Connect with us

Equipment

TaylorMade P7TW irons: Designed for Tiger, built for you

Published

on

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.

Unconfirmed Tiger Woods’ raw Nike iron

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.

 

Your Reaction?
  • 191
  • LEGIT25
  • WOW27
  • LOL252
  • IDHT6
  • FLOP240
  • OB232
  • SHANK360

Ryan Barath 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.

29 Comments

29 Comments

  1. Pingback: Best irons in golf of 2022: Best blades – GolfWRX

  2. Pingback: Remembering the 2018 Wells Fargo and the Tiger Woods Phase 1 irons – GolfWRX

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Dan

    Apr 8, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    Are they better than “Tour Issue” ? 🙂

  7. 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

  8. 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!

  9. bobbyG

    Apr 8, 2019 at 4:31 pm

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. Kenny Lee

    Apr 8, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    A fool and his money…

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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)”

  16. Scott Francis

    Apr 8, 2019 at 11:27 am

    Muira san…

  17. 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.

  18. 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

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Whats in the Bag

Sami Valimaki WITB 2024 (February)

Published

on

  • Sami Valimaki’s WITB accurate as of the Mexico Open.

Driver: Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Triple Diamond S (9 degrees)
Shaft: Accra TZ RPG 462 M5+

3-wood: Callaway Paradym (16.5 degrees @15.5)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX 70 TX

Check out more photos of Sami Valimaki’s clubs in the forums.

Irons: Callaway X Forged UT (19 degrees), Callaway Apex MB (4-9)
Shafts: KBS Tour Hybrid Prototype 105 X, True Temper AMT Tour White X100 (4-9)

Wedges: Callaway Jaws Raw (46-10S, 50-10S, 56-10S, 60-10J)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Check out more photos of Sami Valimaki’s clubs in the forums.

Putter: Odyssey Ai-One #1

Grips: Golf Pride MCC

Check out more photos of Sami Valimaki’s clubs in the forums.

Your Reaction?
  • 2
  • LEGIT0
  • WOW0
  • LOL0
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP0
  • OB0
  • SHANK0

Continue Reading

Whats in the Bag

Denny McCarthy WITB 2024 (February)

Published

on

Driver: Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Blue 6 TX

Driver: Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Blue 6 TX

3-wood: TaylorMade Stealth Plus (15 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Blue 7 X

5-wood: TaylorMade Qi10 Tour (18 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Blue 8 X

5-wood: Ping G430 Max (18 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Blue 8 X

Hybrid: Callaway Apex UW (21 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Blue 9 X

Irons: Titleist T200 (4), TaylorMade P770 (5), Callaway Apex TCB (6-9)
Shafts: True Temper AMT Tour White X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM9 (48-10F), SM10 (52-12F, 56-08M), WedgeWorks Proto (60-L)
Shafts: True Temper AMT Tour White X100, True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Scotty Cameron GoLo N7
Grip: Scotty Cameron

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Check out more in-hand photos of Denny McCarthy’s WITB here.

Your Reaction?
  • 1
  • LEGIT0
  • WOW0
  • LOL0
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP0
  • OB0
  • SHANK0

Continue Reading

Equipment

TaylorMade Qi10 driver review. All 3 models! – Club Junkie Reviews

Published

on

TaylorMade’s new Qi10 drivers are packed with new technology for maximum performance. Whether you are looking for maximum forgiveness or low-spin workability, there is a Qi10 driver for your needs. The faces are still 60 layers of carbon fiber, but in contrast to the Stealth line, feature a much more subtle blue tone. TaylorMade’s new Infinity Carbon Crown not only gives a weight advantage but also gives each driver a much cleaner and better look, to my eye. Each driver is a little different but built for maximum performance.

For the full, more in-depth review, check out the Club Junkie Podcast on every podcast platform and on YouTube.

TaylorMade Qi10 Max

This is the driver that is getting the most buzz it seems from the 2024 TaylorMade lineup thanks to its 10K MOI measurement. This 10K MOI means that the Qi10 Max head is extremely stable on mishits and will prevent the head from swinging open or closed.

The Max definitely has the largest-looking profile from address and has a more rounded shape to it compared to the other Qi10 drivers. I like the more rounded shape, and even though it doesn’t have the classic TaylorMade shape, it is easy on the eyes. The new blue carbon face is also more subtle and you don’t notice it compared to the previous red faces on the Stealth and Stealth 2 drivers.

Out on the course, or range, is where you will notice where the 10K comes into play. The first bad swing will be met with a shot that is more than likely more playable than you would have thought. The head keeps the ball on a straighter trajectory with reduced curve once in flight. You will still miss the fairway right or left with those swings but the shot will typically be straight to either side.

