Best Driver for 90 mph Swing Speed in 2018

Our swing speed is right around the upper range of the global average and that is awesome. Do you know why?

Because at around 90 mph, our swing fits most of the drivers you see in golf shops anywhere. And it makes it very simple to pick the right shaft.

In this article I intend to show you:

  • Which shaft is right for our swing
  • Which driver lofts give us more carry
  • The best drivers for 90 mph swing speed 

The best manufacturers make drivers extremely easy to hit and each year the options get better and better. I especially love the Ping G and Callaway Epic

best driver for 90 mph swing speed

When you feel good with your driver, you hit it good

Let's pick the right shaft for 90 mph swings

With a 90 mph swing speed, you're around the average swing speed of golfers worldwide. That makes life incredibly easy for you! Your swing speed fits a REGULAR driver shaft perfectly and with a regular shaft, your tee shots will fly straighter and longer more often.

Stiff shafts will produce low ball flight and a lot of slices. A softer than regular shaft will cause shots to fly left and right at random. I suggest you get a driver with a REGULAR shaft.

The best thing you can do for your game is to get fitted for a shaft by a fitting professional. You can pick your favorite club online and take it to the club fitter and he'll install a shaft more appropriate for your exact swing. It's easily the best investment you can make.

More loft means more distance

Loft is the 2nd most important aspect. While 9° or 10° are good lofts for professionals or 100 mph+ swingers; at 90 mph, I strongly suggest 11° to 13° of loft in a driver. The additional loft makes the club much more forgiving and far more accurate. Increased launch angle also means you'll get more carry on your drives for more distance. 

New technology gives you big distance and greater accuracy

Paired with the right golf ball, modern drivers can add significant yardage to your long game. Some guys even notice 20 yard gains. Below are the best drivers for a 90 mph swing speed. >> Check out our guide on golf balls for 90 mph swings <<

Some drivers are also adjustable so you can change the loft of the club yourself and become your own club fitter. It all depends on how much you want to tinker. I prefer a simple point and shoot driver myself but it's always nice to have a club that you can adjust to your swing in real time.

The Best Drivers for 90 mph Swing Speed

Most adjustable driver available

The Taylormade M1 for 2016 features the two slide-able weights on the sole to change your ball flight from fade to draw and high to low flight. 

Save some of your hard earned cash

The 2016 Taylormade M1 is all you need - no need to get the 2017 model. It's not a game-changer - just an incremental change from this 2016 edition. Save some money because this model is fantastic!

Great for golfers who want to customize their ball flight

The M1 2017 model is lightweight and comes with many shaft options. I highly recommend the 10.5° or 12° model with a regular flex shaft. The loft can be adjusted up or down 2° to change ball flight height. You'll have endless fun on the driving range dialing into your best settings. Once you get that, you can be confident on the course that you've got a great fairway finder.

Taylormade have used white titanium on the crown for simple alignment and a black crown made of Carbon composite. So much saved weight means you can actually increase your swing speed which translate into more boom boom. This all makes the M1 the best driver for 90 mph swing speed for adjustability.

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    Various settings to adjust ball flight and shot shape
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    Long bomber
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    Very forgiving and easy to hit straight especially when weights placed in the correct places
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    Easy alignment to get it to your target
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    Low in the face not as forgiving
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    Sound at impact is a bit dull
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    Color scheme isn't for everyone

Best value driver - pound for pound

The Wilson D300 has a very tall dominating face and setting up to the ball, it looks like a Cleveland of old. Classic shape and tall face with a massive sweet spot. Definitely in the sleeper category, not many guys will know about this driver and at this price, it's a best kept secret. 

The club is light and by light, I mean REALLY light. That might not appeal to everyone but it can definitely help pick up an extra couple mph in your swing. If you're hovering around 85 mph, this little beauty can bring you up to 90 mph and give you a few yards more off the tee.

Adjustability and forgiveness that costs less than a wife

A 10.5° Wilson D300 means you can adjust the loft to 11.5° and the 13° can adjust from 12° to 14° giving you plenty of opportunity to find the ideal ball flight for you. You can close the face by turning the hosel, encouraging a draw instead of a slice too. A great value driver overall. I really recommend the 13 degree option to give you the upper end of the loft for more carry distance.

