July 2006Now Playing: TaylorMade rac MB TP Irons
Who said musclebacks have to be plain in shape? The new rac MB TP Irons ($1,200/3-PW) from TaylorMade Golf feature the company’s usual high-tech spin on innovative new golf equipment, this time in the shape of a Tour-proven muscleback. Played by such names as Retief Goosen, Fred Funk and John Daly (how’s that for a threesome?), the rac MB TP irons were designed with heavy input from several touring professionals who prefer minimal offset and a high center of gravity for the kind of workability and controlling ballflight that’s demanded by the world’s greatest players.
The forged carbon steel rac TP MB irons feature a thinner topline and more compact size and shape than the previous rac TP irons, as well as enlarged, second-generation feel pockets to promote a softer feel. Each iron also has a milled face and grooves for a consistent spin rate and trajectory. Other features include TaylorMade’s Tour bounce configuration, with a specially designed leading edge that minimizes digging and a tail edge that lessens friction through the turf. The rac MB TP irons feature Rifle Flighted, True Temper Dynamic Gold, Dynamic Gold Sensicore, Dynamic Gold SL and Precision Rifle Project X steel shafts. www.taylormadegolf.com
Sometimes it helps to look at an iron from every angle, especially from above and below, to really see if a particular iron suits your ability and demands. In the case of TaylorMade Golf’s rac MB TP irons, each iron features a thin sole design, which creates a somewhat higher CG than thicker-soled irons, resulting in not only a lower trajectory but greater ability when it comes to shaping shots. From above, one can see not only limited offset but a thinner topline, which better players prefer when it comes to iron shape aesthetics. Now, if improved workability and a higher CG aren’t to your liking, TaylorMade also offers several irons that feature thicker sole widths, lower CGs, more perimeter weighting and greater offset for players who want the most in forgiveness, distance and improved spin.
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