Breaking in drivers.
I play alot of softball, and I know that softball bats break in after a certain amount of hits. Do golf drivers do the same thing?
Thank you for the question, "is it possible to break in a driver?" The answer would be partially.
The reason why it would be partially is due to the importance of being properly fit for a driver. For example, if you weren't properly fit for a driver then you would need to compensate your swing in order to hit a good shot.
There are 3 parts of the driver. Those parts consist of the grip, shaft, and clubhead. The most important part would be the shaft. It is the most important piece because of the shaft flex and weight.
For example, if your swing speed is above 100 mph and you were using a shaft that is fit for a senior then you would have a serious timing issue since a senior shaft is made for slower swing speeds. In this scenario you would have to acquire feel by compensating your swing which in turn would feel like breaking in a driver once you master that timing.
However, if you were to take that route you would handicap your game in terms of reaching your potential due to compensating your swing. The recommended route would be to get a Custom Fit
driver so you could maximize your potential in terms of driving distance and accuracy.
By using a custom fit driver you would no longer need to adjust your swing in order to hit your desired ball flight. In result, you would employ a swing with proper alignments that would hit the ball much straighter and farther.
If you are currently using a driver that is not fit then I would highly recommend getting custom fitted as this would help your game tremendously. By not doing so then yes, it would be just like softball and you would acquire the feeling of breaking in a driver due to you having to manipulate your swing to achieve a ball flight that you're satisfied with.
I hope this information has helped and if you have any further questions, feel free to fill out the comment form below.