If you are a high handicapper looking to improve your game, an important part could be getting more consistent off the tee. To that end, a new driver might help.

Each of the drivers on this list could help you. And while they each have their own unique qualities, there are often similarities between drivers for poor players.

They often include some combination of a large club head, large sweet spot, low center of gravity, and offset face.

Here are some great choices for easy to hit drivers for high handicappers.

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2018 Cobra King F8+ Driver Nardo (Men's, Right Hand, Project X HZRDUS Yellow 75, Stiff Flex)
  • Easy to adjust to your swing
  • CNC milled face
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Mizuno Golf ST190 Driver (Right Hand, Graphite, Stiff, 9.5 Degree)
  • Low spin rates mean straight and long drives
  • Adjustable to compensate for hooks or slices
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TaylorMade Men's AeroBurner Black Driver, Right Hand, Graphite, Stiff, 12 Degree
  • Great for distance
  • Low spin rates help keep the balls straight
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Pinemeadow PGX Offset Driver (Men's, Right Hand, Graphite, Regular)
  • Low price
  • Offset head
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Callaway 2017 GBB Epic Star Driver, 10.5°, Graphite, Regular
  • Extremely lightweight
  • Low spin means greater distance
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TaylorMade Golf M6 Driver, 12.0 Loft, Right Hand, Regular Flex Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Orange
  • Twist Face technology
  • Aerodynamic design
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Wilson Staff Cortex Golf Driver Men's Right Hand, Regular Flex, 12 degree
  • Lightweight
  • Highly adjustable
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Cobra Golf 2019 F-Max Superlite Offset Driver Black-Red (Men's, Right Hand, Graphite, Senior Flex, 10.5)
  • Lightweight
  • Forgiving with high ball flight
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TaylorMade Men's RBZ Black Driver, Black, Right Hand, Regular Flex, 10.5 Degrees
  • Lightweight driver
  • High launch angle and low spin
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Adams 2015 Blue Driver 10.5° Adams Aldila Slimtech 55 Graphite Regular Right Handed 45.5in
  • High launch angle
  • Lightweight design
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Cobra King F8+

2018 Cobra King F8+ Driver Nardo (Men's, Right Hand, Project X HZRDUS Yellow 75, Stiff Flex)

The King F8 has a ferocious look to it, giving you the confidence you need while even as it just sits in your bag. But its great looks is not all this driver has to offer.

The club head is adjustable, allowing you to dial in the both the trajectory and launch angle. This adjustability is hardly overwhelming, and any player should be able to find the right settings.

The club face is precision milled using a computer controlled process. This yields a very precise and thin face that has a great rebound effect, helping your distance.

And the club head is designed to be very lightweight, assisting in swing speed.

Pros

  • Easy to adjust to your swing
  • CNC milled face
  • Lightweight for added speed

Cons

  • Although highly adjustable, highest loft is just 11 degrees
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Mizuno ST190

Mizuno Golf ST190 Driver (Right Hand, Graphite, Stiff, 9.5 Degree)

This is another sleek offering, this time from Mizuno. While Mizuno may not be the biggest name in golf, the company does make some beautiful club.

The ST190 is designed to maximize ball speed and distance. If you are a golfer who struggles with distance off the tee, this could be the right driver for you. The tradeoff here is that Mizuno achieves that distance by reducing the spin rate.

That lower spin rate may make it more difficult to get the ball airborne. To use this driver, some high handicappers may want to tee the ball a bit higher and place the ball a bit further up in the stance. Those adjustments may not work for you. If not, you’ll want to look elsewhere.

There is no question, though, that this is a beautiful driver that is a good fit for the right golfer.

Pros

  • Low spin rates mean straight and long drives
  • Adjustable to compensate for hooks or slices
  • Carbon composite head is strong and durable

Cons

  • Not great for golfers who struggle to get the ball airborne
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TaylorMade AeroBurner

TaylorMade Men's AeroBurner Black Driver, Right Hand, Graphite, Stiff, 12 Degree

This offering from TaylorMade is another driver that is built for speed.

