I just got the TaylorMade Mini Driver and I think it has some promise.
I recently tried it and I absolutely love it !! It’s at D7 and weighs in at 13.3 ounces. The length is 43.75 in. The shaft is a 80 Graphite Design XC X shaft.
I can see myself playing this vs what’s out there. Peter Thompson won 5 British Opens with a 2 wood…
I think this is a move in the right direction. Shorter shaft for more control, smaller head for less wind resistance. Appears to be set up much flatter than most modern drivers. Would be interested on your thoughts about driving distance… if there is some loss or not. I would imagine it would be a much more accurate driver than what is being promoted to the general golfing public.
I used a mini driver for a while. It was great and a good option for some players. I don’t have it anymore. Usually prefer to play laminate/persimmon drivers.
If you hit a normal driver really well, these don’t have much spot in the bag, but some people will hit these nearly as far as a normal driver and/or more accurately.
I use a different model Taylormade mini driver with an X steel shaft.
What adjustment is on that model shown Jesse? Might be a better opinion.
I’ve got an 80 X shaft Graphite Design. I have it opened up 2 deg which also flattens it a bit. Swing weight is D7 and overall weight is 13.3 ounces. Total length is 43.75 in. I’ve got a Golf Pride align with 2 extra wraps on the left hand and 4 on the right…
The effective loft is at 11.5 degrees. This little pea shooter is an absolute beat stick. I’ll measure it against my Callaway Mavrik and see if I even hit it shorter. I CAN tell you this. I’ve played 27 holes with the mini driver thus far and have not missed a fairway. I’m gonna just leave this one in the bag for the rest of the year…
Very interesting feedback from the front lines…
I think in regards to the mini driver, I’ll stick with it for a while. It seems to SUPPORT our drilling in the modules vs what’s out there. I cannot use two different swings. A modern day driver swing which absolutely promotes me to throw the shit out of it at the top, leaving club face control to chance. OR, the mini driver that SUPPORTS gradual acceleration and all of the good module work. Cheers