Have you ever wondered why you sometimes hit your 3-wood or even your 5-wood as far or even further than you hit your driver?
Many golfers select the wrong driver loft for their ability and strength. Yes, I realize that goes against your rationale for buying golf clubs.
However, it is similar to using a garden hose turned up to full power to try to get the longest distance of water spray. If you suddenly turned down the water pressure, you would see a loss of distance in the spray. In order to regain some of that distance, you raise the angle of the nozzle! Same thing is true with a golf driver. With a slower swing speed (less distance), you need a higher lofted driver which raises the trajectory to regain some of that distance.
|If Your NORMAL Average Drive Distance Is||Your Driver Loft Should Be|
|0 - 140 yards.||16.5°|
|140 - 160 yards||15.5°|
|160 - 180 yards||15°|
|180 - 195 yards||14°|
|195 - 210 yards||13°|
|210 - 225 yards||12°|