An offset driver is one of the most powerful cures for a slice.
By positioning the clubface slightly behind the shaft, it gives you more time to square the club at impact. This encourages right to left spin (ie draw shape) and minimizes left to right spin (ie slice shape).
Although there aren’t very many offset drivers to choose from, Cobra, Callaway, and Wilson still produce them. Basically, if you are willing to embrace your natural slice shape off the tee, an offset driver could be the perfect companion for reducing this tendency and helping you find more fairways.
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Best Golf Drivers with Offset
Cobra F-Max Offset Driver
The Cobra F-Max Offset Driver weighs 50 grams less than conventional drivers to help you create effortless distance.
Offset Hosel – An offset hosel corrects any rightward tendencies and helps you find the middle of the fairway easier and more consistently.
Back/Heel Weighting – If you have trouble turning the club over, having weight concentrated low and towards the heel will reduce your slice and help you hit straighter drives.
Easy Alignment – The Cobra PWR Ridges provide a visual alignment to help you set up square to your target every time.
Light Weight Crown – Replacing titanium with carbon fiber saves 10 grams that is repositioned low and back to maintain a high MOI.
Callaway Big Bertha 21 Offset Driver
Designed to unlock extra distance – If you want to hit the ball farther, you have to hit it straighter. To help eliminate your slice or big miss, Callaway has built the Big Bertha 21 Offset Driver. It’s Callaway’s first high launch driver with an ultra-low forward CG for low spin. It’s a new formula for distance to give you a more consistent ball flight, and more tee shots that find the fairway.
Flash Face For Higher Ball Speed – Callaway has advanced their A.I. designed Flash Face to promote fast ball speeds across a more expansive area. So you’ll still hit it a long way, even when you miss the center of the face.
Draw Bias Weighting + Offset Hosel – Built to improve your launch angles, and stop your slice. The large Big Bertha head is specifically engineered with internal draw bias weighting for a straighter, longer ball flight.
Jailbreak Bars for Ball Speed And Forgiveness: Two internal Jailbreak bars connect the sole and crown to promote fast ball speed, and the significantly lighter carbon crown allows the weight to be redistributed for higher MOI.
Wilson Launch Pad Driver
PGX Offset Golf Driver
Offset Hosel – The offset of the driver helps you square the ball at impact. Having a square face at impact is important and will result in straighter drivers.
Massive Sweet Spot – At 460cc’s the PGX Offset driver offers every golfer a large sweet spot giving you maximum forgiveness.
Matte Black Finish – The matte black finish and white and green gives the driver a clean and sleek look.
Do offset drivers really work?
Offset drivers most definitely work for golfers who slice the ball consistently off the tee. In some respects, you could almost say that they work too well, offering an equipment fix for what is ultimately a problem with your swing.
With that being said, if you just won’t a driver that can reduce your slice and help you find more fairways, an offset driver is definitely worth considering.
Will an offset driver fix my slice?
The primary purpose of an offset driver is to cure a slice. By positioning the hosel of the club ahead of the clubface, it makes it easier to square the clubface at impact, without having to make any changes to your swing.
Obviously, your swing is the primary determinant of whether or not you slice a golf ball. The point is that if you have a tendency to slice the ball, an offset driver can help reduce this tendency, meaning straighter and longer drives.
Should I use an offset driver?
If you struggle with a slice, you should definitely consider using an offset driver. The offset built into the club makes it easier to square the face at impact, one of the most powerful cures for a slice that equipment can offer. Conversely, if you struggle with a slice and use a driver that sets up open to the target, you will hit the ball right of the target with soul-destroying frequency.
Do pros use offset drivers?
In almost all cases, the answer is no. Golf pros don’t use offset drivers.
This is mainly because most pros have an extremely efficient release and they have no difficulty squaring the clubface at impact. The last thing they need is a golf club which could encourage a big miss to the left. This is often the miss that pros fight extremely hard to eliminate from their game completely. An offset driver tends to exacerbate rather than alleviate a miss to the left.