Women’s golf drivers are no longer men’s golf clubs with a ladies’ shaft on them.
It was surprising to me how many companies made drivers specifically for women golfers this year. The good news is that some technology is more advanced than we have seen before.
These are the top eight products across three price ranges after we tested the latest releases and a few that have only been available for a couple of years.
These are our top picks for golfers who only need a quick recommendation.
08/30/2022 10.54 GMT
What Types of Drivers Are Best suited for Women?
The best golf clubs for women are usually lightweight ones with a slight draw bias.
A driver with a slightly higher loft is a benefit for most women golfers. The majority of women golfers need a ladies’ flex golf shaft, but faster swinging women golfers can use a men’s regular golf shaft as well.
Some women’s golf drivers are adjustable, which helps with fine-tuning the proper loft for your golf swing. The adjustability of a golf club can increase the weight. A lightweight, non-adjustable golf club is best for you if you struggle with your swing speed.
As we go through each review, I’lll give you a better idea as to who would benefit from of the drivers I recommend.
The Best Budget Drivers for Women
The Callaway MavrikIt is one of most affordable options for women. Although this club hasn’t been on the market for a while, the price has dropped significantly. This happens to be the driver I have had in my bag for the past few years, and I’m quite comfortable and impressed with the performance.
The Jailbreak Technology in your club head will prove to be a benefit, as we have seen with Callaway’s best golfers over the past few years. Jailbreak speeds up the ball and helps ensure that the ball flies off the club face.
Callaway used their carbon crown technology for a lighter feel and faster ball speed. It had excellent dispersion and distance capability. It’s not the most workable of golf drivers, and it does set up slightly open at impact, but those are the only flaws that I have noticed.
- The price has dropped significantly
- Impressive new Cyclone Aero Shape
- High club head speed and ball speed
- Jailbreak technology and Artificial Intelligence design
- Sets up a little open
- Not all of them are workable
Cobra Radspeed XD
Most of the best Cobra golf drivers end up on a “Best Value” list at some point because of how moderately priced Cobra is with all of its equipment. A Cobra driver’s new release is almost always cheaper than other golf clubs. The Cobra Radspeed XDExtreme Draw Weighting can be used to assist players who slice the balls.
Many women golfers have trouble with a ball flight that moves from left to right. A slight fade like this can sometimes be a problem, but if it becomes a full slice it can be very frustrating to recover from. The XD Draw Driver frame has an oversized shape with a heel bias. This will give you a better chance of hitting a straight shot.
The Cobra Radspeed XD also has the CNC Milled Infinity Face. Radspeed XD is a Radspeed XD that will allow you to hit the center of your clubface every single time. You will enjoy some incredible distance if you get it close to the middle.
Coba also added a lot of adjustability to the driver to make it an ideal club for players with a 5 HDCP or 30 HDCP.
- Fair pricing
- New gravity center
- Extremely forgiving
- Extreme draw weighting
- Oversized shape
- Draw biased golf drivers may not be the best for all players.
The Best Mid-Range Drivers for Women
Cobra Air X Driver
The Cobra Air X DriverCobra’s newest release, this driver was made with forgiveness in mind. This club is for you if you want to hit the ball farther but struggle with the weight and size of your current driver.
You will enjoy a lighter head, lighter shaft, and lighter grip with the Cobra Air X Golf Driver. Cobra was among the first companies to start looking at weight savings across the whole club, not just the club head. It has made a tremendous impact on product selection.
The Air X golf driver is a game improvement tool. It is offset and will reduce slice. The club head is a little more workable than the rest and has a slightly lighter feel. You may have trouble with the stability and feel of the clubhead at impact if you have fast swing speeds.
The Cobra Air X makes a great choice for senior golfers and those who require extra speed.
- Lightweight shaft, grip, and head
- Carbon Crown material
- For an increased draw bias, consider adding weight to the back of your heel.
