Performance Golf SF1 Driver Review

Performance Golf SF1 Driver Review

By Paul Liberatore

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Time to read 5 min

You know what frustrates me to no end when I’m not having a great day on the golf course? It’s when my slice gets out of control off the tee. When it goes south, it really goes south for me. Time after time, my ball starts out down the middle of the fairway only to head violently right into some undesirable den of iniquity.

It was on a particularly bad slicing day that one of my playing partners suggested I try his driver. Normally I’m pretty hesitant to try other people’s equipment, but on this day, I had nothing to lose.

On the next tee, I grabbed his driver and striped it right down the middle. Same story on the next hole, and the next.

It was the Performance Golf SF1 driver.

This driver is packed full of revolutionary technology designed to help chronic slicers straighten out their tee shots.

If you fall into this camp like a lot of our Golfer’s Authority readers, stay with me until the end. We’re going to take a deep dive into why this driver is such a game changer.

Key Features

Square Face Technology helps golfers get their face pointing at the target instead of being open.

AeroSquare Crown increases toe rotation at impact so golfers can more easily square the clubhead.

Anti-Slice Face Curvature produces draw spin to promote a straighter ball flight.

Design and Technology

The Performance Golf SF1 driver has some cutting-edge technology and design features that set it apart from other drivers in its class.

The overall concept of this driver can be summed up in its SquareFace Technology. Broadly put, this technology encompasses all the driver’s features that are geared toward helping golfers get rid of their slice .

More specifically, the conversation starts with the SF1’s Anti-Slice Face Curvature. Just like this feature’s name suggests, the clubface is curved in a way that promotes a square or even closing clubface through impact. This eliminates slice spin and therefore produces shots that fly straighter. 

Next is the AeroSquare Crown. This feature allows the clubface to rotate more quickly to a closed position through impact than traditional drivers. As a result, the open clubface that causes slices is no longer.

Another unique feature is the SF1’s Feedback Takeaway Tracks that promote a takeaway that’s square to the target. This visual was a big help for me with getting the club started back in the proper direction. 

On the sole of the club toward the heel, you’ll find two Counter-Slice weights. These were strategically engineered and placed to further promote a square clubface. 

The face angle itself is offset and calibrated for a draw. Not only does this help golfers hit the ball straighter, it promotes higher launch conditions too. That means more distance.

Lastly, the counterbalanced shaft is designed to give golfers more lag and therefore speed through impact. That’s right, more speed equals more distance.

The folks at Performance Golf have engineered a revolutionary anti-slice driver with the SF1. Not only are its tech and design features revolutionary, they flat-out work.

But that’s not all. You also get some bonuses with the SF1 driver. The first is the Square-to-Path training video series that helps you improve your swing fundamentals and gain more confidence.

Next, you get the Swing Speed Secrets Program. In this series, world-renown coach Hank Haney helps you increase your clubhead speed and gain distance off the tee.

Lastly, you receive a 14-day free trial to the Scratch Club. This is the equivalent of Netflix for golf instruction. If you choose to extend your subscription beyond two weeks, it only costs $29 a month.


PROS

  • SquareFace Technology accounts for several different design features that help golfers hit straighter drives.
  • AeroSquare Crown, Anti-Slice Face Curvature, Counter-Slice weights, and Draw-Calibrated Face
  • Angle all work together to promote a draw ball flight.

CONS

  • Driver loft is not adjustable.
  • Not the right driver for golfers that already hit a draw.
  • Some golfers say looking at the closed clubface at address takes some getting used to.

Our Experience

Ever since that fateful day when I hit my playing partner’s SF1 driver, I’ve been a believer. Even though it’s not in my bag for every round, I immediately grab it when my slice shows up out of nowhere.

Having researched the SF1 thoroughly and experienced for myself, each and every one of it’s features, though different from the norm, makes sense and helps golfers hit straighter drives.

I also like the fact that this driver has so many different shaft options to suit golfers with different swing speeds.

On the whole, this SF1 driver has been a lifesaver when my slice decides to show up out of nowhere.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the SF1 driver help reduce a slice?

The SF1 driver features a unique clubhead design that promotes a draw ball flight. It has a slightly closed face angle and a weight pad on the heel that helps close the clubface at impact, reducing the sidespin that causes a slice.

Is the SF1 driver adjustable?

No, the SF1 driver does not have any adjustable features like loft, lie, or face angle. It comes with a fixed configuration optimized for reducing a slice. The only adjustable feature is the weight distribution. It comes with two Counter-Slice Weights, one on the heel and one on the toe, which can be removed or swapped to change the balance and feel of the club.

What shaft options are available for the SF1 driver?

The SF1 driver comes standard with a graphite shaft available in three flex options: regular, stiff, and senior. However, it has a standard .335" hosel, so you can customize the shaft by contacting the manufacturer or a qualified club fitter and choosing from a variety of aftermarket shafts that suit your swing speed, tempo, and preference.

How do I clean and maintain the SF1 driver?

To clean the SF1 driver, use a soft cloth and warm water to wipe off any dirt or grass stains from the clubhead and shaft. You can also use a mild soap or detergent if needed. Avoid using any abrasive or harsh chemicals. Clean the grooves and face with a soft brush or tee. Dry the club thoroughly before storing it in a cool, dry place, and use a headcover to protect it from dust and scratches.

Is the SF1 driver suitable for all skill levels?

The SF1 driver is designed to help golfers of all skill levels who struggle with a slice. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced player, if you tend to slice the ball off the tee, the SF1 driver can help you hit straighter and longer drives, improve your confidence, and enjoy the game more.

Conclusion

There’s nothing more frustrating than battling a big slice off the tee. It seems like the harder you try to hit the ball straight, the farther offline it slices.

But now you can put those days behind you thanks to the Performance Golf SF1 driver. If you fight a slice and haven’t tried this driver, you should. I think you’ll be impressed with how big a difference it can make in your game.

Paul Liberatore

Paul Liberatore

As the Founder of Golfers Authority Paul Liberatore Esq. has spent the last 7+ years writing about the best golf equipment or instruction from the top golf instructors in the world. He has been a contributing writer for Sports Illustrated Golf and GolfWRX. After graduating with honors from Purdue University, he realized that he had a passion for the golf business and the law. When he's not practicing law, or creating golf content on YouTube, he can be found on his syndicated Behind the Golf Brand podcast talking with the most prolific leaders in the golf industry. 

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