The Top 9 Longest Drivers [Updated 2022]

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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?

No! 

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

Here are our top picks for the longest drivers in 2022. 

Best Overall
Callaway Golf Rogue ST Driver
Callaway Golf Rogue ST Driver
9.8
  • 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
New in 2022
TaylorMade Stealth Driver
TaylorMade Stealth Driver
9.5
  • 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
Best Budget
Cleveland Launcher XL Driver
Cleveland Launcher XL Driver
9.2
  • 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

1. TaylorMade Stealth

New in 2022
TaylorMade Stealth Driver

TaylorMade Stealth Driver

  • The 60X Carbon Twist Face is encased by a polyurethane cover, featuring a revolutionary new nanotexture technology
  • The nanotexture cover is used to fine tune launch and spin to optimize total distance regardless of playing conditions. 

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.

Alternate Option: Stealth Plus

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.

2. Callaway Rogue ST (Best Overall)

Best Overall
Callaway Golf Rogue ST Driver

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.

3. Cobra LTDx

New in 2022
Cobra Golf LTDX Driver

Cobra Golf LTDX Driver

  • Pwr-cor technology-multi material weighting system consisting of steel
  • Hot face-highly optimized technology
  • Cnc milled infinity face-an
  • Multi-material chassis-lightweight carbon crown

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.

4. Cleveland XL (Best Budget)

Best Budget
Cleveland Launcher XL Driver 460cc RH 10.5 Graph Reg

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. 

5. TaylorMade SIM2 (Most Forgiving)

Most Forgiving
TaylorMade SIM 2 Driver

TaylorMade SIM 2 Driver

  • New Forged Ring Construction
  • SIM Inertia Generator
  • Speed Injected Twist Face
  • Thru-Slot Speed Pocket

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.

6. Callaway Epic Speed

Solid Performer
Callaway Golf Epic Speed Driver

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. 

7. Titleist TSi 3 Driver

Great Value
Titleist TS3 Driver

Titleist TS3 Driver

  • Adjustable sweet spot for speed-tuned performance
  • Maximum forgiveness across the face

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!

8. Cobra Radspeed Driver

Great Value
Cobra Golf Radspeed Driver

Cobra Golf Radspeed Driver

  • Radial weighting technology
  • Cnc milled infinity face
  • Thin-ply carbon crown
  • Lighter t-bar chassis
  • Extreme front weighting

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!

9. Ping G425 LST Driver

Max Distance
Ping G425 LST Driver

Ping G425 LST Driver

  • Features innovative turbulators to reduce aerodynamic drag while increasing speed
  • Proprietary T9S+ forged face accelerates flexing across the face for better distance
  • The LST model is constructed with a pear-shaped 445cc head for lower spin

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. 

Final Thoughts 

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! 

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4 thoughts on “The Top 9 Longest Drivers For 2022”

  1. Was fitted for a Cobra LTDx Max with an S graphite shaft. Avg distance improvement, over my current driver, of 15 metres with minimal dispersion. I am not a long hitter and this improvement would be welcome. Tomorrow I will have a Srixon fitting (all clubs) and will compare the ZX5 driver results for my final decision.

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    • I’m waiting on the Rogue ST Max and the Stealth to vibe in the mail. Right now, the SIM2 is the longest, most accurate driver I’ve ever hit. Tomorrow, I’ll be hitting the Mavrik SZ, the Epic Speed and the RADSPEED. It’s like going to the shooting range except using a driver instead of a gun. Must fun one can have and a great workout. Great advice by my man Kyle Berkshire. Being a new golfer, picking up the game after a 20 year hiatus, I’ve increased my driver swing speed from 95mph to 110mph in just two months using his method.

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  2. I am currently looking at the Callaway Rogue ST and Taylor Made Stealth. Hit a bunch of balls on each and getting more distance than my previous R7 Taylor Made Driver. Will be going back to hit more balls before making a decision…. both were really nice.

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