Best Affordable Golf Drivers For The Money In 2020

It’s hard to believe that 2020 is already half over. What with all that has happened in the first half of this already eventful year, you may not have had as much time as usual to keep up on golf clubs. And if you have been putting off getting that sweet new driver you’ve had your eye on, you are in luck.

Our mission in this review was to find the best drivers that either came out this year or are older drivers that still rank among the best in 2020. Not everyone has the time to test out a bunch of different drivers and not everyone can afford a professional fitting or an overly expensive club to whack it down the fariway.

But we bear the burden (yes the wink is definitely implied here) of trying out multiple drivers for you, the reader. It is our grim duty to have sought out the best-performing and affordable golf drivers for all skill levels and we believe we have fulfilled our duty today.

We have compiled a list of the 10 best drivers to have in your bag for 2020. We looked for quality design, versatility, value and of course, performance. Take a look at what we found for under the $200 mark.

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Cobra Men’s 2018 F-Max Driver

 
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TaylorMade M4 Driver

 
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Srixon Golf 2017 Men’s Z 756 Driver

 
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1.  Cobra Men’s 2018 F-Max Driver

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This driver was definitely helpful for those of us who have slower swing speeds. The light head and shaft of this Cobra driver made it much easier for us to get the distance we wanted without having to hit the ball like the Hulk.

The face insert is made of forged titanium which sounds and feels very nice off the ball. You can get this driver in 10.5 and 11.5 loft degree angles and expect to pay about $150. This is a great driver for older players or those with slower swing speeds.

Pros

  • Very lightweight
  • They sound great
  • Easy for every player to use

Cons

  • Not the best for faster swing speeds
  • Ours tended to draw to the right a bit

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2. TaylorMade M4 Driver

The M4 club set is one of the highest regarded and most coveted in golf. And judging from the driver alone, we can see why. The hammerhead slot of the M4 driver is something that we consider very innovative for drivers.

The slot reduces ball spin and expands the sweet spot of the club face at the same time. The result is a ball that flies straight and gives you more distance with less effort. Even off-center shots feel better with this driver.

The club face is ever so slightly curved for better loft than you would expect form a driver. And at only 9.5 ounces, this is a very lightweight driver. You can set the loft of your M4 driver to 8.5, 9.5, 10.5 or 12 degrees. You can also choose from ladies, regular, stiff, extra stiff and senior flex.

Pros

  • The head acoustics sound great
  • Very large sweet spot
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Not as much distance as we would like
  • Runs a bit short

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3. Srixon Golf 2017 Men’s Z 756 Driver

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If you are looking for a driver with plenty of flex that is also very forgiving, the Srixon Z driver is for you. The multi-step design of the driver head allows for more flex than most of the drivers we included on this list.

This driver is definitely for players who are high handicappers or are new to the game. It is also very lightweight with the head weighing in at about 4 grams. What pleased us the most about the way this driver performed was the way it wielded.

It felt good in the hands and aerodynamic on our swings. Overall, it provided smooth drives that you could get a lot of feedback on. You can score this Srixon driver for about $160.

Pros

  • This driver can really help to improve your swing
  • Feels really good to tee off with
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Not the best for overall distance
  • Needs to be adjusted after a few swings

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4. TaylorMade Men’s RBZ Black Driver

This Taylormade driver features the famous speed pocket design which is essentially a cavity backed club head. The 460CC titanium head is adjustable so you can customize your own loft angle.

The perimeter of the club face is weighted for maximum control and forgiveness. And as you would expect with a heel weighted cavity back driver, you get great distance from the RBZ.

This driver is definitely for a seasoned player who wants distance and doesn’t have to worry about slices. It sports a great design and is surprisingly lightweight for a large, titanium head driver. You can get this driver for about $200.

Pros

  • Gives great distance
  • Satin black finish looks really cool
  • Feels great off the ball

Cons

  • Not useful for slow swing speed players
  • Adjusting loft also increases draw

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5. Tour Edge Golf- Hot Launch HL3 Driver

If you are looking for a driver to give you maximum ball speed, the Tour Edge Hot Launch Driver is right up your alley. The face has varying thicknesses as it draws outwards towards the perimeter.

This helps give you maximum speed even on off-center shots. There is also something that Tour Edge calls a power channel located directly behind the club face which purportedly adds to overall ball speed.

The head is made of forged titanium. You would benefit from this club if you are looking to get piercing ball speed but still aren’t as precise as you would like to be off the tee. You can get this driver for around $130.

Pros

  • Comes in regular, senior and stiff flex
  • Rear sole weighted
  • Good launch height

Cons

  • A bit on the heavy side
  • Not loft adjustable

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6. Wilson Staff C300 Driver MRH 10.5 S

Wilson claims that the 4 “Power Holes” make this an extremely forgiving driver. These holes are located on the crown and in the sole of the driver. Our take is that they are mostly correct.

