Golf Monthly's Lynx Predator driver review, a club aimed at beginners and golfers with slower clubhead speeds seeking performance without the price tag

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Lynx Predator driver

Pros:

  • A modern-looking adjustable driver with plenty of shelf appeal and ample distance for newcomers to the game or those on a tight budget.

Cons:

  • Perhaps doesn’t quite provide the accuracy and distance from severe heel and toe strikes beginners are looking for.

Product:

Lynx Predator driver

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£139.00

Key Technology
The Predator driver utilises a four-piece forged titanium construction in the 460cc clubhead to maximise distance and forgiveness. It is available in four matching clubhead and shaft colours – yellow, orange, black or green – and six different adjustable loft options, three with draw bias.

Will suit
Newcomers to the game looking for a driver that works for their average swing speed.

GM Review

Looks
At address, the crown has striking cosmetics regardless of the colour you choose. The triangular pattern subconsciously helps you position the ball centrally and swing the club away on a neutral path. The head shape is quite toe heavy and the face is set forward of the hosel, but the larger profile is sure to inspire confidence.

Performance
This driver is easy to align and feels solid and powerful from the sweetspot. Lynx’s ‘firm’ shaft felt like it sat between normal stiff and regular graphite shafts, so faster swingers may find the ball launches a little high and with too much spin.

This would therefore not maximise distance as they would like, but it’s likely these players would opt for other offerings in the Lynx driver range, like the Boom Boom 3 or the Black Cat. The Predator is an entry-level product geared towards newcomers to the game, and the performance and style is well suited to this purpose.

Distance from well-struck drives was as we expected, close to rivalling clubs from other manufacturers that are twice the price. We like that the draw bias comes in the higher lofts, as it’s slower swingers who tend to slice the ball who are likely to need it most.

Verdict

A vibrant looking driver that won’t break the bank and provides golfers with solid performance off the tee.