Taylormade M4 Vs Taylormade R7 Irons Comparison Overview
If you are looking for new irons but are on a budget then you have probably looked into used irons. Taylormade clubs hold their value very well so taking a look at some of their older clubs may save you money and land you a great set of irons.
To help you make more of an informed choice we went out and tested two of Taylormade’s older game improvement irons: the Taylormade R7’s and the M4’s. Let’s take a look at some of the most important features.
Taylormade M4 Irons Overview
The Taylormade M4 irons have a very pleasing look at point of address…
…For beginners that is. They have deep cavity backs and the undercut juts out of the back of the head prominently. When you line up your shot, you will be filled with a confidence you probably didn’t have before.
The M4’s feature the Speed Pocket which increases forgiveness on low-face shots. We really like how these irons performed on mis-hits. The ball flew straighter and carried longer. They also feature Ribcor design which allows the face to flex more.
While the M4 irons didn’t play as long as the Taylormade R7’s for our high handicap testers, they had a much more pleasing sound. Plus, you can actually still score a brand new set of M4 irons if you were so inclined.
Taylormade R7 Irons Overview
You can score a set of used Taylormade R7 irons for just around $300 depending on which shaft you choose.
For high handicappers that’s a steal because the Taylormade R7’s are chunky and bring serious distance. The R7’s have a very deep cavity back and large heads so they look great at point of address for beginners. They are also incredibly forgiving and easy to hit.
The only thing we don’t really like about these irons is that short game workability and spin are very limited. However, we think it would be a great idea for any high handicapper to have a couple of R7 long irons in their bag to supplement distance.
The Taylormade R7 irons also have inverted cone technology which helps tremendously with forgiveness and these are very weak-lofted irons.
There’s no question that the Taylormade R7 irons are great for distance and would be very congenial to high handicappers – even if you just keep one or two long irons in your bag.