Although it does not use more than 14 times on average on a course, it is one of the most important clubs of equipment.
This is the longest of your bag, for this reason the least easy to master, because its length induces a larger arc during the swing!
Heads of the woods
Wood with a wooden head was considered the most difficult to handle and maintain.
The arrival of steel has increased the durability of these clubs, but the heads have remained small and heavy. The steel has been refined to have bigger heads (simplifies the striking), but of the same weight.
Finally, titanium appeared. Lighter, sturdier wood heads, bigger by almost 1/3, extremely thin rim that makes strokes easier.
What angle of opening ?
This is a very important factor, often underestimated. The different opening angles of the drivers are always 7° to 12° with respect to the line perpendicular to the ground.
The opening angle you need depends on the effect you want to reproduce.
The faster the club goes at the moment of impact, the stronger the effect and it will need a small opening angle to prevent the ball from going too high.
If the effect is slower, it requires a larger opening angle to strengthen it at the time of the stroke and compensate for the low speed of the club, so the ball stays in the air and goes further.
What distance of course ?
Depending on the experience you have with a driver, the distance can vary from several 10 meters!
It is therefore important to start a new hole with a good start to the driver.