Martin Hopley

The TaylorMade Tour Burner driver has a powerful look from the side, but from above it has a slightly triangular shape as the back of the club is pulled away from the face.

Compared to the TP version, the standard Tour Burner is shallower top to bottom and longer heel to toe and therefore sounds a little more hollow.

The forgiveness was good right across the face and the trajectory was lower than most other drivers around, which was a positive point.

Despite the name the standard Tour Burner did not really set us on fire, as we are unsure about the looks and as ever with TaylorMade the TP version is the one to go for as the shaft is much better quality, but at what cost?

Golfalot Rating: 4 stars
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TaylorMade Tour Burner Driver

TaylorMade Tour Burner Driver - Product Details

UK Launch01 April 2008
Handicap Range
Hand AvailabilityLeft, Right
Left Handed Lofts9.5°, 10.5°
Right Handed Lofts8.5°, 9.5°, 10.5°
Shaft TypesGraphite
Shaft FlexX Stiff, Stiff, Regular
Manufacturer's WebsiteTaylorMade Website

User Reviews

February 2017

Bought this driver with a lightweight RE-AX 54 gram regular shaft (Japan spec, I think) way back in 2008 when it first came out. Since then I've bought and played with 5 or 6 newer drivers because I was convinced I needed to keep up with new technology. Recently I've re-discovered this club and started using it again. My conclusion is that my newer drivers are not really better in the things that matter, just different and I spent a lot of money unnecessarily over the years. The clubhead has excellent feel and sound (medium pitch not loud yet not thuddy/muted), good shaft feel for me (medium tempo, average carry 220 yards), medium to high trajectory and forgiveness as good as any of my newer drivers. Technology has not come as far in the last 8-9 years as manufacturers would like you to believe. If you can get hold of one, definitely worth trying.

August 2015

A very solid performing driver. I have owned both the 9.5 and 10.5 versions. I presently play the 10.5 version witch seems a much better match to the Fujikura shaft than the 9.5 was. The 10.5 does not balloon and exhibits a good combination of boring but high enough ball flight. The driver tends to draw slightly, but only slightly, almost straight ball flight for me, which I like very much. I prefer it over the Titleist 983k which i s my other driver.

Shaw Dow
July 2008

Not sure if it was the shaft or just me, but the TaylorMade Burner Tour gave a very low flat flight that didn't seem to want to go anywhere. A bit disappointing. It just didn't do anything to get the blood flowing.

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Media Reviews

Today's Golfer
March 2009
One of the best looking drivers ever
Golf Monthly
November 2008
Little while to get used to look.incredibily solid.
Golf Punk
September 2008
Flies high and straight.deep face helps trajectory control
Today's Golfer
Inspiring confidence behind the ball..beautifully designed..easy to hit.
Golf Monthly
June 2008
Felt incredibly solid off the middle..seriously large sweetspot.

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