Review: Polara Golf Advantage Driver

Above: The new Polara Golf Advantage Driver, designed to be the longest hitting driver in golf
Above: The new Polara Golf Advantage Driver, designed to be the longest hitting driver in golf

Polara made major waves a few years back with their mid-air correcting marvel of a ball. The Ultimate Straight cured hackers’ most misery-inducing malady: slices and hooks. The nifty asymmetrical dimple pattern may not pass the scrutiny of the powers that be, but it’s all good.

Though non-conforming to USGA and R&A standards, their ultimate straight and follow-ups managed to carve out a sizeable wedge of the crowded golf ball market as everyday duffers, myself included, went coco puffs for the shot straightening wunderkinds which allowed the less golf-gifted to hit a lot more fairways thus making the game a whole lot more fun.

But could Polara strike lightening twice? Their Advantage drivers sport an oversized, nonconforming 475cc head with a giant sweet spot, goosed moment of inertia and extra forgiveness on off center lashes. Couple that with an ultra thin beta-titanium face for a USGA regulation exceeding mega-boing that rockets the ball off this big dog faster than a bat out of hell.

While test-driving a 10.5 stiff shafted model (it also comes in 12, HL1 and HL3) with Polara balls, the trampoline effect off the face was an awesome spectacle to behold and I managed to smack some long in the tooth doozies that sailed into the distant horizon.

Bottom Line: It’s an excellent club for beginners, occasional players still searching for their groove and folks just looking to hit with friends and have a blast. For seasoned golfers any yardage gains will be a lot less pronounced.

The only thing holding me back from giving the Advantage the coveted driver spot in my golf bag comes down to pride, I don’t want my buddies to bitch that the only reason I’m kicking their butts is my club. Hmm… on the other hand though with a logo covering custom clubcrown decal they’d be none the wiser.

Mike Dojc

Mike Dojc

A card-carrying member of the leisure cognoscenti when Mike Dojc isn’t repairing impossibly large divots or alphabetizing his impressive ball marker collection, he’s slinging copy for a diverse range of editorial and corporate entities. Highlights of his client roster include Nike, Geico, Maxim, Metro News, CAA, AAA, Men’s Fashion, Huffington Post, Golf Canada, Fairways Magazine, Back 9 Network, and many others. He blogs at SlingingBirdies.com

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  1. I am 73 years old and have had two shoulder surgeries two hip replacements a steel plate in my ankle and i have two polara drivers. I LOVE THEM ! Before i got them i had lost a ton of distance. Now at least i got some of it back.

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