The Top 11 Longest Drivers [Updated 2023]
Distance, distance, distance.
It seems that all the golf world can talk about is distance off the tee these days. But that’s okay with us as it’s arguably the most fun shot to hit.
Because let’s get real, is there anything more fun than teeing up a ball and watching it soar down the middle of the fairway?
Hitting bombs as Phil Mickelson would say is one of the greatest feelings ever. It’s one of the main reasons we all love this game.
To help you hit it longer and straighter though, sometimes you might need to upgrade your driver for some extra distance. While you can get away with playing the same set of irons a few years, I would suggest upgrading your driver much more frequently.
With so much new technology coming out, if you don’t upgrade you could miss out on 10-20 yards of distance!
Best Drivers for 2022/23
Here are our top picks for the longest drivers in 2022/23.
- Rogue st max d is built for a high level of draw bias, with high moi
- Groundbreaking new tungsten speed cartridge structure
- Patented a.i. designed jailbreak speed frame
- Titanium unibody construction provides stability and lowers center of gravity
- The 60x carbon twist face is encased by a polyurethane cover
- Weight saving
- The inertia generator remains the foundational source of refined aerodynamic properties
- Our most flexible speed pocket design engineered to maximize ball speeds
1. TaylorMade Stealth 2
If you liked the TaylorMade Stealth in 2022, the second iteration is even better! This club has more carbon and as the company likes to say, “More fargivness.” That’s right, this driver is long and even more forgiving than the original design.
While the details have changed, it still has the same great look and feel of the original Stealth driver. Here are some details on the three different models to choose from (all have the same 460 cc head).
- Stealth 2: This option is great for the everyday golfer who swings with moderate swing speed (90-100 mph). This long driver has a neutral ball flight, mid-low spin, and is extremely forgiving too.
- Stealth 2 HD: The HD version (which stands for high draw) of the Stealth 2 is ideal for golfers who need help with their slice. It has the same design but also includes a sliding weight track to further customize to your ideal ball flight. It’s also high launching and very forgiving as well.
- Stealth 2 Plus: The Plus version is the advanced or “tour preferred” version due to its low spin characteristics. Stay away from this driver if you don’t swing over 105mph consistently as you’ll need plenty of speed to get it airborne. But if you’re a lower handicap, this is the club for you.
2. Callaway Paradym
Callaway Paradym Driver
- 360° Carbon Chassis promotes unprecedented weight redistribution for maximized distance
- Callaway's new A.I. designed Jailbreak system provides stability in both the horizontal and torsional direction
- An all-new A.I. face optimization enhances speed, launch and spin, and now downrange dispersion
If you’re looking for a shockingly long driver, you’re going to love the newest from Callaway. In 2023, they released the Paradym series as it’s a “paradigm” shift from previous drivers. Don’t get me wrong, we loved the 2022 Rogue ST Max collection but these seem to be even better.
The new Callaway Paradym driver has a new shape and look compared to previous models. So what makes it so different?
According to Callaway, “360° Carbon Chassis promotes unprecedented weight redistribution for maximized distance. The Triaxial Carbon crown and Forged Carbon sole is 44% lighter than a titanium chassis.”
This driver update means higher MOI and more forgiveness with every drive. Plus, there is extra adjustability with the main version as well. Here is a quick breakdown of the three different models:
- Paradym: This is great for the everyday golfer with an average swing speed. It’s a neutral flight, mid-high launch and adjustable 15 gram sliding weight.
- Paradym X: This option is geared toward mid to higher handicap golfers who need help with a slice. It has high MOI, new stretched profile look at address, and very high launch characteristics.
- Paradym Triple Diamond: Like the previous model, the triple diamond is the lowest launching driver that is geared toward better players. It’s 10cc smaller and has a compact tour shape to help you shape the golf ball in both directions.
3. TaylorMade Stealth
The last few years TaylorMade has been heavily invested in their SIM drivers. But 2022 some big changes came with the release of their all new Stealth driver line. If you’re looking for one of the longest drivers out there, this is absolutely one of them.
So, what makes it so different from previous models?
Pretty much everything as this driver is vastly different from the SIM and SIM2 in almost every way possible.
The first thing you will notice about this driver is the appearance. While the SIM2 closely resembled the SIM, the Stealth is completely different. It’s black clubhead with red face makes it one of the most unique designs on the market.
The technology that powers the club is quite different as well. The Stealth models are made from Carbonwood, not Titanium which is a huge shift. TaylorMade has used Titanium for the past two decades so switching materials is a big move.
Obviously, they tested this thoroughly and redefined what’s possible from this new material. This new material creates a more efficient energy transfer which leads to faster speed across the face. Plus, the Carbon is 44% lighter than old titanium designs which leads to more forgiveness as they could shift the mass around.
