Best Drivers For Slicers 

 February 24, 2020

By  Kennie Kat

Most amateurs struggle with a slice and unfortunately most amateurs don't have the time to dedicate to their golf game to improve their slice. That's okay, the golf industry has created lots of drivers that will help your slice and maybe help you hit more fairways

What Causes A Slice?

A slice occurs when the club head is traveling from right to left, diagonally across the ball and the face is pointing right at impact. The opposite directions of the club head and the face are what causes the ball to start left and then immediately curve back to the right of the fairway

How will drivers help a slice?

Drivers are created with a face that is curved. This is known as "roll & bulge". Simply put, a driver manufacturer can create a driver with a certain curvature to the face and a more forgiving head that can help minimize the severity of your slice.

Best Drivers For Slicers of The Ball

Ping G400 Max

Ping is known for a few things and one of them is making forgiving golf clubs for the average golfer. The Ping G400 Max has been one of the most forgiving drivers released in the past few years and still retails in the secondary market for almost 80% of the MSRP. Usually golf equipment drops significantly in price after new equipment is released, but that just goes to show you how good this driver is for your average joe.

The large forgiving head with weight low helps keep the ball from slicing more on those off center hits. I would strongly recommend that G400 Max if you're looking for a driver to help keep some of your slices in play.

Ping G500 MAX

Larger, oversized profile and 460cc head help golfers gain distance through forgiveness.

  • Tungsten sole weight to increase MOI (forgiveness)
  • Multi-material design reduces drag and elevates speed to enable longer drives and fairway-finding forgiveness
  • Forged, precision-machined face allows for 16% more flex for powerful sound and feel across the face

Taylormade M6

Taylormade is quite possibly one the biggest names in drivers, so it makes sense that they would offer a forgiving driver head to capture all of the market. While their marketing is centered towards distance and "elite" players, the M6 is a great club for golfers that want more forgiveness and stability in their shots.

The design, in my opinion, is one of the most attractive in this segment and it comes with the same principles that every driver in this category offers.

Low center of gravity
Big Forgiving Head

All of these are going to help you keep more of your slices in play.

TaylorMade M6

Every M6 driver head has been individually calibrated to reach the threshold of the maximum legal limit of ball speed.

  • Revolutionary new face curvature with a corrective face angle on off center hits, engineered to reduce side spin and deliver straighter shots
  • Inertia Generator stores 46g of weight low and back for maximum forgiveness

Rogue Draw

I think Callaway attempted to grab your attention by calling this the Rogue Draw. I think the idea is that if you believe the club is designed to draw then you'll buy it as it will help your slice. It sounds a lot better than the Rogue Anti-Slice, but the technology remains the same.

It's a large forgiving head with extra weight in the heel of the club. The idea is that this additional weight will encourage you get the face of your driver more closed at impact. When you're dealing with a club that you swing faster than a car traveling on the highway, every single degree that you can get that face closed is going to help minimize your slice and keep you in play.

Callaway Rogue Draw

Repositioned weight in the Rogue Draw Driver enhances the gear effect to promote a distance-enhancing shot shape.

  • Jailbreak technology for quicker ball speeds
  • Boeing designed aerodynamics to increase club speed
  • Weighting in the club to promote a draw shape
  • Triaxial carbon crown that increase MOI (forgiveness)

Maverick Max

I think that Callaway took a lesson from Pings book and understood that calling drivers by the name of Max is appealing to the average golfer. The max version is exactly what a slicer of the ball needs. A large, more forgiving head with weight low and as far back as possible. 

This combination of engineering will ensure that you're going to keep more balls in play due to the forgiving nature of the design.

Callaway Golf 2020 Mavrik Max Driver (Right Hand, Project X Evenflow Riptide 50G, Stiff, 9 Degree)
  • The new face architecture required FS2S titanium, an extremely strong material that’s 6 grams...
  • Two internal Jailbreak bars connect the sole and crown to promote fast ball speed, and the...
  • We also used A. I. to design a sophisticated internal titanium rib system that fine-tunes the head...

Last update on 2022-02-14 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Sim Max

Taylormade and Callaway are constantly in competition with each other so there is no shock that they also went the direction of copying Ping by calling their drivers aimed to be more forgiving, "max". The SIM Max is not much different than anything on this list. The weight is low and in the back of the club to provide forgiveness on off centered hits.

The added benefit is that the SIM is the newest technology offering in the market and likely to give you slightly increased ball speeds across the face when you miss the center.

TaylorMade SIM MAX Driver, Fujikura Ventus Blue 6 Shaft, 10.5 Degree Loft, Right Hand, Stiff Flex
  • Revolutionary New Shape with Aerodynamic Asymmetric Sole and Inertia Generator: Designed to provide...
  • Speed Injected technology for intelligently optimized C. O. R. where golfers typically hit it:...
  • Twist Face technology with slightly larger face area: Uses corrective face angle face designed to...

Last update on 2022-02-14 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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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