Golf Digest Report
Several years ago, the cover title of the November 2003 issue of Golf Digest was, "New Research: Easy Distance, More Loft Will Get You 10 More Yards." That issue was full of data that called for higher driver loft. This conclusion has been reinforced with several subsequent studies and live testers. Even with that evidence, the major golf manufacturers continue to make drivers for pros, and market those same clubs to the rest of us. That doesn't make sense because very few of us have the swing or skill of professionals.
Also, the older we get, the slower our swings. Loft becomes more and more important as our speed and flexibility diminishes. We have continued to offer the highest loft drivers in the industry with our 13 nad 15 degree BIG STIK's.
Golf Digest Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, Jerry Tarde said there is unanimous agreement among the Golf Digest Equipment Panel.
- "Everyone would gain distance if they used
more loft." (page 16)
- "...try a driver with more
loft. It could change your life." Mike Stachura (page 115)
- "...slower swingers can get
more distance with a higher launch angle."(page 115)
- "To achieve the optimum distance-producing
trajectories, even tour players have gone to higher lofts." (page 115)
- Based on robot testing by Golf Laboratories Inc., "For most golfers, adding loft to their drivers will add an average of at least 10 yards to their drives." (page 116)
Unfortunately, that article is no longer archived, so we can't link you to it directly. But the evidence is still as valid as ever. Higher loft means more distance, especially for average golfers.