GolfOnline’s '9' Best Golf Drivers for Mid to Low Handicappers

by Maura Hutchinson

At GolfOnline we are proud to stock the latest golf drivers from the world’s biggest brands including Cobra, Callaway, TaylorMade, Titleist and more. With new releases and new technology unveiled each year, even better players can struggle to find the perfect driver for their game. Here’s our list of the top golf drivers for mid to low handicaps, available now at GolfOnline. Read on to find out who’s won our coveted Gold, Silver and Bronze awards, as well as important info you should know before purchasing your new driver.

Things to Consider When Picking a Mid to Low Handicap Driver:


Head Volume  Most golf drivers come in 440 cc. A bigger club head offers a larger face and more importantly, a larger sweet spot. But better players, or those with a mid to low handicap, might prefer the smaller head size as it can give them more workability and consistent ball launch. 
Loft  Lower lofts can benefit better players with high swing speeds and more skill. Anything under 10 degrees will give your ball less backspin and more side spin. This allows for better workability right-to-left and left-to right. 
Shaft  Most golf clubs offer steel or graphite shafts. The lighter graphite shafts are usually a better option for high handicappers as they help to increase club head speed. But if you are a lower handicap player, you might opt for steel as it can offer better feel. 
Flex  In simple terms, this just means the amount of bend in your shaft. Swing speed and distance are the main factors in helping to determine the correct flex on your clubs. For faster swing speeds (over 250 yards) a stiff flex is the way to go. 
Adjustability  An adjustable driver allows you to tweak the loft and lie of your club. Most golf drivers today offer adjustability. This is a great feature that benefits every level of player. 
Moment of Inertia  A driver with a high MOI offers golfers more forgiveness, as the club resists twisting on off-center hits. This can also produce more spin and a higher launch. Tour pros might opt for a low MOI driver, so they’re not limiting their ability to hit draws and fades on purpose. But for the rest of us mere mortals, a higher MOI is probably a good thing. 
Custom Fitting  Custom fit golf clubs can benefit any level of player. For serious golfers, playing with a driver that’s been custom fit to your swing will only help to maximise your performance. 

RECOMMENDED BEST DRIVERS FOR MID TO LOW HANDICAP GOLFERS (FROM 9 TO 5)

9. Srixon ZX7

The ZX7 offers golfers power, precision and speed. Featuring the brand’s new rebound frame technology and a lightweight carbon crown, the ZX7 also benefits from an improved shape design based on Tour players’ feedback. This new clubhead style promises to inspire confidence for any highly skilled player.

Pros:
Impressive distance. Appealing look behind the ball. Smaller, more rounded profile for lower handicap players. Custom fit available.

Cons:
Some golfers have reported that the adjustable hosel system is a bit complicated.

‍⚖️ Verdict:
The ZX7 is a great option for mid to low handicappers who are looking for a mid-price upgrade. Its classic and sleek design is greatly appealing, but so is its technology. With an increased MOI you can be sure of achieving greater forgiveness and increased consistency on every shot. We definitely recommend this driver.

Similar Products: Callaway Epic Flash Driver

Product in our store and online shop:
See The Srixon ZX7 In Our Shop - Buy now for £439 and take advantage of an extra £15 off per club when you purchase 2 Srixon ZX woods. (Offer subject to availability).
8. Honma T-World TR20 440
The TR20 440 was co-designed by the Honma R&D Teams in Japan and the U.S. to specifically meet the needs of tour players and high performance amateurs. Featuring a TiCarbon Fast Frame, this driver also benefits from three adjustable weights that provide stability, low spin or draw bias, helping you to further dial in your flight and gain distance.

 Pros:
Looks and sounds great. A wide range of adjustability options. Can be custom fit for the ultimate performance.

 Cons:
Premium quality = Premium price tag.

‍⚖️ Verdict:
We love the Honma TR20 range. Its classic look is perfectly balanced with incredible modern technology to produce an awesome driver. For better players, the smaller 440 is the way to go, but the premium price point might be too much for some golfers.

