One of the greatest misconceptions in the game of golf is that as a person ages their game gets worse.
Throughout my life, being around this game, some of the best shots I’ve ever seen played were completed by senior golfers.
Let’s face it, generally speaking, Senior golfers have much more time to play than a 40-year-old working father of three children. They can use that time to their advantage and hone in on their short game.
The one constant complaint from seniors is that once they hit a certain age the distances just start to disappear. This is very common. As our bodies age, we just can’t swing the club as fast as we once could.
However, there is no need to worry. Companies like Cobra, Callaway, TaylorMade, Cleveland and many others, have got your back.
Our Top Drivers for Seniors
Best Golf Driver For Seniors: Cobra F Max Superlite
Cobra heard your cry when you said your swing speed was decreasing. Not only did they make the clubhead light but they also decreased the weight of the shaft, and decreased the weight of the grip.
Not many golf companies go to this length to make sure the Driver is as light as it can get. That is why we consider this the best overall driver for seniors.
The Cobra F Max Superlite Driver comes with a stock 45-gram shaft to help improve speed without having to put in extra effort.
This Driver comes in two different styles. One option is the straight neck and the other is the offset. If you are a beginner golfer just taking the game up as a senior the offset is the perfect option for you. It will help get the ball up in the air and stay a little straighter as well.
Cobra used their E9 Technology on the face of this driver. The E9 technology is a forged Titanium face insert that gives the Driver some variable face thickness. This essentially will increase ball speed in the sweet spot.
Runner Up 1: TaylorMade RBZ
The TaylorMade RBZ is not a new release but it still is one of the best forgiving golf drivers for seniors out there.
This Driver has a satin black 460 cc titanium head that makes it very visually appealing. It sets up with more of a tour look than some of the game improvement type clubs that are out there.
You won’t get a lot of shaft options with the RBZ Black Driver but it comes standard with a 55-gram shaft, plenty light enough for a senior golfer.
The TaylorMade RBZ is equipped with the adjustable hosel called the loft sleeve. Most senior players are not looking for a complicated driver with several adjustments. Something simple that allows you a little play is a great choice.
This TaylorMade similar to the M2 driver comes equipped with the Speed pocket technology to help improve and increase ball speed.
This driver delivers a load of forgiveness and the price has dropped considerably since it’s release. This is a very good value option for seniors and you won’t be sacrificing technology.
Read our TaylorMade RBZ Driver review.
Runner Up 2: TaylorMade M6
So TaylorMade grabbed yet another spot in our top three Drivers for seniors. This TaylorMade M6 Driver is one of the best and most popular drivers on the market at this time.
The list of technology and features included in this Driver goes on and on but we will give you a quick rundown on the things you need to know.
TaylorMade uses the newly introduced speed injected twist face technology on all of their M6 Drivers.
Essentially they make every Driver and then test them individually before they ship them out to make sure they are as close as possible to the legal limit.
This driver is one of the longest drivers on the market, not just for senior golfers but for lower handicap players as well.
Although there are some adjustments you can make on this club (loft sleeve) the Center of Gravity stays in place. Its design is to create the most desirable spin and launch angles for the mid handicap player.
If you are looking to hit the ball further this Driver is the choice for you. Several shafts are available for this club in the senior flex.
Read our TaylorMade M6 Driver review.
Best for fixing a slice: Callaway Rogue Draw
The Callaway Rogue Driver is one of the most forgiving drivers out there today. The Rogue Draw model is a super sleek black driver built solely to improve and correct a slice.
The clubface is designed to return players from an open to a square angle and impact.
This Driver still offers the Jailbreak Distance technology for a much lower price than the Epic Flash Series of Drivers.
Another great thing about the Callaway Rogue Draw Driver is that there are some great shafts options for seniors. The Aldila Quaranta shafts come in both a 40g and 50g light flex option for seniors. These will both have a mid kick point so the launch angle will be standard.
If your feeling like your swing is slowing down, causing a slice because you just can’t release the ball anymore, give that 40g light shaft a try. The combination of the shaft with this clubhead could be the perfect answer to that ugly slice!
Best adjustable driver: Cobra F9 Speedback
As I mentioned earlier, the term senior golfers sometimes goes hand in hand with high handicap golfer. We know this is not always the case.
Some seniors are still very low handicap players, who may have lost a bit of speed but are still looking for maximum feel and distance from a Driver. The Cobra F9 Speedback delivers for this type of golfer and many others as well.
