TaylorMade R7 CGB MAX 08 Irons
The TaylorMade R7 CGB MAX 08 Irons are primarily designed to be game improvement irons. For use generally more by mid and higher handicap golfers.
With a wide sole and a thick top line, along with a large clubface. They do have the look of game improvement irons when you stand over them at address.
The visible weights that are in the heel and in the toe of the club head, are specifically and deliberately positioned with the intention of providing as much forgiveness and stability as possible.
Various shaft options are available to select from. The models we tested were equipped with the True Temper Dynamic Gold steel shafts in stiff flex.
For more information on the shafts available, and the technological specifications of the R7 CGB MAX irons. You can follow this link to the TaylorMade website, which will open in a new window.
We found that as expected these clubs were very easy to hit. The large club face and wide sole definitely help to make it easier to find the sweet spot and get the golf ball airborne.
Well certainly airborne it gets, the ball flight even on the longer irons can be very high at times, as is normally the case in game improvement clubs. Which isn't a bad asset to have on a calm day, but could be a slight disadvantage when playing in stronger winds.
The irons however weren't really as forgiving as we thought they would be, this doesn't mean the they are not forgiving. Just that it wasn't quite at the level that you'd expect for game improvement clubs.
Generally speaking most miss-hits do still fly relatively straight. But there were a few more pulls and pushes to be seen than was originally expected, compared to some other newer game improvement irons.
Despite the high ball flight though, the golf ball can travel a very long way with the R7 CGB MAX 08 irons a lot of the time. The carry was extremely impressive on well hit shots, and even on those hit not so well also. This is definitely a good iron to consider if you're a golfer looking for more distance in your iron play.
It wasn't impossible to achieve some moderate results when trying to work the golf ball either. But it did take quite a bit of effort, and it's probably only going to be a really good player, that is likely to be able to get the best out of the clubs when trying to manipulate ball flight.
But looking at the TaylorMade R7 CGB MAX 08 Irons as a whole, they are a decent game improvement set, but probably not the best on the market. They do offer reasonable forgiveness, while being very easy to hit.
A slight draw back originally was that the price of these irons was generally quite high. However the price has come down lately, and as of 2012 a brand new set of the TaylorMade R7 CGB MAX 08 Irons are likely to set you back around £300 or $480.
|Easy To Hit ||9/10|
|Value For Money ||7/10|