A solid players iron with great forgiveness.
The Taylor Made tour preferred irons are very pleasing to the eye, offer good feel and forgiveness. I am a 3 handicap and have been playing the Taylor Made RAC MB. Switching from the MB, I was extremely worried that I would be regretting my decision. When you first hit the ball, the feel is slightly different, but after a few strikes it was clear that these irons are consistent. The heel to toe weight distribution gives some extra forgiveness when off center and the ball flight remains medium to high. I would recommend going with stiffer shafts (for better players) as I could hit my 3 iron as high as my 6 with S300. All in all, this looks like a players iron and performs very well from 3-PW. I would recommend for all levels of players.
Taylor Made Tour Preferred Iron
Look: With its slim topline, minimal offset and thin blade the TP looks like an authoritative players iron. But it has almost the same headsize (sole width, toe height, blade length, surface area) as the very forgiving game-improvement Callaway X-20. Feel: When you hit it properly it feels like forged as it is so soft. But it is a cast iron. Forgiveness: The cavity back is not so obvious. But it works and the club is incredibly forgiving for an iron in that category and mishits still go very straight, do not punish you with tons of painful feedback. Playability: This club belongs to the players-iron-category. That’s why some of the really good guys on the Tour have or had it in their bag. But the skilled amateur is not overstrained with that iron. You can hit it very straight as well as shape shots. If you’re not so trained in shot-shaping the club will not punish you too hard. And if you have one of those days where you don’t have the feeling for the club and your game, the Tour Preferred is still playable and it will not result in a complete disaster. Recommendation: I would recommend this club to sportive amateur with a HCP between 12 and 6 (and of course lower). My personal view: I am passionate golfer with a HCP 6 and during the last 18 months I tried and tested almost every club in the game-improvement and mainly players-iron category (I do not work in the golf-industry by the way). There are a lot of very good clubs, but for me the Tour Preferred is the one with exactly the right balance between playability and forgiveness I look for as skilled amateur that mainly wants to have have on the course. It’s not a club that will correct a slice and lower the handicap. I would compare it with the Callaway X-20 Tour, somewhere between the AP1 and the AP2.Read full review
Great looks-Great performance-Great feel-Great irons
I bought these irons used on ebay with stock TT S300 shafts. The first thing I noticed is the thin top line and no offset-which is the way I prefer my irons. After hitting these clubs, I was surprised on the feel and feedback they gave, since these are not forged. On properly hit shots, they felt like soft carbon clubs. On mishits, you still get lots of forgiveness, just losing some yardage. The best thing about these irons is how deadly accurate they are. I have had not any trouble drawing or fading the ball, but they allow me to hit an incredibly straight ball that is hard to get with other clubs. These irons are very nice to look at and are made in line with the expected TaylorMade quality. I would recommend these clubs to any mid handicapper that doesn't want offset and of course to any lower handicap player that just wants workable and straight ball flights, with just the right amount of forgiveness. A+ to Taylormade.Read full review
Very nice feeling and preforming irons
Love the look of the clubs great feel.
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: Pre-owned
Excellent set of clubs. For a set of forged players clubs, they are very easy to hit. They look great at address with the thin top line appreciated by better players.