What we say...
2009, Updated Model - Review
Mark and Edward both felt good when they struck this ball and were a bit shocked to see the lack of distance. Mark loved the noise off the clubface, while Edward thought he achieved great distance with the driver as well as feel with the wedge. Despite the lack of carry with the driver, both our testers liked the ball.
TaylorMade Burner golf ball has a high-speed core for fast speed and long distance. Iothane cover. tHEY Offer the feel of a balata but in a distance ball. The 360 dimple configuration limits drag for increased hang time.
TaylorMade has unveiled four new golf balls for 2008 - the Tour Preferred Red and Black and the Burner and Burner TP.Justin Rose is among an elite group of TaylorMade Staff Players who’ve tested the ball with success. Now TG is the first magazine in Europe to get our hands on them and we can officially reveal the technology behind them. It’s called Low Drag Performance (LDP) and is a new aerodynamic dimple technology that helps the balls fly longer, even on your mishits.“We analysed more than 80,000 swings and found that there was a significant amount of off-centre hits for players at every handicap level,” says Dean Snell, TaylorMade’s director of research and development. "With Low Drag Performance, we’ve designed a technology that keeps the ball in the air longer while maintaining lift by reducing drag, or resistance against the ball in flight.”
The new TP balls will suit a wide range of players with driver spin rates between 1,000 to 3,000 rpm. The TP Red is a four-piece ball suited to players with a higher spin rate whilst the TP Black is a three-piece ball aimed at the lower spin player.
The complementing Burner and Burner TP golf balls feature the same LDP technology but have further design attributes for greater out-and-out distance off the tee.
The secret to big hits lies at the centre of the ball where a high-energy/low compression core combines with a special SpeedMantle layer to limit the spin off the driver.
But the Burner’s distance doesn’t come at the sacrifice of feel. The core’s 75-compression count combined with a soft loathane cover guarantees excellent spin and touch for greenside shots, TaylorMade claim.
TaylorMade Burner golf balls cost £20 a dozen
Contact: 01256 479797
The TaylorMade Burner TP Golf Balls give an exceptional feel and control with Tour caliber performance. Iothane cover.
TaylorMade Burner TP golf balls cost £40 a dozen
Contact: 01256 479797
Taylormade Balls User Reviews
Last year after taking a course of lessons and getting my handicap down to 14, I tried several different premium balls including Taylormade TP Blacks and Titleist Pro V1s thinking I now had the game for such balls. I have to say, I was a little bit disappointed as, for me at least, they seemed to offer very little performance improvement over the Titleist NXT Tours I used previously, as well as costing much more and being substantially less durable. I therefore decided to stick with the NXT tours. That was until I won a sleeve of Burner TP’s for a nearest the pin competition last month, and this will now be my regular ball. The testers on TG’s ball test in March didn’t seem to get much distance with these, but for me distance on all clubs with the Burner TP is similar to the longest I’ve tried. I’ve been working a lot on my short game recently as I miss more than the odd green during a round, and I would say wedge spin is better than the NXT tours, though not quite as good as the premium balls. The Burner TP does however check up sharply and consistently for me. The Taylormades also scuff less easily than the NXT tours, and are a few pounds cheaper per box to boot. The feel of the ball off the putter is also just right, being neither too hard nor soft. I play mostly links golf, so it is important to me that a ball is very stable in the wind and the TP is excellent in that respect. In summary, these have the best mix I have come across for feel, control, spin and durability at a good price, and I shall continue to use them for the forseeable future. I’ve also just taken up TG’s subscription offer for this month to get a dozen for free!
Bought these on sale at american golf. I have used prov1's and these babys i have to say dont go quite as far but they definatly are a nicer feel around the greens. If your on a budget and get these on sale i would recommend them, i would even go as far as to say i would pay full price if i was not such a tight wad!