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4-SW: £749 Graphite £649 Steel.

Irons available are: 3-PW/AW/SW/LW

Steel shaft – S & R flex

Graphite shaft – S, R & M flex

TaylorMade says: In true Burner spirit, TaylorMade found every way possible to make the new TaylorMade Burner XD irons faster and longer. That includes our RE*AX SuperFast graphite shafts to promote faster swing speed for more yardage. Likewise the ultra-large 17-4 stainless steel clubhead features a thin and fast titanium clubface.

Besides being fast, TaylorMade Burner XD’s titanium clubface is also extremely forgiving, thanks to TaylorMade’s Inverted Cone Technology, which is clearly visible on the backside of the clubface. ICT expands the part of the clubface that delivers high ball speed. Between that and the large and stable clubhead, Burner XD is extraordinarily forgiving and easy to hit.

Additionally, Burner XD’s titanium clubface is exceedingly light, and the saved weight is used to move the center of gravity low and deep within the clubhead. That makes it easy to launch the ball on a high, strong, long flight, promoting the kind of distance that Burner players covet.

GM initial verdict: TaylorMade?s new Burner XD irons look extremely forgiving thanks to their long clubface and thick top edge. They should inspire confidence and sit nicely at address. For a full GM verdict look out for the irons in the October issue.