While my numbers from my most recent range session don’t show it, the launch on the Qi10 Max was more mid-high for me on the course. Ball speed was consistent and the Max held onto a good amount of it, even when you didn’t catch the center of the face. I went through my shots and was pretty impressed with the limited variation in ball speed throughout my session.

The spin numbers were also lower than expected and to be fair I was hitting a 9-degree Qi10 Max head, and I typically hit a low draw shot shape. I am not considered a high-speed or spin player, but the Qi10 Max didn’t spin a ton, even when hit low on the face. Only a handful of shots touched the low 3,000 RPM mark while most stayed lower than that. I think moving to the 10.5-degree head would be a better fit for me, adding some launch and a little spin to my shots would increase the distance by a few yards.

TaylorMade Qi10 LS

The model that we first drooled over in Rory and Tiger’s bags early this year! TaylorMade’s 2024 low-spin driver sports a new name, dropping the “Plus” designation. The LS model clearly has the traditional TaylorMade pear shape to it and a noticeably more compact look. A deeper face and shorter length from heel-to-toe give the look of a driver that the more skilled player will be able to easily shape shots with. The head also looks a bit more open than the Max head, and I love that TaylorMade has been able to create toplines that look more open than they appear.

The Qi10 LS creates some very long drives out on the course and range. This driver offers a little more feel and slightly quieter sound than the other two models, you can really feel the ball compress on the face at impact. For players who routinely hit the center, you will be rewarded with consistent fast ball speed and great distance. I hit my two longest drives with this head when I was going through my range session the other day.

Ball flight was flat, but the head is still easy to elevate and hit towering, boring tee shots. I thought the LS was actually going to come out really low, but I had no problem hitting higher shots with almost no spin. If spin is your problem with driver, the LS could be the pill you need as it is a very low spin head. I was rarely getting into the mid-2000s and had most shots in the high 1900 RPM. I never saw a ball go over 2,600 RPM, no matter where I hit it on the face.

Now the LS will show you a little less love when you aren’t swinging well and hitting it close to the center. For me, the start line of my shots was the farthest right of the three heads, but I saw more movement in the air on poor swings. There was also a little more drop-off in ball speed when the ball traveled away from center compared to the Qi10 and Qi10 Max heads.

TaylorMade Qi10

This is TaylorMade’s “bread and butter” head should fit a wide range of golfers. We have seen Rory move into this head, and we should see it in a lot of amateur bags as well this year. The Qi10 head bridges the gap between ultra forgiveness and low-spin distance with a little larger profile than the LS.

The shape is closer to the LS with a slightly more tapered line from the back of the hosel to the round back of the driver. I can’t stress enough how much I like the sleek look of the new Infinity Carbon Crown as it just gives a great view to the golfer.

This driver is the underrated one of the bunch in my opinion. While it isn’t the most forgiving or the lowest spin, it does everything rather well. It is pretty darn forgiving and definitely isn’t in a high spin category so plenty of golfers will find this head working for them.

I found the standard Qi10 the most consistent for me as it was easy to launch, and I think if you took away a few of the shots I hit higher on the face on the LS, this would have been the highest launching head of the group. The launch was mid-high and with that, the spin still never got wildly high. The misses were very straight and like the Max had less curve to them, more straight right or left.

To me, the ball speed numbers seemed to stay more consistent on mishits compared to Stealth 2 and center strikes had a softer feel to them. High-toe misses stayed in play with a more gentle draw and more carry than I expected, most of those shots ended in a pretty tight area. Swinging the Qi10 also felt a little different than the Max as I think the CG placement gives each driver its own unique feel through your swing. The Qi10 felt like it was a touch easier to release and rotated back to square at impact just a little faster than the Max. I don’t know if you could tell if you didn’t hit them side-by-side but if you do you can probably feel the difference.

TaylorMade definitely brought some changes to the Qi10 line, and I think, overall, they’ve crafted some really good drivers. The Qi10 Max will be great for those players who need the most stability they can to find the fairways, and I think will play to lower handicaps than expected. The Qi10 LS will be a skilled player’s wand to create shots and work the ball to positions on the fairway that allow them to score better. The Qi10 will fit a wide range of golfers who are looking for a driver that helps them on bad shots but still has the ball speed and spin to hit their longest drives.

Your Reaction?
  • 4
  • LEGIT0
  • WOW0
  • LOL0
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP0
  • OB0
  • SHANK0

Continue Reading

WITB

Facebook

Trending