Two Perspectives On One Set of Great Looking SGI Irons
(Mine and an Instagram perspective from the M CGB's themselves)
Excerpts from my new M CGB’s Instagram account-
9/11/2017 – So stoked Just got the news. Five of us M CGB irons sets here at Taylormade are going to lucky members on the GolfWRX forum! I wonder which member I will be sent to.
9/28/2017 – Just found out I’m going to Dpavs! What’s a Dpavs?
10/10/2017 – At the Fedex shipping station and omw to Michigan.
10/16/2017 – It was a long trip but I arrived at Dpavs house today. Anxious to sample the local fare of courses!
Dpavs first looks-
If you are a blade kind of person who likes narrow soles, very little offset and the very simple kind of look, you need not apply for the M CGB's as the M CGB is a club designed, head to toe, to walk to the beat of a different drummer. Make no mistake, this is an SGI club and it hits all the SGI club buttons with style and then some.
The first thing I note as I unwrap the M CGB's is that these clubs are some drop dead gorgeous SGI irons. A rich chrome coating covers most of the club and is nicely set off against black filled slots and gray lined face. The appearance of tungsten weights stay true to the original CGB design.
Even the badging stands out in a good way. The carbon fiber insert is framed in chrome and really pops without looking garish in anyway. Making up the balance is a simple black and silver Taylormade Geocoustic sound badge.
The fluted hosel and filled heel slot may throw some but it grew on me the more I looked the clubs over. I think it adds just one more vibe that reaffirms that Taylormade has thrown every technical advancement in their armory into the M CGB's.
Technology, did I mention the technology. It oozes from every pore of the M CGB's. Geocoustic technology for sound and feel, sole, toe and face slots to help with wayward strikes. lots of tungsten and other weight placed low and back to promote higher trajectory and better spin rates and while you can't see the tech it all of this is crowned with light weight shafts to promote faster swing speeds and an ultra thin (sub 2mm) high cor face. Taylormade indicates that each iron from 4 through PW is designed with a COR of at least 0.805, hence a bag full of drivers! One look is all it takes to know that there is no shortage of technology here.
The one club that does not have any slot technology, sole or face, is the A Wedge. It will be interesting to compare it's feel to the rest of the clubs.
The top lines and soles are wide but no wider than the original R7 CGB Max. Prior to receiving the M CGB's I was visiting a nearby shop and a gent who was looking over the new CGB's was there. It so happened that he was still playing the original R7 CGB Max's and had one with him. It was too bad I did not have my phone or camera with me at the time but in looking over the two the topline, sole, and face all looked extremely similar. I could not discern any difference in size at all really. If anything the orignal R7 Max CGB's may have had a very slightly thinner top line but if so it was neglible and hardly worth mentioning. The picture below shows the top lines for the 4i, 7i and AW from left to right.
I did do a bit of back ground checking to see how the new M CGB's compare spec wise to the R7 CGB Max's.
M CGB 4 5 6 7 8 9 PW AW SW
LOFT 20.50 23.00 26.00 29.50 33.50 38.00 43.00 48.50 54.00
Length 38.88 38.25 37.63 37.00 36.50 36.00 35.50 35.50 35.25
R7 CGB Max 4 5 6 7 8 9 PW AW SW
LOFT 21.00 23.00 26.00 30.00 34.00 39.00 44.00 49.00 54.00
Length 38.25 37.75 37.25 36.75 36.25 35.75 35.50 35.50 35.25
Loft 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50 0.50 1.00 1.00 0.50 0.00
Length 0.63 0.50 0.38 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.00
As you can see neither the lofts nor the lengths have changed much at all. A little bit longer and little bit stronger in a few clubs but not much.
Next post- A trip to the course and range.
Edited by Dpavs, Today, 02:08 AM.