To put this article on best golf drivers for women together, I enlisted the help of my sister Teaski. She is a high handicap golfer but she RIPS her driver. Honestly, I don't think I've seen many golfers hit the big stick better than her, period!
She can give the perfect insight into the best golf drivers for women as she hits the ball consistently and has tried and played a number of the the latest models.
Here's what Teaski is looking for in a driver.
"The driver is my most reliable club but I am always looking for increase performance. That means more ball speed, more consistent ball flight, and more distance. A forgiving driver is also a plus. I'm not that keen on too many driver features, like moveable weights etc. I like to keep things simple."
Best Women's Drivers of 2022
- TaylorMade STEALTH HD Women's Driver (best overall driver)
- Titleist Tsi2 Women's Driver (best driver for distance)
- Ping G425 Max Women's Driver (most forgiving driver)
- Callaway Women's Big Bertha REVA Driver (best driver for straighter ball flight)
- Cobra Women's F-Max Offset Driver (best budget women's golf driver)
Best overall ladies golf drivers
The TaylorMade STEALTH HD Women's Driver features some completely new concepts when it comes to driver design. Featuring "Carbonwood" technology, the carbon fiber face produces faster ball speed for all levels of golfer.
Yes, the face is red, but at address you don't notice it and Teaski actually thought it looked pretty cool.
"I think the red face makes this club stand out, and it fits in with the overall design of the club head"
The inertia generator is still on the sole of the club and has been in place since the SIM model was released. The stand out feature of this club however is the depth of the face. Due to the weight savings created by using carbon fiber, TaylorMade were able to make the face deeper without compromising the club's swing weight.
"I found the SIM driver's face too shallow for my eye, and I thought I was going to sky every shot with those models. The STEALH looks really inviting down by the ball and I can swing with confidence."
This club makes such a sweet sound when you hit it and the ball flight is very straight thanks to the Speed Injected Twist Face technology. Give it a try and see if it suits your game.
Maximum distance driver for women
I've never been a huge fan of Titleist drivers in the past, but their TSi range is designed to appeal to a wider range of golfers. I hit the men's version of the TSi2 and was really impressed with the distances it produced. When Teaski tried out the women's version the results were not different. This thing is a rocket launcher!
"I felt like I was making pretty average swings, but the ball just kept going and going. I need as much distance as possible off the tee and really think Titleist have made a great women's golf driver with this club."
The titanium crown and face construction make the TSi2 feel very light, but at impact the feel is solid and inspires confidence. The ball feels like is has been hit.
Light means fast, and the extra ball speed created really showed in added distance to Teaski's tee shots. She was hitting this club a full 20 yards further than her current driver.
If you would like to be your own club fitter, there are 16 different loft and lie settings that you can take advantage of to make this driver specific to you. This isn't something that Teaski is that interested in and just stuck with the settings the fitting professional gave her.
If distance is what you're looking for, this could be the driver for you.
Easiest driver to hit for women golfers
I'm a massive fan of Ping drivers and woods. For me, they just feel like I can't hit a bad shot off the tee or fairway. They are super forgiving.
I set Teaski up with the the Ping G425 Max Women's Driver as a replacement for her older Cobra model, and immediately the change in ball flight and overall distance was obvious.
Teaski swings fast enough to game a mens regular shaft (she's a beast) and even on off center strikes, she was sending the ball down the fairway high and straight.
The Ping G425 has the highest moment of inertia (MOI) of any Ping driver ever made. Ping have tried to make one of the most forgiving drivers in golf by using weight distribution adjustments that can be adjusted based on a natural ball flight, a fade or draw.
"My miss with the driver is a hook, so the fitter putt more weight in the heel of the club and now the left side of the course is pretty much out of play for me."
The club face is designed to be flexible in an effort to increase distance. Like all G series drivers, the G425 features "crown turbulators" to reduce drag and maximise club head speed.
To customize your driver, there are 8 adjustable loft and lie settings.
Best draw bias driver for women golfers
This Callaway Women's Big Bertha REVA Driver is Callaway's newest model and is probably one of the best ladies golf drivers on the market today. This model has a draw bias and is designed to help player's who suffer from a slice.
Teaski doesn't normally slice the ball, so found the offset to be a little off putting for her game specifically.
