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Today, we bring you MyGolfSpy’s Most Wanted Driver for 2018. Over a total of 245 sessions, testers of all ages, swing speeds, and handicaps tested 27 different drivers to produce the largest independent and unbiased driver test that the golfing world has ever seen. For 2018, we increased our tester-base and refined our analytics to bring you the most comprehensive data we’ve ever produced.
Adding yet another piece to the puzzle, statistical significance – the results are more reliable than ever.
Data You Can Trust
At MyGolfSpy our job is to provide independent, unbiased, and objective testing of products to help increase consumer confidence in the purchasing decision. We do this by employing consistent testing methodologies and advanced golf analytics inside our 100% independent test facility. You are then able to leverage the industry’s richest set of head-to-head data to help unlock your full potential. Our testing provides unparalleled data which equals unparalleled insight for the golfer.
We are here to help you find golf equipment that you will not only love but want to keep, and we don’t want you spending a dollar unless what you’re getting improves on what’s already in the bag.
If you are in the market for a new driver this season, this test is for you.
Advanced Golf Analytics
Data matters. And when it comes to finding the right equipment, it’s critical. We help solve this by applying the largest connected set of head-to-head data to tackle one of golf’s biggest challenges.
All testing was conducted inside our fully independent test facility located in Virginia. All testers used Bridgestone Tour B-RX golf balls for consistency and to reduce test variables. All ball and head data were collected using Foresight Sports GCQuad Launch Monitors. This comprehensive dataset was then run through our proprietary Most Wanted Rankings methodology. What we have developed is the most comprehensive test to determine the leaders in the driver category.
- SHOTS HIT: 10,071
- DATA POINTS: 493,871
- TIME: 245 hours
- TESTERS: 35
- HANDICAP RANGE: +2 – 17
- AGE RANGE: 24 – 84
- SWING SPEED RANGE: 70mph – 120mph
Our Most Wanted winner is the club that finished in the statistically significant top group (based on Strokes Gained Driving) for the highest percentage of our testers. To simplify things a bit, we call the final order TRUERank; a metric that includes the order of finish (rank), along with the percentage of golfers for whom each club was shown to be in the top group.
For complete details of the testing and ranking process, see our How We Test page.
2018 Driver Rankings
2018 Driver Data
The table below displays outlier removed averages of the general set of launch metrics gathered during the Most Wanted Driver Test. The data can be filtered by club using the drop-down list and sorted by column using the sort buttons aside each column header. Read up on the best drivers of 2020, whether you have a slow swing speed, mid swing speed, or high swing speed find the best gear for your game!
5 years ago
I tried a bunch of drivers before buying one the ping felt awesome but I found it felt really good even when I hit it really bad off the heel or toe and I couldn’t quite feel where it came off the face. Where as when I tested some of the other drivers if I hit it off the toe I knew before even looking up that I had hit it off the toe and could work on adjusting my swing accordingly the ping just felt perfect every time even if it was a terrible hit. Maybe some ppl like that but personally I like to know what I’m doing wrong so I could work on fixing it. I had the same issue with the m4. Felt to good on the bad shots