Equipment news: TaylorMade release three new iron setsJanuary, 2014 The Scoop
The new irons are aimed at low-handicappers and professionals, and are available to buy now
TaylorMade has launched three new sets of irons aimed at better players – Tour Preferred MB, Tour Preferred MC and Tour Preferred CB.
“We don’t believe you can call yourself a great iron company unless you create irons that great players want to play. Irons that meet a Tour pro’s requirements for look, feel, sound and workability,” said Sean Toulon, executive vice president.
“That’s why these clubs bare the name Tour Preferred. The head has to look right from every angle. The leading edge and sole have to react a certain way with the turf. We’ve taken each of these things into careful account to make these irons especially appealing to better players,” he said.
All three models are offered in 3-iron to PW and come with KBS Tour steel shafts and tour velvet grips. Custom shafts and grips also available are available. The Tour Preferred MB is an authentic muscleback player’s blade. The shape is classic and compact, with a thin top-line and minimal offset.
The Tour Preferred MC combines a player’s shape with a shallow “muscle cavity” to improve contact and feel. The 3-7 irons incorporate TaylorMade’s Speed Pocket technology, which promotes increased ball speed in the lower portion of the clubface for more consistent ball speed and launch conditions across the entire face. The head’s length, top-line and sole-width are all slightly larger compared to the Tour Preferred MB.
The Tour Preferred CB is a full-fledged cavity back that maintains the shape of a player’s iron and the look of a blade when set-up behind the ball. The Speed Pocket in the 3-7 irons features micro-slots, which promote faster ball speed across the face and higher launch for increased distance.
That helps make the Tour Preferred CB one of the longest player’s irons that TaylorMade has ever created. Short-iron heads are compact with minimal offset, while the long and middle iron heads are slightly larger with progressive offset for more stability and easier launch.
All three models are offered in 3-iron to PW and come with KBS Tour steel shafts and tour velvet grips. Custom shafts and grips also available are available.
Tour Preferred MB – £899 (available from January 20)
Tour Preferred MC – £849 (available now)
Tour Preferred CB – £749 (available now)