TaylorMade spent countless hours working to produce a set of irons for Tiger Woods once the 14-time major winner signed an endorsement deal with the company. And now golfers can benefit from Tiger’s attention to detail with the new P7TW arriving at retail from May 1.
Already available for pre-order, the company collaborated with Woods on the retail iron set offered in 3-iron to pitching wedge to meet his exacting requirements and preferences. The result, a muscle-back blade iron utilising multiple materials and a uniquely milled sole to ensure uniformity from one set to the next.
“Consumers have never had the opportunity to play irons like mine…until now,” Woods said of the model that mimics his own clubs.
TaylorMade’s engineers looked at Tiger’s past clubs and specifications closely while also discussing the production process of his new irons with Woods and long-time club builder Mike Taylor, who built all of the 43-year-old’s clubs while he was with Nike. The process meaning that each iron in the set is its own individual design rather than a copy of the next iron in the set, with soles, grooves and appearance all designed for the ideal performance of each iron, many of the same principles used in the new P7TW.
Tungsten weighting is used in the new model to precisely place the sweetspot for optimum feel, launch and control in each club, while the milling technique used in the company’s Milled Grind wedges was used on the sole of the P7TW to make each identical from set to set, a method used in the former World No.1’s irons to avoid the need to make multiple sets each time he replaces his irons that he would then pick each iron from as he did in the past.
“It’s no longer necessary to try to blend a set together from 50 different clubs; we’re able to replicate each one with consistency, from club to club, set to set, every single time,” Woods said. “With Milled Grind, knowing that I’m getting essentially the same set that I just wore out is huge. I no longer have to hit hundreds upon thousands of golf balls to find a set.”
The P7TW irons will come standard with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts and Golf Pride Tour Velvet cord grips –Tiger’s grip of choice – with custom shafts and grips also available.
RRP: $3,432 (3-PW).
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