Martin Hopley

The TaylorMade R7 CGB Max irons are aimed at the higher handicapper, but we think that high single figure handicappers or better should check this out too as they are so easy to hit.

Unlike other game improvement irons they don't balloon the ball into the air, but instead provide a good penetrating flight that players of all abilities will be able to use.

Packed with proven TaylorMade technology the R7 CGB Max irons look great at address and give a real feel of confidence over the ball.

Granted the short irons look a little chunky, but the mid and long irons are fantastic and we would recommend these to all players. Forget hybrid clubs and just get a 3 and 4 iron from this set as it is like hitting a 6 or 7, as they are so easy to use.

Despite the forgiveness offered by these clubs It is still possible to shape shots and the look and feel at impact is very good. Indeed when you are at address the head looks very stylish without any unsightly big bulges sticking out the back of the club.

Definitely worth a look if you want a more forgiving set of irons.

Golfalot Rating: 5 stars
Overall Rating - 4 stars:
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TaylorMade r7 CGB MAX Iron

TaylorMade r7 CGB MAX Irons - Product Details

UK Launch15 December 2008
Handicap Range
Hand AvailabilityLeft, Right
Shaft TypesSteel, Graphite
Shaft FlexStiff, Regular
Set Makeup3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, PW
Additional ClubsGW, SW, LW
Manufacturer's WebsiteTaylorMade Website

User Reviews

Charlie Stoehr
October 2022

I’ve had my CGB7 irons since 2008, I’m looking for a new set , my handicap is a 2.2. I can’t seem to find something that is comparable. I paid a high price for these clubs, but it was well worth it, no wear on the face at all. I’m looking at the new CGB7 hopefully I’ll find a st as good as these. I might end up taking them to the grave with me I’m 75.

September 2018

Bought the R7 MCGB with graphite regular shafts and they are very forgiving. I am 70 and have played 125 times each year for the past 10 years to a 12 handicap. Going to try the new MCGB's next week after 12 years everyone needs a last set. Having fun!

July 2018

I have used these irons since 2008, the ball just jumps off the face, I have been looking to switch to an iron more up to date but nothing hits the ball longer and they have a great feel when you hit them dead center almost like a forged iron. I would recommend these to any type of golfer. Hit 'em long and hit 'em straight!!

January 2017

I have used the R7 max irons since 2005 in Australia and I am still very happy with them. They are easy to use and stay looking new if you are prepared to clean, polish and re grip regularly. I have no reason to buy new clubs after comparison with later models.

Drew Tuck
April 2007

The TaylorMade R7 CGB MAX irons are very easy to hit and they get the ball in the air very quickly and easily, but the noise at impact is like someone scrapping their nails down a blackboard. Very distracting. They look a bit chunky at address; however this might give the higher handicapper a bit more confidence. If you can get over the noise great these irons are worth a go, but for me that was the end.

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Media Reviews

Golf Punk
July 2007
A Little shiny..hit the ball very solidly.
National Club Golfer
June 2007
Easy to use..incredibly light..flight is very high.
Today's Golfer
March 2007
Stronger lofts..are a delight..forgiving as anything..large heads.
Golf Monthly
November 2006
Best looker..quite conventional..felt a little heavy.
Golf Monthly
February 2006
Seriouslyn good-looking..oval-shaped wedge..easy to hit.
Golf World
December 2005
Perfect choice for the game improver..limits its appeal.

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