TaylorMade has confirmed it will be releasing Tiger Woods' stunning P7TW irons to the market on May 1 for a staggering £1,899.
Revealing its news on the week of The Masters, golf's first major of the season, TaylorMade's press release explains it has worked in close collaboration with the 14-time major champion on this new premium player's iron.
The P7TW irons combine the inherent minimalism of precision forged muscle back blade-style irons with technology and exactness of TaylorMade’s Milled Grind sole and tungsten weighting for flight control and unique feel specific to Woods.
"Consumers have never had the opportunity to play irons like mine…until now," said Woods, who goes in search of a fifth Masters title at Augusta National.
PERFORMANCE THROUGH PRECISION
No player on the planet scrutinizes golf equipment quite like Woods so the design and creation of his irons presented a significant challenge for the design team.
With Tiger’s keen discernment top of mind, TaylorMade’s team spent countless hours unpacking decades of learnings from Tiger and Mike Taylor’s previous design experiences, all of which have led Tiger to the high level of performance and craftsmanship he demands today.
Utilising this critical information, the team spent hundreds of hours testing, relentlessly fine-tuning and creating nine design iterations through years of development to create the perfect set of irons for Tiger.
When players look down at each individual iron, they’re looking at the culmination of every range session, event, victory and major championship from Tiger’s illustrious career.
TaylorMade P7TW irons were not crafted as a set — rather, each head has been individually and meticulously engineered to meet the highest of performance demands.
TaylorMade R&D and product creation teams studied decades worth of club specifications and worked directly with Tiger to refine every sole, every contour and every groove. With an emphasis on precise trajectory control, incredible workability and smooth turf interaction, each iron has been meticulously shaped to meet Tiger’s discerning eye.
Each P7TW iron utilises many of the same design elements such as blade lengths, face height, CG progression, sole geometry, score lines and tungsten weighting, etc., that Tiger himself has in the bag.
Woods said: "It's no longer necessary to try to blend a set together from 50 different clubs; we’re able to replicate each one with consistency, from club to club, set to set, every single time."
TAYLORMADE’S THUMBPRINT: MILLED GRIND SOLES
In the past, Tiger would need up to eight “identical” hand-crafted builds of each iron in order to find just one that he could put in play.
Now, utilising the same machining process used for TaylorMade’s Milled Grind and Hi-Toe wedges, P7TW irons feature fully milled soles (for the first time ever in a TaylorMade iron) to eliminate variations head-to-head and set-to-set, ensuring absolute precision in every individual piece.
"With Milled Grind, knowing that I’m getting essentially the same set that I just wore out is huge," said Woods.
" no longer have to hit hundreds upon thousands of golf balls to find a set."
It is not widely known that Tiger uses precise amounts of tungsten weighting behind the sweet spot of his irons to improve their feel and performance. In golf, tungsten is typically used to achieve a specific CG location—however, Woods is no typical player.
Instead, by optimally placing tungsten within the head of each P7TW iron, they deliver a unique blend of feel, flight and control for Tiger to play his best.
Golfers will begin their journey with P7TW with a premium unboxing experience. Constructed from carefully selected materials, every detail of the P7TW box has been carefully considered to unveil these irons in a way that pays tribute to the heartfelt collaboration of Woods and TaylorMade.