By Paul Myers
As you probably already know, simply buying the same driver that is used by your favorite pro golfer will not help you hit it as far as they do. The longest golf drivers use some of the best equipment around, and you can probably benefit from following their lead when it comes to clubs, but your technique and ability are going to have more to say about your score than the names on the clubs in your bag.
Still, it is always fun to know which drivers the long hitters are putting in their bags and to check them out for yourself to see if you could benefit from the longest golf drivers. While copying the driver head of your favorite pro might work out, you should stop short of using the same shaft that they employ. Instead, go to a club fitter and have them analyze your swing to find a shaft that will optimize your potential off the tee.
Let’s take a look at which drivers the long hitters on the PGA Tour are putting into their bags. The following players are currently ranked in the top ten for longest golf driver for the 2014 season. Each and every one of these guys can bomb it off the tee, and here are the clubs they are doing it with.
#1 – Bubba Watson – 315.4 Yards
Bubba is well-known for his long drives, as well as his bright pink driver. That custom-painted driver is actually a Ping G25.
#2 – Dustin Johnson – 309.1 Yards
One of the best young players on tour, Dustin Johnson can absolutely bomb it off the tee. His driver of choice is the TaylorMade SLDR, with 10.5 degrees of loft.
#3 – Scott Piercy – 307.0 Yards
Piercy might not be a household name, but he is an excellent player, and long driver. He uses a Titleist 913 D2 to reach third on the PGA Tour driving distance statistics.
#4 – Nicolas Colsaerts – 306.9 Yards
The first Callaway club on the list of the top ten, Colsaerts uses a Callaway RAZR Hawk Tour driver that is reported to have 8.5* of loft.
#5 – Brooks Koepka – 305.5 Yards
Like Piercy, Koepka uses the Titleist 913 D2 to bomb his drives. Not well known in the U.S. just yet, this young player could have a bright future.
#6 – Jason Kokrak – 305.5 Yards
Using a driver from a lesser-known brand, Srixon, Kokrak averages more than 305 yards per drive. His club of choice is the Srixon Z525 with 9.5* of loft.
#7 – J.B Holmes – 305.2 Yards
While specific information regarding the driver that J.B. is swinging was not available, he has signed a new deal with Cleveland/Srixon golf to play their equipment.
#8 – Rory McIlroy – 304.9 Yards
One of the best players in the world, Rory can be seen swinging a Nike Covert Tour 2.0 with 8.5* of loft.
#9 – Robert Garrigus – 304.0 Yards
The second player with a TaylorMade driver in the bag on this list, Garrigus opts for the TaylorMade JetSpeed with 10.5* of loft.
#10 – Louis Oosthuizen – 303.8 Yards
Another representative for Ping, Louis swings the Ping i25 driver, with a measured actual loft of 10.1*
As you have probably noticed from this list, there are a number of different club manufacturers and models represented. This diversity proves that no matter what kind of club is being swung, it takes great technique and power to be able to hit it long down the fairway. Did your club make this list? Are you considering switching to one of the drivers used by these players?
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