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TaylorMade P7TW irons: Designed for Tiger, built for you

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If the start of Masters week wasn’t already a big enough event to get the golf world buzzing like a swarm of bees in April, we now have more news from TaylorMade Golf and Tiger Woods. The long-rumored P7TW irons are being released in both limited edition fashion and available through custom order.

The Limited edition versions will come in a custom box designed to deliver “a premium unboxing experience… as a way that pays tribute to the heartfelt collaboration of Tiger Woods and TaylorMade Golf.” (TaylorMade’s words, not mine).

Let’s have some real talk for a second — there are very few people that will probably buy these to be wall hangers, and although I would suggest the best way to appreciate a set of irons is to send them through the dirt, the box is a very cool touch. Limited edition sets have never proven to have any extra residual value beyond the initial release buzz (think MM Protos, Mizuno MP 100), but one way or the other we must admit that “holy smokes these look freaking awesome.”

From a technology standpoint, make no mistake: these are a forged blade, but the team at TaylorMade (in collaboration with Mike Taylor, and Tiger) have done a lot to ensure every single aspect or each iron is designed to Woods’ exacting specs and the end consumer is going to experience the same club heads that the Big Cat himself uses.

The technologies include a “hidden” tungsten weight to help concentrate mass behind the sweet spot for “a unique blend of feel, flight and control.” It has been long speculated that Tiger’s personal irons had this feature, and thanks to the full disclosure of the tech specs for the P7TWs from TaylorMade, we the consumers now know what was really behind the chrome this whole time.

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What is also part of what makes these distinctly TaylorMade is the Milled Grind sole, a process they have featured in the wedge line for some time now – available for the first time in an iron. Developed to ensure every head has the same grind every single time it instills confidence that for Tiger that when it comes to replacing worn clubs he’s getting the same thing club after club.

SO what does this all really mean. Well first off, we finally get to see what TaylorMade and Tiger have been up to since signing their initial agreement a few years ago. It has always been known that Tiger is extremely exacting when it comes to his gear especially his irons — which is also funny since he recently admitted to not fully understanding how adjustable drivers worked (if that’s not going full “dad mode,” don’t know what is). For one of the BEST iron players the game has ever seen, to work with a company to create a special set of tools to exacting specs — and then have those available to the general consumer is not something we see everyday.

Although I don’t lack for iron sets or blades for that matter (8 sets and growing), this is another one of those sets for some reason I just want. I know, I know — I could hit sandy range balls for a decade and never get through all of my iron inventory but it’s NOT about that — it’s about being able to see and feel the same clubs Tiger uses in your bag and know that without a doubt you have something special.

Pricing and availability

Available for preorder starting today and available commercially beginning May 1, the P7TW ($1,999.99 USD) will be offered in 3-PW (RH only) and come equipped with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 Tour Issue shafts and Golf Pride’s Tour Velvet Cord grips.

The P7TW will also be available through TaylorMade’s custom program, allowing for numerous additional custom shaft and grip options.

 

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Ryan Barath is part of the Digital Content Creation Team for GolfWRX. He hosts the "On Spec" Podcast on the GolfWRX Radio Network which focuses on discussing everything golf, including gear, technology, fitting, and course architecture. He is a club-fitter & master club builder with more than 17 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. He is the former Build Shop Manager & Social Media Coordinator for Modern Golf. He now works independently from his home shop and is a member of advisory panels to a select number of golf equipment manufacturers. You can find Ryan on Twitter and Instagram where he's always willing to chat golf, and share his passion for club building, course architecture and wedge grinding.

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  1. The questioner

    Apr 28, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    Did anyone notice that there wasn’t one clear picture of the face of the club? Isn’t that the part that makes contact w/ the ball? Huh? Really makes me wonder about the what they’re really marketing and to whom.

  2. Lee

    Apr 10, 2019 at 6:42 am

    They keep saying they’re limited editions but I can’t find anywhere that says how many sets are being made and offered for sale. If they flood the market they won’t be worth much in the future.

  3. Pushdrawslice

    Apr 8, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    WHY ARE THE LOFTS NOT TO TIGER’S SPEC????

    • joe

      Apr 8, 2019 at 7:40 pm

      There are options to spec them like Tiger’s.

  4. Dan

    Apr 8, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    Are they better than “Tour Issue” ? 🙂

  5. joro

    Apr 8, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    Hurry, hurry, run as fast as you can to your local club store. I am sure you will be much better by buying these beauties. After all, you accomplish 2 things. One is you have the same Irons Tiger has, at least for now, and you will be out 1200 Bucks. Be the first kid on your block to have them, yowsa. Hurry before they are all gone.

