The latest drivers and wedges can help you dial in the right amount
Upgrade your bag with new drivers and wedges.
When it comes to drivers and wedges, it’s easy to fall in love with the idea of spin. Low spin off the driver, high spin off the wedges, right? Not so fast. True, some of the latest drivers shown here are designed for players with fast swing speeds who need to reduce spin. But be careful: Low driver spin matters only if you’re launching the ball properly (higher than 10 degrees). If you launch the ball too low or with little spin, increasing your launch angle with a higher-lofted driver can be more effective than reducing spin. With wedges, companies are gearing back the sharp, spin-generating grooves on some low and middle lofts so that your shots land and stop instead of zipping back off the green. Another important factor is matching the shape of the sole to your swing type. If your wedge moves easily through the turf, you’ll hit shots more solidly, and solid hits produce reliable spin. To help you in your quest, here are eight new clubs to consider.