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What GolfWRXers are saying about TaylorMade’s new 300 Mini Driver

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In our forums, our members have been discussing TaylorMade’s new 300 Mini Driver. Some WRXers have managed to get their hands on the club, and the early reviews suggest that the Mini Driver will be staying in their bags for quite a while.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • MaineMariner: “I just got back from a TaylorMade wood fitting here in Pittsburgh. To be honest, I was mostly interested in getting some data on an outdoor Trackman setup because I hate hitting indoors into a screen. But I did really want to try out the Mini. Well, I was really not planning this, but I walked out $400 lighter. I can post some data later, but I was longer and straighter with the 300 Mini than I was with my current Epic Flash driver. I was straight smoking the ball, over and over and over again. For a mid handicapper, I was astonished at how well I was hitting the ball. Also, it sounds fantastic, which doesn’t hurt.”
  • bladehunter: “This guy is going into the bag. Hit 20 more before leaving to go to kids b-ball practice just now. And it’s one of those clubs that just wows me right out of the gate. I have only hit 4 balls off a tee with it, the rest off the deck; that’s how good it is off the deck. And I’m not hitting off a mat. I’m on tight Bermuda. This isn’t a mini driver. It’s a big 3 wood.”
  • IvanDrago: “Picked up my 11.5 yesterday. Was about 25mph wind on the course, so only used it downwind and hit some bombs. It’s very easy to hit and is a lot more confidence-inspiring than a driver on certain holes. The shaft is a noodle though. Not sure what to get for it.”
  • uglande: “I just posted on another thread. Bottom line — I love it. The sound and feel are just outstanding, and I also love the look. I will be using it solely as a 1B driver and only very rarely off the fairway. I ordered a 13.5 and will be testing it with a Ventus Blue 7x after it arrives and will report back. Very impressed so far.”

Entire Thread: “GolfWRXers review TaylorMade’s new 300 Mini Driver”

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Gianni is the Managing Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected].

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  1. Sharpsearch

    Jul 15, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    I’d pay money to see anyone hit a 460cc head driver off the deck as well as you can this thing. It’s not “ just the shaft “.

  2. geohogan

    Jul 15, 2021 at 8:11 am

    There is nothing special about a 300cc clubhead

    Suggest that compared to performance of a standard driver head with 43.75 inch shaft, more consistent ball striking will be similiar.
    Its the shaft , stupid.

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Bud Cauley WITB 2024 (February)

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  • Bud Cauley WITB accurate as of the Cognizant Classic.

Driver: Titleist TSR2 (9 degrees, A1 SureFit setting)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 6 X

3-wood: Titleist TSR3 (15 degrees, D4 SureFit setting)
Shaft: Aldila

5-wood: Titleist TSi2 (18 degrees, A1 SureFit setting)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue Black 130 MSI 80 TX

Irons: Titleist T200 (4), Titleist 620 MB (5-9)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM10 (46-10F, 52-12F, 56-14F), Vokey Design WedgeWorks (60-K)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Scotty Cameron Prototype

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

See more in-hand photos of Bud Cauley’s clubs here.

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Maverick McNealy WITB 2024 (February)

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  • Maverick McNealy WITB accurate as of the Cognizant Classic.

Driver: TaylorMade Qi10 (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD XC 6 TX

3-wood: TaylorMade Stealth 2 (16.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 7 X

7-wood: TaylorMade Stealth 2 (21 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Red 8 X

Irons: TaylorMade P7TW (3-9)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM10 (46-10F, 50-08F, 54-08M), Vokey Design WedgeWorks (58-L)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putters: Toulon Stanford MM Custom, Odyssey Ai-One Milled Stanford

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Grips: Golf Pride MCC

Check out more in-hand photos of McNealy’s clubs here.

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Jake Knapp discusses why he opts for a mini driver instead of a 3-wood

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The following is an excerpt from a piece we filed for PGATour.com’s Equipment Report. Head on over there for the full story, which also includes the Mexico Open winner discussing how he configures his PXG irons set up. 

Knapp may be a Tour rookie, but he’s experienced enough to know what works for him. And it’s not a 3-wood.

“I put in a 3-wood every once in a while, but I was just never able to find one that I loved,” Knapp told GolfWRX.com on Tuesday. “Three woods, in general, I just hit on the bottom of the face. They spin a lot and don’t go anywhere.”

Rather than using a fairway wood, Knapp goes with a TaylorMade BRNR Mini Driver that has 13.5 degrees of loft. The club complements his 9-degree Ping G425 LST driver.

During a fitting session in Oklahoma last year, Knapp told his fitter he was looking for a club that goes 286 yards, and his first three shots with the mini driver went between 285 and 290.

“It’s just an easier club to hit than a 3-wood,” Knapp explained. “It spins more off the ground, but I don’t need it off the ground too often. And from 270+ yards away, you’re not really trying to be too precise. You’re just trying to get it up around the green most of the time. So, for me, it’s really just a tee club and kind of a fairway finder for me.”

Read more here and check out Jake Knapp’s full WITB below.

Driver: Ping G425 LST (9 degrees @7.5)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS T1100 75 6.5

Mini driver: TaylorMade BRNR Mini Driver (13.5 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS T1100 95 6.5

Irons: Srixon ZU85 (2), PXG 0311 X (4), PXG 0211 ST (5-PW) 
Shafts: Mitsubishi Tensei White Hybrid 100 TX (2), KBS Tour C-Taper 130 X (4-PW)

Wedges: PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy II (52-10), Titleist Vokey Design SM9 (56.5-10S), WedgeWorks (60-T @61)
Shafts: KBS Tour C-Taper 130 X (52, 56), Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 WV 125

Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Double Bend
Grip: SuperStroke Zenergy Tour SGP 1.0

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet

Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Left Dot

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