Is More Loft On A Driver Better?

In general, the slower the swing or club speed, the higher the loft of the driver to optimize both carry and roll.

Most drivers come in degrees of loft from 8.5 to 16.

Now, if you could increase the loft to 12.4 degrees, your total distance would increase to 293 yards, an improvement of 15 yards.

Will a higher loft driver help my slice?

Driver loft to reduce a slice

Many golfers may argue that a 12-degree driver will loose them too much distance. However 2.5 degrees more loft (compared to a 9.5-degree Driver) will only ever result in the golf ball launching 2.5 degrees higher.

What does more loft on a driver do?

Overly Steep Angle of Attack: When golfers hit down on a driver too much, they tend to de-loft the club as well. When this happens, the dynamic loft of the driver is too low for their ball speed, so they need to add loft so they can maximize their carry distance.

Do I need more loft on my driver?

If it is between 95 and 104 mph, a 10- or 11-degree loft will be appropriate. If it is between 105 and 115 mph, a loft between 7 and 9 degrees should be considered. Golfers with club-head speeds below 85 mph should use a loft angle between 14 and 20 degrees.

Does increasing loft open or close the clubface?

Being able to adjust the loft allows golfers to achieve launch angles and spin rates that are suited well to the way that they deliver the club. When you adjust a hosel to increase loft, you are actually closing the face fractionally. Conversely when you reduce loft you are open the face slightly.