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GolfWRX Members Choice: Best driver of 2021

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What is the best driver in 2021? At GolfWRX, we take great pride in our online community and the cumulative knowledge and experience of our members. Needless to say, that extends to their GolfWRXers views on the best driver of 2021.

The bedrock of GolfWRX.com is the community of passionate and knowledgable golfers in our forums, and we put endless trust in the opinions of our GolfWRX members—the most knowledgeable community of golfers on the internet. No other group of golfers in the world tests golf clubs as frequently or as extensively, nor is armed with such in-depth information about the latest technology.

You can see the full results for the best driver of 2021, as well as additional comments, in the forums.

Best driver of 2021: The top 5

1. Titleist TSi3

Titleist Tsi3 sole

What Titleist says: “For players who create more consistent contact and require more precise control over CG placement. With a new Adjustable CG Track Design for advanced speed-tuned performance.”

Here’s what GolfWRX members are saying

  • @biebs333: “TSi3 driver is fantastic, great looking and forgiving; I love it. Tough to beat a Titleist, just a fantastic club all around.”
  • @dwboston: “Used my TSi3 on the course for the first time this weekend. 2 rounds, hit 22/26 fairways with it, and it’s noticeably longer than my 915 D2 (with the same shaft – GD AD BB 6S). It’s a keeper.”
  • @manima1: “Had the TSi3 for about a month now, and I can’t believe how good this head is. This thing should be getting more buzz than it is. Every once in a while, a product comes along that really moves the needle (i.e. Taylormade M series debut), and this is certainly one of those.”

You can read what other golfers are saying about the TSi3 driver in the GolfWRX forums, and see our launch piece here.

2. Ping G425 Max

Ping G425 Max sole

What Ping says: “G425 MAX elevates the moment of inertia to PING’s highest level in history. Forgiveness comes mainly from a 26-gram tungsten movable weight, made possible by weight savings from advancements in the driver’s dragonfly crown technology. The CG-shifting weight can be set in neutral, draw or fade. A T9S+ forged face increases flexing for adding distance.”

Here’s what GolfWRX members are saying

  • @EatDrinkRunLSU: “I was fitted for a PING G425 Max in late January and finally got it in late February. I’ve played 81 holes with it in the last 3 weeks. I’ve hit some of the longest drives I’ve ever hit in 25 years of playing golf over the past 3 weeks.”
  • @Jim123: “The 425 max has made me sell the tsi3 and not think twice. Yea the sound is not the best, but you have to miss the ball completely to hit this thing bad. It is beating the 400max by an easy 15 yards, and I believe it’s even more forgiving.”

You can read what other golfers are saying about the G425 Max driver in the GolfWRX forums, and see our launch piece here.

3. TaylorMade SIM2

TaylorMade SIM2 carbon sole plate

What TaylorMade says: “First we reshaped the driver, then we reconstructed it. Completely rebuilding the driver from the ground up to give you both forgiveness and distance. Go ahead, the tee box is yours. Swing away.”

Here’s what GolfWRX members are saying

  • @GooseHook: “Two rounds with the SIM2 this weekend, and I think I can at least say it’s a big improvement over the original…for me. The more lively feel and taller face are pluses, and more importantly, I had ZERO big right misses. The RDX Black has a great feel, but I might have to give my Atmos a run at it to see which one gets the most out of the head. For now at least, it feels like I can swing naturally and not fight my driver for dear life.”
  • @ScottHutch2: “I have been loving my SIM2 driver with Accra TZ5 shaft in it. Has been a great match up for me and given me the ability to hit fades off the tee again.”
  • @benclab: “benclab: “I just got the SIM2, and it’s better to me (then OG SIM). Feels better, a tad more forgiving and still hits bombs. Funny, I was making fun of the colors a few months ago, and here I am rocking one.”

You can read what other golfers are saying about the SIM2 driver in the GolfWRX forums, and see our launch piece here.

4. Callaway Epic Max LS

Callaway Epic Max LS

What Callaway says: “Introducing the new Epic MAX LS, designed for mid-to-low handicap players who want more speed, neutral ball flight and forgiveness in a lower spin, high MOI package. MAX ball speeds come from a NEW Jailbreak A.I. Speed Frame that works in combination with the A.I. Designed Flash Face. This unique driver head provides enhanced fade bias capabilities, along with Adjustable Perimeter Weighting to fine tune ball flight off the tee.”

