We all love a brand new shiny driver. Nothing beats that feeling of taking the wrapper off for the first time.
But when money is tight, we may have to think about how we can stretch our budgets a little further.
We’ve teamed up with Golfbidder to find you some of the best bargains out there.
Golfbidder sell premium, used golf equipment from all the major brands but still offer a one-month warranty and seven-day no-quibble trial on all used golf clubs.
First up in the series is the best drivers under £200 and there are some absolute corkers here…
1. Best drivers under £200: Mizuno JPX EZ – £199
This is one of the best drivers Mizuno have released in our opinion.
It has a really large profile at address which fills you with plenty of confidence and it has heaps of adjustability.
Not everyone will be keen on the grey finish on the crown and the overal desing is a bit busier than some will prefer.
But one you hit it you’ll understand why it’s so good. Mizuno staffers Chris Wood and Luke Donald were both big fans.
Purchase the Mizuno JPX EZ from the Golfbidder website.
2. Best drivers under £200: Ping G – £190
The release of the new G400 range means that many Ping fans will be on the look out any deals on G drivers.
And for a product barely two years old this is a bargain.
It may not win awards for looks, sound or feel but it is incredibly consistent and forgiving.
NCG’s very own Dan Murphy claimed it was like putting a big black wall down behind the ball making it virtually impossible to miss.
This driver has had huge success on tour in the hands of Lee Westwood, Andy Sullivan, Tyrrell Hatton and more.
Purchase the Ping G from the Golfbidder website.
3. Best drivers under £200: Callaway Great Big Bertha – £183
This driver is a real treat from a looks and performance point of view.
It has all the hallmarks of a classic Callaway driver but with all the modern technology.
We think this driver was probably overshadowed by the mass-market XR16 range so it didn’t get the recognition it deserved.
It would slightly favour the better player but has a sliding weight on the sole to speed up or slow down the toe to can work for a wide ability range.
Hideki Matsuyama has had this driver in the bag for most of his wins over the past two years.
Purchase the Callaway Great Big Bertha from the Golfbidder website.
4. Best drivers under £200: TaylorMade 2016 M2 Driver – £175
Undoubtedly one of the best drivers around now. Just look at the number of tour players still using it. Brooks Koepka won the US Open with it in June.
We really couldn’t find many reasons why a golfer would want to upgrade to the 2017 M2 from this. Sound and feel being the main improvements in our testing.
It’s more of a grip it and rip it driver than the adjustable M1 and it just seems to go miles.
It’s long, forgiving and very easy to use.
Purchase the TaylorMade 2016 M2 from the Golfbidder website.
5. Best drivers under £200: Cobra King F7 Driver – £156
A driver which dramatically improved from the previous iteration – the F6.
Rickie Fowler has been using the F7+ model throughout 2017 and there are very little differences between the two. The + model having a slightly more compact look at address.
There’s some great adjustablity here from a loft and moving weight point of view.
We think this driver was just as good as anything else on the market at the time it came out from a ball speed point of view.
Purchase the Cobra F7 from the Golfbidder website.