09 May 2024

TaylorMade BRNR Mini Driver Review

TaylorMade is embracing retro vibes with the 2024 BRNR Mini Driver, paying homage to the iconic late 1990s Burner driver design that captured the hearts of golfers. This updated version features distinct copper styling and a retro rendition of the TaylorMade logo, blending nostalgia with modern performance.


Design and Features

The 2024 BRNR Mini Driver inherits the same technology that made its predecessor a hit among tour pros like Tommy Fleetwood and Jake Knapp. The compact clubhead, reminiscent of classic Burner drivers, offers a unique blend of forgiveness and precision, making it a versatile choice for golfers looking to enhance their tee and fairway play.

The copper styling adds a touch of elegance to the club, while the retro TaylorMade logo evokes memories of past glory days on the course. Despite its vintage aesthetic, the 2024 BRNR Mini Driver is packed with cutting-edge features that deliver exceptional performance.


A combination of carbon fiber, titanium and steel creates the foundation for BRNR Mini’s incredible sound, feel and performance. Split weights allow golfers to switch between the standard setting (13g in the back) for easy launch, and the low spin setting (13g in the front) for a piercing trajectory.

Why Play a Mini Driver?

TaylorMade recognises two primary types of golfers who gravitate towards a mini driver. First, it appeals to players seeking a “fairway finder” driver that doesn’t sacrifice distance and can be confidently used off the tee or fairway. Second, mini drivers are recommended for golfers who struggle with 460cc drivers, providing a more manageable alternative without compromising performance.


Twist Face®, Thru-Slot Speed Pocket™ and the four-degree Loft Sleeve provide the ultimate suite of technologies. Twist Face helps golfers overcome inherent mis-hit tendencies for straighter shots, while the Speed Pocket is engineered to maximize ball speeds and add forgiveness on low-face strikes. The four-degree Loft Sleeve allows golfers to fine tune loft and face angle for optimum flight.

Tommy Fleetwood’s Endorsement

Tommy Fleetwood, a notable advocate for mini drivers, highlights their versatility and confidence-inspiring nature on the course. He prefers using a mini driver when accuracy is paramount, noting that it can replace a traditional 3-wood in certain situations. Fleetwood’s endorsement underscores the value of mini drivers for golfers seeking precision without sacrificing distance.


What’s in Fleetwood’s bag?


TaylorMade Qi10 LS (9 degrees) / Shaft: Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 6 X

Mini driver:  TaylorMade BRNR Mini Driver  (13.5 degrees) / Shaft: Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 6 X

5-wood:  TaylorMade Qi10  (18 degrees) / Shaft: Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 80 TX

Irons:  TaylorMade P760 (3), TaylorMade P7TW (4-PW) / Shafts: Project X 6.5

Wedges:  TaylorMade Hi-Toe (52-09), Titleist Vokey Design SM9 (60) / Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter:  Odyssey White Hot Pro 3 / Grip: SuperStroke Mid Slim 2.0

Ball:  TaylorMade TP5x Pix



  • Looks
  • More forgiving than a traditional 3 wood off the tee
  • All head covers should have a sock! Love the look and shaft protection
  • Four degrees of loft tuning is ideal for dialling in the flight you need. Could play as a strong four wood or a low spinning bullet fairway splitter.



  • A little bulky to hit off the deck.
  • 10k drivers are equally as forgiving with more distance



In conclusion, the TaylorMade 2024 BRNR Mini Driver stands out as a fusion of retro design and modern performance, appealing to golfers who appreciate classic aesthetics with cutting-edge technology. Whether you’re seeking a reliable “fairway finder” or a strategic alternative to traditional drivers and fairway woods, the BRNR Mini Driver offers versatility and confidence on the course.

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