Taylormade Aeroburner Irons Review – Still Good And Forgiving For High Handicappers?

“The Taylormade Aeroburner irons were released in 2014 and were an immediate hit with high handicap players.”

At a glance, the Taylormade Aeroburners look like traditional game improvement irons. Pretty standard overall. There aren’t a lot of bells and whistles – just a confidence-inspiring look at address.

But it takes more than looks to win over today’s high handicap players. After all, the game improvement market in 2023 is practically inundated with GI irons. So why should players look to irons that are nearly ten years-old? The answer may surprise you.

Are Taylormade Aeroburner Irons Still Good?

“The Taylormade Aeroburner irons feature a clean cavity back design, a thick top line and a long blade.”

When you look at these irons behind the ball, you will know who they were made for. The Taylormade Aeroburner irons look chunky without looking ugly. Their proportions are extremely forgiving  and they were clearly designed with beginners and high handicappers in mind.

In fact, they kind of remind me of the Callaway Big Bertha irons from a few years ago. At any rate, the Taylormade Aeroburner irons feature the classic Speed Pocket which is a channel bored into the sole just under the sweet spot. This cavity increases face flexion especially on low-face shots.

The Taylormade Aeroburner irons also feature progressive offset. There is tons of offset in the long irons and it doesn’t close up too much in the short irons. I was really surprised when I was testing these irons because I wasn’t expecting them to fly very high.

Based on their loft profile, I was expecting a low, penetrating trajectory. But the low CG and the thick soles help get the ball in the air. The strong lofts also keep the apex height in check so I never ballooned the ball in my testing.

After just 2 swings with the 7-iron, I was able to smash the ball for 182 yards. To be quite honest, I’m not sure why they stopped making the Taylormade Aeroburner irons.  They do exactly what they were made to do: they play very long. But are they forgiving?

Are the Taylormade Aeroburner Irons Forgiving for High Handicappers?

“During my testing, I hit only one shot that landed wide right of the target.”

Other than that, I was easily hitting high draws. The dispersion wasn’t as tight as I was hoping but I had no trouble hitting face-center with these irons. To me, the pronounced offset of these irons is a bit off-putting. But these irons weren’t made for players like me. For high handicappers, the wide offset will be a welcome sight and more importantly, it will help them square up at impact.

I felt like I had an eternity to turn the club over when testing the Taylormade Aeroburner irons. So much time in fact that it sort of affected my swing. Again though, this is a subjective problem.

And I was really surprised at how well my swing speed was getting along with these irons. The Taylormade Aeroburner irons should play long if you have a slow swing speed but maybe that has more to do with the 60g graphite shaft that these irons come stock with.

At any rate, the Taylormade Aeroburner irons are excellent for high handicappers who are focusing primarily on distance.

Taylormade Aeroburner Vs Taylormade Stealth HD Irons

“The Taylormade Stealth HD’s are basically hybrid irons.”

They have much thicker soles than the Taylormade Aeroburners and wider top lines. They launch higher than the Taylormade Aeroburners and have inherent draw bias. If forgiveness is of chief importance to you, then check out the Taylormade Stealth HD irons. But if you want to maximize your distance, I would stick with the Taylormade Aeroburner irons.

Taylormade Aeroburner First Impressions 

“I actually liked the red and black color scheme of these irons.”

And even though I would describe them as chunky, they aren’t chunky in a bad way. The Taylormade Aeroburner irons still manage to have clean, attractive lines despite their proportions. So this would also be a good call for anyone who wants nice-looking game improvement irons.

Taylormade Aeroburner Selling Points

  • Speed pocket
  • Long blade length
  • Dark matte finish
  • Deep cavity undercut
  • Pronounced offset
  • Controlled launch

Taylormade Aeroburner Key Technology

Speed Pocket

The Speed Pocket covered up a lot of my low-face mis-hits. My ball speed on low-face mis-hits was similar to when I struck the ball pure. The speed pocket also allows for a wide sole that isn’t too heavy. As a result, the Taylormade Aeroburner irons also feel great through the turf.

Strong Loft

The strong loft counteracts the effects of the low CG very well. What I ended up with was a very controlled flight in the mid/high window. Best of all, the strong loft/low CG tandem allowed me to work the ball up and down a bit.

Wide Profile

The soles, top lines and sweet spots of these irons can only be described as wide. This makes them very forgiving even if it also takes away a lot of side-to-side workability.

Taylormade Aeroburner Loft & Lie

Club Loft (degrees) Lie (degrees)
4-iron 19 61
5-iron 22 61.75
6-iron 25.5 62.5
7-iron 29.5 63
8-iron 33.5 63.5
9-iron 38 64

Who Should Buy the Taylormade Aeroburner Irons?

“Yes, the Taylormade Aeroburner irons are good for high handicappers.”

But more to the point, they are ideal for high handicappers who want to play an iron longer.

The best thing about these irons is that they play long. They don’t offer the tightest dispersion even on well-struck shots. But they get the ball out like crazy. I can see high handicappers easily gaining an iron’s worth of distance with the Taylormade Aeroburners.

So if you want to be able to play your 7-iron like your 6-iron, I would recommend checking these clubs out.

Distance: 98/100

Forgiveness: 97/100

Workability: 94/100

Overall Performance: 95/100

Value: 96/100

Overall Score: 96/100

Check Out More Reviews Here:


Titleist TSR2 Vs PXG 0311 Black Ops Driver
Taylormade Qi10 Vs PXG 0311 Black Ops Driver
Ping G430 10k Max Vs PXG 0311 Black Ops Driver
Cobra Darkspeed Vs PXG 0311 Black Ops Driver
The PXG 0311 Black Ops Driver
Ai Smoke Vs TSR2
Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Vs Cobra Darkspeed Driver
Cobra Darkspeed Driver