Taylormade R7 Vs. Taylormade Burner 2.0 Irons Comparison Overview
In 2022, the used golf club market is replete with quality choices. The Taylormade R7 and the Taylormade Burner 2.0 irons are perfect examples. The Burner 2.0’s in particular were very popular when they first came out and are still in high demand among beginners and high handicappers.
So we wanted to revisit the Burners and compare them to a set of comparable Taylormade irons. Which ones played longer? What kinds of players are they best for? Find out in the following comparison overview.
Taylormade R7 Irons Overview
The Taylormade R7’s were made for high handicappers. With deep cavity backs and a sizeable footprint, they bring the forgiveness.
The Taylormade R7’s have the inverted cone technology that makes so many Taylormade golf clubs forgiving and valuable to high handicappers. While the sweet spots of the Taylormade R7 irons aren’t as big as the later R9 irons, there is still plenty of face to work with here.
These are very weak-lofted irons so they provide plenty of launch too. Some of our testers were getting the best apex height they’ve ever achieved with these irons. The Taylormade R7’s have a thin topline but wide soles so turf interaction is pretty sweet.
Our testers were averaging a distance of 148 yards with the 7-iron in this set which was just a bit longer than the Burner irons.
Taylormade Burner 2.0 Irons Overview
When the Burners came out Taylormade said that they were for players with handicaps of 0 to 30.
We still find that very hard to believe because it is pretty obvious that the Burner 2.0 irons were made for high handicappers. However, we will say that the Burner irons look much more premium than the Taylormade R7 irons.
That all being said, the average distance we were getting from these irons was 145 yards so they played a bit shorter than the Taylormade R7’s. They were also a bit more workable than the R7 irons and they sounded better too.
They have stronger lofts than the Taylormade R7’s with the 9-iron checking in at 40 degrees compared to the 41 degree 9-iron of the R7’s.
The Taylormade R7 irons are definitely better for beginners and high handicappers than the Burner 2.0 irons. However, if you prefer a lower trajectory and like a bit more of a modern sound, then the Burners would be a good choice.