TaylorMade AeroBurner Fairway Wood Review

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The TaylorMade AeroBurner fairway wood is a good choice for players who tend to slice their fairway woods.  Forgiving and very easy to hit left.


Few lines of clubs have the lifespan of TaylorMade’s Burner family.  Though it’s gone away at times and gone by slightly varied monikers, the heart of the Burner line has always been the same: clubs that are easy for any player to hit a long way.  Among the best-loved clubs in the Burner family are the fairway woods – historically they’ve been both long and easy to elevate.  With numerous new features, does the TaylorMade AeroBurner fairway wood deserve its place at the table?

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The TaylorMade AeroBurner fairway wood has a lot going on at address.  Not only is the crown white, but the center of it is raised.  The fin-shaped “Aero Hosel” and bumps on the crown create even more to look at.  Whether this all adds up to a distraction or simply visual interest is in the eye of the beholder.

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Sound & Feel

At impact, the TaylorMade AeroBurner fairway wood produces a loud, slightly metallic crack.  As a club geared more towards the game improvement segment, this is pretty much what I expected.  This loud impact sound enhances the firm feel.  Perhaps because of the canyon-esque slot in the sole, the feedback on mishits is fairly minimal.

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TaylorMade’s hashtag for the AeroBurner line is #SwingFaster.  If you read the list of features, you get a pretty clear picture that this club is supposed to be all about speed: the raised center of the crown reduces drag and even the hosel is aerodynamic.

For me, however, this club was less about speed and more about left, as in the left side of the golf course.  The face is noticeably closed at address, and the stock shaft is soft in the tip section.  This combination led me to hit a lot of shots that started left and went even further left.  Because most of my shots were hit with a closed face, the launch tended to be low as did the spin.

Ultimately, I think the TaylorMade AeroBurner fairway wood could be a good choice for the high handicap player who struggles with slicing their fairway woods.  For them, the anti-right features of this club will produce straight shots with stronger trajectory.  For better players, I would advise looking into the TP model of this club or checking out another fairway wood altogether.

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For me, the TaylorMade AeroBurner fairway wood was not a good fit, but I do credit TaylorMade with creating more distinction between their two lines this year, the AeroBurner and the R15.  The AeroBurner line is clearly geared towards higher handicap players looking for more distance and help with their slice.

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Matt Saternus
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    What shaft should I use

    • Matt Saternus


      You should use the shaft that produces the best results. There’s no way for anyone to make a good recommendation based on age and handicap. I would suggest going for a fitting with a qualified fitter.



  2. I have just come from trying the AeroBurner M flex 3H fairway wood on the range for the first time. Frankly I was disappointed with over all. I had trouble making solid contact with the ball both off the Tee and off the ground. I am wondering if the Senior Flex shaft (M Flex) could have anything to do with that since I normally use regular flex shafts. Thanks (oh and even when you do make good contact this club as a “tin can” sound to it)

    • Matt Saternus


      Changing flex will certainly change the way a club performs and can impact your ability to make good contact.



  3. Victor Olivares

    I am currently using the Aeroburner 3 (15*), 5 (18*) and 7 (23*) fairway woods to range from 150 to 200 yards. After experimenting with many fairways and hybrids, these clubs give me the best result with consistency. The clubs give me confidence by the way they sit on the ground at my set up both off the tee (very low) and in the fairway. I am looking for a driver (8-10*) and 3 wood (12-13*) which sit on the ground the same way. I have the AeroBurner Driver (9.5*) and MiniDriver (12*), but the clubs do not sit on the ground the same way as the fairway woods. What clubs (Make and Model) should I look into in order to achieve the bottom design on the club I am looking for?

    • Matt Saternus


      To be clear, you’re looking for a shallow-faced driver? If so, I think you may have some trouble because most manufacturers are making fairly tall driver faces these days. Off the top of my head, the most shallow face might be the Srixon Z 765, but even that isn’t what I would call shallow.



  4. John summersell

    I lost my driver a couple of weeks ago so borrowed my wife’s TaylorMade. Burner, and could not get over how fantastic it was. So I have now bought an Aero Burner and in three weeks my handicap has come down by 2 shots. I am now looking at the three wood. So is this old technology, if so it is as good as any high priced club. All the best John

  5. Interesting that you hit this club left. I have the aeroburner 3HL with the black face vs white in regular flex. I tend to either hit it straight or a nice draw. It does elevate the ball quickly, due the the HL I guess.

  6. I am looking for a Taylor Made Aero Burner 5 wood with stiff shaft and 18 degrees loft for right handed golfer. It can be used and the cost if you even have the club.

    • Matt Saternus


      Plugged In Golf does not sell clubs. If you’re looking for this older model, I would suggest eBay.



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