TaylorMade BRNR Mini Driver Review (Classic Relaunched For 2023)

TaylorMade have reinvented the Burner with the launch of the BRNR Mini driver

The BRNR Mini driver combines retro with modern in one new package.

TaylorMade BRNR Mini Driver

An old classic model has been relaunched for the 2023 with the new TaylorMade BRNR Mini Driver unveiled.

The Burner was one of TaylorMade’s most popular drivers in the 1990s and it is back with a new look as the BRNR Mini.

TaylorMade have taken an old classic design and combined the retro style with modern technologies in a small 304cc clubhead.

The new driver features moveable weighting, Twist Face technology, a Thru-Slot Speed Pocket and a fully adjustable hosel, yet still pays homage to the Burner name. In this article we look at what to expect.

What TaylorMade says about the BRNR Mini driver:

“A modern interpretation of a classic design, BRNR Mini pays homage to our late-90s Burner drivers.

“It pairs retro styling with Movable Weight Technology to give players their choice of forgiveness and versatility or increased distance with a piercing ball flight.

“A combination of carbon fiber, titanium and steel creates the foundation for BRNR Mini’s incredible sound, feel and performance.

TaylorMade BRNR Mini Driver

“Split weights allow golfers to switch between the standard setting (13g in the back) for balanced performance, and the low spin setting (13g in the front) for a piercing trajectory and increased roll out.

“The K-SOLE design 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 of higher lofted fairway woods.

“Twist Face, Thru-Slot Speed Pocket and the four-degree Loft Sleeve provide the ultimate suite of technologies.”

TaylorMade BRNR Mini Driver

RELATED: Best Golf Drivers for 2023

TaylorMade BRNR Mini Driver Specs & Design

TaylorMade have reinvented the classic Burner, keeping the retro look and combining it with modern technologies that we have seen in the likes of the SIM and Stealth ranges.

The BRNR is a “mini” driver with a 403cc clubhead, but comes jam-packed with a whole host of modern design elements that have been at the forefront of TaylorMade’s recent methods.

The new BRNR feature Twist Face technology in the face for a larger sweet spot and the ability to hit straight shots even on off-center strikes.

TaylorMade BRNR Mini Driver

The Speed Pocket has also been included in this driver to help delivered impressive ball speeds and increase the amount of forgiveness on offer from the BRNR Mini.

TaylorMade have opted for a “split weights” design element that allow for weight to be moved from front to back. The 13g position in the back is for a neutral ball flight, while it can move to the front for a lower ball flight and trajectory.

A new K-SOLE design has been introduced for better turf interaction with this mini driver capable of being used in place of woods from the fairway or rough.

TaylorMade BRNR Mini Driver

The driver is available is two loft options of 11.5 degrees and 13.5 degrees with four degrees of adjustability from the hosel.

RELATED: Review of the TaylorMade Stealth 2 Drivers

Verdict: Is the TaylorMade BRNR Mini any good?

The Burner has gone, but the BRNR is back with a new look, feel and design to suit the requirements of a modern golfer.

The small headed driver is more like a fairway wood, but with the benefits of everything you expect from a big stick.

TaylorMade BRNR Mini Driver

TaylorMade have brilliantly combined a retro feel with all of their latest technologies to produce a driver than performs well of the tee, but can equally do the business from fairways and rough too.


What is the TaylorMade BRNR Mini driver release date?

The BRNR Mini driver was unveiled in April 2023 and is on general sale now.

How much does the TaylorMade BRNR Mini driver cost?

The cost of the driver has been set at $449.99.

What are the TaylorMade BRNR Mini driver specs?

The driver is available is two loft options of 11.5 degrees and 13.5 degrees with four degrees of adjustability from the hosel.