"I can see how the draw bas would help someone who hits the ball right, but for me it didn't do much other than over draw the ball."
Overall, the look and feel of this club is premium. The black and blue design looks really cool and the classic Callaway alignment aid on the club head makes it east to get set up at address.
As with all modern Callaway golf drivers, you get jailbreak face technology with artificial intelligence (A.I) design. This increases performance on off center strikes by boosting ball speed across the face.
Cheapest option for golfers on a budget
The Cobra Women's AIR-X Offset Driver is an update to the very popular F-Max range, but it still offers great value for golfers with a tighter budget.
It's a great golf diver for a low swing speed and will suit beginners and senior players for this reason.
Teaski played a Cobra F-Max when she first started the game. At that time she had a slower swing speed and needed a club that was easy to launch the ball in the air with. The AIR-X offset driver has the same slight draw bias and in the higher loft options and settings, is a really good option for female golfers.
The stock model is a 15 degree driver, and Teaski really liked the height she got with her tee shots.
"When I first started golf, I couldn't get the ball in the air with my driver so a club like Cobra AIR-X is going to really help me with this."
If you're a lady golfer on a budget, this could be the club for you.
Buying Guide – considerations when choosing the best ladies golf driver
Here, we break down some of the questions women golfers might have when purchasing or selecting the best golf drivers.
1. What Is a Driver?
I'm going to get basic here because there are many new golfers and I don't want to assume anything especially since golf is already a tough game to start and learn. Part of the reason golf can be challenging to learn is because of all the golf-specific terminology.
A driver is used to hit what is called a drive. It is hit off of a raised golf tee and is the first shot of a long hole (par 4 or higher). This is also the longest golf club used during a round of golf. The golf driver has the largest clubhead or clubface in the golf bag.
Because of the length of the shaft and the size of the clubhead, the driver is meant to provide the farthest distance of all the clubs.
2. What Should I Be Looking for in a Women's Driver?
Depending on how tall you are, the standard ladies driver is about 44″. Standard for men is 45″ with the max USGA length at 48″.
Type of shaft (steel, graphite and flex) – almost all women's clubs are made with graphite shafts which is a good thing as it helps increase swing speed.
It is good to remember that the slower swing speed typically needs lighter, softer graphite shafts with more flex. If a woman has a fast swing speed, she may opt to use a senior men's club which uses a heavier, stiffer flex graphite shaft.
Most drivers now come with a tool where you can adjust the driver clubhead to account for how you strike the ball. It is good to have although I haven't played around too much with this yet. I may try to see how it affects my drive sometime in the near future. You can change things like the weighting, loft, draw bias, etc.
The loft or degrees of loft is important because it depending on your swing speed, it can help you create more distance with your driver. Typically the faster your swing speed, the lower the loft degree needed. I have a higher loft on my driver so I can get the maximum distance possible.
This may or may not be important to everyone, but I love the look of my current driver and how sleek it looks. I think more important is how it performs, but the look can also be an important factor.
I included a few of the current driver models but also some of the past year models because honestly, you can get some attractive pricing for clubs that came out the year before or even a couple of years old.
Unless it has been a massive overhaul and redesign of a brand's equipment that year, the technology may not really change all that much from one year to the next.
3. Driver and Club Technology
I'm including this section to help with all the fancy technical terms because I know when I first started looking for new golf drivers and other golf clubs, it was very foreign to me.
Especially when you hear or read about all these different acronyms in golf club technology. I am just listing the basics here because this could actually get really long (maybe that will be a future post :).
4. Hickory Wood, Metal Wood and Titanium Clubheads
Driver clubheads up until the late 1970s were made of various types of wood, the most recent being persimmon wood. These were fairly small, compact, and heavy. Because of this, a golfer had to hit the driver squarely on the clubface to hit it far. Otherwise, you were in trouble.
Metal woods were first introduced in 1979 by TaylorMade and that's when the technological revolution started for golf club equipment. Because of the metal wood's lightweight material, they helped produce faster swing speeds and also allowed the designers to bring in bigger clubheads for easier hitting.
The first titanium drivers came about in the early to mid-1990s with Callaway and Taylormade leading the way.
This was about the time when I started playing golf and I remember when Callaway brought out the Big Bertha driver.
