The TaylorMade AeroBurner driver is really light and easy to hit. Unlike last year’s JetSpeed, this driver is not adjustable. Very draw biased.
2015 is all about “nostalgia” for TaylorMade as they bring back not only the R-series but the Burner name as well. Though our testing showed that the R15 is not destined to be a classic, the AeroBurner lives up to the Burner legacy of being easy to hit and long.
Last year, whether on Tour or at your local course, golfers found that the JetSpeed outperformed TaylorMade’s flagship driver, the SLDR. I think 2015 is going to see the same thing with the R15 and the AeroBurner. The reason? Forgiveness. The R15 does not have it, but the AeroBurner does.
Shots all over the face feel good and perform well. Of course, hitting the sweet spot is still the way to get maximum distance, but even bad mishits retain good ball speed and distance.
One thing that puzzles me about the AeroBurner is the lack of adjustability. With the exception of last year’s mid-season SLDR S driver, I can’t recall a recent TaylorMade driver with a glued hosel. Even at the lower $299 price, I think golfer’s deserve and benefit from adjustability.
The last thing that needs to be mentioned about the AeroBurner is that it is as draw-biased as any driver I’ve tested recently. The center of gravity is really deep in the heel, so if you tend to hit the toe, most of your shots are going to feel like mishits. Also, if you tend to hit the toe, expect to see tons of curve to the left. If you’re a player who doesn’t want or need this draw bias, you’ll need to opt for the heavier, more expensive TP model.