Ditch the WrenchAugust 22, 2017

Four Drivers That Don't Need To Be Adjusted

Some drivers offer fixes without all the adjustability
four new nonadjustable drivers
Photo by Ryan Zimmerman

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-handicappers are very interested in adjustable drivers, only one in three high-handicappers are. Here are four new nonadjustable drivers to consider.


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MIURA HAYATE
The high-strength titanium-alloy face flexes for maximum ball speed. The sole weight in the heel, which a Miura fitter can customize, helps correct a slice.
Price: $640

COBRA FMAX
This speed-boosting driver emphasizes a lighter shaft and swingweight. Internal weighting low and toward the heel helps launch the ball higher.
Price: $300

VERTICAL GROOVE GOLF DRIVER
The 17 score lines run vertically across the face, not horizontally. The goal: more accuracy and better feel.
Price: $400

CLEVELAND LAUNCHER HB
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.

Price: $300


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