A new golf season brings new club releases from all major golf companies. Each company works continuously to improve golf club technology. They all make claims of new groundbreaking technology, faster clubhead speed, straighter tee shots, and more distance. Although a new driver won’t keep you from hitting your tee shot into the pond, who doesn’t like getting a new club? Drivers are arguably the most popular when it comes to golf club releases because everyone loves to hit the ball a long way.Replace Your Old Driver: Top 5 New Drivers of 2019
Continue reading for a break down of my five favorite new drivers of 2019. All five of these drivers have their own benefits and it’s up to you to decide which one fits your game.

Callaway Epic Flash/Epic FLas Sub Zero:

The only driver to receive 20/20 stars in the 2019 Golf Digest Hot List and arguably the best driver of the year is the Callaway Epic Flash/Epic Flash Sub Zero. This club boasts a new technology from Callaway called Flash Face, designed to help golfers get more club speed and distance. Similar to all recent Callaway drivers, the Epic Flash offers three degrees of adjustable loft. Jailbreak technology returns with this model which is two titanium bars that connect the face to the crown in order to maximize flexing in the face of the driver. The sliding weight in the back and eight-way adjustable hosel offer the user a wide range of possibilities to tinker with. The Callaway Epic Flash driver has a sleek black crown and bottom with green and yellow accents. This driver is at the top of the list for new releases in 2019 but it won’t come cheap, it will cost you about $530.Replace Your Old Driver: Top 5 New Drivers of 2019

Titleist TS Series:

Titleist has gone away from the 917 series by introducing a new TS series. This includes three new drivers, the TS2, TS3, and TS4. This series of drivers comes with the promise of more speed due to Titleist’s new Speed Chassis, a design that has been in the works for two years. The crown of these models is made of thin titanium which makes the weight of the club lower. Another difference from the previous Titleist drivers is the new shape, designed to promote clubhead speed and longer distances on drives.Replace Your Old Driver: Top 5 New Drivers of 2019 Finally, the weight placement in the TS series attributes to higher launch angles and lower spin. Overall, Titleist came through with the promise to deliver more speed with the TS series. A lightweight crown with an improved shape makes this a lethal weapon to put in the bag.The TS series is the standard Titleist black and red. The starting price for any TS driver is $500.

Ping G410 Plus/G410 SFT

Ping has a couple of new drivers on the market this year, the G410 Plus and G410 SFT. These names may not be the catchiest but the matte black finish will catch your eye. Ping promises that this line of drivers will improve your game. This line follows a trend this year, a thin crown that maintains the bulk of its weight at the bottom of the club and promotes speed. Ping keeps the dragonfly like design on this thin crown, in order to fly through the air with ease. On the G410 SFT, a heavier heel helps square the club at impact, which would be suitable for those who struggle with a slice. The Ping G410 Plus/G410 SFT will cost you $500.

Replace Your Old Driver: Top 5 New Drivers of 2019

Cobra F9 Speedback

Cobra is following the trend for 2019 by introducing a new driver with a lower center of gravity to maximize speed, claiming it’s “the fastest and longest Cobra driver ever.” Speedback Technology is the name for their new aerodynamic clubhead shape. This clubhead combines round front edges with raised skirt, raised tail, and raised crown, in order to reduce drag. A weight in the tail end of the Speedback, moves the center of gravity to the bottom and increases the speed. The Cobra F9 Speedback driver showcases an interesting color scheme, a glistening black carbon fiber wrap crown with a yellow, black, and red accented bottom. The final reason I believe the F9 Speedback is a great addition to anyone’s set is the precision CNC milled face. This clubface is the thinnest Cobra has ever produced and combined with the rounded front edges, it’s a lethal recipe for speed and distance. This driver will set you back $450.

Taylormade M5/M6

Replace Your Old Driver: Top 5 New Drivers of 2019

One of my personal favorites from 2019 is the Taylormade M5/M6. Taylormade’s continuation of the M series once again managed to deliver a quality series of drivers. Taylormade claims that every M5/M6 driver “has been individually calibrated to reach the threshold of the maximum legal limit of ball speed.” The M5/M6 features speed injection, twist face, and a hammerhead 2.0 slot. These drivers differ in one area, the M5 features an inverse T-track while the M6 uses an aerodynamic carbon sole with “inertia generator.” Taylormade’s new technological features that set them apart from the majority but what does this all mean? Let me explain, starting with the similar features of the M5/M6. Taylormade’s new speed injected face uses a tuning resin to optimize COR and maximize ball speed and distance. This resin injection looks like two bright red dots on each side of the bottom edge of the face. The new twist face technology is the most exciting of all, this new face curvature corrects off center shots to promote less spin and more accuracy and distance off the tee, making it a great choice for all skill levels. The hammerhead 2.0 slot works with the speed injected twist face to maintain distance on off center shots. Finally, as previously mentioned, the differences between the M5/M6. The M5’s inverse T-track allows the user to adjust two weights for their preferred setting. When the weight is further back, the center of gravity is lowered and the MOI is more forgiving. The M6 does not offer sliding weight adjustments but the new aerodynamic carbon sole with inertia generator increases clubhead speed and holds 46g of weight in the back for more forgiveness. The M5 is the more expensive of the two at $550 and the M6 is priced at $500.