Wow, it was huge! At the time I was still using my grandmother's old metal Taylormade driver (which I loved dearly). But, there was no denying that everyone, including me, wanted the bigger driver that would add more yardage to our drives.
Today, 30 years later, driver clubhead design has exploded with the use of research & development and engineering.
There is much discussion about the advances in golf club and ball technology that the USGA had to actually enforce regulations on volume and measurements of golf equipment – namely golf clubs and balls.
A good thing considering that many golf courses used by the PGA Tour are now 7000+ yards long! More Info on history.
5. Wood, Steel and Graphite Shafts
Along the same lines of the clubheads, shafts have been improved as well.
The first shafts were made from ash and hazel woods and moved to a more durable wood of hickory as seen in the early 20th century.
But, even those were prone to breakage and were really expensive to replace. Steel shafts showed up around the mid-1920s and were much more durable and lasted much longer.
It was in the 1970s that graphite was introduced, but became popular in the 1990s producing a much more flexible and lighter shaft that helped golfers hit the ball further.
6. Swing Speed
Swing Speed is an important factor in how far the ball travels on any shot. The physics are fairly simple. The speed at which a golfer can swing the club equates to how much distance they can drive the ball.
When looking at purchasing a driver, depending on your swing speed there are now drivers that can help you hit the ball further using technology geared towards maximizing the load.
It might be better for golfers with slower swing speeds to find drivers that have a lighter and more flexible graphite shaft so the club can be swung faster as well as a higher launch to help propel the ball into the air for maximum distance.
7. Ball Speed
Ball speed is different than the swing speed. The ball speed measures how fast the ball is traveling at the time after impact when the clubface hits the ball.
Many of these drivers are now being designed to create more power at the time of impact for greater ball speed and thus more distance.
We see launch being talked about a lot. Either in a sense of launch angle or higher launch. Launch technically means how high up in the air the golf ball travels. This is important because typically the higher the launch angle, the further the ball will go.
Think of watering your garden and you are trying to reach the far end of it. What do you do? Point the hose higher up in the air so that the water has more launch and can reach farther. You've now increased the launch angle for more reach and distance.
Many drivers and clubs are designed to create a higher launch to help us get the ball up into the air with more ease and distance.
I read and hear about this a lot when researching golf clubs and testing them out. What this means is that golf clubs and drivers are being designed for ease of use.
With the old persimmon small compact driver head in the past, if I mishit a shot and didn't hit the ball squarely on the clubface, it most likely wouldn't be a good outcome.
These days, with all the advancements in clubhead design and added forgiveness, I can accidentally hit more on the toe of my club or closer to the hosel (or shaft) and still may have a decent looking shot.
In other words, so much manufacturing and designing is now being done through the use of computer technology.
Testing, engineering, research & development – all this can be done using AI or artificial intelligence. We have come a long way.
Moment of Inertia.
According to Golf.com, MOI “shows how much resistance a clubhead has to twisting.
The higher the MOI reading, the more resistance it has and the more forgiving the club will play”. What this means really is that the club will be more forgiving with any mishits with a higher the MOI. Again, all great stuff!
Best ladies golf driver for beginners
When Teaski was starting out playing golf, she found the Cobra F-Max Offset driver to be the best ladies golf driver for beginners. It has a draw bias to help with slices, it's cheap and is well made. All things a beginner golfer will be looking for.
Best ladies golf driver for distance
If you want to squeeze a few more yards out of your swing, the Titleist TSi2 Women's golf driver is the best ladies golf driver for distance. Titleist arguably make some of the best women's golf drivers in recent years and this model is pure rocket launcher.
What is the best driver for a senior woman?
Older lady golfers will be looking to get maximum bang for their buck when they choose a driver for their game. I recommend the Callaway Big Bertha REVA as the best golf driver for a senior woman.
Final Thoughts on Best Golf Drivers for Women
Picking the right golf driver for your game isn't an easy task. There are many options out there and thousands of driver features, and it can be quite confusing.
Teaski is a great guide in these situations as she goes primarily on feel. She doesn't care too much about the technical information or marketing jargon, she just wants to play the club which feels the best for her.
I hope that this article has given you a few options to consider when it comes to golf drivers. Remember, it's all about having fun on the golf course so find a club which gives you maximum enjoyment.