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2009 TaylorMade Tour Preferred Irons

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

I'm curious if anyone has had these in their bag recently?

 

I remember hitting these when they first came out, and liking them quite a bit.  I'm thinking of picking up a set as an alternative to the AP2s, which are still very expensive.  

 

Any Sand Trap experience?

 

 

 

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post #2 of 9

I've been playing them since the end of 2009 and am very happy with them. I started out with the Burners for a few months but switched to the TPs when I got fitted. I'm a big fan from both an aesthetic (looks like a players iron with a thin topline) and functional (cavity back) standpoint. What I like is that I can feel the difference between hitting it flush and catching it a little thin (couldn't do that with the Burners), yet the TPs are still forgiving enough for an intermediate and improving player like me. I got mine new on eBay for either $425 or $450, which was an absolute steal.

post #3 of 9

That is a steal INDEED!!! I've wanted to try these out for a while, and I'm trying to find one on ebay to try out, 6 or 5 iron hopefully. If you know or see one, let me know!

post #4 of 9
Originally Posted by DannyB215 View Post

That is a steal INDEED!!! I've wanted to try these out for a while, and I'm trying to find one on ebay to try out, 6 or 5 iron hopefully. If you know or see one, let me know!


6-iron: http://cgi.ebay.com/TaylorMade-Tour-Preferred-2009-6-Iron-Stiff-Project-X-/170667462245?pt=Golf_Clubs&hash=item27bc92ce65

6-iron: http://cgi.ebay.com/TaylorMade-Tour-Preferred-2009-Single-6-Iron-KBS-Stiff-/140459142056?pt=Golf_Clubs&hash=item20b4046ba8

5-iron: http://cgi.ebay.com/TaylorMade-Tour-Preferred-2009-5-Iron-Stiff-Project-X-/170667461981?pt=Golf_Clubs&hash=item27bc92cd5d

 

Unfortunately, I don't think you're likely to find a new set of these since the model is almost three years old. What about trying out the new MCs? They're basically an updated version of the TPs, except the MCs are forged. You can get them on eBay for $600 right now.

 

post #5 of 9

One of the better TM irons imo. Very consistent distances and not freakishly long. I give them about a 7.5 out of 10. Hope this helps!

post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the replies.  I've read a few good threads from when they were introduced, and it looks like sets can be found on eBay for around $300 in good condition.  I've hit the new MCs and like the feel, but wasn't wild about them enough to spend $800.  

 

In addition, new grips (midsize) and shaft upcharges push the price of anything new a bit too high for my liking, and I'm a big believer in the value of lightly-used golf equipment.

 

 

post #7 of 9

definitely find a good set of TP's and you won't be disappointed. One of TMAG's better irons in the last few years.

post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 

Just wanted to update this thread since the purchase.

 

I wanted to move from the PX 6.5 to a TTx100, and I found a set that seemed to fit well.  This set was +1/4" with Tour Issue TT x100 shafts and a new set of midsize Golf Pride New Decades.  These sticks were supposedly built by the tour department (had the tour ferrule) and played by a mini tour player in AZ.  Irons were in great shape and I picked them up for $265.

 

After a few range sessions and 2 after-work nines, I'd have to say I love these irons.  The shafts feel wonderful compared to the PX, and these irons are quite a bit more forgiving than my musclebacks without constraining shot shaping too much.  This set plays about a club longer for me, and the feel for a cast head is excellent.  I can't flight the ball as easily as I could before, but that may come with time and I get used to the new set.

 

For those looking for a great value in a players cavity, these sticks are very solid.

 

 

post #9 of 9

I have these in my bag right now. I bought them used last year, well I swapped a set of diablos for them straight up. I really like them. i never liked the look of gi or sgi irons and when I took them to the range I had no problems hitting them. I also used to own a set of AP2's and found them much harder to hit then these ones. All in all these are a great set of irons that don't just fit in the "player" category. high cappers like myself can hit them with ease.

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