Taylormade M2 Vs Taylormade R7 Irons Comparison Overview
When you take a look at a timeline of Taylormade irons from around 2010 to now, you can literally see the evolution of their game improvement irons. Today, they are packed with so many features that it can be tough to keep up.
Older Taylormade GI irons were definitely more basic; but that’s not to say that they are any worse than modern irons. To help illustrate this point, we went out and tested two of Taylormade’s older GI irons.
Taylormade M2 Irons Overview
The M2 irons have sleek cavity backs and moderately strong lofts.
We loved the fact that these irons had low CG. You can feel it right away. The low CG makes it much more comfortable to swing these irons and give you the best chance at keeping your swing speed nearer to your upper-echelon speed.
The M2 irons also feature a thin-wall speed pocket that helps tremendously on low-face strikes. Topping the ball isn’t as much of an issue with these clubs as some other Taylormade clubs. However, when you hit the ball thin you still get a decent amount of vibration.
The M2’s are smaller than the Taylormade R7 irons and they resemble modern cavity back irons more too. They sound really satisfying when you pure the ball and provide moderate distance increase.
Taylormade R7 Irons Overview
The Taylormade R7 irons look massive compared to the M2’s and the have significantly weaker loft.
The apex height increases for our testers were insane with these irons. If you have been struggling at all with apex height, the Taylormade R7’s will help without question. For beginners, the Taylormade R7’s look nice at address too.
They have wide soles but the toplines still manage to be pretty thin. The Taylormade R7’s have an aluminum dampening web which mutes a lot of the unpleasant vibration you get when you top the ball.
So they feel nicer than the M2’s and we think that beginners and high handicappers will also appreciate the vibration dampening since mis-hits are bound to occur more often with them. The R7’s also played a bit longer than the M2’s.
It’s clear that the Taylormade M2 irons are better-suited to mid handicappers while the Taylormade R7’s are the superior game-improvement irons. Since the R7’s are older than the M2’s you can get them for a cheaper price too.