Described as a throwback to 30 years ago, the TaylorMade BRNR Mini driver takes its look from the Ti Bubble 2 of the 1990s but combines that with the latest technology and an update of the 2019 Mini Driver and the 300 Mini Driver of 2021.
If you have never hit a so-called small head or mini driver in the last few years, only TaylorMade has had one on the market; you are in for a revealing experience. Off the tee, it’s longer than a three-wood but doesn’t travel as far as your regular driver. But of course, that’s OK, and as TaylorMade has found, there are a number of better golfers that like the idea of a shorter shaft for added control from the tee combined with a lower loft than the normal fairway wood to bring that long par-5 into range.
At 304 cc, the TaylorMade BRNR Mini clubhead is 100 cc larger than the usual three-wood and some 160 cc smaller than a driver. As important, at the 43 ¾ inches, the shaft is more than an inch shorter than a standard driver, but three-quarters inch longer than a three-wood. Users will also appreciate that when hitting the BRNR Mini off the deck, the K-Sole construction allows the head to have the tendency to glide over the turf rather than digging in at impact.
“The TaylorMade BRNR Mini Driver is a modern interpretation of a classic driver, showcasing our long-standing heritage in the sport,” Tomo Bystedt, Senior Director of Product Creation, Metalwoods & Carbonwood. “While it has retro aesthetics, it’s no showpiece to hang in your office. It has the horsepower to attack golf courses and can be a major asset in the hands of the right golfer. We aimed to balance throwback elements with modern looks, technology and performance.”
Fast Facts TaylorMade BRNR Mini Driver
- Better-player category
- 304 cc head
- Changeable sole weights—stock 13g back, 15g front
- Speed Pocket (sole slot)
- Carbon fiber crown
- K-Sole design
- Twist Face
- Adjustable hosel +/- 4°
- Lofts” 11.5°, 13.5°
- Stock shaft: UST Mamiya ProForce 65 Retro Burner Edition 65
- Stock grip: SuperStroke S-Tech
For more information, visit taylormadegolf.com/BRNR-Mini-Driver