- Design with a high degree of offset
- You may feel a little fragile if your swing speed is faster
Callaway Reva Women’s Driver
Callaway Big Bertha REVA Women’s Driver
The Big Bertha REVA Driver for women is designed to help you find your inner distance. Callaway has created their first high launch driver, with an ultra-low forward center of gravity for low spin, to help you eliminate your slice and big miss. It’s a new formula for distance to give you a more consistent ball flight, and more tee shots that find the fairway.
The Callaway Reva Women’s DriverIt was specifically designed for women golfers.
This could be the perfect match for you if your luck has been with clubs that are specifically designed for women players. One of the things that helps the Callaway Reva Women’s Driver stand out is the high launch and the very low and forward center of gravity.
To increase overall ball speed and swing speed, the center of gravity is moved forward and down. This model will also be low spin and keep a golf ball moving for a long period of time. The Reva is a great choice if you want consistency and a club that’s easy to hit.
The Reva has the same premium Flash Face as the Callaway premium golf drivers, but is priced a bit lower. This driver also has an internal draw bias, which can explain some of the draw bias. Because of the internal design, it doesn’t look nearly as offset than something like the Cobra Air X.
- This is a specially designed product for a female player
- Is the internal draw bias not as evident on the outside?
- Low spin
- Higher launching
- For women, the ball speed is not the fastest but it is very forgiving.
Cleveland Launcher XL Lite
Cleveland Launcher XL Lite
A bonded hosel without the weight-adding adjustability sleeve, together with an ultra-lightweight shaft, makes this driver 12g lighter and 0.25” longer than the adjustable version, so it swings extra quick. This driver can travel further from the tee because it has more speed.
The Cleveland Launcher XL LiteIt is very light in weight and is not adjustable. While it may seem negative, the Cleveland Launcher XL lite has no adjustability. This can actually be a positive. This club was designed to increase distance and ball speed.
One of the things that Cleveland did to make their Cleveland Launcher XL Lite unique is they made it a quarter of an inch longer than other women’s golf drivers. To make it easier to swing fast, the driver’s total weight was reduced by 12g.
I was initially concerned about the lengthening of the driver. It is more difficult to swing a longer golf club. The Action Mass CB at one end of the grip is a great tool to help you swing the club head through with maximum power and no difficulty squaring them up.
I like that Cleveland went out on a limb and tried something different with this new Launcher; it’s a club well worth considering.
- You have the option to increase power or accuracy.
- High MOI
- Club head weights: Both low and high
- High ball speeds
- No adjustment; carefully choose your loft
- Not the best choice if you are a fast swing speed player
Best Premium Drivers For Women
Taylormade Women’s Stealth HD
2022 TaylorMade Women Stealth HD Driver 460cc
The 60X Carbon Twist Face’s polyurethane shell protects it. This covers the launch and spin controls to maximize total distance, regardless what playing conditions. Taylormade’s most flexible Speed Pocket is engineered to maximize ball speed and offer additional forgiveness on low-face strikes.
The TaylorMade Women’s Stealth HDDriver is the most talked about release of the year.
I’m highly impressed with the technology that TaylorMade put into this club and the way they are trying to once again change the world of golf. Almost all drivers were made with Titatinum up to the release of the Stealth HD’s Carbon Twist Face.
With the TaylorMade Women’s Stealth 60X Carbon Twist Face, 60 layers of carbon fiber are intertwined to save weight yet offer an increased jump off the club face. Players notice that the spin is less, the feel is more stable, and the ball jumps off of the clubface.
Early testing with the TaylorMade Stealth has shown that those who have lower swing speeds benefit from the Inertia Generator and Carbon Twist Face the most. The HD version is a High Draw version which helps to straighten the ball flight for women golfers who slice the ball a bit.
Although the TaylorMade STealth driver is expensive, it is the only carbon-face driver currently on the market. This driver is for you if you want to stay on top of technology and be up-to-date with the latest releases to your market.
- Nanotexture technology is now available for lower spin
- Golf drivers who can cover more distance than others on the market have a better record
- HD version is slightly more flexible
- Most Flexible Speed Pocket design
- High price tag
- The carbon face is a bit different from a titanium golf driver.
