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I was an avid golfer up in till five years ago, had major foot problems. This August I decided to start playing again. Ibought a very used set of Cleveand TA7's senior shaft due to age and the foot just to see how I would do. After finding out I could play again I bought a set of the Burner 2.0 senior shaft. The distance was slightly shorter than the TA7, even though the lofts are lower on the Taylor made clubs. My problem with the clubs there isn't one person writing a review on the Gun Metal clubs saying what happens to the face if you miss a shot and hit it on the toe, well it scratches it up. I know it was my fault, but one miss shot to the toe of the gun metal down to the original metal. So needless to say I wasn't to please if you are going to spend that kind of money for clubs the are manufactured in China you need to have better quality control and test it better before you sell it. Pro's are the people testing these clubs and they hit it in the middle, amateurs don't. So keep this in mind if you sometimes hit on the toe you are going to scracth up the finish and you will be upset thinking the manufacture could have been better for the price. Last thought if I could find a set of Cleveland TA7 in better shape than what I got I would buy them and would sell the Taylor Made.
I am currently a 5.0 handicap index golfer. My handicap has been on the rise over the past couple of years as my age has increased to its current state of 55 years of age. Prior to the purchase of this set of TaylorMade Burner 2.0 irons, I have always used forged irons with steel shafts going from forged muscle backs to forged perimeter weighted irons. The thought process has been that as I’ve aged, I need to concede some things to father time and move to a more forgiving set of clubs to retain both accuracy and distance.
The move to the TaylorMade Burner 2.0 irons therefore was a pretty radical one for me. Instead of being a forged iron, it’s designed to be a very forgiving investment cast maximum perimeter weighted iron, built for distance. The investment cast perimeter weighting isn’t anything really new as that has been around for a number of years now. TaylorMade with this set manufactured greater distance by decreasing the loft of each iron throughout the set and by adding length and reducing weight to each of the shafts (I got the stock lightweight steel shafts in my set).
Make no mistake, these clubs are long…very long. The first few rounds I used them, I was flying shots over the green or at least past pin high consistently. But in reality, I believe the added length simply comes from the stronger lofts and the longer and lighter shafts. My set was comprised of a 4 iron through the gap wedge (“A wedge” in TaylorMade speak), but because of the way the clubs are manufactured, I’d say you’re simply getting a disguised set of 3 iron through pitching wedge with the numbers of each iron altered by one number.
I like the appearance with the darker finish but I’m not as fond of the massive size of the clubheads nor the thicker top line of the irons versus what I’m used to seeing with forged blades. Also, with the lighter weight of the shafts, I’ve had a hard time adjusting my timing at impact with these clubs and I don’t believe my shot dispersion is as tight as with my forged clubs.
So, for now, I’ve gone back to my Mizuno MP-62’s with Project X steel 5.5 shafts. I’ll keep the Burner 2.0’s in the closet for a while and probably bring them back out from time to time as I get older and need to compensate for lost distance.
My star rating and whether I would recommend these clubs to a friend depends upon the skill level of the golfer and what they are looking for in a set or irons. I think these clubs are a great choice for double digit handicappers who are looking for a forgiving club and distance. If you are a single digit handicap golfer, I think forged irons are still the way to go.
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Date: April 5, 2012 12:51 PM
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