-grams lighter than a standard driver and features lightweight components from the clubhead to the grip.
TSi1 is best suited to beginners and seniors, or anyone who can’t seem to swing their driver quickly. And the best bit? It’s available to order from Clarkes’ Golf Centre for £499.00.
Ping G425 SFT – the best Ping driver for slicers
The Ping G425 SFT (Straight Flight Technology) model is another fantastic option for senior golfers – especially those who slice the ball.
Featuring Ping’s Dragonfly technology, weight is redistributed around the clubhead to increase distance and forgiveness, which is perfect for correcting a slice.
When compared to other Ping drivers, the G425 SFT has a redesigned shape and refined crown that reduces aerodynamic drag and promotes faster swing speeds.
Get yours online at Clarkes’ Golf Centre for £419.00.
Cobra LTDx Max – the best value driver
With its refined aesthetics, the Cobra LTDx Max is the perfect addition to any golfer’s bag and offers a host of useful features for senior players.
This driver is an all-rounder – designed to suit senior golfers with almost any swing speed. A 3-gram weight is positioned towards the heel of the head to promote a draw shape.
Unlike other draw-biased drivers, the LTDx Max allows players to swing confidently without hooking the ball.
Perhaps one of the biggest benefits of this Cobra driver is that you can get your hands on it for less than £400 from our website!
Want to know more?
If you have any questions about our drivers for seniors or need an expert opinion, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
We will do everything we can to provide you with the answers to your questions and help you make an informed decision.