The best of the best! We roundup the best low spin drivers that are currently available on the market
Eight of golf’s most significant brands introduced us to a whopping twenty new drivers for the 2023 season, and our team has tested them all to let you know which is the best low-spin driver to suit your game.
We’ve hit them in the sun, in the rain, abroad, at home, in the heat, in the snow, on the course and in a simulator room with TaylorMade TP5 golf balls using TrackMan to create honest reviews you can actually trust.
We have scoured through all the shot data we’ve collected and dove deep into the new technology to assemble our list of best low-spin drivers in 2023.
So what are the best drivers for low spin in golf? You’ve come to the right place as we reveal the top models available this year if you’re wanting a low spinning driver in your bag. They’re just a click away, quite literally!
Best low spin drivers 2023
Titleist TSR4 Driver
The smallest driver in the Titleist line-up is excellent for workability, precision and spin control. This is perfect for golfers who want to reduce spin and still get fast ball speeds.
The TS4 driver is basically two products in one. This is because are two ways you can configure the sole weights to either maximise spin reduction or maximise forgiveness.
If you put the heaviest weight at the front, the centre of gravity is moved nearer to the club face. This gives you maximum spin reduction, but it also reduces MOI making the driver less forgiving. If, however, you put the heaviest weight at the back, there is more weight on the perimeter, which drives up MOI and forgiveness and provides more spin.
I was really impressed with how much performance I got out of this, as I didn’t think it was a model that would suit my game. I got my highest club head speed of any TSR model with this, which gave me an impressive average carry distance of 238.5 yards.
If you are here for spin reduction, both these settings work fantastically well. The TSR4, in its pure form, spun 1000 rpm less than the TSR2 and 500 rpm less than the TSR3.
Overall this is a great addition to the TSR line-up, but it works for a very specific type of player who wants to reduce spin and doesn’t need massive amounts of forgiveness.
- Smaller, more refined shaping
- Low spin option
- CG can be customised to your swing
- Not as forgiving on off-centre strikes
- Only works for high-spin golfers
- Read the full Titleist TSR4 Driver review HERE
Right-handed lofts: 8°, 9°, 10°
Left-handed lofts: 9° (8°, 10° custom only)
Titleist featured shafts: Hzrdus Red CB, Tensei AV Blue with XLink Tech, Hzrdus Black, Tensei 1K Black
Premium shafts: Graphite Design Tour AD UB, Tour AD DI, Tour AD IZ
More information: Titleist website
Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond Driver
This driver is a thing of beauty. I love how Callaway have rounded the head and made it more compact; it looks smaller than it actually is. It definitely has a player’s feel at address with the super deep face; you certainly feel like you can swing it hard.
I much prefer the way the Paradym Triple Diamond looks compared to the Rogue ST model. The new colour scheme gives you a real premium feel, a similar feeling you get when you see a Rolls Royce.
Straight away, the driver feels really powerful at impact and the ball rockets off the face. Compared to last year’s Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS, the Paradym produced ball speeds 2-3mph quicker, which is brilliant news for players looking for more distance.
I was able to average nearly 3mph more club head speed with the Paradym Triple Diamond driver, which is thanks to the new 360-degree carbon chassis. The triaxial carbon crown and forged carbon sole make it 44% lighter than drivers with the traditional titanium chassis, which means weight can be redistributed
- Looks amazing behind the ball
- Really impressive ball flight and speeds from the sweet spot
- Brilliant shot shape in the wind
- Possibly the best low spin driver of 2023
- Will not suit slower swing speed players or slicers
- Low spinning head will mean proper custom fitting is a must
- Read the full Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond driver review HERE
Lofts: 8°, 9°, 10.5°
Project X Hzrdus Black 60g R
Mitsubishi Chemical Kai’li White 60g S, X – 70g S, X
More information: Callaway Website
Ping G430 LST Driver
The LST is slightly small that the other two models in the range, a 440cc head vs 460cc, and this helps generate more speed than I have previously managed with Ping drivers. It is bringing Ping closer to other brands in terms of aerodynamics and out-and-out clubhead speed whilst retaining their still untouchable forgiveness.
Googly eye emoji. The balls speeds here from the Ping G430 LST driver are amazing. 171? I am 45 for goodness’ sake! And look at those spin rates.
It is not spinning, but it is launching and the peak height is more than acceptable This is a seriously efficient driver and a seriously efficient set up
What you have got is technology that is maximum forgiveness, easy to launch and low spinning. It is an impressive combination.
And then there is that sound. Overall the Ping G430 driver LST is the sweetest sounding, fastest Ping driver I have used in 20 years of playing Ping drivers.
- The sound! Yes, Ping, at last!
