Because the proprietor of TSG, it could be an understatement to say that I’ve acquired numerous golf golf equipment, to not point out new golf equipment arriving virtually every day. Lately, when the climate is nice, I’m on the course at the very least 3-4 days per week not solely to play however to attempt new golf golf equipment and take photographs of them.
These are my ideas and opinions, and FULL DISCLAIMER: I additionally personal SEVEN golf & KYOEI golf. I’m biased however for various causes than you could suppose. I’m important of how golf equipment are made and marketed. As somebody who has been and continues to go to the largest, smallest, and finest golf factories on this planet, I’ve some of the fulfilling jobs within the recreation. Those that know me effectively perceive this insanity. Click on the Hyperlink to Learn On…
Right now I’m writing concerning the SEVEN MCB. To maintain issues easy let’s begin with the fundamentals. The MCB is a single-piece solid deep cavity iron. My really helpful participant sort based mostly on handicap is: skilled to twenty hcp. It’s developed and made 100% in Japan and (FULL MILLED). It options much less offset than most blades. And the MCB is probably the most forgiving iron that SEVEN golf makes.
I’m totally conscious that manufacturing irons in Japan and selecting Full Milled manufacturing costs SEVEN out of the marketplace for the overwhelming majority of gamers, however I really feel I’m in a novel place to design and take advantage of exact highest high quality irons accessible to the participant. Few others might get that accomplished particularly “made in Japan”, The golf market already has an ocean of manufacturers producing numerous iterations of the identical gear manufactured the identical means and even usually aspect by aspect in the identical manufacturing unit. Not right here and never with SEVEN.
All SEVEN full-milled irons are tremendous costly. The forging is completed by the enormous inexperienced Enomoto press, and these are arguably one of the best golf forging machines on earth. The fee for one SEVEN iron head on the manufacturing unit in Japan is USD$230. Let that sink in…$230 COST on the manufacturing unit. Some OEMs pay lower than $20 per head for a single-piece solid head full. The SEVEN MCB retails at $650 per head, that’s $3900 5-PW. One more reason why they’re so costly is that solely six units are produced every month. For a lot of the 12 months, there’s a waitlist on most fashions.
We use Siemens NX Cad software program, the identical as Tesla, Ferrari, Apple, GM, and lots of others. The CNC milling machines by DMG MORI.
Full Milled is overkill and reserved for less than probably the most demanding gamers on the planet. The one golfers on tour at present utilizing or have used Full Milled Irons are Tiger Woods, Rory Mcllroy, and Dustin Johnson. Please, somebody, appropriate me if you realize in any other case; I can solely go by the video Taylormade posted on youtube concerning the CNC manufacturing of Tigers Irons. Nevertheless, For my part, they’re nonetheless not so good as SEVEN’s manufacturing and design. One other model to dip their toes into the complete milled iron section is PXG they did launch the 0311 ST Full Milled at $650 per membership, though not made in Japan or the USA and never very enticing, for my part, that design doesn’t specific the intricate impact that this manufacturing methodology can present. While you take a look at the extent of high quality, materials, match and end of the SEVEN irons, they’re on one other degree in comparison with each Tiger/Rory/DJ’s Taylormade irons and PXG’s full-milled iron.
I hope I used to be in a position to convey to you ways maniac SEVEN is. From Irons to wedges and putters I can clearly and proudly clarify why and the way the merchandise are superior in so some ways.
The Objective: I wished to make a fantastic and probably the most forgiving single-piece cast iron.
The constraint is commonly the pinnacle measurement, weight, and materials. The principle motive why multi-piece or multi-material golf equipment exist is in order that the pinnacle will be made bigger on the similar weight; Cast carbon is dense and heavy whereas lighter supplies enable for a extra outsized head, Using numerous steels or greater rebounding supplies within the face and or physique helps achieve distance + forgiveness. There are at all times commerce off’s. Single piece development usually seems and feels higher. It sounds higher and is extra workable and correct. The multi-piece is normally extra forgiving and straight with extra distance.
Within the case of the MCBs, we acquired the CGs dialed in utilizing progressive hosel lengths, form, and inside cavity design. The again cavity may be very DEEP and options a fantastic large tapered sole with optimum rounded camber.
I saved the highest line skinny; it’s about 1mm thicker than most blades however hidden with some trick bead blast work. The offset is blade-like; the truth is, we sought out the FP (face development) measurement of many opponents’ irons, and strictly talking, from a efficiency perspective, we must always have given this iron extra offset than it at present has. That mentioned, I do know what’s horny and offset, isn’t it. Ought to an iron this forgiving have a blade-like offset? We are saying YES!
When it got here to shaping, We did a number of testing in all situations in addition to form refinement in CAD. We 3D scanned probably the most stunning irons and took what labored and left what didn’t. Dozens of 3D printed samples have been created to dial within the full head form and sole design. We zeroed in on just a few key shapes to emphasise explicit traits and re-tested them.
Form impacts efficiency considerably; It issues some of the important strategies of transferring weight. Some shapes and sole specs lend themselves to softer or firmer suggestions throughout impression; gamers who need tender everywhere in the face would favor this model MCB form, however some gamers (normally scratch to low cappers) need all the things agency exterior of the middle struck for suggestions on mishits, and that lends itself to a distinct form. Through the use of form you may also design workability to some extent if all else is taken into account.
The MCB is the proper tender. Normally phrases, I’d describe it as much less tender than a Mizuno, purer than an ENDO forging they each use Enomoto press), and simply higher really feel than any Miura. It’s all very subjective, however I’d describe it as if a KYOEI Forging and Mizuno had a child. I hope that helps.
The predecessor to this iron was additionally full milled and featured an identical form and profile. The 2 carry out practically equivalent, besides the brand new mannequin has a barely deeper and decrease CG. In the event you personal the unique SEVEN MCB, I’d say there may be little motive to improve until you need to retire the unique to a backup place.
On this write-up, I’m sharing photographs of the #5/#7/#PW. We’ve included the spec sheet beneath that lists the lofts, head weight, and face development numbers. I did my finest to incorporate all an important angles.
On the time of scripting this publish, we have now 12 units that simply arrived which is 2 months’ value of manufacturing. We had an unadvertised tender launch of 6 iron units earlier than launch for our most discerning purchasers. The set is simply bought 5-PW and will be had as head solely or full-on customized constructed. The brand new MCB retails for $3900, and we anticipate them to go fairly fast. Thanks for studying!
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|Lie ( ° )||60.0||60.5||61.0||61.5||62.0||62.5|
|Bounce ( ° )||0||1||2||3||4||5|
|F.P ( mm )||4.5||5||5||5||5||5.5|
|FINAL WEIGHT ( g )||258||265||272||279||287||295|
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