Lightweight drivers benefit women golfers that struggle to generate enough club head speed. The general rule is: the lighter the driver, the faster the swing speed, but you may see a small decrease in consistency.
Senior golfers that lack speed & flexibility will benefit greatly from the lightest ladies drivers on the market. This article will compile the 4 lightest drivers that you can buy.
I literally can’t believe that no one else has made a post about the lightest women’s drivers on the market. Can you believe that I had to look up 100+ different models individually to compile this list?
If you think I missed one, please let me know and I’ll be happy to add it. I wanted to get four different brands in this post, as XXIO would have had many drivers in the top 4 otherwise.
1) XXIO Prime Royal Edition Ladies Driver (246 grams)
XXIO is a very interesting brand. It’s made specifically to be the best brand for lightweight, forgiving, graphite-shafted clubs for senior golfers. While the brand is far more popular overseas, it’s gaining popularity in the US due to the light weight design that other brands are struggling to match. It’s a brother company to Cleveland/Srixon Golf, so you know they have great engineers to design the clubs and save weight on the club without sacrificing performance.
The XXIO Prime Royal Edition driver is just 245 grams in total. As far as I can tell, this is the lightest driver that women can buy (excluding cheap off-brand clubs that don’t perform well). However, you’ll pay for the privilege to use it, as it’s truly the highest priced women’s driver that you can buy.
- Total weight: 246g
- Head weight: 177g
- Stock shaft weight: 46g
- Stock grip weight: 23g
2) Wilson SuperLight D200 Women’s Driver (268 grams)
Wilson’s D series has always been focused on lightweight clubs to help slow swinging golfers increase their swing speed. As far as I can tell, the Wilson SuperLight D200 driver is the lightest driver that Wilson has ever produced for women. Although I truly hate the color of the driver, its performance is really what sets it apart.
Although it might not offer the best feel/sound at impact, the distance and forgiveness are hard to compete with. Oh, and the Wilson driver is a fraction of the price of the XXIO driver – so that’s a plus!
- Total weight: 268g
- Head weight: 189g
- Stock shaft weight: 44g
- Stock grip weight: 35g
3) Ping G Le Driver (284 grams)
Ping makes some of the highest quality clubs on the market. Their women-focused line, G Le, offers a much lighter weight than the mens’ G line of clubs. Although the Ping G Le driver is not quite as light as the XXIO and Wilson drivers, the performance truly can’t be beat.
I’d wager that the Ping G Le and Cobra F-Max Superlite drivers (#4) are the overall best performing drivers for women looking to increase their swing speed and fairway percentage. Although they are a little heavier, they are more forgiving across the entire face, and they result in ball speeds that are much higher than the XXIO and Wilson drivers.
- Total weight: 284g
- Head weight: 193g
- Stock shaft weight: 40g
- Stock grip weight: 51g
4) Cobra F-Max Airspeed (285 grams)
Cobra has knocked off a couple of grams with each of their last 5 releases or so. You can tell that they are putting a huge focus on developing one of the lightest women’s drivers. Their latest release, the Cobra F-Max Airspeed women’s driver, weight just 285 grams. It appears the best the lightest Cobra driver that you can buy. The F-Max Superlite is just 2 grams heavier.
On top of the higher club head speed due to the light weight, you can also expect a draw bias due to the offset, and lots of forgiveness due to the low center of gravity. It’s truly a great all around driver for senior women that want to hit more fairways and gain more distance.
- Total weight: 285g
- Head weight: 199g
- Stock shaft weight: 40g
- Stock grip weight: 46g