This driver is extremely forgiving. It looks great too. In fact, the burgundy appointments make this the best looking club on our list. We would say that this driver is best for players who are still working on their swing.

It is loft adjustable as well so you can shape your shots as the hole dictates. The Wilson Staff C300 Driver MRH comes in a standard 10.5 loft rating and costs around $190.

Pros

  • Very attractive design
  • Very forgiving
  • You get good distance from it

Cons

  • Pretty heavy
  • The face paint chips easily

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7. MacGregor Golf MACTEC Adjustable Titanium 460cc Driver

This 460CC driver head is made of titanium. It’s big, heavy and not for the faint of heart. This is definitely a club for bigger players who really want to launch missiles down the fairway.

The face is thin to maximize the natural distance you get from the heavy titanium head. You can also adjust the loft of this driver to 9, 10.5 or 12 degrees depending on the hole. It comes in a graphite shaft and either regular or stiff flex.

The design of this driver is also very attractive with midnight blue color accents. The grips also feel nice and comfortable in the hands. The MacGregor Golf MACTEC Adjustable Titanium 460cc Driver also features MOI design to enhance stability. It runs for about $130

Pros

  • You can get some serious distance from this club if you know what you’re doing
  • Comes with a nice head cover
  • Great for fast swing speeds

Cons

  • It’s heavy
  • Adjusting for loft increases draw

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8. Momentus Power Hitter Driver

Right off the bat, it should be noted that this is a practice driver. But we included it on our list because we really feel like it could help golfers improve their swing.

This is definitely a driver that would be suitable for people with about average swing speeds; about 85mph and below. The head weighs 240 grams and the shaft weighs 175 grams so it is very lightweight and wieldy.

You get a 10.5 degree loft angle with the Momentus Power Hitter and it comes in a variety of sizes ranging from junior (240 grams) to normal (350 grams).

You can expect to pay between $50 and $90 for this practice driver depending on the size you need (the smaller the size the less expensive). This is definitely a driver that can help novices and seasoned players increase their swing speeds.

Pros

  • Great overall balance
  • Great for developing a consistent swing tempo
  • Good weight distribution

Cons

  • Don’t come with head covers
  • They run a bit long

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9. PGX Offset Golf Driver

The PGX Offset Golf Driver is definitely your entry-level driver. But don’t let that categorization fool you. We included this club on our list of the best drivers for 2020 because it is the best-feeling entry-level driver we have ever played.

As the name suggests, this driver features an offset hosel/head orientation. The result of this is easier squaring with the ball. Many beginners struggle with squaring to the ball which results in frustrating slices.

But we think neophytes will find it much easier to get the basics down with this driver. It is also a great driver to get used to larger heads. The head is 460CC and weighs 200 grams.
You get a 10.5 degree loft angle and a lie factor of 58. There is even an orientation arrow on the top of the club crown to help you align your shots better before your swing. The matte black finish is also a nice touch and adds to the aesthetic of this club.

Finally, this is a very affordable driver at just about $60.

Pros

  • This is a great driver for beginners
  • It is very affordable
  • It launches very straight

Cons

  • It doesn’t give a whole lot of feedback
  • The matte black paint chips off after just a few rounds

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10. Cobra 2017 Golf Men’s Max Driver

Rounding out our list is a driver that we think provides the best overall value. We say this because it addresses the needs that golfers of all skill levels tend to struggle with: draw, forgiveness and distance.

First of all, the Cobra 2017 Golf Men’s Max Driver is back weighted which helps advanced golfers get good loft. This low center of gravity also makes it easier for newer players to maximize the distance of their drives.

The head is made of titanium and is 460CC while the shaft is made of graphite. This helps to offset the weight of the head and makes the club overall, pretty light.

We ended our list with the Cobra 2017 Golf Men’s Max Driver because we think it has something to offer all kinds of players. If you want good distance, it delivers. If you are struggling with accuracy, it is very forgiving. If you want to reduce draw, it makes doing so effortless.

The Cobra 2017 Golf Men’s Max Driver comes in regular and senior flex and you can get one for about $130.

Pros

  • Offers great distance
  • Doesn’t take much time to get used to
  • Great price for such a versatile driver

Cons

  • It’s a bit on the heavier side
  • It runs a little long

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Final Thoughts

It is important to choose a driver that suits your style. Many beginners make the mistake of buying a driver that simply gets you the most distance or is the most expensive. But in golf, it pays to be self-aware.

Buying a long driver too soon is like giving the keys to a Ferrari to someone who just got their learners permit. The results usually aren’t good and doing so can actually stymie your development.

In our list, we tried to represent players of all skill levels to help you find the club that will make It easier for you take the next step, whatever it may be. However, if you made it this far in our review, then you probably know which driver is our top pick.

The Cobra 2017 Golf Men’s Max Driver offers benefits for players of all skill levels and therefore, the most value. Be sure to check it out along with the other entries on our list!