Paired with a premium sound, aerodynamic head, and multiple shaft options, this driver is a winner. You can also choose from an HD (high draw) model that is a higher launch, and has a built-in draw bias. This feature should also help with distance and accuracy.
While the TaylorMade Stealth is a great driver, it’s not meant for every type of player. If you are someone with a faster swing speed and want less spin, you should opt for the Stealth Plus instead.
The Stealth Plus has a mid-launch profile and sliding weight track for maximum customization. You can tinker with the settings to find the longest driver for your unique swing.
4. Callaway Rogue ST (Best Overall)
Callaway Golf Rogue ST Driver
- Rogue ST MAX LS is built for lower spin with a strong ball flight trajectory
- The groundbreaking new Tungsten Speed Cartridge structure places up to 23 grams low and deep in the driver head
- Their patented A.I. designed Jailbreak Speed Frame provides stability in the horizontal and torsional direction.
Aside from the new TaylorMade driver, Callaway has made quite a splash in 2022 with their new Rogue ST product line. Like TaylorMade, they made some serious changes and upgrades from last year’s model to create an even faster, longer driver for the new season.
The Rogue ST Max changes up the appearance from the Epic Max of 2021. This new model has a black clubhead with gold accents and a carbon fiber head. Compared with the Mavrik of 2020, this club is definitely better looking at address.
The technology changed slightly too. Callaway still uses their patented Jailbreak A.I. speed frame for stability but has an updated clubface. This new face adds extra forgiveness and lowers spin for more distance.
The Callaway Rogue ST Max drivers have TaylorMade beat in terms of selection. There are only three options for the Stealth driver while Callaway offers four different choices. This is great because no two players have the same swing and extra options makes it easier to find a driver fit for your game.
Here is a quick breakdown of the four models to better understand which one is best for you:
- Rogue ST Max: This is the best option for the everyday golfer. It’s a mid-spin driver with plenty of forgiveness and a semi-draw bias. Unless you suffer from a nasty slice, this is the model for most golfers.
- Rogue ST Max D: This driver has all the same benefits of the Max but the “D” stands for draw. It has a built-in draw bias to help you find more fairways and reduce your slice.
- Rogue ST Max LS: The third option is suited for more skilled players as it has a low launch, low spin setup. It doesn’t have a draw bias and instead, has a neutral setting.
- Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS: Finally, you can also get the triple diamond model which is a mid-launch driver with very low spin. Similar to the Max LS, it has a neutral ball flight but isn’t quite as forgiving. This is ideal for low handicap golfers with fast swing speeds and consistent ball striking.
5. Cobra LTDx
Cobra continues to innovate and help golfers hit it longer and straighter. The new LTDx models are a great upgrade from the Radspeed in terms of looks and technology.
First off, these drivers are some of the best looking I’ve seen from the brand ever. The all black design with carbon fiber and yellow/orange is a big upgrade.
Plus, they’re long! According to the Cobra Golf website, “The LTDx family has been designed from the inside out to deliver the Longest Total Distance. Using strategic weighting, premium materials and more intelligent designs, we have unlocked the ultimate combination of zero CG and high MOI to bring you faster ball speed with extreme forgiveness.”
If you want long, these are one of the best options for your game. Like their competitors, they offer several models to play the right one for your swing.
- LTDx: This model is great for most golfers with its medium launch profile and it’s high forgiveness.
- LTDx Max: The “Max” model is the most forgiving and highest launching out of the three clubheads.
- LTDx LS: The LS (which stands for low spin) is the least forgiving, the lowest launching, and has the lowest spin of their new drivers. This one is ideal for low handicap players with fast swing speeds and want to reduce spin as much as possible.
What’s great about these drivers is that you can adjust the weight to find the perfect trajectory. You can move 10 grams of weight around in numerous positions to adjust ball flight too. This is a great feature as a lot of brands don’t have this type of customization.
Each of these drivers also has an array of custom shafts to choose from without an upgrade fee. Plus, you can pick between two color options for the clubhead with any of the three drivers.
6. Cleveland XL (Best Budget)
Cleveland Launcher XL Driver 460cc RH 10.5 Graph Reg
- 460cc xl head design for increased forgiveness and booming drives.
- Alternating zones of flexibility and rigidity direct more energy into the golf ball
- Action mass cb an 8g weight placed inside the end of the grip delivers better balance
- Adjustable hosel - adjust your loft from 9 to 12 degrees to optimize your launch angle
If you want a long driver without the high price tag, you should check out the new Cleveland XL series. These are some of the best looking drivers I’ve seen from Cleveland and similar to competitors, went with the all black design.
They’re called the “Launcher” for a reason – the sweet spot is huge and wildly forgiving. They made these drivers for mid to high handicap players who want distance and forgiveness as the top priority.
