Here the difference between a driver and a wood in golf:
1. Loft: The driver has the lowest loft of any club in the bag, typically between 7 and 12 degrees. Woods, on the other hand, have more loft, typically between 13 and 19 degrees.
Head size: The driver has a larger head than any other club in the bag. This helps to increase the club's forgiveness on off-center hits. Woods have smaller heads than drivers, but they are still larger than irons.
Shaft length: The driver has the longest shaft of any club in the bag. This helps to generate more clubhead speed, which results in longer drives. Woods have shorter shafts than drivers, but they are still longer than irons.
Swing weight: The driver has a lighter swing weight than any other club in the bag. This makes it easier to swing the club, which can help to generate more clubhead speed. Woods have heavier swing weights than drivers, but they are still lighter than irons.
Ball flight: The driver produces a lower, more penetrating ball flight than woods. This is because the driver has less loft. Woods produce a higher, more arcing ball flight than drivers.
Distance: The driver is designed to hit the ball the farthest of any club in the bag. Woods are also designed to hit the ball far, but they don't have as much distance potential as drivers.
Accuracy: The driver is less accurate than woods. This is because the driver has less loft and a longer shaft. Woods are more accurate than drivers, but they don't have as much distance potential.
Use: The driver is typically used off the tee on par 4 and par 5 holes. Woods can be used off the tee, but they are also used from the fairway and rough.
Skill level: Drivers are typically used by more experienced golfers. Woods can be used by golfers of all skill levels.
Price: Drivers are typically more expensive than woods.