Nearly every golf driver produced today sits at the USGA maximum size limit of 440 cc. Many golfers prefer the look and feel of smaller head drivers and find that they hit this size of driver head more consistently. This style of driver has become harder and harder to find which is why we put together this list of the best small head golf drivers of 2020.
These small-head drivers peaked in popularity many years ago and have basically halted in manufacturing. Nowadays if you’re looking for the best small-head drivers under 400cc you are likely looking at vintage clubs for resale.
In this guide we are going to cover the best small head drivers that are still being manufactured to this day. These models sit mostly in the 435cc to 445cc range. And unlike the true small head drivers that were manufactured in the early 2000s you will not have to purchase these drivers second hand.
If you are looking to find true mini drivers skip to the bottom of this list where we include our top vintage options offered for resale.
TaylorMade Golf Original One Mini Driver
Our top selection for the best small-head golf driver is this Taylor made golf original Minnie driver. This is the only newly manufactured mini driver on the market. This Taylormade model is the only golf driver we came across that sits under the 430 cc mark that is available to be purchased brand new.
- 275 cc Head
- Loft:11.5 Degrees Adjustable up to four degrees
- more control and forgiveness than a fairway wood
- Playable From The Fairway
- Twist Face technology
- Revolutionary tri-material body (Titanium, Steel, Carbon)
- Speed Pocket
With the head size of 275 cc we found this Taylor made mini driver to be the smallest on our list. As we stated earlier this style of club is incredibly rare to find a driver with a 275 cc head that is still brand new is incredibly rare.
This combination of small health size in in today’s latest golf technology is not something that is not seen in any other clubs.
This club is typically sitting at an 11.5° loft though with 12 different loft adjustments this club can be changed up to a total of 4°. This adjustable loft will come in handy as you will find that the loft you prefer with the regular size driver may differ from a mini driver like this.
Though it may look like a traditional fairway wood describes design to offer golfers more control and forgiveness this is ,of course, important as driving accuracy is one of the main focal points of a golf game.
Another great feature of this mini drivers that it’s playable from the fairway. This feature may help you feel a gap in your game when the Threewood doesn’t quite give you enough distance to reach the green.
Also featured in this driver is Taylor made’s proprietary twist face technology. Twist face technology is used in all of Taylormades drivers that have been released in the last two years.
This is some of golfs newest technology and is one of the many reasons that Taylormade drivers continue to be some of the most popular drivers in golf.
This driver is made up of a tri material build now this may not sound like much to you right now but what this build does is lower the centre of gravity in the driver’s head and move it towards the back of the club.
This movement of the centre of gravity allows for is it increased launch and a higher level of forgiveness. This will make it easier for you to hit your driver off the tee as well as, give you more forgiveness on off-centre hits.
Cost And Value
Stage of just under $400 this model is one of the more expensive options on the list that being said we think it’s worth every penny.
Due to the fact that this Taylormade mini driver is the only newly manufactured driver the club head of its size makes this club in a class of its own.
If you’re looking for the smallest had a driver featuring all I’ve golfs newest technologies then look no farther than this awesome mini driver from Taylor made.
PING G400 Driver – 445 cc
Next time list of the best small-head driver ping G 400 model. Sitting at 445 cc this is another high-quality driver that has a head sitting below that 460cc threshold.
- Ultra Thin Crown
- Machined Back Weight
- Enhanced Acoustics
- Faster Forged Face
The ultra-thin crown built into this Ping G400 driver is a key feature to this club. This thin crown reduces the weight at the front end of the club and allows them to distribute it in more beneficial areas.
This includes a tungsten weight that sits at the back of the club in order to create extreme MOI. MOI stands for moment of inertia, this elevates the forgiveness and the accuracy of your club, both very important factors when driving the ball.
At 445 cubic centimeters this model is not too much smaller than your traditional golf driver. Unfortunately, golf drivers, these days do not tend to be that much smaller than the 460cc maximum limit. That being said This 445cc driver head is one of the smallest head models that can still be purchased new.
The enhanced acoustics of this club will not help your golf game per say but they can certainly be a lot of fun on the course. The internal rib structure of the G400 head gives you a rich and full sound at impact.
The faster-forged face of this club is another great feature of this ping driver. The increased flexing in the clubface, in turn, increases the ball speed as it comes off the clubface.
Cost And Value
With a price tag of $400 as of writing this, this ping G 400 is one of the higher-end models on our list. If you are looking for a high-quality small head driver loaded with all of golfs newest technology look no farther than this fantastic driver from pain.
Best Budget Small Head Drivers
Srixon Z 745 Driver 430cc
This small-headed driver is a great option for those golfers not looking to break the bank. At 430 cubic centimetres golfers will find that this model is perfect for those golfers looking for a smaller driver head while still keeping the head considerably larger than a fairway wood.
- Adjustable Lofts
- Moveable weights
- Advanced face construction
One great feature built-in to this club is the adjustable loft. Golfers will find they’re able to adjust the loft of this club into 12 different settings. Adjusting the loft can help with your ability to make contact the ball as well as the total distance your body may travel.
Also included in this club is moveable weights. There are three separate ways that can be placed on two different sections of the clubhead. This can be used to alter the MOI and the centre of gravity at the club. By changing the centre of gravity you’ll be able to affect the launch at which the ball comes off the clubface.
The advanced face construction of this certain golf driver increases the ball speed after impact. This phase construction also increases the size of the sweet spot which offers you a little more forgiveness off the tee.
Cost And Value
With a price tag just under $250 this model is on the lower price range for small-head drivers on our list.
If you’re looking for a new small-headed driver but don’t want to break the bank look no further than this awesome model from Srixon.
Buying Clubs Second Hand
If none of the clubs above are what you’re looking for in your small-head driver then your next best bet is to purchase a club second hand. There are many sites to choose from to buy used golf clubs. In my experience, my choice has been to find used clubs through ebay though they may be better options depending on your area.
If you do decide to go ahead and purchased a used small-headed driver second hand. Then there are several models that received great consumer reviews over the years that we would like to suggest.
- Cleveland Launcher 400
- Taylormade R510 TP
- Big Bertha Mini 1.5 235 cc
- Taylormade R510 TP
- Titleist 905S
All of these models measure under 400 cc in head size. And due to their popularity should be relatively easy to find on used golf club websites.
Conclusion Best Small Head Drivers 2020 Reviewed
We hope you enjoyed our guide the best small head golf drivers. If you have any questions regarding our list or any other products on our list you should reach out in the comments below.
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