How the F14 Sphinx Compares to Other Drivers
With the incredible amount of options for drivers on the market, it’s understandable that you may be overwhelmed when trying to discern which driver is the best choice for you.
It goes without saying that our opinion is slightly slanted, but to help you understand why we believe the F14 Sphinx truly is your best option, we took a look at the three leading drivers, compared it to the F14, and put together this honest comparison guide.
Let’s break down how the F14 stands up to the three leading competitors - by the end, I’m sure you’ll agree that the Sphinx is your best option.
Drivers aren’t cheap, but you don’t have to pay exorbitant prices to play with a quality club. Let’s take a look at the other guys first.
The Other Guys: Starting at $400
The three top drivers start at a whopping $408 and go up as high as $599.
F14 Sphinx: More Affordable
At Pyramid Golf, we want to provide the everyday golfer with premium equipment without the premium price tag without compromising the quality of the gear. We do this by cutting out the middleman, going direct to the manufacturer, and passing those savings onto you.
The price of the F14 Sphinx sits at $219.00, a considerable 46% less than the cheapest option we compared it to.
Most drivers have 12° of loft or less - and that’s fine for those who swing at over 97 mph. The thing is, 75% of golfers swing their driver less than 100 mph, with the average being 93.4 mph; as you age, this speed decreases.
For the everyday golfer who swings less than 100 mph, the optimal launch height range is anywhere between 13°-19° seeing as it provides more spin. This is a good thing when a ball is traveling at a relatively low velocity as this extra spin keeps the ball in the air longer. (More on that in a minute)
With that in mind, let’s take a look at the loft of the other guys.
The Other Guys: Standard Loft Options
The range for the three leading clubs range anywhere from 9° to 12°. This is ideal if you effortlessly hit monster shots, but if you fall within the 75% of everyday golfers, the only way you can launch it higher and carry it farther is by practicing and strength conditioning.
Both are not bad things - but why not use a club that doesn’t require you to get all beefed up at the gym?
F14 Sphinx: The Loft You Need
The F14 Sphinx features a strategic 14° loft, making it easy to achieve the 13° - 16° launch angle you need if your swing speed is below 97 mph. This loft is considerably more than any of the drivers we looked at, but less than a 3-wood.
This also means you don’t have to catch the ball on the upswing - this club does it for you.
As we mentioned above, spin keeps the ball in the air for a longer period of time if the ball is traveling at a relatively low velocity. In other words, golfers with slower swing speeds need more spin, not less.
PGA players who nail speeds of 100 mph+ don’t need this club because the opposite is true - once a ball reaches a certain velocity over 100 mph, excess spin will slow it down.
But if you’re within the 75% of golfers with swing speeds less than 100 mph, you want that extra spin.
The Other Guys: Low-Spinning
All three of the golf clubs we looked at had a ball flight that was high and low spinning. This is great for pros and guys who hit monster shots, but can backfire for those with a modest swing.
F14 Sphinx: Extra Spin
Josh Boggs, the inventor of the F14, found the sweet spot for spin right between too much and not enough.
The less speed you have, the more loft you need to get the ball up - and the extra spin built into the F14 will maintain any kind of carry.
Standard drivers have a length of around 45”, which again is great for pro golfers or guys with Popeye forearms that hit like a freight train.
As you read this section, keep this in mind: The closer you stand to the ball, the more upright your swing is, which increases your launch angle.
The Other Guys: Around 45”
Two of the options we reviewed have a standard length of 45.50”, with the third option measuring in at 45.75”.
F14 Sphinx: Shorter Shaft
The length of the F14 Sphinx shaft measures in at 43.5” long, about 2 inches less than the average driver as well as the three we’re comparing it to.
Shaving off these two inches means you’ll naturally stand closer to the ball, which as we mentioned above, helps you to swing more upright and increases your launch angle.
Other Advantages of the F14
Let’s wrap this up by taking a look at some features unique to the F14, starting with the driving cavity.
When designing the F14, Josh created what he calls a “driving cavity”, where weight was removed from one area and redistributed to the perimeter.
This creates a giant sweet spot and higher moment of inertia, which in turn increases forgiveness to make your miss-hits travel farther and higher.
Measuring in at 262 cubic centimeters, the clubhead volume of the F14 is a little over half the size of the drivers we compared it to.
This reduces the drag of wind resistance that comes with the larger heads of standard drivers.
Anti-Chunk Leading Edge
If you happen to hit a little behind the ball, the softly curved anti-chunk leading edge will make it so that you still glide smoothly across the turf.
The edge also allows you to strike down at impact without having to worry about sticking the clubhead into the ground.
If you’re ready to launch it high and keep it in the air even with a modest swing, make the switch to the F14 Sphinx today and take advantage of this limited time price drop deal - no code needed.