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2023 Drivers comparison – Which driver is best for you?

With a vast offering every year from every major manufacturer it can be difficult to find the right driver.

There are so many buzz word technologies and materials used by each brand, all saying they are longer, better, and straighter. Who they built it for and why they are better than the rest.

It is easy to see why golfers stick to the brands they currently own.


GETS Golf is going to help you find your way through the woods and make and onto the fairway with our 2023 drivers comparison.


GETS Golf look at the following drivers.

  • Callaway Paradym

  • Mizuno ST 230

  • Ping G430

  • Cobra Aerojet

  • Titleist TSR

  • TaylorMade Stealth2


Callaway:

The current offering from Callaway is the Paradym and there are three head choices.

The Paradym, X and Triple Diamond.

Callaway Paradym X Driver
Callaway Paradym X

Paradym – Best for: For the player looking to manipulate and create fade and draw bias and a greater ball speed. Aimed for a low to mid-handicap player.

  • Carbon fibre crown and sole with moveable weights to encourage a fade or draw

  • Improved Jailbreak technology

Paradym X – Best for: For a player looking to soften their slice, a large draw bias driver. Aimed for a mid to high-handicap player. (Slower swinging players)

  • Large draw bias, lots of spin and launch

  • Improved carry distance

Paradym Triple Diamond – Best for: For a player looking for a lower ball flight and workability. Aimed for a tour player to a low-handicap player.

  • Smaller head at 450-cc

  • Carbon fibre

  • Moveable weights to manipulate spin


Mizuno:

The current offering from Mizuno is the ST 230 and there are three head choices.

The ST-Z 230, ST-X 230 and ST-X Platinum 230.

Mizuno ST-X 230 Driver
Mizuno ST-X 230

ST-Z 230 – Best for: A player looking for greater ball speed and improved forgiveness.

Aimed for a low to mid-handicap player.

  • Carbon fibre crown and sole

  • Adjustable hosel, no moveable weight technology

ST-X 230 – Best for: For a player looking to soften their slice, a large draw bias driver. Aimed for a mid to high-handicap player. (Slower swinging players)

  • Beta titanium face for improved ball speeds

  • CorTech Technology

  • Adjustable hosel, no moveable weight technology

ST-X Platinum – Best for: A player looking to increase clubhead speed and looking to maximize carry distance. A lightweight club catering to slower swing speeds and not necessarily handicap profiles.

  • High launch and carrying capabilities

  • Longer and lighter compared to the other models


Ping:

The current offering from Ping is the G430 and there are three head choices.

The SFT, MAX and LST.

Ping G430 MAX Driver
Ping G430 MAX

G430 SFT – Best for: For a player looking to soften their slice, a large draw bias driver. Aimed for a mid to high-handicap player. (A true slice killer)

  • Draw or Draw+ setting for the moveable weights

  • Incredibly long

G430 MAX – Best for: A player looking for improved greater ball speeds and improved forgiveness. Aimed for a low to mid-handicap player.

  • Moveable weights to encourage a fade or draw

  • Adjustable hosel

G430 LST – Best for: For a player looking for a lower ball flight and workability. Aimed for a tour player to a low-handicap player.

  • Carbon fibre crown

  • Lowest spin and trajectory

  • Improved ball speed


Cobra:

The current offering from Cobra is the Aerojet and there are three head choices.

Aerojet, MAX and LS.

Cobra Aerojet LS Driver
Cobra Aerojet LS

Aerojet – Best for: A player looking for improved ball speed and forgiveness. Aimed for a low to mid-handicap player.

  • Improved ball speed and carry distance

  • PWR Technology

Aerojet MAX – Best for: For a player looking to soften their slice, a large draw bias driver. Aimed for a mid to high-handicap player. (Maximized forgiveness)

  • Moveable weights help encourage a large draw

  • Moveable weights help encourage greater stability

Aerojet LS – Best for: For a player looking for a lower ball flight and workability. Aimed for a tour player to a low-handicap player.

  • Lowest spin option of the models

  • Moveable weights to encourage a fade or draw


Titleist:

The current offering from Titleist is the TSR and there are a whopping four head choices.

TSR1, 2, 3 and 4.

Titleist TSR2 Driver
Titleist TSR2

TSR1 – Best for: A player looking to increase clubhead speed and looking to maximize carry distance. Aimed for a mid to high-handicap player.

  • Improved carry distance and increased spin

  • Improved stability.

TSR2 – Best for: A player lookng for improved ball speed and stability. Aimed for a low to mid handicap player.

  • Variable-thickness face technology

  • Improved ball speed

TSR3 – Best for: For a player looking for a lower ball flight and workability. Aimed for a tour player to a low-handicap player.

  • Moveable weights to encourage a fade or draw

  • Improved ball speed

TSR4 – Best for: A player who creates excessive spin and generates a fast clubhead speed. Aimed for a tour player to a low-handicap player.

  • Moveable weights to manipulate spin

  • Lowest spinning driver of all the models


TaylorMade:

The current offering from TaylorMade is the Stealth2 and there are three head choices.

Stealth2, HD and Plus+.

TaylorMade Stealth2 Driver
TaylorMade Stealth2

Stealth2 – Best for: a player looking for improved ball speed and forgiveness. Aimed for a low to mid-handicap player.

  • Carbon fibre crown

  • Improved forgiveness

Stealth2 HD – Best for: A player looking to increase clubhead speed and looking to maximize carry distance. Draw bias driver. Catering to slower swing speeds and not necessarily handicap profiles.

  • Improved launch and carry distance

  • Draw bias

Stealth2 Plus+ - Best for: For a player looking for a lower ball flight and workability. Aimed for a tour player to a low-handicap player.

  • Moveable weights to encourage a fade or draw

  • Improved ball speed

  • Lowest spinning of all the models


What it comes down to is that all the major manufacturers are doing very similar things and catering to the different and wide variety of golfers and their needs. We suggest putting these drivers to the test just make sure you are comparing apples with apples and don’t compare say a G430 LST to a Stealth2 HD. A driver fitting will go a long way in getting you into the best driver for your needs and requirements.

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