I had intended to write a “final” review of how my new TaylorMade Burner SuperFast 2.0 preformed on the course today but I injured my thumb on my glove hand, thus that review will have to wait. No golf for Jay today! Even though I want to play one my round of 18 before going into detail about this driver, I have clocked 3 driving range sessions and 1 full round to this point and I have noticed something rather interesting about the Burner SuperFast 2.0 verses all the other TaylorMade drivers I have used over the years: its face.
What I have found in my experience thus far with my Burner 2.0 is that I have much greater success off the tee when I tee the ball up about 1/4 to 1/2 inch lower than with all my prior drivers, including the TaylorMade R5, Tour Burner, and the 2008 Nike SQ. I used to tee the ball so its equator was about even with the top (or crown) of the driver’s face at address. With the face of the Burner SuperFast 2.0 being black I noticed all the ball marks were on the very top of the face. I found this a bit odd, but once I “figured it out” and teed the ball a bit lower, I gained 10-20 yards! That is rather significant.
Since I could not play today, I stopped in Golf Galaxy today to get a few clubs re-gripped and I decided while waiting to take a look and compare the faces of the two new “White Wonders” offered by TaylorMade, the Burner SuperFast 2.0 and the R11. Take a look at what I found.
The Burner SuperFast 2.0 face on the left is noticeably broader laterally and shorter vertically than that of the R11! To me, this instantly validated the reason I had to tee the ball slightly lower than with any other drivers. In terms of “forgiveness”, I would also argue the Burner SuperFast 2.0 offers far greater on hits closer to the toe or heel.
I know to look at these two pictures it does not seem like much but golf is at times, a game of millimeters as much as it is yards. In this case, that difference of millimeters has yielded me extra yards! Once my thumb heals I promise you that Burner SuperFast 2.0 review!