Everything about the AeroBurner is designed for the golfer who struggles with distance off the tee.

The head is as large as is legally allowed at 460cc. That is common, although the AeroBurner adds to your confidence level with an aerodynamic design.

This driver utilizes TaylorMade’s Speed Pocket technology that is designed both for an enlarged sweet spot and drives with reduced spin.

The AeroBurner is also very lightweight, so much so that it might take some getting used to.

Pros

  • Great for distance
  • Low spin rates help keep the balls straight
  • Large sweet spot

Cons

  • So lightweight may be uncomfortable for some players
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Pinemeadow PGX Offset

Pinemeadow PGX Offset Driver (Men's, Right Hand, Graphite, Regular)

This is a good budget option, a driver so cheap if you find it doesn’t work for you, it won’t hurt too much in the pocketbook.

This could also be a decent choice for the golfer who struggles with a slice, as the head is offset to help prevent that. While you are better off fixing you swing flaw that produces that slice, an offset driver can help until you get there.

Pros

  • Low price
  • Offset head
  • Large 460cc head

Cons

  • Poor quality compared to others here
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Callaway GBB Epic Star

Callaway 2017 GBB Epic Star Driver, 10.5°, Graphite, Regular

If it is extra distance you want, this club delivers. This is among the lightest drivers on the market at just 286 grams. This light weight is achieved through design choices from top to bottom: the grip, shaft, and club head.

This driver also features Callaway’s Jailbreak Technology. That also helps with distance, as the head is designed with a very large sweet spot, giving you more consistency off the tee.

The Epic Star also has a low center of gravity and a high moment of inertia, giving you a low, penetrating ball flight with very low spin.

Pros

  • Extremely lightweight
  • Low spin means greater distance
  • Forgiving club face

Cons

  • Not everyone will appreciate such a lightweight club
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TaylorMade M6

TaylorMade Golf M6 Driver, 12.0 Loft, Right Hand, Regular Flex Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Orange

If you are thinking this is a driver more popular with better golfers, you might be right.

That does not mean it isn’t a great choice for high handicappers. This driver has a number of features that would be beneficial for poor players.

One is the Twist Face technology. Despite the name, this tech actually reduces the twisting of the club on off-center hits. That makes this driver among the most forgiving of any on this list.

It also has a very aerodynamic design that helps generate greater club head speed. That translates to greater distance off the tee.

Pros

  • Twist Face technology
  • Aerodynamic design
  • Long distance

Cons

  • Some high handicappers may blanch at the price
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Wilson Cortex

Wilson Staff Cortex Golf Driver Men's Right Hand, Regular Flex, 12 degree

While Wilson may conjure up thoughts among many golfers as “low budget,” and not in a good way, the Cortex is actually quite well made.

The Head is designed with a titanium shell surrounding carbon fiber that means a durable and lightweight driver.

The spin for the Cortex is adjustable but regardless of what you choose there, you will get a high launch angle that some high handicappers crave.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Highly adjustable
  • High launch angle

Cons

  • Vast array of options could be confusing
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Cobra F-Max Offset

Cobra Golf 2019 F-Max Superlite Offset Driver Black-Red (Men's, Right Hand, Graphite, Senior Flex, 10.5)

Another great option for high handicappers from Cobra, especially for seniors.

This is an extremely lightweight club designed to help you get greater swing speed. What weight there is in the head is move far back and lower, creating a higher launch angle.

A crown alignment aid makes lining your shots a breeze.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Forgiving with high ball flight
  • Almost slice proof offset head available

Cons

  • Great for seniors, but maybe not so for younger golfers with greater swing speeds
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TaylorMade Men's RBZ Black

TaylorMade Men's RBZ Black Driver, Black, Right Hand, Regular Flex, 10.5 Degrees

Just like the F-Max from Cobra, this driver is designed to be lightweight, while delivering drives with a high launch angle and low ball spin.

That makes it another great choice for high handicappers who struggle both with distance and direction control.

The light weight is achieved through a titanium core and TaylorMade’s famous Speed Pocket is included as well.

