TaylorMade AeroBurner driver review

Golf Monthly technical editor Paul O'Hagan gives his TaylorMade AeroBurner driver review

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Golf Monthly technical editor Paul O'Hagan gives his TaylorMade AeroBurner driver review

Above, Golf Monthly technical editor Paul O'Hagan gives his TaylorMade AeroBurner driver review.

It was filmed at Foresight Sport's studio in Guildford, with the help of a simulator and the GC2 launch monitor.

Related: images of the TaylorMade AeroBurner driver

Information on TaylorMade Aeroburner woods:

Key technology

The TaylorMade Aeroburner driver will sit alongside TaylorMade R15 woods as a driver for golfers who aren’t too fussed about delving into the technical aspects of their clubs.

The headline changes from the TaylorMade JetSpeed driver it replaces are new aerodynamic features that improve clubhead speed, and a new Speed Pocket that enlarges the size of the sweet spot.

The new Speed Pockets flexes more at impact, resulting in a sweet spot that’s bigger to help protect ball speeds on mishits and reduces spin for added forgiveness. The new Speed Pockets also features a red insert that keeps debris out, without affecting performance.

An  Aero hosel – small fins located at the rear of the hosel - also works alongside the raised centre crowns and rounded toe sections to lower drag and increase clubhead speed for longer distance.

The 460cc driver features a matte-white finish, black PVD face, crown graphic that makes alignment easy, and a Matrix shaft and Lamkin UTx grip.

The TaylorMade Aeroburner driver comes in 9.5˚, 10.5˚, 12˚ and HL (high loft) options, while the TP driver comes in 9.5˚ and 10.5˚ only.

 

 

 

Nick Bonfield joined Golf Monthly in 2012 after graduating from Exeter University and earning an NCTJ-accredited journalism diploma from News Associates in Wimbledon. He is responsible for managing production of the magazine, sub-editing, commissioning and feature writing. Most of his online work is opinion-based and typically centres around the Majors and significant events in the global golfing calendar. Nick has been an avid golf fan since the age of ten and became obsessed with the professional game after watching Mike Weir and Shaun Micheel with The Masters and USPGA respectively in 2003. In his time with Golf Monthly, he's interviewed the likes of Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Jose Maria Olazabal, Henrik Stenson, Padraig Harrington, Lee Westwood and Billy Horschel and has ghost-written columns for Westwood, Wayne Riley, Matthew Southgate, Chris Wood and Eddie Pepperell. Nick is a 12-handicap golfer and his favourite courses include Old Head, Sunningdale New, Penha Longha, Valderrama and Bearwood Lakes. If you have a feature pitch for Nick, please email nick.bonfield@futurenet.com with 'Pitch' in the subject line. Nick is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade M1 Fairway wood: TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Hybrid: Ping Crossover Irons (4-9): Nike Vapor Speed Wedges: Cleveland CBX Full Face, 56˚, Titleist Vokey SM4, 60˚ Putter: testing in progress! Ball: TaylorMade TP5x