Of the three new Tour Preferred irons that TaylorMade has released, the cavity-backed Taylormade tour preferred cb irons 2014 is the most player-friendly, forgiving set of the bunch.
This CB iron is designed fairly similarly to the TaylorMade SpeedBlade Irons in terms of the performance package. Typically on an iron, the bottom is very rigid and there is a lot of lost ball speed when you hit it there. The new Speed Pocket design is really flexible, so you get a lot of extra ball speed on shots hit lower in the face.
TaylorMade said the inclusion of the slot gives the Tour Preferred CB irons a larger sweetspot and helps players maintain ball speed across a greater portion of the hitting area. That should lead to more consistent distance control, something every accomplished player wants. The challenge was to create a club that performed like a game-improvement club, but that really looks like a better-player product.
Bystedt and the other designers at TaylorMade know they can cram all the performance and feel in the world into a set of irons, but it they don't look right, finicky Tour players and accomplished amateurs won't consider them. The company said it spent considerable time ensuring the aesthetics of the Tour Preferred CB irons are just right.