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MEMBER REVIEWS: TaylorMade M CGB Irons. Read what GolfWRXers are saying...

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#1 HipCheck

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 09:28 AM

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Five GolfWRX members are testing TaylorMade's M CGB irons and writing their reviews for you to read

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ABOUT TAYLORMADE M CCB IRONS
With its new M CGB irons, TaylorMade sought to provide golfers with a high-end product that provides the performance of a super game-improvement iron, but doesn’t look like it’s the size of a woodshed. TaylorMade's Too Bystedt and his product development team also wanted to offer better sound and feel than super-GI golfers are used to.

That being the case, TaylorMade packed the M CGB irons with technologies from the company’s past, and a few new features as well, to make them the most forgiving and longest irons in the company’s stable.

Let's keep this thread open until members start posting.  

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:43 PM

Sooo stoked to try these out!  I'm gonna take these out for my birthday round this weekend!  Here is a quick unboxing and my first impressions:


Edited by epyon, 12 October 2017 - 01:36 PM.

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:58 PM

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Driver: TM 2017 M1 460 10.5 Graphite Design TP-6 X
Fairway: TM 2016 M2 3/15* Graphite Design Tour AD TP-7 Stiff
Hybrid: Open
Driving Iron: TM P-790 4/23* Nippon Modus 105 S
Irons: TM P-770 4-PW Nippon Modus 105 S
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 12:35 AM

First off, a big thanks to GolfWRX and TaylorMade!  This is gonna be a lot of fun to review, and I cannot wait to hit these irons!

My box came in today, so here we go!

Unboxing

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Full Set Wrapped 4-AW

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Shaft Label

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Shaft

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7-Iron Sole

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7-Iron CB

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7-Iron Face

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7-Iron Comparison Shots:  Ping G vs Cobra F7 One vs M-CGB

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As you can see the Cobra F7 is a lot smaller than the other two clubs, so I removed the Cobra for the next few shots

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PW Comparisons:  Ping G vs M-CGB

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4-Iron Comparison Shots:  Ping G vs M-CGB

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One last shot of the set in the bag

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Out of the box here are my thoughts:

A lot of folks were saying these things were huge!  Well they aren't small, but I guess I never realized how chunky my Ping G's were.  The Ping's never really bothered me, so I don't think the M-CGB size is a put off (at least for me).  I believe the G's were GI irons (G-Max is SGI?), and M-CGB is a SGI iron, yet they are almost identical in size.  So don't let the SGI label put you off.

As you can see different angles make the M-CGB look bigger or smaller.  Top line and Sole they look rather chunky, although I do think TM has done a good job on hiding the chunk at address.  From the face and CB angles, they don't look that bad at all to me.   But really, address is all that really matters, right?

I know there were some complaints about looks in the initial M-CGB post in this sub forum, but I personally really like the looks of these clubs.  The cavity does have a lot going on, but these irons really scream of high quality to me.  Maybe it's the shiny chrome that is just catching my eye?  I am a sucker for some bling.

I did not get a chance to swing these yet, ever in the backyard.  The shafts do feel lighter than my PX 6.0's on the Ping G's.  Unfortunately I got home tonight after work and was happy to see a TM box, but not even 5 minutes later I got a work call and had to drive ~1 hour back to work for an outage.  The good news with that is, I will hopefully get to leave early tomorrow 10/14 and either hit the range or squeeze a quick round in!  Worst case, I will be playing on Saturday 10/15, and will be able to post my initial thoughts on these with some real swings under my belt.

Please let me know if you guys would like to see any other specific pictures!  I figured doing the 4, 7, and W would be a good start.

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Edited by JPW75, 13 October 2017 - 01:20 AM.


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 06:51 AM

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 05:12 PM

Excited to hear the reviews on these! :)
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:34 PM

I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of CGB's and soooo looking forward to testing them out and posting pics, thoughts, etc.!

A great big thanks to GolfWRX for making the testing possible!

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:53 PM

Congrats guys!!

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 01:26 AM

Got my clubs today.  Posted some pictures and initial thoughts in Post #4 above.  Enjoy all!

P.S.  Please excuse the dirty clubs and garage.

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 05:41 AM

I'm grateful to Golfwrx and TaylorMade for the opportunity to review these irons. Since I live in the southeast, I will be receiving my clubs a little later than other reviewers so I thought I would share a loft comparison chart. Much has been said in recent years of the stronger lofts in today's irons but you can see the M CGB irons are pretty comparable to the Callaway X Hots that I've had for several years now. I do hope for a little higher ball fight to help with holding some of the firm greens here in the south. Posted ImagePosted Image

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 09:55 AM

Looks like mine will be arriving next Monday. More to come after they do!

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Posted Yesterday, 10:48 AM

Played a round on Saturday and these performed as expected.  Pretty much on par with my Ping G's so far.  I'm hitting the 8 iron ~145, 7i ~165, 6i ~175.  I still don't understand why I have such a big yardage gap between 8i and 7i, but this is my third set of stronger lofted clubs now that I have this problem.  Hit two GIR's with the 8iron pin high, just a little offline.  Very predictable yardage.  Still getting used to them and want to get a few more rounds in before I do a more detailed review.  Also, I need to change out the grips as I'm just not digging the stock TM grips.  I'll be putting on my tried and true Winn DriTac Midsize hopefully this week.  I tracked all my shot with FunGolf GPS on Saturday, so I have lots of statistical data.  Did not hit the 4, 5, or 9 irons during my round.  I shot a 93, but my group wanted to play the forward tees (for whatever reason), so I was hitting a lot of 56deg wedge shots.  I even drove the green on a 300 yard par 4.  I putted horribly which is very unlike me.  Could have easily been in the 80's, which is really good for me as a current 20.3 HCP.

More to follow...

Also Rick Shiels did his review on the M-CGB, and was pleasantly surprised.



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Posted Yesterday, 09:14 PM

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.

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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.

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10/16/2017 – It was a long trip but I arrived at Dpavs house today. Anxious to sample the local fare of courses!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Differences
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.


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