460cc Driver Heads : More forgiving. But has the actual fairways hit percentage gone up due? Does anyone have the figures.
Smaller Heads: Smaller sweet spot, but that forces you to increase accuracy and solid contact.
The smaller heads may offer a bit more control to shape shots, but I've found that the larger modern drivers offer move forgiveness on off-center hits.
The larger clubheads allow engineers to increase MOI, which helps reduce side-spin on off-center hits. Going from my TM R7 TP (425cc) to my R11 TP (440cc) has improved distance and fairways hit. The size of the head is likely much less of a factor than the shape and weighting.
There are a few 320cc and 360cc heads still being made.
I played a Ping 20, recently switched to a Ping G25. A driver is about distance, I want long and forgiving. Both of those drivers are long and very forgiving.
My bad shots with those drivers are still OK. My good shots are the longest I have hit in my life. I say why would you not want the most forgiving driver you can get? If you are looking to hit a target hit the 3 wood.
This is like the 16 handicap wanting to play blades?
Personally I play a 430cc driver. I would put 460cc driver just because it has higher MOI, and keeps the ball from going offline less. Distance with slightly improved accuracy is a big advantage. Driver distance has a BIG influence on scoring.
The reason why I like a 430cc, I like how it looks. I am able to hit the center of the clubface a lot. So personal preference. Which in the end matters more than anything, well as long as it isn't costing you strokes.