Callaway FT iQ
The new breed in the Callaway driver family, the FT iQ is a solid driver made of a carbon-composite and titanium. Its special Hyperbolic Face Technology and sleek, aerodynamic design promote straight and penetrating drives. Stock shafts work well and are carefully matched to each club head. FT Series drivers are available in the $300 to $500 range (as of 2009).
TaylorMade is widely popular on the PGA Tour for a reason. Its modern Burner drivers significantly promote distance and accuracy. Each driver has a large hitting area, balanced head and strong stock shafts. Even with mishits, Burners produce low, penetrating drives. Depending on the model and retailer, Burner drivers run between $200 and $500 (as of 2009).
Nike SQ Dymo
Nike, aside from snaring Tiger Woods to endorse its drivers, boasts the SQ Dymo line of distance-promoting drivers. With square- and rounded-head options, SQ drivers are comfortably weighted with strong kick points. They are also forgiving titanium clubs. The square design keeps shots straight and prevents turned-over tee shots, which promotes distance. SQ drivers can be purchased in the $150 to $300 range (as of 2009).
Cleveland Launcher Series
Cleveland Launcher drivers are made with the long ball at the fore of its design. The line is famous for its thin, strong face. The crown and overall head are strong and equipped with a rear-faced horseshoe bottom weight that promotes powerful follow-through at impact. Stock shafts are light and strong, even for big hitters. Launcher drivers are forgiving and comfortable at impact. As of 2009, Launcher Series drivers fall into the $250 to $300 price range.