This driver is extremely adjustable and offered with graphite shaft options that could make anybody happy. The improvements from the King F8 Driver and noticeable almost immediately.
Although the King F8 Driver was very forgiving it lacked distance. The new F9 Speedback competes with the Epic Flash and the M6 for being one of the longest drivers out there.
This driver was designed to provide maximum ball speed. The adjustability helps you maximize that if you are a fast or slow swinger.
Are you tech-savvy? Don’t forget about the Cobra Connect technology that will allow you to log in to an app on your phone and see how far you are hitting the ball.
Change the club by a degree and then see how far you hit it. Great way to bring some excitement back into the game for a senior player who felt as though they were losing their driving game.
Read our Cobra F9 Speedback Driver review.
Best affordable driver: PGX Offset
Golf Drivers don’t get much more affordable than this PGX Offest Golf Driver.
The main selling point of this PGX Driver is that it is very much a slice correcting club. It’s set up extremely offset to try and help seniors or any golfers square the club at impact.
This driver is a very low priced option and makes it a perfect choice for someone using very old clubs, looking for an affordable upgrade. Will this driver deliver the maximum ball speed that the TaylorMade M6 or Cobra F9 would, no.
Best for women: F Max Superlite Women’s
The good news for women is that you don’t need to try and find a women’s senior shafted club.
The women’s flex will be just fine, however you do need to find something that is lighter.
As you age and your clubhead speed slows down you will lose distance.
Similar to the Men’s F Max Superlite, Cobra made not only the clubhead lighter, but also the shaft and the grip. This is all done to help slower swing speeds hit longer and straighter shots.
This driver does not have an adjustable loft so you will have to choose between the 11 or 15 degree.
If you are looking for a complete set of clubs Cobra makes a women’s Superlite complete golf set that is a perfect option for seniors. The value on the set is very good considering it has all the clubs included.
What to look for when Picking a Senior Golf Driver?
So you know it’s time to switch to a Senior shaft but you are wondering if there is more to picking out a senior driver.
Take a look at our guide for choosing a senior golf driver that delivers every time!
Club Head Size and Weight
The clubhead size is likely going to be the same on pretty much any of the options you are interested in. With 460 cc being the legal limit most manufacturers want to keep the size right around this mark to help increase performance.
The weights, when choosing a senior Driver can be very important. Make sure when reading reviews you look for keywords like “adjustable weights” or “reduced weight in club head”.
Several manufacturers have been putting out excellent options for lightweight drivers that don’t reduce performance.
Adjustability can be a double-edged sword. I think this is a great feature to have on a club. For some reason, as you age if you start to develop a draw that you don’t want, you can set a driver to compensate for it.
Are you going to put time in on the range to fix it? Probably not, so why not use the adjustability to your advantage.
That being said some golfers have trouble with the adjustable features and they just want something that is set to work for them.
They want a simple, easy, grab and go club without having the thought of changing it by a few degrees based on the day. If a person is not at the top of their game (and even if they are) adjustability can be a nice benefit.
As long as your shaft and loft options are in balance with your golf game you should be fine as far as forgiveness is concerned. The quickest way to make this game of golf harder is to choose the wrong golf equipment, namely shaft and loft.
As a senior player if you end up going for a Driver shaft that is too stiff for you that is where your swing speed issues will escalate. As a general rule of thumb if you are looking at a Driver that is referred to as the “Tour” model then it may be a bit less forgiving than some of the others.
If you choose a Driver that is not adjustable make sure to get yourself at least 10.5 degrees of loft. You will want this for maximum distance and correct launch.
As far as shaft options are concerned it will depend on the caliber of Driver you choose.
The high-end expensive drivers will likely have two senior shaft options, one in an ultra-lightweight shaft and another in a slightly heavier shaft.
If you go with a company like Cleveland you will likely just get their stock shaft option. They generally design the driver to work with the shaft it is intended to come with. These shafts are almost always great in a medium weight.
The ultimate golf driver for seniors this year was hands down the Cobra F Max Superlite. From the moment this club was even an idea it was the Senior with slower swing speed that they had in mind.
The club has helped many senior golfers increase clubhead speed and improve ball flight.
The most important thing to remember as a Senior player looking for drivers is that your clubhead speed is likely not going to increase through the years. If anything it will continue to decrease.
Don’t buy a Driver that you need to push yourself to hit well, now is the time to purchase something that works for you, not against you.