TaylorMade has targeted highly-skilled players with the introduction of its new Tour Preferred MB, Tour Preferred MC and Tour Preferred CB irons.
“We don’t believe you can call yourself a great iron company unless you create irons that great players want to play, irons that meet a tour pro’s requirements for look, feel, sound and workability,” said executive vice president Sean Toulon.
“That’s why these clubs bear the name Tour Preferred. The head has to look right from every angle. The leading edge and sole have to react a certain way with the turf. We’ve taken each of these things into careful account to make these irons especially appealing to better players,” he added.
Tour Preferred MB is an authentic muscleback player’s blade, precisely forged of soft, 1025 carbon steel. The shape is classic and compact, with a thin topline and minimal offset. The sole has minimal camber.
Tour Preferred MC combines a player’s shape with a shallow muscle cavity to boost MOI and provide a blend of beauty, feel, workability and stability.
The three through seven iron incorporate TaylorMade’s Speed Pocket technology to promote increased ball speed in the lower portion of the clubface for more consistent ball speed and launch conditions across the entire face.
The head’s length, topline and sole width are all slightly larger compared to the Tour Preferred MB.
Tour Preferred CB is a full cavity back that maintains the shape of a player’s iron and the look of a blade when soled behind the ball.
The Speed Pocket in the three through seven iron features “micro-slots” to promote faster ball speed across the face and higher launch, which promote more distance.
Short iron heads are compact with minimal offset, while the long and middle iron heads are slightly larger with progressive offset for more stability and easier launch.
All three models are offered in three iron through PW, feature a hand-polished satin nickelbchrome finish and are equipped with KBS Tour steel shafts and tour velvet grips. Custom shafts and grips are available.