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    Taylormade burner 860 Ti drivers, all illegal?

    As far as im aware, they are all illegal, checked the R&D site and can see it in non conforming list but none on the conforming list, can anyone verify this?

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    Re: Taylormade burner 860 Ti drivers, all illegal?

    I don't know. did they sell it in America, because if they did, there is bound to be a legal version of it.
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    Re: Taylormade burner 860 Ti drivers, all illegal?

    My suggestion would be to speak to your pro or competition secretary first. If they don't know I'd contact the R&A via e-mail (or check their website)
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    Re: Taylormade burner 860 Ti drivers, all illegal?

    I have one but it isnt for me, was in a pairs internal competition last night and a genuinely nice bloke was using one, I asked him and he said it was legal, but on the r&A non confirminf list its sat there with a pic inc the ti 8.5 stamping.

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    Re: Taylormade burner 860 Ti drivers, all illegal?

    Quite often with TM drivers, they stamp max on the front face, in the top RH corner. Drivers stamped max are non conforming. Certainly for the R7 this was the case. My R7 was bought in the states, and has R7 stamped there instead. This is still a conforming driver.

    The bloke may not be a cheat yet.
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    Re: Taylormade burner 860 Ti drivers, all illegal?

    In my opinion it is illegal. If there was a legal version you would see a pictures of both conforming and non conforming models highlighting the differences on the R&A website, as with the R7 model highlighted above.
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    Re: Taylormade burner 860 Ti drivers, all illegal?

    Yep, he's a cheat. I have checked the R and A and also the TM website where TM list it as non conforming. TM don't identify a conforming version, which they do if one exists.
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    Re: Taylormade burner 860 Ti drivers, all illegal?

    One of my mates changed his earlier this year because it was illegal !

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    Re: Taylormade burner 860 Ti drivers, all illegal?

    I thought as much, Im going to mention to the professional and see what he thinks, Its not sour grapes however a thread on here last month regarding something similar has got me thinking.

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    Re: Taylormade burner 860 Ti drivers, all illegal?

    I take it you didn't win the game then.

    I know it is cheating, but to be honest, he would probably hit it at least as well, if not better if he bought a new driver.

    Trouble is, there must be loads of people who haven't updated yet, and they do need to be dug out and made to change. Rules are rules after all, even if there is no advantage. Talk to the pro or general manager and see what they can do for the future.

    So far I don't think this has occured at my club.
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