New TaylorMade M CGB game-improvement ironsSeptember 7, 2017 Golf Equipment
TaylorMade are bringing back the CGB irons with ball speeds right on the legal limit...
Who remembers the TaylorMade CGB irons the first time around?
Well they are back but this time with the latest technology to help higher handicappers launch the ball higher and further.
The CGB stands for centre of gravity back if you didn’t know so that means they are all about easy high launch and forgiveness.
TaylorMade say a set of the M CGB irons will be like have a bag full of drivers.
Read on to find out why…
TaylorMade M CGB irons – First impressions
We got a look at these during a visit to TaylorMade’s HQ down in Basingstoke and spoke to head of irons Tomo Bystedt who explained where they sat in their range.
There are now seven irons in the line up – four ‘players’ irons with the P730, P750, P770 and P790.
Then we move into the M range with the M1, M2 and now the new M CGB.
If the M2 is a game-improvement iron then the M CGB is a super, super game-improvement iron.
It’s oversized and there is heaps of visible technology.
I can’t see it appealing to anyone other than a high-handicapper or someone who has lost a bit of swing speed and needs all the extra help they can get.
It may be an option for some players just in the long irons.
TaylorMade M CGB irons – The technology
These irons have been built to have maximum COR. What is COR?
In Tom Lehman’s terms it means how springing the face is. The trampoline effect on the face if you like. In slightly more technical terms it’s how long the ball spends on the face.
So the M CGB are right at the legal limit of that.
We’ve got tungsten used almost in the sole of the club which brings the centre of gravity down as low as possible.
There’s also the speed pocket which all TaylorMade game-improvement irons have had for many years now.
And we have the face slots which first appeared in the RSi irons – aimed at maintaining ball speeds on off-centre strikes.
It’s the same fluted hosel as in the M2 irons with all weight saved being placed in the heel, toe or low and at the back of the club.
Heel and toe weights – like we saw in the original models – add stability and more weight at the back will help get the ball in the air.
TaylorMade said to expect a softer sound to the M2.
Basically, this iron has ALL of TaylorMade’s recent helpful technology in one package. It’s a tech fest and for that you do have to look at something which is quite large.
And there are strong lofts as you would expect but they aren’t quite as strong as the M2.
We’ve got a 7-iron loft of 29˚ with the M CGB and there’s 28.5˚ on the M2.
Into the pitching wedge we have 43˚ then there’s a 48.5˚ A-wedge and a 54˚ sand wedge.
TaylorMade M CGB irons – Results/NCG verdict
Unfortunately we haven’t got hold of samples yet so can’t bring you any testing results.
But we should have this by this time next week.
SRPs: £849 (7 piece set with Nippon NS Pro 840 steel shafts)
£1,099 (7 piece set with UST Recoil 460 ES graphite shafts)
AW and SW also available.
On sale: October 16, 2017
More information can be found on the TaylorMade website.