    • Nixon

      Apr 9, 2019 at 12:13 am

      1200? Try $1,999! For clubs that aren’t even custom fit for the buyer. Hahaha

  6. Common Sense

    Apr 8, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    It has a hole in it’s head!! That’s ironic! Kind’a what Eldrick must’a felt like when it all came crashing to the deck!

  7. bobbyG

    Apr 8, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    I’ll just keep my old Nike VR Pro Blades and wedges for now and pretend.

  8. Michael Portus

    Apr 8, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    “Consumers never had the opportunity to play irons like mine until… now” Tiger
    Sorry to everyone like myself who purchased the VR Pro blades guess they weren’t legit like the Tmags. ????

    • Nike is junk

      Apr 8, 2019 at 8:55 pm

      No, those were Chinese made copy junk like all Nike equipment, cheaply made, extra priced for you in the US paying high prices for junk that you like to do so much

      • Michae Portus

        Apr 9, 2019 at 12:05 pm

        I didn’t say that the Nikes didn’t perform well. They actually performed beautifully and had great feel. Mine just got worn down and Nike was on to the Vapors at that point so I couldn’t get another set of the VR Pro blades.

  9. ZQ

    Apr 8, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    $1200 irons with an $800 upcharge because of box/tw attachment. I’ll wait.

    • K

      Apr 8, 2019 at 8:56 pm

      Only! They could charge $5000 and people would still buy, so I don’t know why they didn’t price it at 5K

  10. Kenny Lee

    Apr 8, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    A fool and his money…

  11. P.S. Carpenter

    Apr 8, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    I’ll bet the 8,9 and PW are to die for. I would love to look down an 8 iron! How is the tungsten weight hidden? In the chroming process I would imagine. I cant see a thing except a beautiful muscle back. And yes, X100’s are Tigers flavor and they are in the limited edition version.

  12. rex 235

    Apr 8, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    Ryan-

    It’s 2019, and TaylorMade admits it.

    “P7TW ($1,999.99 USD) will be offered in 3-PW (RH only)” and

    “The P7TW will also be available through TaylorMade’s custom program, allowing for numerous additional custom shaft and grip options.”

    Only TM would put RH ONLY, custom, and numerous in the same ad.

  13. Travis

    Apr 8, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    I’m confused — these are built to Tiger’s exacting specs, but they come with S400 shafts. Does Tiger actually S400 shafts and not X100 shafts?

    • Jzilla

      Apr 8, 2019 at 1:36 pm

      TM website says stock shaft is “DG Tour Issue X100 (Tiger’s)”

  14. Scott Francis

    Apr 8, 2019 at 11:27 am

    Muira san…

  15. joe

    Apr 8, 2019 at 11:13 am

    I would hope these are assembled in a different part of TaylorMades irons assembly plant. Because the Quality Control coming out for their general irons like P760 and 790 are abhorrent, twisted grips, ferrule loose. I saw 2 different sets of the same retail spec, of 760 irons and they were a quarter inch or more different in length.

  16. joe

    Apr 8, 2019 at 10:40 am

    They need to reveal where they were forged. I called, they won’t disclose.

    • dat

      Apr 8, 2019 at 11:16 am

      I agree on the forging location. For $2K, they better be butter and from a mega quality forging factory in Japan like Endo.

    • JP

      Apr 8, 2019 at 1:46 pm

      I called to confirm and was told they were forged in the fired of Mount Doom, thus justifying the cost.

      • Edward Fitzgerald

        Apr 8, 2019 at 2:23 pm

        And like the one ring, these blades answer to Tiger alone and can have no other master…lol.

    • Murica

      Apr 8, 2019 at 8:59 pm

      They were forged at the back of the shrimp shop down in the backwater street shop in Chinatown in L.A. so they’re made in the USA

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Golf 101: 5 Tips to building your golf bag with CH3 (+ Charles Howell III WITB)

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I think at this point it’s safe to say that Charles Howell III is the adopted son and patron saint of WRX.

Not only is he a member of the site and visits regularly, but he’s also an avid club nerd and tester. I’ve become friends with CH3 over the past couple of years and have had some fun gear geek sessions with him. Want to know the coolest thing of all? He’s still as passionate and curious about gear as we are and not just Titleist (who he is on staff with) he’s curious about it all.

So who better to ask about how to build a great golf bag than with a man who knows it, does, and plays for his livelihood week in and week out?

These are 5 Charles Howell III golden nuggets that any golfer can learn from—and oh yeah, his take on the future is spot on.

Rule #1: Stability over speed no matter what

“Even for the guys on tour, stabilizing the clubface is paramount to good driving. One of the reasons I love testing shafts so often is to see if there is that magic combo of speed and control. However, the stability of the clubhead and shaft have to be there—I could find a combo that’s 20 yards longer, but if it’s something I can’t control, it doesn’t have a place in my bag. Extra yardage is fun until it isn’t.”