- Serious ball speeds
- Faster than other Ping drivers
- The lowest spinning driver of 2023
- I have to give it back
- Read the full Ping G430 LST driver review HERE
Right-handed lofts: 9,10.5
Shafts: ALTA CB Black 55 / 65 / 70 or ALTA QUICK 35 /75 or Ping Tour 2.0 Chrome 65 / 75 / 85 or Ping Tour 2.0 Black 65 / 75 or Project x HZDRUS Smoke Red RDX 50 / 60 / 70 or Mitsubusi KAI’Li White 60 / 70
More information: Ping website
TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus Driver
This is a seriously good-looking golf club. Straight away, I loved the addition of the red ring at the back of the driver head and love the colour pop it adds to the whole design.
TaylorMade have absolutely nailed how this club looks over the ball. They’ve transitioned from a matte crown to a gloss finish and although a nightmare to photograph, it looks stunning.
Lots of people don’t know what to expect from a carbon faced and wonder if the sound and feel will suffer but I actually really like how fast and powerful this feels off the club face.
The dispersion was one of the smallest I have tested, and this was on course data which is seriously impressive. You can see the grouping is just right of the target line and I would say this is a pretty neutral or if anything, slightly fade bias model.
- Seriously good-looking golf club
- Great dispersion
- Neutral/Fade Bias
- Long carry distances and ball speeds
- Could spin less
- Read the full TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus driver review HERE
Lofts: 8°, 9° & 10.5°
Shafts: Mitsubishi Kai’li Red 60(X, S, R) and Project X Hzrdus Black (Gen 4) 60 (X/6.5, S/6.0)
Grip: Golf Pride’s Z-Grip Plus 2 Black/Red
More information: TaylorMade Website
Cobra Aerojet LS Driver
As a result of all of those curves, the Aerojet driver is seriously aerodynamic. The sole and the crown have more curve than the 2022 Cobra LTDx LS, and it shows in the speeds. My club head speeds are variable depending on the state of my back and how cold it is and on a damp range.
I hit it all over the face, who doesn’t, and was extremely surprised how I maintained ball speeds on off-centre strikes. The black titanium on the sole adds a lot of performance benefits, Cobra calls it a Titanium Power Bridge.
In this LS model, it moves the centre of gravity forward for more speed, and connects the heel and toe for more forgiveness. In practice, that was giving me a variable of just 4mph in ball speed on my best and worst strikes.
Interestingly, this LS model is flatter than a standard driver. I hate seeing the ball going left, and as you can see from the Trackman data below, this was helping me stay on or right of the target. Even huge toe strikes weren’t nose-diving left.
- Very cool looks, screams go faster!
- Flat set up = anti left!
- Very compact head
- Fast club head speeds
- Very consistent ball speeds
- Needs a re-grip for my average hands
- Read the full Cobra Aerojet LS driver review HERE
Lofts: 9° & 10.5°
Stock shafts: MCA Kai’li Blue 60, Project X Hzrdus Black Gen 4, MCA Kai’li White 60
Grip: Lamkin Crossline
More information: Cobra website
Best low spin drivers 2023
How do we test drivers?
At National Club Golfer we are passionate about producing accurate and thorough reviews and make sure our testing process is rigorous so we get a good understanding of how each club performs.
Each driver is hit with TP5 golf balls to allow us to collect launch monitor data with our in-house TrackMan and Flightscope. After this it is time to head out onto the golf course and test the clubs in practice and competition play. We do this across a variety of golf clubs in our base of Yorkshire.
What is important when buying a new driver?
When buying a new driver it is important to know what you want from that club to help you improve.
Most people are looking for more distance, each driver model is optimised for different things. Depending on your swing and your impact conditions, you may not actually hit the model that is advertised as the longest, the furthest. So if you want more distance it is always worth giving different models a hit before you make a decision.
For most golfers, especially high handicappers, something that is more forgiving is going to yield the best performance. Most forgiving golf drivers have a slightly bigger club head with perimeter weighting for high MOI. They also have a center of gravity that is further back to help players get more height on their shots.
Do you want something that is draw bias? There are so many models out there to help with slice correction, it would be silly not to take a look if you see your ball disappearing into the right trees too often. A closed face and draw bias weighting can get you hitting straighter shots in no time at all.
Don’t forget about the shaft either. Getting the correct shaft can help dial in your spin, launch angle and can also give you some extra distance. Having a club fitting or trying different options with your local pro can really improve the performance of your new driver.
How To Use A Golf Driver
Driving the ball well is one of the most difficult skills in golf to master, but it’s a vital ingredient to improving your golf and being a good player. After the basics of tee the ball up high enough, widening your stance and moving the ball forward in your stance, how do you go about improving?
Check out this video where Equipment Editor Hannah Holden and PGA Professional Jack Backhouse go through some drills you can do to start getting better.
How To Draw The Ball In Golf With a Driver
Learning to draw the ball and fixing your slice makes driving the golf ball a lot further, as not only will you hit it a lot further, but you will be able to control your ball better in the wind and on doglegs.
Hannah and Jack have made a useful video to help you understand why the ball is not drawing, and what to work on to get it drawing properly, which you can check out HERE
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