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TaylorMade announce BRNR Mini Driver paying homage to iconic 90’s Ti Bubble 2 driver

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TaylorMade have announced the BRNR Mini Driver, paying homage to the iconic Ti Bubble 2 that dominated professional tours in the mid-1990s.

The model combines retro aesthetics with modern technology and performance, continuing TaylorMade's throwback theme among the Mini Driver franchise.

The 304cc BRNR Mini features a modern twist with a reimagined K-sole resembling the Ti Bubble 2. The K-sole helps the club glide smoothly through the turf while reducing resistance and promoting a consistent strike. This enables golfers to have "driver off the deck" distance with the consistency of higher lofted fairway woods.

Two movable weights on the sole – a 13g weight in the back and a 1.5g weight in the front – can be modified to create dynamically different results and ball flights. In the standard setting with the 13g weight in the back, it provides the optimal blend of long distance, forgiveness and versatility. Moving the 13g weight to the front produces a low spin setting for longer distance with a piercing trajectory and increased roll out. This setting reduces spin by approximately 200 RPMs.

Who is the BRNR Mini Driver for?

While the BRNR Mini Driver can benefit a wide range of golfers, it best fits two use cases. First, better players seeking a club they can play off the tee with enhanced accuracy while still maximising distance. Select Tour professionals opt for Mini Driver for this reason – because it tightens dispersion for powerful players with ultra-fast ball speeds without sacrificing too much distance. Players in this category also like hitting it off the deck, making it a valuable weapon on second shots into long par 5s.

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The second common use case is for golfers who struggle with the driver – making it an ideal option for players who find 460cc drivers challenging to hit, especially those who hit down on the ball and fail to optimise launch with larger heads. For these players, the BRNR Mini Driver provides an advantage over 3-wood because of its larger face, which adds forgiveness and more face area for contact.

Overall, it is a versatile club that for fast swing-speed players looking for accuracy off the tee to average golfers looking for a more forgiving and easier-to-launch alternative to fairway woods.

BRNR has already seen usage on the PGA TOUR both at The Masters and at this past weekend's RBC Heritage, including Tommy Fleetwood gaming the BRNR 13.5° mini driver.

Keith Sbarbaro, Vice President, Tour Operations, said: "BRNR has been very popular in testing with tour players, especially at the first major of the year as a potential fairway finder on demanding tee shots and on approach shots on par fives. Players are always looking for a club that can be versatile and reliable off the tee and BRNR checks both of those boxes.

“Being able to adjust the weights to match the ball flight the player is looking for allows this club to be something that provides distance and shot shaping ability that can be crucial at narrower courses.”