TaylorMade Tour Burner Irons
On the market since 2008, the TaylorMade Tour Burner Irons are a nicely designed, attractive modern iron, made to be forgiving and reliable.
Various shaft options are available to select from. The Tour Burner models we put to the test were equipped with the RE*AX 85 steel shafts in regular flex.
If you would like to know more information on the shafts available, and the specifications of the TaylorMade Tour Burner irons, then you can follow this link to the TaylorMade website, which will open in a new window.
The irons do feel pretty good when you first hold them in your hands, although maybe a slight complaint is that the heads do feel a touch heavier in comparison to some other TaylorMade irons.
But when we started hitting balls with these irons, we noticed that as expected they are quite easy to hit. Although the TaylorMade R7 CGB MAX 08 Irons are probably slightly easier to get airborne due to the larger clubface that they possess.
However in terms of forgiveness the Tour Burner Irons were probably on a par with the R7 CGB MAX 08 Irons. Which means that while being reasonably forgiving, they weren't quite as generous as some other irons currently on the market.
Miss-hits aren't really severely punished, but if you do make a bad swing with a TaylorMade Tour Burner iron, the club will not always come to your rescue.
With regards to distance, these are very long irons, due mainly to the fact that the lofts are very strong. It may probably take a lot of golfers a bit of time to adjust to the extra 10-15 yards in distance these irons seem to give.
But not only do they give you great distance, it is just such effortless distance. These clubs would be a really good iron to try out for slower swingers, or senior players. It's hard to find another iron that gives so much distance for such little effort.
Despite not being extremely forgiving, we didn't really find the TaylorMade Tour Burner Irons to be the easiest clubs to work the golf ball with. Although from what we saw, the better players and lower handicappers should still be able to achieve some reasonable results.
The longer and mid irons did produce a bit of run when the ball landed on the green on approach shots, mainly due to the lower ball flight from the stronger lofts.
However the shorter irons though were pretty good for controlling the golf ball, and bringing it to a stop quickly with a soft landing.
For an overall picture, the Taylor Made Tour Burner Irons are an efficient set of golf clubs. The main areas they excel in are giving fantastic distance, and being very easy to hit. Also generally they are pretty reliable, the odd pull and push was there to be seen, but this wasn't really an overly common occurrence.
In terms of value for money, the clubs are fairly reasonable at the moment. Prices have come down since initial release, and as of 2012 the TaylorMade Tour Burner Irons brand new usually retail at around £250 or $400. Which generally seems to be the case for both the steel and the graphite shaft versions.
|Easy To Hit ||9/10|
|Value For Money ||9/10|