I've had my Taylormade Tour Preferred MB 2014 for 3 rounds now. I must say, these are by far the best irons I have owned. The first thing I did with these irons was check the lofts, lies, and legths. And the good news is they were all spot on perfect, which is rare.
I am very happy that TaylorMade has once again built a forged iron because these MB's feel like butter on a well struck shot! The bottom line for me is that these are a beautiful set of irons. I played 300's for many years because they were a great feeling iron. So easy to change trajectory with these irons as compared to my Callaway Apex irons that I just got rid of.
They have a very classic topline and leading edge. Some people were concerned or have commented on the weight in the back. Prior to this set I have been playing Taylormade Rocketbladez australia. The MB's give me a slightly lower,more penetarting ball flight which is nice. I like to play a little bit old school by shaping my ball. I like to hit fades and draws, and it is very easy to hit all the shots with these irons.
They are not game imporvement irons, but they are a great performing set that help to produce your desired shot. Meaning that they are easy to work the ball with. I think I may have to order the 3, 4, and 5 Taylormade Tour Preferred CB Irons 2014. I would feel comfortable highly recommending these irons to any of my students that are looking for a classic forged blade. They will not be disappointed because they look, feel, and perform great!
Honestly, I was a little worried about the longer taylormade tour preferred irons before I got my set. However, after a few trips to the range I don't find them nearly as difficult to hit as I had anticipated. They are relatively forgiving for a "blade" iron. It is much easier to work the ball left and right as well. Frankly, I wouldn't say they are difficult to hit at all. I am very happy with my purchase.