I recently purchased my wife a set of Callaway Solaire clubs. We were playing a round of golf this past week, and on the 10th hole, as a joke, I pulled her Calloway Solaire 13 degree driver out, and hit it. Not a single practice swing. I hit it straight and measured the drive distance at 243 yards, which is near the max that I can hit my existing driver (which, however, I can't hit without a fairly severe slice). I proceeded to hit it 5 more times in the round, each time hitting it about 240 yards straight down the middle. Hitting a straight driver gave me confidence in the rest of my game, and I improved my score on the back nine by 8 strokes (14 over on front nine, 6 over on back nine).
That got me thinking that it is definitely time to start looking for a new driver. And I have a lot of thoughts/questions.
- If I get the right driver, will I increase the distance on my drives?
- I assume that a women's driver is shorter, lighter, and more forgiving. I seem to struggle with a standard men's driver, what does that mean?
- Are there drivers that are designed for seniors that might be a better fit for my game?
- And what does that mean for my other clubs? Do I have the wrong clubs?
Any feedback is greatly appreciated.