Seven golf drivers tested by 1,274 people
The American Golf Battle of the Brands driver test asked visitors to the store to hit three shots with each of seven leading drivers for 2020: the Benross Delta, Callaway Mavrik, Cobra SpeedZone, Ping G410, TaylorMade SIM, Titleist TS2 and Wilson Launch Pad. Each club was equipped with stock shafts and lofts.
1,274 golfers took part, meaning it's almost certainly the biggest driver test ever conducted.
The large sample size gave a unique snapshot of each driver's performance.
Topping the table for longest driver on average across the whole test was the TaylorMade SIM with an impressive average distance of 268 yards.
Hot on its heels though was perhaps a surprise contender for the distance category, the Titleist TS2, only one yard behind with a 267-yard average.
Third for standalone distance was the Callaway Mavrik on a 262-yard average.
The distances on show reflect well on the latest technology and the driving capabilities of UK club golfers. In the Men’s Under 45 category the average distance on test was 279 yards, with Men’s over 45 coming in at 246 yards. The Women’s Under 45’s recorded an average of 212 yards, with the Over 45 Ladies averaging 173 yards.
Will Sturgess, Brand Manager at American Golf, said: “It’s great to see so many people taking part and giving us a real insight into the ‘average’ golfer’s driving. It’s clear from the results that every one of the drivers on test would be a fantastic addition to any golfers’ bag. Every driver on test was the best choice for someone, which really does confirm that getting the right technology, right look and right feel for your game really can add yards to every drive.”