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If you're looking for a name brand driver, then Austad's Golf is the place to be! Since 1963, we've carried drivers from all of the top brands in golf, including Titleist, TaylorMade, PING, Cobra and more. Our selection is unmatched and we carry the full spectrum of lofts, flexes and have a wide variety of drivers for men, women, kids and lefties On top of that, every golf club we sell at Austad's Golf is backed by our Triple Guarantee of Low Price, Quality and Satisfaction.
Ever thought about getting a custom fit driver? Austad's Golf is your custom fitting headquarters! We have hitting bays with launch monitors, demo drivers, a full assortment of premium driver shafts and all the technology to measure your swing speed, ball rotation and ball speed. All Austad's staff members go through extensive training and are certified custom club fitters for every brand we carry. In other words, when you get custom fit for a driver at Austad's Golf, you're going to walk away happy! We have eight locations in the upper Midwest located in Sioux Falls South Dakota, Sioux City Iowa, Cedar Rapids Iowa, Omaha Nebraska, Lincoln Nebraska, Fargo North Dakota and Saint Cloud Minnesota.
Whether you're golfing newbie or have been playing for decades, you'll find the perfect driver for your game at Austad's Golf.
With all of the drivers on the market today, finding the right one can be an overwhelming process. The good news is that with a little guidance, it doesn't have to be. Here are a few key factors to think about when choosing your next driver:
As with so many things in golf, your ideal driver loft probably isn’t what you think it should be. With today’s ball technology and larger driver head sizes, a higher loft will actually produce a longer drive. Higher loft helps promote a higher launch angle and a higher launch angle equals greater distance. So if you’re torn between a 9.5 and 10.5 degree, go with the 10.5 degree. When in doubt, loft up!
Loft Guidelines by Swing Speed:
- Less than 60 MPH: 14 – 15 degrees of loft
- 60 – 70 MPH: 12 – 13 degrees of loft
- 70 – 80 MPH: 10.5 – 11.5 degrees of loft
- 80 – 90 MPH: At least 9 – 10.5 degrees of loft
- Over 90 MPH: Lowest loft available
Choosing the right shaft flex is a key factor in maximizing your distance and accuracy. In general, a player with a higher swing speed should choose a driver with a stiffer shaft (Stiff or X-Stiff), which will help increase accuracy. Golfers with slower swing speeds should seek a driver with a more flexible shaft (Ladies, A-Flex or Regular), which will help maximize distance. As a rule of thumb, you should choose the most flexible shaft that you can control.
Shaft Flex Guidelines by Swing Speed:
- Less than 70 MPH: Ladies (L)
- 70 - 85 MPH: Senior (A)
- 80 - 95 MPH: Regular (R)
- 90 - 105 MPH: Stiff (S)
- Over 105 MPH: Extra Stiff (X)
There are several clubs on the market that feature moveable weights. These adjustable weights allow you to optimize your driver for different shots. For solid golfers, being able to adjust the specs of your driver on the course can open up shot options that might not have been available with a more traditional club head. Note that an adjustable driver will generally cost $100-$200 more than a non-adjustable club. Good golfers with consistent swings will benefit most from being able to adjust their driver.
Buying a driver is a big purchase and it’s one that can make the game infinitely more enjoyable if you get the right club. While these tips can help point you in the right direction, working with a certified custom club fitter is the best way to make sure that you’re getting the right club for your game. Learn more about our award-winning custom fitting process and schedule your driver fitting session today.
Ready to elevate your driving game to the next level? Talk to one of our Certified Club Fitters today and we'll help you find the perfect driver for your unique golf game. From helping you gain distance to helping you find the fairway more often, Austad's Golf has the technology, expertise and selection to get the right driver in your hands. Learn more about our award-winning custom fitting process and schedule your fitting session today.