Pros

  • Lightweight driver
  • High launch angle and low spin
  • Speed Pocket tech

Cons

  • While forgiving, perhaps not as much as others on this list
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Adams Blue

Adams 2015 Blue Driver 10.5° Adams Aldila Slimtech 55 Graphite Regular Right Handed 45.5in

It seems the entire goal of this driver from Adams is to help you get the ball airborne more easily. That’s not a bad thing, as that can be a problem for many high handicappers.

The center of gravity is placed very low and far back from the face. This will add more spin to the ball, helping it get into the air and stay there.

You can also get this driver with a 12-degree loft, which is higher than most drivers. Add in the lightweight Aldila Slimtech shaft and you have a club that is easy to swing, with effortless speed and high launch angle.

There are some drawbacks. Even with the large sweet spot and club face, this driver does not look all that large. Also, more spin may not be what you need or are looking for, especially if you are prone to hit the ball offline. More spin could mean a wicked slice.

But for a specific type golfer, including many seniors, this could be a great choice.

Pros

  • High launch angle
  • Lightweight design
  • Velocity Slot technology

Cons

  • High spin rate and ball flight not for everyone
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As you can see, there is no shortage of great drivers out there for the high handicapper. Depending on your style of play, you can find a driver here that is easy to hit and improves your game.

While it is true that the shorter clubs, wedges and putter, are known as the “scoring” clubs, you should not ignore the driver.

It is especially true for high handicappers that a lack of distance off the tee means hitting a 3 wood or some other club off the tee for precision is not a good choice. The driver is both the longest club in the bag (aside from some specialty putters) and among the most difficult to keep in play. It also may carry a greater importance for poor golfers than for skilled ones.

Here are some aspects of drivers that high handicappers should consider.

Club Head Size

When you hold the driver at address, you want to have confidence that you will hit a great drive. The mere look of a club can affect your confidence level and should not be overlooked.

But the size of the club head is also important for a more practical reason. A larger club head means a larger sweet spot. In today’s game, the largest rules conforming club heads are 460cc (cubic centimeters).

You can buy a driver with a larger club head, but that is not advisable. Even high handicappers like to play in tournaments at times. It’s always wise to stay within the rules of the game.

Still, you would need a very specific reason for not using a 460cc driver. Fortunately, these are widespread.

Weight

A lightweight driver is easier to swing faster. That is generally a plus for high handicappers, many of whom struggle with slow swing speeds and poor distance off the tee.

Be careful, as the lighter weight can mean a bit of loss of control. Some high handicappers can generate plenty of club head speed, but are lacking in control. The most common miss for poor golfers is a slice.

Whether you slice the ball or hook it, you need to find a driver that is the correct weight for you.

Shaft

Similarly, a graphite shaft that has plenty of flexibility can be a boon for those with slow swing speeds.

Here is where an overinflated ego trips up some golfers. Often the shafts with the greatest flex are called “senior,” even though you obviously don’t have to be a senior to use them.

As with the weight of the club, you need to find the right shaft for your swing speed. It is very rare for high handicappers ever to need a stiff shaft. Regular flex or greater is almost always a better choice.

Loft

The loft angle of a driver generally varies between 8 and 12 degrees, although you sometimes see them with less or more.

The higher the loft your driver has, the easier it will be to hit. At least that is true for most golfers.

There are a few high handicappers who can handle a lower loft. If you are very tall and/or have a very upright swing, you might look for a lower loft.

Still, almost every high handicapper is not a high-ball hitter and will be better off with a higher lofted driver.

Adjustability

Many of today’s drivers offer some kind of adjustability. Some of that can be overwhelming for poorer golfers. It is also easy to overdo it when adjusting your driver’s loft or launch angle or some other aspect of the club.

While adjustability may not be the greatest factor for poor players, it does offer some advantages. One, you can find someone knowledgeable to help you dial in the club correctly. Two, once you become better at the game and your needs change, you might not need to change drivers.

Recommendation

There are plenty of choices here that could be a good fit for high handicappers. As always, it depends on your personal needs.

However, for the combination of quality, design, and price, it is difficult to outdo the Cobra King F8+.