Summary: Very good all purpose ball. I regularly use the srixon trispeed and after trying most balls i always go back to the trispeed. The Burner Tp is slightly shorter in length than the trispeed, but flies a little higher and definitely spins more around the greens. Feel is softish but it still has more of a click sound than the trispeed. All up, when the course i play has firmed up and the greens are quick the Burner Tp wil be my ball of choice.
Summary: Harder cover than I expected. Verified Sky Caddie 300 yard drive so it's 3 piece construction compresses well with 105+ swing speed. Chirpy on putts but holds line well. Durable cover (of course, it's hard!) $24.99/dz priced about right. Those golf companies always screw you; if you want distance, great spin, and soft putting, you're going to pay $39.99+ for it! This ball is similar to the Nxt Tour in practically every category..scary. Same Asian factory?
Conclusion: I'm not paying $40+/doz for balls, so I'm not comparing it to any of those. My ratings are relative to this ~$25-$30/doz category. My main frame of comparison is the HX Hot Bite that I have been happily playing for a while. I usually shoot mid-80's and am a fairly long hitter. I got my first full 18 in with one of these today at a Muni. Here are my observances. The Burner TP is plenty long, although it seems just a hair shorter than the Hot Bite.
Conclusion: ...this is the one (so far). I shoot about mid-90's. Straight off the tee. Very nice spin off of the irons & even my hybrids I hit 'em right. Good spin off of the wedges, too. Don't expect to "zip them back" with these, but I found the release/spin just right for me. Last a while & easy to trust swing, since these are easier on the wallet, then some out there.
Conclusion: Well technically two but the second one was because my local course doesn't have the decency to rake/blow the leaves off the course and my ball got lost under the fall leaves. I REALLY liked this ball. Very soft, but excellent distance. Very nice short game and excellent durability. I too have gotten to love the Bridgestones, and feel this one is just as worthy of my $25. Being a pretty high HC player, I can't fathom paying double the price for any ball.
Conclusion: I just realized I write a lot of reviews on golf balls. I used to stick the higher end balls but with the economy the way it is I keep trying to find good balls for less. This is it. The Burner TP's are incredibly long and feel very soft. They are also somewhat responsive to hitting draws and fades. They spin like and upper end ball and barely scuff at all. My new favorite balls are the Taylormade Burner TP and the Bridgestone E6+. I use both according to the course.
Conclusion: I think the ball is still new in the market. I just picked it up since I'm trying a bunch of different ones. This ball, although there are marked as a 4 on some categories, it does not make it a lesser ball at all. I'm just adjusting and heightening my own standards. This is a fine ball to play... it has everything a low 80's/high 70's player may be looking for. A great ball for the neighborhood of $30. I think it's a steal.
Excerpt: Last year after taking a course of lessons and getting my handicap down to 14, I tried several different premium balls including Taylormade TP Blacks and Titleist Pro V1s thinking I now had the game for such balls. I have to say, I was a little bit disappointed as, for me at least, they seemed to offer very little performance improvement over the Titleist NXT Tours I used previously, as well as