I know why you’re here. You’re looking for the easiest driver to hit, and I have no plans to let you down.

Choosing the Easiest Driver to Hit

There are clearly some drivers that outperform others when it comes to ease of use, but before I give you my suggestions, let me explain how I arrived at these conclusions.

  1. I consulted a number of reputable golf sources that tested these drivers. I analyzed the details of their testing to guide my conclusions.
  2. I looked for drivers in all price ranges. If you have money to spend, there are some great drivers for you to choose from. If you’re on a somewhat limited budget, I’ve included some less expensive drivers for you as well. In other words, you should be able to find a driver that matches what you’re willing to spend.
  3. I avoided just choosing just 2015 or 2016 models. There’s no harm in purchasing a brand new driver that hit the scene in 2014, especially if it saves you $200.
  4. I read through tons of user reviews to make sure these drivers would be the best drivers for average golfers.

To be fair, there are many factors to consider beyond just the specific driver you use. Different shafts, head sizes, face angle, weight, mechanics, etc. will all influence your performance. At the same time, my goal is to help you choose a driver that serves as a good baseline regardless of those details.

List of the Best Drivers for Average Golfer, from Most Expensive to Least Expensive

So here’s my list of drivers that will help you more than they will hurt you.

Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815

Easiest Driver to Hit - Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815Cost: About $299 online ($450 originally)
Head Options: 9, 10.5, and 12 degrees
Flex Options: Regular, Stiff, X-Stiff
Summary: The Alpha 815 is a golfer-friendly follow-up to 2014’s well-received Big Bertha Alpha. This is an accurate driver with a generous sweet spot. The Alpha 815 gives you great distance even on mis-hits. Several driver adjustments can be made to shape your shots.

You can depend on this driver for:

  • explosive hits
  • lower spin for more distance

Reviews from Golfsmith

  • “I thought I would never find a better driver than my Callaway Opti-force, but I have.”
  • “Best driver I have ever owned! Great feel and added 10 to 20 yards!”
  • “I’ve only played this driver a couple of weeks and I’ve
    already recorded one of my longest drives ever on my home
    course.”
  • “I’m a Callaway junkie and this is the best driver that Callaway has ever produced.”

See the Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815 Driver on Amazon

 

Cobra Fly-Z + Driver

Easiest Driver to Hit - Cobra Fly-Z+Cost: About $250 online ($399 originally)
Head Options: 9 and 10.5 degrees
Flex Options: Regular, Stiff, X-Stiff
Summary: Cobra has two older drivers that gained a positive reputation for being easier to hit — the Amp Cell and the Bio Cell, so it’s no surprise that this newer offering made the cut. The Fly-Z + is a continuation of Cobra’s growing legacy. A speed channel, optimized weight distribution, multiple color options, and 8 adjustable loft settings make this driver a top choice.

You can depend on this driver for:

  • better than average accuracy
  • longer distances

Summarized Reviews

  • “I think this is the best driver I have ever used!”
  • “The Z+ is an impressive driver. Higher launches, better forgiveness…”
  • “A great driver at a great price.”

See the Cobra Fly-Z + Driver on Amazon

 

Ping G25 Driver

Easiest Driver to Hit - Ping G25Cost: About $250 online ($399 originally)
Head Options: 8.5, 9.5, 10.5, and 12 degrees
Flex Options: Regular or stiff
Summary: Some would say that the G25 is the most forgiving driver in golf. This driver was consistently accurate in a variety of tests by independent sources. The G25 is Ping’s largest profile and highest launching driver. It offers great forgiveness throughout the face.

You can depend on this driver for:

  • added distance
  • more fairways hit

Summarized Reviews

  • “The G25 driver has an incredible sweet spot.”
  • “If you want to straighten your shot and hit more fairways, try the Ping G25.”
  • “Took several strokes off my score…”

See the Ping G25 on Amazon

 

Cleveland 588 Custom Driver

Easiest Driver to Hit - Cleveland 588 CustomCost: $150 or less online ($349 originally)
Head Options: 9 and 10.5 degrees
Flex Options: Senior, Stiff, X-Stiff
Summary: The Cleveland 588 Custom Driver has a titanium head and 12 different adjustable settings you can utilize to calibrate loft, lie, and face angle. Your center hits will be generously rewarded by Cleveland’s 588, but you’ll still benefit from great ball speed with off-center hits as well.

You can depend on this driver for:

  • added distance
  • better control
  • custom adjustments to compliment your swing

Summarized Reviews

  • “Wow…one of the easiest drivers to hit.”
  • “I wasn’t sure about a Cleveland driver, but I took a gamble and don’t regret it.”
  • “My favorite driver (and I’ve tried many!).”

See the Cleveland 588 Custom Driver on Amazon

Final Thoughts

There are plenty of options out there, but the choices highlighted above are some of the easiest drivers to hit. If you are an average golfer in need of a driver, or an above average golfer looking for a driver that increases your distance, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed with the options.

If you purchase one of the options listed above, please leave a comment below and let me know what you think.

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  1. Tim Gleeson

    Josh, Great Job!!! I ended up buying a Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815 with a Fujikura Motore Speeder 6.2 Tour Spec stiff shaft. I’ve only played one round with it, but most of my drives were both longer and straighter than in the past. Thank you for your research and reporting, which was ‘spot on’!

    1. JoshListing Owner

      Thanks for your feedback Tim. I hope the driver proves to be a good investment. If you have any future updates, feel free to post them here.