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Product in our store and online shop:
Available now for £559. Buy any 2 standard Honma Woods and save £15 per club. (Offer subject to availability).
7. XXIO X 2020
Expertly crafted for mid to low handicaps, the XXIO X 2020 features a carbon fibre sole and powerful cup face for improved launch, speed and forgiveness. It’s specifically geared towards skilled players looking for lightweight performance and easy speed.

 Pros:
Pleasing aesthetics that will instil confidence at address. Increased clubhead speed and forgiveness. Custom fit available.

 Cons:
Premium quality = Premium Price Tag

‍⚖️ Verdict:
Beautiful sleek look, this lightweight driver packs a punch with a load of technology, but also a pretty hefty price tag. If you’re a mid to low handicap golfer, who doesn’t mind pushing the budget out, the XXIO X 2020 is a gorgeous piece of hardware that we recommend testing out.

Similar Products: Honma TR20 440 Driver

Product in our store and online shop:
Available today for £699.
6. Mizuno ST200G
The ST200G has been shape-refined by Yoro craftsmen accustomed to special Tour requests. Featuring a flatter crown and a slightly flatter lie angle, this driver will appeal to the better player. Specifically designed for high swing speeds, you can expect faster ball speed and more reliability, especially on those pesky mis-hits.

 Pros:
Great look, feel and adjustability all at an incredible price point.

 Cons:
A touch more expensive than the standard model.

‍⚖️ Verdict:
This is a great choice for mid to low handicap players who are looking for an all-round golf driver that features great adjustability and performance. Its low price point (compared to other drivers) makes it even more appealing. We definitely recommend giving it a look.

Similar Products: Cobra King SpeedZone Driver

Product in our store and online shop:
Available now for only £349. Take advantage and save £15 per club when you buy 2 standard Mizuno Woods. (Offer subject to availability).

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“I am impressed : Distance : - 20 yards more than my previous driver” – Philippe (August 2020)
5. Callaway Mavrik
The standard Mavrik delivers incredible ball speed technology thanks to its A.I. designed Flash Face SS20. Callaway’s new Cyclone Aero shape also helps to promote faster head speed. Internal and external weighting in the head includes a single, fixed 5g weight to promote mid-level spin and a moderate draw bias.

 Pros:
Produces mid-spin and a moderate draw bias. Great adjustability with good feel and sound. Custom fit available.

 Cons:
Plain head design. Colour scheme might not appeal to all golfers.

‍⚖️ Verdict:
The Mavrik will offer golfers, from Tour to mid handicap levels, a great option from off the tee. Its A.I. designed Flash Face SS20 helps to deliver amazing sound and feel that better players will appreciate. Available with a variety of loft and shaft options, this is a driver that won’t disappoint.

Similar Products: TaylorMade SIM Driver

Product in our store and online shop:
Available now for £449. Buy any 2 standard Callaway Mavrik Woods and save an additional £15 off per club. (Offer subject to availability).
RECOMMENDED BEST DRIVERS FOR MID TO LOW HANDICAP GOLFERS (FROM 4 – 1)

4. Titleist TSi 3
The TSi 3 has been expertly crafted with the better player in mind. Featuring a new Adjustable CG Track Design for advanced speed-tuned performance, it also employs a new face made out of ATI 425 Aerospace Titanium plus a more holistic approach to MOI design that garners more speed and a tighter spin range up and down the face. The perfect combination for mid to low handicap players.

 Pros:
Great feel, speed and sound no matter where you hit in on the face. Incredible amounts of adjustability. Sleek and sharp design. Available to custom fit.

 Cons:
Less forgiveness than the TSi 2 and no alignment aid on the crown. Premium price point might also put some golfers off.

‍⚖️ Verdict:
This driver is perfect for the golfer who creates more consistent contact and requires more precise control over CG placement. For those golfers who are serious about their game, and willing to pay top range for an incredible driver, this is definitely one to look at.

Similar Products: Honma T- World TR20 440 Driver

Product in our store and online shop:
The TSi 3 is available from £499-669, depending on your preferred shaft options. Save an additional £10 off per club when you purchase any 2 standard Titleist TSi Woods. (Offer subject to availability).
3. Cobra SpeedZone (Bronze Award)
GolfInstore manager Kevin has given the SpeedZone the bronze award.

