Taylor Made Burner '09 Driver Reviews

By Matthew Keller


The TaylorMade Burner '09 driver is 460 cc titanium club face. It is available in 9.5-, 10.5- and 12-degree lofts. The stock shaft is ReAX 49 with a standard length of 46.25 inches. The driver is designed to produce faster swing speed, higher launch angle and lower spin rate. TaylorMade lowered the center of gravity through Dual Crown technology, which reduces the size of the crown of the club. The club face is the biggest of any TaylorMade driver ever created.

Field Use

The TaylorMade Burner '09 driver is extremely easy to hit. This driver is very accurate as well. The ball flight is very straight, producing a moderate draw or fade. If you are looking to cut down on big slices or hooks, this driver could help achieve your goal. The Burner driver gives a high launch and higher ball flight. When you compare ball flight and trajectory with other drivers on the market, it is slightly higher. The Burner provides more carry distance, which is essential in hitting longer drives. The overall distance of the club seems to be better than average. The biggest plus with this driver is hitting second shot from fairway.

Pros and Cons

The price for the TaylorMade Burner '09 driver is about $300. This is an industry standard for the new release of a driver. Check for new driver promotions that offer a free fairway wood with the purchase of a new driver. The stock shaft is very light at 49 grams, which will help produce faster swing speeds. If you are looking for a different shaft option, TaylorMade offers 10 other custom options for your swing needs. The Burner is a great club for someone looking for more consistent contact. This is a plus, which helps make the club easy to hit. It is following one of TaylorMade's most popular drivers, the Burner '07. However, this club is very consistent.

Bottom Line

This driver will produce very accurate shots, with a higher ball flight. This driver is a perfect fit for mid- to high-handicap players who are not very consistent. The Burner driver will be ideal as a game-improvement driver. Lower-handicap players might be interested in this driver to improve accuracy. The club feels good at impact. If you are on the market for a new driver, you should definitely demo the product. There is a driver for everyone on the market. While some players will really enjoy this driver, others will look more toward the upgraded, more expensive drivers such as the TaylorMade R9.

About the Author

Matthew Keller has been a PGA Golf Professional for more than 10 years. During that time, he has given thousands of golf lessons and written hundreds of golf articles relating to the golf industry. Keller is a graduate of the Penn State Professional Golf Management Program.