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If you are a golfer that prefers a smaller headed driver, looking for a secondary option off the tee or you want a bigger, more forgiving fairway wood option, then look no further. We have put Callaway’s latest Paradym Ai Smoke Ti340 Mini Driver head-to-head with TaylorMade’s BRNR Mini driver. 

Mini Drivers have been incredibly popular with the pros and golfers of all abilities because of their versatility and what they have to offer. The versatility alone makes them so appealing, but combine that with their forgiveness for the perfect club . 

So, let’s dive in and see how they compare. 

Credit: Callaway
Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Ti 340 Mini Driver image
Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Ti 340 Mini Driver
Perfect if you want a compact driver or strong 3 wood offering max forgiveness.


  • 340cc head size is very forgiving delivering high MOI
  • Ai Smart face delivers great speeds on off centre strikes
  • Adjustable weighting for optimal flights


  • It might still be too large for some
Available for £449 from Callaway

Now, if you’re a big fan of the Callaway’s new Ai Smoke range but fancied something a bit smaller and more compact, how does 340cc sound compared to 460cc? 
For a compact head design, Callaway’s Ti 340 Mini Driver still has all the latest tech that we have seen with the Ai Smoke range including the Ai smart face design. The Ai smart face has mini sweet spots across the whole face so when you mishit it, you will still get great speeds, tighter dispersion and forgiveness. The titanium body and sole design will deliver faster ball speed and all-round performance with the carbon crown allowing for weight to be saved. The adjustable weighting on the sole has 12g of weight in the back and 4g of weight at the front which delivers a more forgiving option. If you were to switch that around, you’d have a faster ball speed and longer distances but wouldn’t be as forgiving, probably a good setting for the better players. The shaft lengths are also shorter by two inches compared to the standard driver as you will have better control and consistency for straighter shots.

Credit: TaylorMade
TaylorMade BRBR Mini Driver Copper image
TaylorMade BRBR Mini Driver Copper
A great option if you're looking for a versatile compact driver which can be use as a 3 wood.


  • 304cc head shape delivers high MOI
  • Twist Face technology straightens out those mishits
  • Thru Slot Speed Pocket deliver optimal flight on low face strikes.
  • Retro logo inspired from the 90's Burner driver


  • none
Available for £379 from TaylorMade

We have seen Tommy Fleetwood and Rory McIlroy put the BRNR Mini driver in play because of it’s versatility and secondary option off the tee. 
Being 304cc, like the Callaway Ti340 Mini Driver, it has some similar technologies that we have seen in the TaylorMade Qi10 range. The compact head shape is significantly smaller than the 460cc driver but it has the twist face technology, thru slot speed pocket and adjustable weighting on the sole. Now the Twist Face tech and Thru Slot Speed Pocket delivers that forgiveness on those off-centre hits making sure if it is low in the face, off the heel or toe of the club you will see straighter shots. With the adjustable weighting, the 13g back weight and the 1.5g front weight is a more forgiving setting. If you were to switch it round you’d have a more penetrating flight with lower spin. Meanwhile, it has a retro feel with the old school logos, headcover and the 90’s Burner colouring is a nice added bonus. 

The Conclusion

The most noticeable thing you’ll see straight away is the head sizes. They both are compact in comparison to a regular driver, but the Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Ti 340 is noticeably larger in comparison to the TaylorMade BRNR Mini copper with it being 36cc more. With that the Callaway Ti340 has a deeper face and the TaylorMade BRNR is slightly shallower. If you were to adjust the loft in both mini drivers in the 13.5 degree option you will have more of a 3 wood loft close to 15 degrees and it will be extremely forgiving off the fairway and really easy to launch. In both mini drivers the weighting pretty much delivers the same flights, but high launch and more forgiveness with the heavier weight at the back and when switched around gives the faster speeds and a more penetrating flight. The TaylorMade BRNR has a nice clean matte crown with the retro colouring on the leading edge. Just like the rest of the Ai Smoke range, the Callaway Ti340 mini driver has that gloss carbon finish with the chevron marking the centre of the club. Both feel great off the titanium face and the ball speeds, consistency and the distances are impressive. The biggest difference is the forgiveness, Callaway just edges it on that because of the larger head size. If you want more of a secondary 3 wood option, I'd lean more towards the TaylorMade as it’s a little shallower in the face. Off the tee, the versatility in both options is there to fine tune to your needs no matter your golfing ability these mini drivers tick a lot of boxes. 

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How we picked

Performance Consistency

We meticulously evaluated each piece of equipment's performance across a number of variables.

Forgiveness and Playability

With golf clubs, our assessment always considered the versatility and forgiveness levels, especially on off-centre strikes.

Innovative Technology

We scrutinise the incorporation of innovative technology in each piece of equipment we review.


We consider factors like adjustable features and customisation options available to the buyer.

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James Tait is bunkered’s Gear Editor. Want to know how the latest Callaway driver, Vokey wedge or Scotty Cameron putter performs? He’s the guy to ask. Better yet, just watch his videos on the bunkered YouTube channel. One of the biggest hitters in the UK, James also competes on the World Long Drive circuit and is a descendent of former Amateur champion Freddie Tait.

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