Here’s what GolfWRX members are saying

  • @Swingblues: ” I don’t need to say the Max LS is pure PHENOMENAL, best driver ever made by Callaway. Period.”
  • @golfboy1: “Guys I have been golfing in Palm Springs, basically golf heaven! Finding the Max LS is a bomb… comes off hot and can shape it!”
  • @third-times-a-charm: “Max LS continues to impress. Again, I haven’t been seeing any positive gains like this from any driver in recent years. 

You can read what other golfers are saying about the Epic Max LS driver in the GolfWRX forums, and see our launch piece here.

5. TaylorMade SIM2 Max

What TaylorMade says: “The reconstructed SIM2 Max delivers high MOI with a heavy 24g tungsten weight positioned on the Inertia Generator. The TPS Front Weight is strategically located on the sole of the club to encourage optimal launch and spin properties, delivering complete performance and max forgiveness.”

Here’s what GolfWRX members are saying

  • @Titleist84: “Owned last year’s SIM and this year’s SIM2 Max. Last year’s SIM was slightly longer, but the SIM 2 Max is way more accurate.”

You can read what other golfers are saying about the SIM2 Max driver in the GolfWRX forums, and see our launch piece here.

Join the discussion about the best driver of 2021 in the forums. 

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Is Collin Morikawa switching putters at the 2022 Presidents Cup?

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The last time we saw Collin Morikawa tee it up in competition, he was using a 1-of-1 TaylorMade “CM Proto” prototype black blade-style putter.

 

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Throughout 2022, we’ve also seen Morikawa — who was 131st in strokes gained: putting last season — using a number of different putters, including a TaylorMade Spider GT Rollback mallet, and a TaylorMade TP Juno.

On Tuesday at the 2022 Presidents Cup, however, it appears Morikawa is switching things up again. This time, GolfWRX spotted him using a TaylorMade TP Soto with a short slant neck, a dot as the top line at address (he normally opts for a single white line), and it’s equipped with an LA Golf putter shaft.

Even at the Presidents Cup, Morikawa is continuing his putter search.

We’ll update this story with more information on why he switched when we speak to him on Wednesday. For now, enjoy the photos below!

See what GolfWRX members are saying about Collin’s putter in our forums.

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (9/21/22): Left handed Bettinardi SS7 putter

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At GolfWRX, we are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of the game in many ways.

It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball. It even allows us to share another thing we all love – buying and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a left handed Bettinardi SS7 putter

From the seller (@ShankAaron): “Used LH Bettinardi SS7 putter. Stock loft/lie and plays at 35” (I think). Used as a shop demo and it has a couple of dings here and there, but the top line and face are clean. No headcover, but will ship protected. $225 + PP fees shipped.

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Left handed Bettinardi SS7 putter

This is the most impressive current listing from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

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Best blades on the market today? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing current blades on the market. WRXer ‘MrMccormack’ is on the hunt for a new set of irons and kicks off the thread saying:

“In the market for a new set of blades, and I figured I’d gauge the thoughts from you all. To start – I am not a fan of any major OEM’s current blade model. Mizuno, Taylormade, Titleist…you name it. I’m obviously being picky here, but who isn’t looking for the perfect shape?

I’ve started looking at JDM options, including Seven, Fujimoto, Kyeoi, Epon, etc. I’ve had a set of Miura 001’s, but I couldn’t stand the sole. The Seven MBs look perfect, but I think we all know about the price tag.

Curious about your opinions on the matter. Thanks for your help in advance!”

And our members have been sharing their thoughts and suggestions in our forum.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • stephenmatt: “The Mizuno Pro 221s are the best looking, in my opinion.”
  • Lucho8: “Wilson Staff Blades.”
  • bodhi555: “If I had to get some new blades, I’d arrange a demo session with the following: Titleist 620 MB: Have tried them before and loved the feel and consistency. Not the softest blades known to man, but they perform well. – TM P7-TW: My assumption on these is that they’re the VR Pros with a TM badge on them, hence a fantastic set of irons. Heavier on price than the others, but I suspect I’d like them the most. -Ping Blueprint: Haven’t hit them, but I love the look of them, plus like the troll aspect of my first proper set of Pings (not hand-me-downs) being a set of blades. I’d also probably try some ZX Forged and the latest Vega have to offer just for reference purposes.”
  • KingTitus: “Currently gaming Callaway Apex MB 21’s. Great iron with a ton of forgiveness. Despite them producing great numbers for me, I continue to toy with the idea of putting a set of Miura MB-101s in the bag. Titleist 620MB’s are gorgeous as well.”

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