DITCH THE WRENCH
Some drivers offer fixes without the adjustability
The appeal of adjustable drivers is near an all-time high, according to industry researcher Golf Datatech. Some 85 percent of golfers say they are at least interested in purchasing a driver with a rotating hosel and/or movable weights. But there are manufacturers betting that at least some golfers need a driver that doesn’t change – one that’s just engineered to hit it higher and mitigate a slice. To achieve this, manufacturers have chosen to forfeit the fitting options and save the costs by making their clubs nonadjustable. Do they have a point? Well, Golf Datatech’s research shows that although one in two low-handicaps are interested in adjustable drivers, only one in three high-handicaps are. Here are four new nonadjustable drivers to consider.
▶ The high-strength titanium-alloy face flexes for maximum ball speed. The sole weight in the heel, which a Miura fitter can customise, helps correct a slice. SPECIAL ORDER ▶ The thin, sloping crown flexes at impact to improve launch and speed. Saved weight is relocated low, deep and in the heel for more draw. Launch end October 2017 ▶ This speed-boosting driver emphasises a lighter shaft and swingweight. Internal weighting low and towards the heel helps launch the ball higher. R3 999 SPECIAL ORDER ▶ The 17 score lines run vertically across the face, not horizontally. The goal: more accuracy and better feel.