Plus, they now have an XL Lite driver which is even more lightweight and easier to swing faster. This is the best option for players with slower swing speeds and need some extra help to add distance. They also have a XL Lite draw driver as well.
Unlike other drivers on this list, you can’t adjust the weights to alter ball flight and trajectory. But for the everyday player, these are great drivers and won’t break the bank either.
7. TaylorMade SIM2 (Most Forgiving)
The TaylorMade SIM2 is one of the best drivers of all time. It’s already logged a handful of PGA Tour wins and trusted by the best golfers in the world. And the cool thing is that you can play it as well.
The TaylorMade SIM2 is reshaped and reconstructed from the ground up. It’s a big upgrade from the 2020 TaylorMade SIM and is sure to add extra distance to your game.
One of the biggest changes is the Forged Ring Construction, which makes it lighter than ever. This will lead to more distance plus its reshaped and more aerodynamic than ever.
Finally, it’s a low spin driver thanks to a heavy 16 gram steel weight positioned in the back of the club. This helps reduce driver spin (which leads to more roll out) and increases forgiveness as well.
Not to mention, the look of this club is amazing too. The carbon fiber black paired with light gray and neon blue makes for an epic looking driver.
The stock Tensei AV Raw Blue shaft is also a great stock shaft and available in R, S, and X flex. This club is available in 8, 9, or 10.5 degrees of loft.
8. Callaway Epic Speed
Callaway Golf Epic Speed Driver
- Epic ball speeds start with new a.i.-designed jailbreak speed frame
- Our a.i.-designed flash face is specifically engineered to optimize the jailbreak speed frame
- The advanced aerodynamic head construction promotes lower drag for higher head speed
- Our proprietary triaxial carbon covers a larger portion of the crown and toe
Callaway has been on a hot streak since rolling out the Epic Flash in 2019. The Flash was their first driver that used AI technology to test it out and make their best driver yet. It got even better in 2020 with the successful release of the Mavrik drivers.
Now, in 2021 they have the Epic Speed series which are truly amazing golf clubs. These drivers also use AI and are all about one thing – speed! Callaway knows that speed equals distance and these clubs are engineered to give you more speed and distance than ever before.
Plus, they are more forgiving than ever. Thanks to their AI designed Jailbreak Speed Frame, your mishits just got a lot better. This feature stabilizes the clubhead to keep it close to square, regardless of where you hit it on the face.
These drivers also redistribute weight for even more forgiveness and offer a draw bias as well. Not to mention, the club looks phenomenal from all angles with the black, white, and green design. Now available in 9, 10.5, and 12 degrees of loft.
Alternatively, you can also choose the Callaway Epic Max LS driver too. This is a replacement for the previous sub zero models of the Mavrik and Epic Flash. These drivers are the lowest spinning ones and meant for low handicap golfers.
9. Titleist TSi 3 Driver
If we’re basing a club on looks alone, it’s hard to beat the Titleist TSi 3 driver. This is one of the four different options available, but this model is made with distance in mind.
The TSi 1 & 2 are geared toward higher handicap golfers with slower swing speeds. While the TSi 4 is a lower spinning driver but also not quite as forgiving. The TSi4 is more a Tour inspired driver instead of the everyday amateur driver.
But the TSi 3 is the best of both worlds. You get plenty of distance, forgiveness, and it’s the only of the four models that offers a rear sliding weight. This makes it easy to adjust the weight of the club to match your swing and max out distance.
This driver is available in 8, 9, 10, or 11 degrees of loft. Plus, you get to choose from four amazing shafts including the Kuro Kage Black, Tensei AV Blue, HZRDUS Smoke Black, and the Tensei AV White shaft. Make sure to double-check the launch of each shaft before buying!
10. Cobra Radspeed Driver
If you want Bryson DeChambeau length, a Cobra driver can help you out. Plus, a ton of protein shakes and endless workouts wouldn’t hurt either. This club even made the Golf Digest Hot List in 2021 so you know it’s great for amateurs!
Seriously, the new Cobra Radspeed is an awesome driver that is more affordable than most on this list. One of the reasons this club is so long is the 28 grams of forward-biased radial weighting. This helps create their lowest spinning driver yet to max out distance while still lending plenty of forgiveness.
Not to mention, there is an 8 gram fixed back weight to help straighten out off center hits. Paired with the CNC Milled Infinity Face, anywhere you hit it on the face should help deliver long results!
11. Ping G425 LST Driver
Rounding out our list of the longest drivers are the Ping G425 series. These all black drivers look about as good as Titleist and have tons of amazing technology to help you hit it long!
The G425 series lowers spin and elevates speed to help your driving game. It also has a 17 gram CG shifter to tweak to draw, neutral, or fade settings.
