Overview/Tech Talk-

Taylormade followed up with last year’s Burner that made quite a splash in terms of popularity. This year, they outdid itself with the 2009′ Taylormade Burner. The Burner only comes in 9.5 and 10.5 (and HT) along with a 49 gram head with a deep face. The Taylormade Inverted-cone Technology and gently triangular dual crown positions, allows to this driver to have an extremely low CG, much more than it’s predecessor.

The 2009′ Burner weighs less than the average driver, coming in at less than 300 grams, it’s geared to promote faster swing speeds, higher launch and less spin. The result, this is a monster of the tee!

The Burner comes with a 46 1/4″ stock shaft meant to produce ball speed and distance. This may be great for some and hell for others when considering control. Of course the longer shaft is prone to control problems, but I do not think so with this driver due to extreme CG and inverted cone technology.

Player Feedback-

“Having tested all the new drivers including the Cobra L5V and Calloway FT-i, I found this to be both the longest and most consistent”

“not only have I added 15 yards in length, I am hitting many more fairways”

“The biggest thing I’ve found is consistency. I hit more fairways with this driver than any other”

“Foolproof. A straight ball on every swing”

Taylormade Burner

Taylormade Burner

Tech Specs-

Face height……………….. 57 mm
Face Area………………….. 48.5 cm
Shaft Length (stock)…… 46.25 inches
Heel to Toe……………. ..108 mm
MOI………………………… Very High
Front to back…………… 121mm

Launch Angle……………. High
Spin……………………….. Low to Medium

Pros/Positive Takeaways-

The Taylormade Burner is probably geared more for the mid to high handicapper looking for not only distance but control off the tee… and they’ve succeeded.

Cons/Negatives Takeaways-

We have to mention the negatives in the same breath as the positives, it’s geared for a higher handicapper. Unless of course you go with the Burner TP that really is different than the Burner, one that deserves a separate review. But I say higher because this is not to say the low handicapper to scratch will not benefits from the the this driver. Another is the shaft length (stock) is 46.25, could pose a potential control problem for some.

Overview/Rating-

The Taylormade Burner get two thumbs up for this driver – it made the Golf Digest Gold list for a reason. It’s meant to increase control and distance in one swipe, and it looks like Taylormade has succeeded!