“I have found with this club it is very forgiving off the face. Off centre shots are better, it launches a little higher than other clubs, but you do not lose distance.”

Inspired by race car design, the SpeedZone optimises six unique zones of performance to deliver unrivalled speed and distance. The standard model features movable flip zone weighting (14g & 2g) to allow the ultimate customisation of launch, spin, trajectory and a higher MOI.

 Pros:
Choice of colourways. Highly adjustable and easy to use. Incredible performance at an even more incredible price point. Custom fit available.

 Cons:
Loud sound might not appeal to all golfers.

‍⚖️ Verdict:
On the whole, the Cobra SpeedZone driver is an incredible option for mid to low handicappers. Its modern and sleek design is appealing at address and it is packed with technology to help you succeed from the tee. It’s low price tag (compared to other quality drivers) means this is one purchase you won’t regret.

Similar Products: Mizuno ST200G Driver

Product in our store and online shop:
Available now for only £349. Buy any 2 standard Cobra SpeedZone Woods and save an additional £15 per club. (Offer subject to availability).

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“Great driver, very consistent and accurate. I love the feel. Easy and quick to adjust. Love it” – Mark (March 2020)
2. Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero (Silver Award)
Kevin’s silver award goes to the Mavrik Sub Zero.

“What I have found is that this is a good club to look at, which gives the golfer confidence in shaping the ball. This is also another low spinning club, but golfers have gained yardage.”

Fuelled by Callaway’s new A.I. designed Flash Face SS20, the Mavrik Sub Zero offers an incredible blend of low spin and high MOI. The slightly smaller head features two interchangeable screws in the front and back (14g and 2g) allowing for changes to launch angle and spin-rate. It has a neutral ball flight bias and you’ll find the lie angle is slightly flatter compared to the other Mavrik models.

 Pros:
Low spin but still produces high MOI. Incredible adjustability. Great look, sound and feel. Custom fit available.

 Cons:
Not quite as accurate or forgiving as the standard model. Colour scheme might not appeal to all golfers.

‍⚖️ Verdict:
The Mavrik Sub Zero, is specifically designed for the lower handicap golfer. going to be for the golfer who wants to hit a lower ball flight, but still launch the ball at optimum launch angle. This will be designed more for the lower handicap golfer, as this is the least forgiving out of the range.”

Similar Products: TaylorMade SIM Driver

Product in our store and online shop:
Buy now for £449 and take advantage of £15 off per club when you purchase 2 standard Callaway Mavrik Woods. (Offer subject to availability).

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“Excellent driver that allows fine tuning for optimal performance…Trajectory is perfect with little spin for more accurate drives. Great choice for my game!” – Glenn (April 2020)
1. TaylorMade SIM (Gold Award)
The SIM features TaylorMade’s new revolutionary asymmetric sole shape to help reduce drag at the most critical part of the swing and to improve aerodynamics for better club head speed. The standard model is specifically geared towards the better player, offering penetrating ball flight and low spin, with maximum adjustability.

 Pros:
Visually pleasing at address. Excellent sound and feel. Amazing adjustability. Custom fit available.

 Cons:
Less forgiveness than the Max model. Higher price point than other quality drivers like the Cobra SpeedZone.

‍⚖️ Verdict:
Overall the TaylorMade SIM is an incredible driver engineered with the better player in mind. This is our top pick if you are looking for a driver that allows you to shape the ball (high, low, draw or fade). Its price point might be a bit high for some, but its premium quality equals premium performance that we don’t think you’ll be disappointed in.

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Callaway Mavrik Driver

Product in our store and online shop:
Available now for £429. Save an additional £15 per club when you purchase 2 standard TaylorMade SIM Woods. (Offer subject to availability)

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“After playing 18 on my home course I was able to make a direct comparison with the M2. My conclusion is that the Sim goes consistently longer. Out of 13 drives, 10 were around 280 yards and I found myself in places where I hadn't been on the golf course” – Kiril (August 2020)