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    Adjustable hosel for more loft and draw settings
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    Very lightweight for increasing swing speed
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    Well priced - dollar to extra yards ratio is low
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    Forgiving on mishits - producing acceptable results
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    Funny looking spikes on the crown can be off-putting

Hands-down the easiest driver to hit for any handicap

I've played with so many guys who have this stick in their bag and you know what?

I hate them.

Drive after drive after drive in the middle of the fairway. Long, high, booming drives from some of the ugliest swings God ever gave away. It's noisy too, just to rub it in your face that the guy smashed another one past your drive.

Ping have made the Ping G loft adjustable up 1° and down 0.6°. It's not the most adjustable but it's something.

Get this driver if you don't want to make friends 

A friend of mine, Jorn, plays this club and grinds down his opponents with his long straight drives. It's a real asset to have a dependable driver. It makes you feel good standing on the tee, it makes your betterball partner feel good, it makes your opponents want to kill you. I have in fact bought myself a Ping G driver with 10.5° of loft. It's available in 9 and 10.5 degrees which adjust to 10° and 11.5° respectively.

Overall, an absolute game-changer. Simply the best driver out there for 90 mph swingers.

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    High ball flight
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    Matte black finish for no glare
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    The best driver available
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    Extremely forgiving - missing fairways is very difficult to do
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    Loud sound at impact
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    Ping G30 previous model is almost as good

As played by: Bubba Watson, Lee Westwood


As forgiving as Pope Francis with more boom boom

Kick your wife out of bed, you've got  new baby.

Callaway smoke the competition with the new Big Bertha Epic driver. The Jailbreak technology inside the face of the club is giving golfers more distance and straighter shots.

They've put some jail bars behind the face to reinforce the crown so all the flexing that happens at impact is on the face. That means more ball speed, and more distance.

But along with the distance comes a massive sweet spot that produces straight ball flight without too much shape. There's also a slideable weight on the perimeter of the sole and the hosel allows you to add up to 2° more loft for more carry at 90 mph swing speed. 

Treat Yourself

I strongly suggest a regular shafted 10.5° or 13° Epic driver. That makes an ideal for loft range for a 90 mph swing speed. 

Pros
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    Easy slideable weight to change shot-shape
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    Adjustable hosel to add loft for more carry at 90 mph
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    Lightweight shaft options for extra oomph off the tee
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    Jailbreak technology gives golfers massive distance gains
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    Not very workable - prefers going straight
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    Ultralight so best for smooth tempo swingers

Simple point-and-shoot forgiveness stick

No need to get the 2017 edition of this club. The 2016 M2 is perfect and for a lot less scratch. A dollar saved is a dollar earned. Or something.

You can adjust the loft up on this driver but other than that it's ready to go straight out the box. There's no need to fiddle with stuff on the range and manipulate this shape of the shot because this thing is forgiving and straight. 

It blasts the ball out there and doesn't want to veer off course into the long stuff. The white and black color scheme also makes it super easy to align. Put this in the 'W' column at the price it's at!

Keep it simple ​

The Taylormade M2 2016 comes in 10.5° and 12° lofts and can add a new dimension to your tee game. That means you can turn them into 12.5° and 14° drivers if you please. There are no complicated set ups, just pick it up and smash.

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    Simple grip it and rip it club - no tinkering
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    Loft options are perfect for 90 mph swing speed
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    Massive sweet spot for total forgiveness
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    A lot of distance gains for a lot of golfers
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    Easy alignment
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    Tinkerers who want adjustable weights won't like
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    Color scheme isn't for everyone

As played by Tiger, Sergio, Rory McIlroy

Conclusion

With so many drivers out there to choose from that are designed for the average golfer with an average swing speed, it can get confusing. But without a doubt my friend, the Ping G and the Callaway Epic are easily the best drivers out there at the moment. Following closely behind is the Taylormade M2 from 2016.

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