The Best Drivers For Women Or Anyone With Slower Swing Speeds 

 November 4, 2019

By  Kennie Kat

The average amateur woman swings a driver around 70mph in comparison to the average male golfer who swings around 90mph. There aren’t any major design differences in the types of drivers that are for women in relation to the ones for men. Here are a few ideas on how to find the best driver for women and really anyone with swing speeds around 60-80mph.

What makes a driver better for women?


The slower your speed, the more loft you will need on a club to launch the ball in the air and have it travel further. 

Think of a 2iron. It has very little loft and requires a great deal of speed to get the ball to launch in the air. On the other side, if you grab a pitching wedge, it’s very easy to get the ball in the air due to the increased loft.


While this isn’t universally true, most people tend to swing lighter objects fasters. Swinging a 5lb weight should be easier than swinging a 10lbs weight in theory, but you may find that a larger weight swings much faster at the bottom of your swing because it’s heavier.

A good rule of thumb is a weight that isn’t so light that it feels flimsy but isn’t so heavy that you struggle to swing it quickly.

Shaft Flex

I don’t claim to be a shaft person, but usually, a stiffer shaft is going to be heavier than a softer shaft. This is very player specific and ultimately depends on what the golfer likes. Most people will agree that women may feel more comfortable swinging a lighter and softer shaft.

What are some of the best drivers for women?

The best drivers for women are usually going to be some variation of the best drivers for men with slower swing speeds. You’ll want a large, forgiving head that will allow for the most ball speed across the face to deal and lots of loft.

My Top Pick

Ping G400 Max

Yes, this is last years model Ping and I know there are some newer models out but there is a reason this club has remained at such a high resell value in the market and it’s not because it’s a bad club. With 10.5 degrees of loft and adjustable up to 11.5 degrees of loft, you can’t go wrong.

The Ping G400 Max has one of the most forgiving heads on the market and has some of the highest ball speeds across all levels of golfers, especially women.

There are some “ladies” specific drivers that Ping sells, but if you’re looking for the best driver for a woman’s swing speed, the G400 is by far the best option to look at.

Best Value For Money

Cobra F9
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I think that Cobra did an absolutely amazing job with the F9 driver this year and they are definitely a brand that doesn’t get a lot of credit for their products. I use a Cobra F7, 3wood and it is by far my favorite club in the bag. The F9 comes with all the packed technology that you would expect:

  • Adjustable loft
  • Adjustable weights
  • CNC milled face to increase ball speeds
  • Carbon crown for low center of gravity
  • Cobra Connect to track your shots with the GPS App

I mean, the list goes on and on. If you’re looking for the best driver for women with features and lots of value added in that’s sure to keep this driver relevant for the next 2-3 years, then the Cobra F9 is going to be a hard club to beat.

Oh, did I forget to mention? It has loft settings that range from 11º all the way up to 14º of loft! That is an impressive amount of options that will allow you to dial this club in for basically every amateur woman golfer on the planet.

Runner Up

Callaway Rogue

The Rogue made its appearance into the market in 2018 and due to the constant release of golf clubs and the previous Epic that was a huge success, I don’t think the Rogue had enough time in the sun to really shine.

This is a great driver for women because it has lots of loft adjustability, in fact, it can be lofted all the way up to 13º and it was voted one of the most forgiving drivers when it entered the market. The Jailbreak technology is basically a fancy way of saying that it has two bars behind the face that keep the ball speeds up on tee shots which is something that pretty much every amateur woman golfer will need when hitting from the tee box.

The carbon crown has a cool look to it but keeps the overall weight low and the center of gravity low to help launch that ball in the air as best as possible. Now that the newest generation of drivers has been released, you can pick this one up for a steal on many sites across the internet.

Kennie Kat

Kennie 'Kat' Elerby is the creator of KennieKatGolf.com, a website created to share his journey, hold himself accountable and inspire other amateur golfers to improve. You can find my content on Youtube - KennieKatGolf

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