TaylorMade-adidas Golf continues to push numbers and technology on consumers. The most significant numbers are “five’’ and “46.5.’’ The former is the extra distance TMaG says players will get from the new Burner SuperFast 2.0 driver; the latter is the shaft length of each driver. That’s one-half inch longer than Callaway’s new Diablo Octane driver and a big reason why TMaG can claim the extra distance.
The extra length, of course, has brought about some changes in the driver’s club head. For example, TMaG says the Burner SuperFast 2.0 combines SuperFast technology with a large face size and low-drag aerodynamics to promote faster swing speed, a higher launch angle and lower spin-rate.
The Burner SuperFast 2.0 driver, available beginning Feb. 4, features a 4,550 square millimeter club face – one of the deepest face/largest address footprint combinations in the industry. The larger face is important in light of the fact that the longer club-length makes it more challenging for the average player to make square contact consistently; the larger face provides more area with which to strike the ball.
In other words, TMaG has increased the margin of error in the Burner SuperFast 2.0 club head due to the extra length of the shaft.