The next generation Burner and Burner Tour golf balls from TaylorMade Golf have been introduced to appeal to a broader range of players.
The Burner is designed to promote distance through high launch and longer carry, while the Burner Tour has a soft, thin cover to promote feel, spin and control.
“When we designed the Burner and Burner Tour, we developed core formulations that promote maximum velocity, which translates to maximum distance,” said Dean Snell, senior director of golf ball research and development.
“To achieve a significant improvement in greenside spin and performance in Burner Tour, we’ve employed the softest and thinnest two-piece cover of any TaylorMade ball,” he added.
“With the new Burner, the goal was to limit driver spin and promote maximum carry, which could only be accomplished by combining a soft core and slightly firmer cover,” added Snell.
Both the Burner and Burner Tour golf balls incorporate TaylorMade’s proprietary REACT Core design to promote fast ball speed, while maintaining soft feel. Both employ soft core compressions, the Burner at 35 and the Burner Tour at 45.
However, the Burner Tour’s thinner and softer cover reduces its overall compression below that of Burner to deliver soft feel and added spin around the green.
TaylorMade’s Low-Drag Performance (LDP) aerodynamics have been incorporated into the premium 342 LDP dimple pattern used in both the Burner and Burner Tour to promote improved lift for more distance.
Although the Burner and Burner Tour incorporate slightly different cover properties – the Burner employs an IothaneTM 60D cover while the Burner Tour employs an even softer Iothane 57D cover – both are soft and resilient while also offering durability and shear-resistance.