Quick Answer: What Degree Driver Should I Get?

Choose a loft to try based on your assessed club-head speed.

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.

What degree driver do pros use?

Most average swing speed golfers (88-90 mph) don’t use enough loft in their drivers due to seeing the pros using 9-10 degrees effective loft.

Should I get a 9.5 or 10.5 driver?

If your tee shot trajectory is too low, then choose a 10.5-degree driver rather than its 9.5-degree counterpart. All else being equal, you’ll hit the ball higher with a greater-lofted club. On windy days it’s better to hit the ball low than high.

How do I choose a driver?

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Is a higher loft driver easier to hit?

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. This is because at higher ball speeds, there is considerably more lift created which allows the ball to climb rapidly after impact.