After playing another round with the 2009 Taylor Made Burner Irons, I can say with little or no hesitation that these irons are well worth the investment.
To give a little background for those who might have missed it, back in early July, I went out to the TaylorMade Performance Lab over at Grand Cypress for a custom golf club fitting.
You can read about it here -> TaylorMade Performance Lab at Grand Cypress.
To quickly summarize the experience, let me tell you that I’ve become a proponent of custom club fitting and I think there’s a value to be found for golfers of all skill levels and experience.
Out of that custom fitting, I took the recommendations and ordered my first set of custom clubs. They’re -.5 degree flat TaylorMade Burner Irons 4I-PW.
The clubs are bit longer than most irons on the market today. It’s taking me a bit of time to adjust to these, my old sticks were about 1/2 inch shorter than most irons on the market (yet another reason to get fitted. I’m 6 foot, which is a slightly over-average height, so had I known, I’d of never purchased shorter than average clubs. Combine these two facts, we’re talking almost an inch difference between the old sticks and new.
TaylorMade Burner irons were designed with greater forgiveness and longer distances in mind. A cool fact about these clubs, the long, middle and short-irons were all designed separate and independent of one another by TaylorMade’s iron-creation team.
With greater forgiveness and longer distance in mind, they thinned the club face down as much as possible to make it more flexible and faster for a higher COR.
In case you were wondering, COR stands for the “coefficient of restitution” and is calculated by:
COR = ball speed after contact – club speed after contact ÷ club speed before contact
Or in simple english, how efficiently a ball bounces off the club face. A higher COR results in longer shots.
The TaylorMade Burner Irons feature Inverted Cone Technology. This technology was originally developed to expand the COR zone of TaylorMade drivers. The Inverted Cone was drilled directly in the back side of the club face resulting in drastic variations of face thickness. The end result of the Inverted Cone was more distance resulting from mishits.
The club head is increased in sized by expanding the perimeter which increases the moment-of-inertia to a higher level than any previous TaylorMade iron. A higher MOI gives the club head more resistance against rotating when it makes contact with the golf ball… or ground..
The offset of the sole was increased a bit in order to make it easier to square the club face during impact. Also, the width of the sole was increased to lower the center of gravity of the club face.
A new technology, labeled SuperFast Technology was created and incorporated into the new TaylorMade Burner 2009 Irons. SuperFast Technology incorporates a higher coefficient of restitution(COR), higher moment-of-inertia(MOI), and progressive(longer, lighter) shaft-length, progressive(lighter) grips, and larger, more forgiving club faces. Combine all this and the end result is greater ball speed and forgiveness as you progress through the round.
TaylorMade Burner Irons are available in full sets that include 3-iron through Pitching Wedge. You can also purchase an additional sand wedge and lob wedge to complete your set.
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I am very pleased with my new TaylorMade Burner Irons and if you’re in the market for some new clubs, I strongly encourage you to give them a shot.
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