Updated: Sep 30
Whether you're shopping for a brand new golf driver or curious about what the latest makes and models are, look no further as we have the lowdown on the hottest drivers on tour for 2023.
TaylorMade Stealth 2 | Stealth 2 Plus | Stealth 2 HD
You might have heard the tagline for these drivers, it's all about #Fargiveness!
In 2022, TaylorMade launched its groundbreaking range of Stealth Carbonwood™ drivers, which featured first-of-its-kind lighter and faster 60X Carbon Twist Face™. This year, the company released the Stealth 2 family of drivers.
According to TaylorMade: "Stealth 2 Carbonwood drivers combine the speed of Stealth with technological advancements that create a new level of forgiveness." That's right, more carbon equals more fargiveness!
The Stealth and Stealth 2 ranges have had a great deal of success on the pro tours, with several high profile names having one in the bag. Here are some of the players currently playing a Stealth driver:
Tiger Woods (PGA Tour)
Dustin Johnson (LIV Tour)
Stealth Plus 2
Rory McIlroy (PGA & DP World Tours)
Scottie Scheffler (PGA Tour)
Collin Morikawa (PGA Tour)
Thorbjorn Oleson (DP World Tour)
Brooke Henderson (LPGA Tour)
Tommy Fleetwood (PGA & DP World Tours)
Bryson Dechambeau (LIV Tour)
Stealth 2 HD
Nelly Korda (LPGA Tour)
Callaway Paradym | Paradym X | Paradym Triple Diamond
The Paradym family of drivers hit the market earlier this year with the taglines of 'Unparalleled Distance' and 'The New Paradym in Performance'.
Upon its launch, Callaway said: "To create a new paradigm for golfers, we’ve reimagined how a driver is built from the ground up. This is a complete shift in performance, with a design that radically breaks the tradeoff between incredible distance and exceptional forgiveness. The Paradym Shift Construction features an industry-first 360 Carbon Chassis that eliminates titanium from the body, so we can push weight and stability to the limit."
The Triple Diamond model made a name for itself on the PGA Tour almost immediately with Jon Rahm winning with it on its first outing in his bag back in January. As we all know, he's gone on to further wins this season, including capturing the 2023 Masters Green Jacket.
Other players with the Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond Driver in their bags are:
Si Woo Kim (PGA Tour)
Xander Schauffele (PGA Tour)
Justin Rose (PGA Tour)
Titleist TSR 1 | TSR 2 | TSR 3 | TSR 4
Back in June 2022, Titleist launched the new TSR family of drivers to supersede the previous TSi range. The TSi range was a massive success on the various tours with Titleist claiming it as the most played driver on the PGA Tour, as well as the 'winningest' driver on the PGA and LPGA tours.
Titleist worked closely with tour players throughout the R&D process of the new TSR drivers. According to their website: "Titleist TSR represents the deepest, most complete, most validated understanding of the tee shot ever held within our walls. Every aspect of impact has been considered, constructed, and optimised in service of our singular desire to produce more playable distance from every swing. A world of performance that explodes to life the instant the club begins to descend."
Like their predecessor, the TSR family have already had a great deal of success on the tours with an impressive lineup of players carrying them in the bag:
Jordan Spieth (PGA Tour)
Justin Thomas (PGA Tour)
Max Homa (PGA Tour)
Cameron Young (PGA Tour)
Cameron Smith (LIV Tour)
Billy Horschel (PGA Tour)
Ping G430 MAX | G430 SFT | G430 LST | G430 HL
At the start of 2021, Ping launched its G425 lineup of drivers. The LST model of the G425 is still in the hands of PGA Tour players Viktor Hovland and Tony Finau.
The latest G430 family landed at the beginning of the 2023 and is already in the bags of the following players:
Tyrell Hatton (PGA & DP World Tours)
Sebastian Muñoz (LIV Tour)
Joaquin Niemann (LIV Tour)
Corey Conners (PGA Tour)
Bubba Watson (LIV Tour)
Jason Day (PGA Tour)
Ping drivers are known for their forgiveness and the G430 range kept that vital attribute whilst also adding in more speed and distance.
It seemed to work as according to the Ping website, the faster ball speeds achieved with the new G430 drivers had tour pros changing to the model in 'record numbers'.
Srixon ZX7 Mk II | ZX5 Mk II | ZX5 LS Mk II
In 2021, Srixon launched its ZX5 and ZX7 drivers and earlier this year those lines got an upgrade - the all new 2023 Srixon ZX Mk II drivers.
Amongst them was a brand new addition, a LS (Low Spin) model. That model (ZX5 Mk II LS) is played by some big names in the world of golf, including Japanese superstar and 2021 Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama, Irish Ryder Cup player Shane Lowry and four-time major winner Brooks Koepka, who currently plays on the LIV Tour.
COBRA AEROJET LS | AEROJET | AEROJET MAX
Earlier this year, COBRA golf launched its new range of AEROJET drivers, building on the design and performance attributes of the previous LTDx line up. All three new models (AEROJET, AEROJET LS, AEROJET Max) showcased a new aerodynamic shape with the purpose of delivering faster clubhead and ball speeds.
The LS (Low Spin) model is currently in the bag of PGA Tour players Rickie Fowler and Gary Woodland. According to COBRA Golf's website: "The AEROJET LS features a refined clubhead shape derived from feedback from the best players in the world that demand low spin and low launch for maximum workability and control."