Bought this is 12 degree stiff back in October. I have to say once the crappy stock grip was replaced this is basically a cheat stick! Most golfers including myself until now, do not want to replace their driver with a club that won't go as far--do your self a favor and forget that. In a few words: lighter, faster and more forgiving. Good work from the folks down at Mizuno. I would recommend this club to anyone looking for more accuracy. I normally do not post my remarks but this club is just too good not to brag about. A slightly unresponsive feel at impact due to the 3G titanium bars joining the crown and sole, but the sound off the clubface is fantastic.
It is much easier to score when you hitting into the green with 8,9 irons and wedges instead of punching a shot to a number to try and stick it next to the flag so you can get out with a Par at worst a bogey. Better players who play golf a lot in wind or on links may like the option of a stronger lofted wood to hit from the fairway to keep the ball down. This is exactly what I was looking for. I use the 14 or 16 degree depending on the course and wind on the day. I practice form over power mostly yet still, like anyone else, I want to see results.
This club has plenty going for it. There is much chatter that the 2018 Rogue is a big-time upgrade. Part of that comes down to the branded shaft, where in the past Srixon preferred to use their own Miyazaki shaft. This is certainly a club to try. It features all the same design and technology as the other AeroBurner woods, but in a 253cc head. It really shows the importance of getting fit.
It put in a solid performance, especially when you consider it was up against some of the most advanced drivers ever. The mini driver is, in a nutshell, a larger headed 3-wood with perhaps a slightly stronger loft. My scores have dropped by about 8 strokes a round since I started using the aero mini. This is underpinned by the Twist Face, which, like the M3, compensates off-centre hits with spin to limit the effects of the imperfect strike. The AeroBurner Mini is awesome for ease of swing into centre hits with speed. Has a top cover that is connected to the bag already. He said his repeatable swing could keep control of the D7 on the course.
Undoubtedly the better of the two for golfers who hit down on the ball, it span on average 300rpm more for our pro, which he felt made it a little less punishing. So admittedly only 4 yards on average, but for me the Taylormade was fractionally the longest hitting of the two. Bought the 12 degree mini today. It is 2 years old at this point, which is likely why it is absent on this test. But the story is not complete there.
The classic black polished head of the Callaway is what I am used to looking at. But perhaps the most noteworthy driver alternative victory was Phil Mickelson's 2013 Open Championship, where he played the entire event—and in fact much of the entire season— without a traditional driver of any kind in his bag, using Callaway's X Hot 3Deep. Review: We say: We have no idea how Ping do it, but their team of engineers seem to wring out more performance from every new model they produce. It has a soft cylinder inside that can be removed. The overall weight and balance of the club also feels just right for me. I recently purchased the Mini Driver 14 degree loft. They should now all just say, pick the club that looks nicest to you, they are basically all the same.
The clubface has a fairly wide stance behind the ball at address so it makes the golf ball appear very small. . I can rip this club at 275 yards consistently off the tee. If there was any perceived performance gap between the biggest brands and Cobra drivers, it has been slammed shut. The key is to get the loft gaps right in your bag, so give it some careful thought as TaylorMade expect 50% of golfers to use it as a driver replacement and the other half as a fairway replacement.
We are here to help educate and empower golfers. After 40 years of never hitting a driver in the fairway more than 50% of the time, I replaced it with the aeroburner mini. Review: We say: If there was ever a case of numbers and data not telling the whole story, the D7 is it. Two straps to carry different ways depending on your preference. Golf Digest may earn a portion of sales from products that are purchased through our site as part of our Affiliate Partnerships with retailers. All you need to do is identify the properties and benefits each element of the club exudes, and assess how valuable these will be to your game. Put your ego to one side and give a try.