Golf Monthly Technical Editor Paul O'Hagan tests TaylorMade's Tour Preferred irons
Above, Golf Monthly Technical Editor Paul O’Hagan gives his TaylorMade Tour Preferred Irons review.
The clubs come in three models – CB, MB and MC – and were unveiled in January 2014.
The TaylorMade Tour Preferred MB irons are an authentic muscle-back blade forged from soft, 1025 carbon steel with a classic and compact shape, a thin top line and minimal offset.
The TaylorMade Tour Preferred MC irons featuree a muscle-cavity to boost the moment of inertia, creating an all-round iron product with feel, workability and stability.
The 3- 7-irons feature TaylorMade’s Speed Pocket to promote increased ball speed in the lower portion of the clubface and more consistency across the entire face.
The head, top-line and sole-width of the Tour Preferred MC are all slighty larger than those on the Tour Preferred MB.
The TaylorMade Tour Preferred CB is a complete cavity-back which combines the shape of a player’s iron with the look of a blade at set-up.
The Speed Pocket in the 3- 7-irons feature micro-slots for fast ball speeds across the whole face, as well as higher launch for more distance.
TaylorMade claims the Tour Preferred CB is one of the longest player’s irons it has ever created.
The heads of the short irons are compact with minimal offset, and long and middle iron heads are a touch larger with progressive offset, offering more stability and easier launch.
The TaylorMade Tour Preferred CB, Tour Preferred MC and Tour Preferred MC come in 3-iron to pitching wedge with a satin nickel-chrome finish. All three models come with KBS Tour steel shafts and tour velvet grips.