Callaway Rogue ST Max
Callaway Golf 2022 Rogue ST Max Driver
The new Rogue ST MAX Driver is Callaway’s fastest, most stable driver ever. The Tungsten Speed Cartridge structure can place up to 26 grams deep and low in the driver’s head. This improves speed on off-center hits, and offers more forgiveness through high MOI. Callaway has speed tuned the construction, shaping, and positioning to deliver even more speed across the face.
The Callaway Rogue ST MaxThis is the brand’s latest release and will be priced very high. Callaway claims the Rogue ST Max is their fastest and most stable driver ever.
It was a great technology and a huge improvement over the original Callaway Rogue series.
The buzzword in golf club manufacturing this season is tungsten. Golf clubs that contain more tungsten are more stable at the center of gravity, and have better performance. Callaway’s AI technology is leading the charge in CG placement.
Callaway Rogue ST Max driver, one of my favorites, is a great choice for those golfers trying to lower their handicap. It can be expensive to get equipment that will improve your game.
The Callaway Rogue ST Max is an excellent investment for the long-term because it can be adjusted and offers a bit of everything that all golfers need.
- Incredible improvement on the original Rogue drivers
- The new lower spin formula for the faces
- Weight savings with Triaxial Carbon Crown
- Slight draw bias
- Excellent upgrade to the original Rogue. It may not be necessary for you to upgrade from Mavrik.
- It will take time for high prices to drop.
Cobra LTDx Driver
Cobra Golf 2022 LTDX max Women’s Driver
Multi-material weighting system that combines steel, titanium, and aluminum positions mass low to forward to combine low spin and faster ball speed for maximum distance. A new CNC Infinity Face design wraps around leading edge to reduce ball speed and provide traditional topline for better visual alignment.
The Cobra LTDxThe driver has attracted the attention of golfers looking for more speed this year. The low spin and Pwr Cor Technology allow the driver to fly a long distance, but also roll for a considerable time once it touches the ground. The Cobra’s technology created 15 hot spots across the clubface.
The strategic thickness and placements were determined by where golfers hit their shots the most often. The Cobra LTDx driver can help you achieve consistency in your shots if you have trouble with consistency.
These clubs are very adaptable, as I mentioned about the Cobra golf drivers. To increase distance, feel, control, and control, you can place a 10G or 3G weight in the club head.
Cobra doesn’t often get enough credit for the clubs it puts out for the woman golfer. This model would be ideal for mid-handicappers and high handicappers who want to have a great golf driver.
- New PWR Cor Technology proves to be highly effective
- CNC Milled Infinity Face
- Multi Material club head with steel and titanium.
- Adjustable weighting
- When you start, it can be difficult to tune the adjustability.
Women’s Drivers FAQs
Here are some frequently asked questions about which golf driver is best for women. The best golf driver does not always have to be the most expensive, but it should be the one that best suits your game.
What is the most favored driver on the LPGA Tour’s LPGA Tour?
The Ping G425 LST driver is the most in-demand on the LPGA Tour. The LST version is for those with higher swing speeds and who want both feel as well as distance. The Ping G425 LST is a popular golf driver that’s suitable for amateurs as well as professionals. It has some impressive performance.
What degree should a woman drive?
A 12 degree driver is recommended for women. However, the driver must be adjusted to the swing speed and path of the golfer. A driver with a lower loft is needed for golfers who have higher swing speeds. A driver in the 10.5 to 10.5 range. For players with slower swing speeds, the 13- or 14-degree driver is recommended.
What should I assign my driver loft?
Start at 12 degrees for women golfers. This will allow you to see the impact on your performance. Lower the loft if the ball flight is too high. If the ball flight is still low, and the driver doesn’t feel forgiving, you can raise the loft.
What is the best driver to use for a senior golfer?
Our top picks for senior women golfers are both the Cobra Air X driver, and the Cleveland Launcher XL Lite.
What does high MOI mean in a women’s golf driver?
A high MOI golf driver is a moment of inertia, which basically means forgiveness in the club head. For the higher handicapper, the more forgiving a driver is, the better. Even low handicap women golfers appreciate a little bit of flexibility on days when their swing isn’t perfect.