Perhaps the biggest difference between this one and the other drivers is the shape of the head. It’s smaller (445 cc head) but it’s pear shape reduces spin, which should add distances to your game. This is a great club for low handicappers who want to hit it long but also want to work the golf ball both ways.
Next Steps: Start Hitting Longer Drives
Getting the right driver is a huge part of hitting it long and straight off the tee. I’m confident that each one on this list can help you, but there is more to it than just buying the right piece of equipment.
Here are five fundamentals to help you max out your brand-new driver.
1. Adjust Your Driver Settings
Before swinging your club, make sure it’s in the right position if your clubhead is adjustable. A lot of the drivers on this list have adjustable hosels and sliding weights to customize your ball flight and trajectory.
First, make sure your club has plenty of loft – 10 degrees or more. Then, make sure the weights are positioned to help promote the shot shape you want off the tee. For most golfers, you will want more weight in the heel to minimize a slice, which will lead to more accuracy and longer drives.
2. Set Up Correctly
Your setup at address position plays a massive role in helping you get the most distance from your swing. Make sure to check these three things at setup:
- Have the ball positioned off your left heel.
- Have your feet wider than shoulder width to build a solid base.
- Remember to keep your right shoulder slightly below the left shoulder to promote an upward attack angle at impact.
3. Reduce Your Grip Pressure
Once you have your setup dialed in, don’t forget to check your grip pressure.
Too many players think to hit it long, they need a firm, strong grip on the handle. But too much pressure can actually cause tension, which can reduce accuracy and makes it difficult to swing with freedom.
Try to have a 6 out of 10 with your grip pressure to stay loose and swing with power.
4. Make a Full Shoulder Turn
To create more speed, you need to make a full shoulder turn. Feel like your left shoulder gets underneath your chin on the way back.
5. Swing Faster
Finally, don’t forget that to get more distance off the tee, you need speed! But that doesn’t mean whipping the club back too quickly on your backswing.
Instead, you want to think about a smooth takeaway, slight pause at the top, and then speed on the way down. There can only be acceleration at one point in your swing and it better happen at impact to get the most out of your drives.
To learn how to gain more speed, set aside time with only one purpose in mind – distance. Here’s what Kyle Berkshire, a world long drive champion, said in a Golf.com article about adding distance.
“At least once a week (I do it almost every day), take the governor off your swing and just go for the fences. Hit nothing but driver — hard. Don’t worry about where the ball goes and don’t think once about mechanics. Just swing fast. As fast as you can.
Start with 25 balls and build up to 50 (and let me know when you can reach 300 like I do). It should feel like a workout, with your heart pumping and pores sweating.”
I love this advice and think it can have a huge impact on hitting it longer. Just make sure you do a proper warm up first and if your body tells you to slow down, listen to it so you can avoid injuries.
Do you have more questions about finding the longest driver in golf? If so, check out the top questions to find out more now.
Who has the longest drive in golf 2022?
The PGA Tour had some bombs in the 2022 season. According to the PGA Tour analytics, Scott Stalling had the longest drive at a whopping 460 yards in the WM Phoenix Open.
Could you imagine hitting a golf ball that far? It’s as long as the longest par 4s and even short par 5s. Us amateur golfers can only dream.
While the longest driver on the PGA Tour in 2022 was Cameron Champ who averaged 321.4 yards. In comparison, the Tour average that year was 299.8… a nice 20 plus yard advantage anytime he took out a driver!
What is currently the longest driver?
Each driver in this list can help you hit it longer than ever. It’s hard to say there is a “longest” one as it will differ from player to player.
Some golfers will benefit from one driver vs. another due to the design, clubhead shape/size, shaft, and other factors. This is why it’s a good idea to test out different drivers if possible to find one that matches your unique golf swing.
What is the most forgiving longest driver 2022?
Want to get the most forgiving driver this year? Make sure to read our full article on forgiving drivers here.
Who is the longest golf driver ever?
While golf is growing in popularity, so is the long drive world too. In the long drive world some of the most well known names are Jason Zuback, Kyle Berkshire, Joe Miller, and Martin Borgmeir.
But on the PGA Tour some of the longest drivers ever include Tiger Woods, John Daly, Rory McIlroy and many others.
Distance has never been easier to acquire thanks to all this amazing technology. While of course you need sound fundamentals as well, a new driver can add 10+ yards to your game too. Hitting it long, paired with an epic short game, will make your game unstoppable.
One important thing to note is how important loft plays in hitting long off the tee. Unless you’re swinging PGA Tour averages, you shouldn’t play anything with less than 9 degrees of loft. Heck, I would even argue that most golfers shouldn’t touch a club without 10 degrees of loft.
When you have the right shaft with the right loft, your new driver will perform better than ever. That means longer carries and more roll out for shorter approach shots.
Hopefully one of these helps you start hitting bombs off the tee box!
Have you tried any of these new long drivers?
Let us know in the comments!