With the PING G15 driver a regular in my bag, I must admit that I have few complaints in the driving department, although I’ll never pass up on the opportunity to test a club that could give me more yardage. So what did the TaylorMade Burner SuperFast driver have to offer?
My first impressions of a driver often centre on the looks – before I’ve had the chance to put it through its paces – and I can’t pretend that I was a fan of the new Burner look.
The dual crown has been smoothed out and this gives the driver a stretched look, therefore it’s far from a traditional appearance. That said, I’m not opposed to large clubheads and after a few strikes I was more interested in the performance.
And, on the performance front, I’d have to say that the driver did deliver. At 14 grams less than the Burner 09 driver, the theory is that players are able to generate a wider swing arc to help generate added yardage. This was certainly the case and I’m sure those who find themselves in possession of the new TaylorMade Burner SuperFast driver will have no concerns on the distance front.
In terms of trajectory, the dual-crown technology lowers and moves back the centre of gravity, so the driver was producing an impressive high, penetrating flight.
Whether this is enough for me to change my current driver, I’m not so sure, but I would recommend it to anyone in search of a few extra yards off the tee.