If you’ve been paying close attention, TaylorMade’s new P7MB, P7MC and P770 irons have each already popped up in the bags of tour players across the globe. Now, TaylorMade has announced that they’re coming to retail.
The three new P-series irons are set to join what will be a six-model family of irons, consisting of designs made for varying skill levels ranging from Tiger Woods to a 25-handicapper. The new additions (P7MB, P7MC and P770) are all Tour-level irons, but they have broader appeal, too.
To ensure the new irons fit the eye and needs of its target audience, TaylorMade designed the three models based on previously successful irons, but with some updated technologies and new looks.
TaylorMade’s P770 irons, which will have the most wide-ranging appeal at retail, take from the company’s popular P790 irons; they’re packed with distance and forgiveness, but deliver those technologies in a new, smaller profile that lower handicaps will enjoy. The P7MB takes after Dustin Johnson’s Tour Proto irons and the P7MC irons are similar to the previous P750 irons. The P7MB and P7MC also introduce a new cavity geometry and a “Compact Grain Forging” process.
We dive deeper into each of the models below. All of the irons will be available at retail starting Sept. 4, selling for $1,399 per set.
The new P770 irons will have the attention of Tour players (such as Tommy Fleetwood at the PGA Championship), all the way up to 15+ handicaps, according to TaylorMade. Why? Well, like the slightly larger P790 irons already in the P-series lineup, the P770 irons are packed with distance and forgiveness technologies, except now they come in a more compact player’s iron shape. The P770 is a “best of both worlds” type iron.
The P770 irons have hollow-body constructions with forged faces, carbon steel bodies and SpeedFoam injected in between the faces and bodies. They also have tungsten weights in the toe to lower center of gravity (CG) and boost stability. Compared to the P790 irons, though, the P770 designs have shorter blade lengths, narrower soles and thinner toplines.
With combo sets in mind, TaylorMade designed the back cavities of the P770 irons to look similar to the designs of the P7MB and P7MC irons below. The P770 irons (3-PW/AW) are available in right- and left-handed options and come stock with KBS Tour steel shafts and Golf Pride Z grips.
Both the P7MC and the P7MB are made with TaylorMade’s new Compact Grain Flow Forging process, which uses a 2,000-ton forging press. The result is a tighter grain structure, which gives these player’s irons a more solid and consistent feel, according to TaylorMade.
They also use a new geometry design in the back cavity – that’s the triangular shape – that helps with center-of-gravity location and feel at impact.
The P7MC, more specifically, is the cavity-back version. Its design is based on the previous P750 irons, which have been in the bags of Matthew Wolff, Jon Rahm and Collin Morikawa for a while. Like the P750 irons, the P7MC irons have the same narrow sole, minimal offset and slightly thicker topline, but they add in the new grain flow forging process and back sole geometry that provides more mass behind the face.
They have a Tour satin finish, and will be available in both right- and left-handed (3-PW; KBS Tour steel stock shaft).
TaylorMade calls the P7MB iron designs both “contemporary” and “minimalist,” and based on the photos, that’s about right. The back cavity is clean from a lot of badging or stamping, and they have a back geometry that gives off a modern look. They’re also designed as traditional blades with thin toplines and narrow soles.
The head profiles of the P7MB irons are based on Dustin Johnson’s P-730 Tour Proto irons, which had slightly longer blade lengths and less offset than the stock P-730s The new P7MC irons also have aggressive scoring lines for greater spin control and workability, according to TaylorMade.
Like any blade iron — even though there is some new technology in the back cavity — they’re made for better players. The P7MC irons (3-PW) come in both right- and left-handed options, and they come with KBS Tour steel shafts.
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