TaylorMade 300 Mini Driver Review: A deeply satisfying nod to the past

The TaylorMade 300 Mini driver is so much more than a piece of retro design. It's incredibly versatile and forgiving, and unless your long game is especially wayward, will deliver straight and consistent tee shots.

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Matt Chivers
Thu, 15 Jul 2021
NEW TaylorMade 300 MINI DRIVER Review! Can this club replace your driver?

Need To Know

Super forgiving and versatile | Satisfying retro look | Produces straight and consistent tee shots
May be out of some people's price range
Our score:
PRICE: £369.00 YEAR: from 2021

The new and exciting TaylorMade 300 Mini driver was in the brand's pipeline for some time before launch, and it was well worth the big buildup. 

The original 300 Series Driver was released in the early 2000s and it was extremely popular back then. This re-launch is very exciting and it gives golfers the opportunity to add a high performing long club to their golf bag.

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The Mini driver pays homage to the integrity and heritage of TaylorMade's club design with its nostalgic and sleek finish that reminds golfers of years gone by.

Alex from GolfMagic took the TaylorMade 300 Mini driver to Mannings Heath Golf and Wine Estate to see how it performed.


TaylorMade 300 Mini driver - Key Features

  • Deep face curvature: to reduce side-spin on off-centre hits and promote straighter shots
  • Multi-material construction: to provide the optimal combination of low-CG performance and high-MOI forgiveness
  • V-Steel soleplate: promotes improved turf interaction and versatility when played off the deck, and adds to the low-CG properties

Player Level

Players who struggle with hitting their driver consistently off the tee may find the Mini driver to be a more forgiving option, thanks to its smaller head size and lower center of gravity. The smaller head size can also make it easier for more advanced players to shape shots.

TaylorMade 300 Mini driver - Looks and Feel

One look at the Mini driver will give you all of those warm, fuzzy, nostalgic feelings.

The red and black colour scheme is a nod to the past that will no doubt prove to be very popular, especially amongst players of a certain age.

TaylorMade 300 Mini driver - Performance and Forgiveness

When the release of the Mini driver was announced, golfers were promised high launch and low spin and Alex can confirm that this is very much the case.

A massive advantage and positive aspect of this Mini driver is the forgiveness that it provides. Unless you are very wayward with your long game, this club will deliver straight and consistent tee shots.

As a result of the technology used to re-launch the 300 Mini driver, the club gives you a very high ball flight but also, increased distance.

You could argue that due to the forgiveness that this club offers, it is more reliable and easier to hit than the TaylorMade SIM2 driver, but there's no reason why you can't find a place for both clubs in your bag.

The Mini driver appeals to golfers because they are versatile and with this club going up to 13.5 degrees in loft, you can hit this driver off the deck and expect good results.

The deep face is crucial to the 300 Series Mini driver because this is a feature that improves the forgiveness and delivers the high launch.

Should you buy the TaylorMade 300 Mini Driver?

Of all the reviews that Alex has done, this is the one where he had the most fun hitting the ball and taking the club out on to the golf course.

Not only does the TaylorMade 300 Mini driver perform well, but the nostalgic and retro look is so, so satisfying.

The club delivers the results that you want when you pay £369 for a driver, especially as its versatility allows you to hit the club from off the ground with ease.

It is hard to hit this club offline and it performs arguably better than any club that Alex from GolfMagic has reviewed in the past.