Taylormade R11 Vs Taylormade R7 Irons Comparison Overview
It had been quite a while since the last time we tested the R11 irons and we must say, we got excited all over again. One of the best adjectives to describe these irons is exciting. The Taylormade R11 irons are exciting in more ways than one.
But how have they held up after all these years? We wanted to figure that out so we went out and re-tested them against the Taylormade R7 irons. Take a look at what we found in the following comparison overview.
Taylormade R11 Irons Overview
The Taylormade R11 irons are the best of both worlds if you’re talking about distance and short game precision.
First of all, the Taylormade R11 irons have tuning port which was a very common feature for Taylormade clubs about a decade ago. The tuning port can be adjusted to achieve the CG and the face angle you most desire.
The tuning port also affects swing weight so these irons would be great for a wide variety of players with different swing speed. These are cavity back irons with moderately wide soles that glide through the turf very well.
Off the deck these irons feel great and even the short irons perform well from the cabbage. Distance was comparable to that of the Taylormade R7 irons; but the R11’s don’t naturally play as long.
Taylormade R7 Irons Overview
The Taylormade R7 irons are definitely purer game improvement clubs.
The grooves in the short irons aren’t as tight as the Taylormade R11 irons so the short game spin and precision is very much limited with the R7 irons. But they can easily add about 8 yards to each of your irons.
Since there isn’t much short game spin to think of, we think it would be a really good idea to keep a 3 or 4 (or both) R7 iron in your bag for your long game. The long irons produce incredible launch and steep descent angles so they are great for attacking fast greens from distance despite the lack of spin.
With inverted cone technology being the most advanced feature on these irons, they aren’t too technically advanced but they are great distance/GI irons.
The R11 irons are definitely more well-rounded and provide better greenside precision. But if you are looking for distance and to straighten your shot, the Taylormade R7 irons are also a good call.