The club head has a smaller design than the other irons in the TaylorMade line. This will be appealing to lower-handicap players who prefer a traditional look. The club is extremely forgiving for the thinner sole and top line, which should make the club appealing to even a mid-handicap player. The r7 TP irons are extremely playable irons. The irons produce a slightly lower trajectory, making it easier to control ball flight. The irons are very forgiving, which make it appealing to higher-handicap players, while lower-handicap players will feel it takes little effort to achieve good shots. Approach shots will do a nice job of stopping close to where they hit on the green. Off-center hits will travel nearly the same distance as a pure hit.
Pros and Cons
The club is very easy to hit considering it is geared toward a lower handicap player. Many low-handicap players prefer a forged iron. The r7 TP irons are a cast iron; however, they will play and feel like a forged iron. The r7 TP irons are advertised as forgiving and workable. They are definitely forgiving. However, players may have a harder time working this iron. Because they are so forgiving, players will see a controlled ball flight and straighter shots with this club. If you are looking for a player's club with the benefits of a game improvement iron, this set is for you. The clubs retail at about $900 for a set of eight irons with steel shaft. With a graphite shaft, they retail at about $1,100 for eight irons.
TaylorMade did a great job creating a club that is used by professionals but still maintains playability for low-handicap to mid-range handicap golfers. Low-handicap players will gravitate toward this club. The club looks and plays as good as any iron on the market. Many higher-handicap players are concerned about hitting an iron with a thinner top line and sole. That is not the case with this set. Mid-range handicap players who are looking to upgrade to a player's club will enjoy this set of irons. The r7 TP irons offer all players exceptional feel and control. If you are looking for a player's club with the benefits of a game improvement iron, this set is for you.