Slice is unique phenomenon in golf, in a negative way, of course. Everyone, even the experts, occasionally hits a slice and as a result, everyone equally hates it. Slices destroy your confidence and mood right off the bat, when you need it the most. Beginners in particular seem to be struggling with this the most. Most usually, slice is caused by some type of error in your swing. Because beginner golfers are the most inexperienced and usually make the most mistakes during the process of swinging their driver, it’s not so surprising that they suffer from slices the most. It’s a well known fact that the most common problem among beginners who show up at doorsteps of golf instructors is slicing of their shots. You have to give credit to them as well, because that’s exactly what everyone should be doing to fix their golf problem. Simply buying more expensive, fancier golf club won’t change much. It might give your scores a slight boost, but nothing compared to where few golf lessons will get you.

Once you are done with your training, you can turn to golf clubs for further aid as well. Golf club manufacturers use two main approaches to tackling the problem of slice. One approach is best represented by offset driver concept. Drivers of this kind have been around for decades now, and still remain somewhat popular because of their effectiveness in helping players slice less often. With these drivers, manufacturers tweak the design so that the tee shots that would usually be botched turn out to be okay. This is achieved by tweaking the design of club face and adapting it to reflect and resolve most common mistakes that beginners make. I think this method has its merits and certain advantages, but one obvious disadvantage is that, as long as you’re playing with offset drivers, you can not and must not resolve your slicing problem. Offset drivers are just shortcut fix of your problem and they are set up pretty good facade of competency, while the actual root cause of slices remain unsolved.

On the other hand, draw drivers are much better and they help out in eliminating slices without any significant changes in clubface design. They look and function almost like normal golf drivers, except for few subtle design tweaks that are proven to be extremely effective in resolving this problem. If you don’t trust my words and need proof of alleged effectiveness of these drivers, as you have every right to do, then i’m happy to say that there have been many experiments conducted with these clubs. Researchers had newbie golfers play with their regular golf drivers and then with these clubs. Increases in distance were common and instantly obvious. Thus, we can say with certainty that draw drivers can reduce chances of making a slice, while improving overall distance of your tee shots. It’s not just beginners who can benefit from using draw drivers, but average and professional golfers as well.

Due to this fact, draw drivers are becoming more and more popular among golfers today. In last paragraph, we didn’t get the chance to talk about how exactly these drivers improve your golf game. Only the pros of golf equipment would be able to spot the subtle changes to these clubs that make them so good. The main change is allocation of weight that shifts center of gravity towards the heel of the club. This reduces errors during the swing and creates greater surface on the clubface that you can hit the ball with, thus improving performance by increasing effects of draw in the end. There are few drivers that allow players to customize center of gravity by adjusting weighting settings, but they don’t work nearly as well as fixed weight draw drivers do. Draw drivers also tend to have lighter shafts than usual, which in turn makes your ball fly straighter to the destination.  

With all these benefits, one would rightfully assume that draw drivers are extremely expensive, but one would be wrong. They cost pretty much the same as regular drivers, sometimes even less. The clubs that cost under two hundred dollars of course won’t be as good as Rogue Draw Driver by Callaway (which, in my opinion, is the best one of them all), but they’re still well worth the money if you need help with fixing your slice problem. But first things first, i would always recommend to seek help from instructor in the first place. If you want the best of the best, like top-rated Callaway and TaylorMade draw drivers, feel free to check out eBay and other used golf club stores for good deals. When newer clubs get released, old ones are sold at very cheap price, but they are still good in action. I always look for those used golf driver bargains.