Rule #2: Find wedges that can do it all

“I chose the Vokey SM8 M Grind in the 56 and 60, because as the grind spectrum goes, they fall dead in the middle for me but everyone is different. I discovered that finding a middle ground grind wise solves the “different wedges for different grass problems” some players find themselves in. Even at Augusta, there was more Bermuda sticking out than normal which made shots from behind 15 different for example a little trickier. Not only are you chipping back towards a downslope with water behind, but it’s also now into the grain. Knowing I had wedges to combat either scenario made it that much easier. As a player, you have to put all the grinds through the paces and see what one checks off the most boxes. It might be something you never considered.”

Rule #3 Forgiveness looks different for every player

“Iron set makeups have changed so much in recent years. Pay attention to the soles when choosing your irons, even in the longer irons. It would be easy to think that bigger heads wider soles would be a no-brainer to hit, but to be honest, it’s not that simple. Sometimes finding a sole that will help the club get in and out of the ground easily will get you that center contact you were looking for. Although guys on tour may choose beefier long irons, it’s pretty rare to find one with a really wide sole. Soles that large encourage a player to try and sweep it off the turf which is counter-intuitive with an iron in your hand. When getting fit, pay attention to attack angles and center contact with your longer clubs; you may find that thinner soles help you more than anything else.”

Rule #4 Enjoy the process of learning and testing

“Obviously playing for a living gives me the advantage of testing a ton of stuff, but it’s just as fun doing the research at home (online) and understanding what certain equipment can do and the idea behind it. I still rely on testing as much as I can to see what works but it’s the pursuit of knowledge that keeps it all fresh week in and week out. Technology is so good these days but like anything you have to ask questions, look around try some stuff and then make a decision. Remember it’s your golf bag, take some pride in demanding that every inch of it works for you.

Eyes on the future…

“I think as we go down this Bryson/distance chase, the ultimate result on tour will be a lot of two driver bags. Look at it this way, having a 47-inch driver for long bombs, and a 44.5 inch for tighter drives, and a 4-wood isn’t all that hard to imagine. Players can tweak lofts in the irons and wedges easily to adjust to gapping. It’s not rocket science, and I don’t think we are that far from seeing multiple players on tour doing it that way.”

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Driver: Titleist TSI3 (10.5 degrees, A1 SureFit setting)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD XC 6 X

3-wood: Ping G425 LST (14.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Black Tour Spec 8 X

7-wood: Ping G410 Max (20.5 degrees @20)
Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Black Tour Spec 9 X
Irons: Titleist T100 (4-6) 620 MB (7-9)
Shafts: Project X LZ 6.5 (hard stepped)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (48-10F @47, 52-12F, 56-08M, 60-08M)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Scotty Cameron 009M

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Align

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One of the best ways to enjoy equipment is to experiment and whether you are looking to buy-sell-or trade (as the name suggests) you can find almost anything in the GolfWRX BST Forum. From one-off custom Scotty Cameron Circle T putters, to iron sets, wedges, and barely hit drivers, you can find it all in our constantly updated marketplace.

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Adidas X Vice Golf launch The Vice Golf Shoe by Adidas

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Adidas has teamed up with Vice Golf to launch the new Vice Golf Shoe inspired from off the course which includes a dozen Vice Pro Drip Lime x Adidas golf balls.

The Vice Golf Shoe from Adidas contains ultraboost and a signature lime-green colorway to accent the designs for life both on and off the golf course. The shoe features a camouflage pattern in gray and white on the top of the shoe, while a brand-new drip pattern decorates the boost material at the bottom.

The shoe features branding “discoverables”, such as a subtle Vice logo on the tongue of the shoe while a collab logo is celebrated within. The company’s motto “Embrace Your Vice” runs down the spine of the heel, while another Vice logo lives underneath the 3-stripe caging on the inside of the foot.

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In addition to the shoe, the packaging of the Vice Golf Shoe by Adidas is made to look, feel and act exactly like their signature golf ball packages. 

The bottom of the box is wrapped in a neon lime camouflage pattern, and the top cover features the exact, embossed Vice logo colored in neon lime drip pattern as seen and felt on the brand’s golf ball packaging. The connection continues after lifting the lid and discovering an actual box of Vice Pro Drip Lime golf balls, with Adidas logos, sitting in its own compartment.

The Vice Golf Shoe from Adidas (plus one dozen Vice Pro Drip Lime X Adidas golf balls) costs $219.95 and is available to purchase from December 7, 2020, 11 AM EST at ViceGolf.com.

 

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