Review: TaylorMade BRNR Mini Driver Copper

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By James Tait Published: 5 April 2024 | Updated: 10 April 2024
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Who's it for?

For the golfer who prefers a smaller driver head or the golfer that wants a stronger lofted fairway would with higher MOI

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Pros

  • Retro logos add that nostalgic look and feel to the 304cc head
  • 13g weight which can be moved forward at back delivering two different performnaces
  • K-Sole design glides through the turf
  • Twist Face technology delivers straighter shots on those mishits

Cons

  • Only comes in regular and senior flexes

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We all love a bit of nostalgia, whether its looking back at vintage clubs or going back down memory lane of the clubs that you once played.

TaylorMade have delivered in that sense with their new TaylorMade BRNR Driver Mini Copper, which takes its inspiration from the late 90’s classic, the TaylorMade Burner.

First Look 

There is a lot of detail in the aesthetics department of the TaylorMade BRNR Copper Mini driver – even the grip. Keeping the retro look the swing rite, grip rite grip is a nice touch with a copper finish. Every detail features the retro TaylorMade logo on the shaft, face and sole of the club. The contrast of the black crown into the copper top line of the driver looks awesome, especially when it sat down behind the ball. You can’t fault the head cover, either. It looks like one of the original TaylorMade burner head covers, which is another nice touch.

TaylorMade BRNR Mini Driver Copper retro headcover |

TaylorMade BRNR Mini Driver Copper face |

TaylorMade BRNR Mini Driver Copper address |

TaylorMade BRNR Mini Driver Copper sole |

The Tech 

A standout feature of this new TaylorMade BRNR Mini Driver is the adjustable weighting. With a 13-gram weight that can be moved forward, you can get faster ball speed and lower spinning ball flight for longer distances. If you want to move the weight back this will deliver a mid-flight, higher MOI, delivering a more forgiving setting. The combination of carbon fibre crown, titanium face and steel frame in this 304CC head provides the perfect foundations for incredible sound, feel and flight. The K-SOLE design features a unique “K” shape, which helps the club glide smoothly through the turf while reducing resistance and promoting a consistent strike. This enables golfers to have “driver off the deck” distance with the consistency often found in higher lofted fairway woods. Twist Face, Thru-Slot Speed Pocket and the 4° Loft Sleeve provide incredible technologies for longer and straighter shots. Twist Face helps golfers overcome inherent mis-hit tendencies for straighter shots, while the Speed Pocket is engineered to maximise ball speeds and add forgiveness on low-face strikes. The benefits of the 4° Loft Sleeve allows golfers to fine tune loft and face angle for optimum flight. 

The bunkered Verdict 

Having hit the TaylorMade BRNR Mini Driver before, I have been a big fan of its performance in this range. The new TaylorMade BRNR Mini Driver Copper not only brings back memories from when I was younger, the retro and nostalgic design also delivers incredible performance. This is a club pros put in the bag, but it also fits a wide range of golfers. If you are a high handicapper and do not like the larger driver heads, then this could a great option for you. The 13 gram weight on the back setting delivers a mid-high ball flight with a higher MOI for more forgiveness and better distance, especially on mis-hits. If you want to hit it high and want a stronger fairway wood that is more forgiving with a larger profile shape, this is the one for you. The ball speeds and distance that can be achieved with this adjustable head is brilliant. Its a versatile high MOI design in a stronger loft which can be adjusted to your style of play, coming with a 13.5 and 11.5 degree option. It comes off like a rocket and I can see it in the bags of both the highest of handicappers and the world’s best players.

Available 5, April 2024 

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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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