The TaylorMade R7 Draw iron incorporates two key draw-enhancing features. First of those is a maximum degree of offset, which positions the leading edge of the clubface behind the front of the hosel, providing an extra fraction of a second to square the clubface. Second is TaylorMade's Draw-Weighted Technology. To apply it to an iron, TaylorMade engineers removed significant weight from the toe and repositioned it in the heel, which moved the CG closer to the shaft. This was made possible by the ultra-deep, toe-biased cavity design. The dynamics of this CG relocation makes it easier to rotate the clubface back to square during the forward swing.
The TaylorMade R7 Draw iron is engineered not only to promote a draw, but also to increase the player’s average ball speed for greater distance. The large club head makes it possible to produce a thin clubface with a substantial unsupported area in the centre creating a clubface that is more flexible and faster. Additionally, the next generation of TaylorMade’s renowned Inverted Cone Technology is engineered into the back of the clubface. In this application the cone is oval-shaped. As with TaylorMade’s drivers, Inverted Cone Technology changes the way the clubface behaves and increases the size of the COR zone, promoting consistent increased ball speed and distance on miss-hits.
An additional benefit to the TaylorMade R7 Draw iron's thinner clubface and deep cavity is that it allows TaylorMade engineers to move extra weight into the large sole, which pulls the CG further back. This far-back CG makes the r7 Draw iron super-easy to launch high and long. Not only large, the sole is also wide and cambered, which prevents digging and instead glides smoothly through the turf, making this iron exceptionally easy to launch from all types of lies. The R7 Draw iron features TaylorMade’s distinctive shock absorption web in the cavity, a thin layer of soft aluminum that reaches out to each corner of the club head. The web is bonded to the cavity with 3M VHB Tape, a double-sided, closed cell acrylic foam tape with viscoelastic properties that absorb shock and soften sound. The combination of those two elements, plus the precise manner in which the web is shaped and positioned, delivers an incredibly soft and satisfying sound and feel at impact.
TaylorMade r7 Draw Iron - Product Details
|Launch Date UK||01 December 2008|
|Hand Availability||Left, Right|
|Shaft Types||Steel, Graphite|
|Shaft Flex||Stiff, Regular, Light|
|Set Makeup||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, PW, SW|
|Additional Clubs||AW, LW|
|Manufacturer's Website||TaylorMade Website|