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TaylorMade P Series Iron Review

Intro/Overview

The P series from TaylorMade is their professional line of clubs. Historically designed for lower handicap amateurs and professionals, the new P770 and P790 irons have pushed the P series into new territories. These are hollow body irons with more of an emphasis on forgiveness and distance and are a welcome addition to the line.


The P7MB and the P7MC have largely remained unchanged. The most significant change actually comes from the P7MB. TaylorMade has strengthened the lofts to match the P7MC. The previous generation P7MB was a degree weaker than the P7MC. This change is significant because it makes it a lot easier to blend the two irons, which is popular for better players to do. The most notable change with the P7MC is the aesthetics. Obviously looks are subjective but the new P7MC looks absolutely gorgeous. All of the lines flow smoothly into one another. I feel like this generation is more refined, clean, and sophisticated. They really are a work of art.

The P770 was redesigned in 2020 and was an amazing addition to the TaylorMade lineup. It perfectly filled the gap between the larger, lower lofted P790 and the more traditional P7MC. The new 2023 model performs similarly to the previous generation but boasts a couple of major changes. The most notable of which is the addition of SpeedFoam Air in the hollow cavity. SpeedFoam Air is 69% less dense than the previous generation SpeedFoam, which allows for greater weight distribution and an expanded sweet spot. TaylorMade also changed the finish to align better with the P790.


Tech Specs

The P7MB and P7MC are designed as players clubs with maximum workability. Their specs are identical with the exception of offset. The P7MB has slightly less offset than the P7MC for increased workability. The specs are as follows:

CLUB-P7MB

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

PW

LOFT

20.0°

23.0°

26.0°

30.0°

34.0°

38.0°

42.5°

47.0°

LIE

60.5°

61°

61.5°

62°

62.5°

63°

63.5°

64°

OFFSET

1.9mm

1.8mm

1.75mm

1.7mm

1.6mm

1.55mm

1.5mm

1.4mm

LENGTH

39.00"

38.50"

38.00"

37.50"

37.00"

36.50"

36.00"

35.75"

SWING WEIGHT

D2

D2

D2

D2

D2

D2

D2

D3

HAND

RH/LH

RH/LH

RH/LH

RH/LH

RH/LH

RH/LH

RH/LH

RH/LH

 

CLUB-P7MC

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

PW

LOFT

20°

23°

26°

30°

34°

38°

42.5°

47°

LIE

60.5°

61°

61.5°

62°

62.5°

63°

63.5°

64°

OFFSET

2.9mm

2.7mm

2.5mm

2.3mm

2.1mm

1.9mm

1.7mm

1.5mm

LENGTH

39.00"

38.50"

38.00"

37.50"

37.00"

36.50"

36.00"

35.75"

SWING WEIGHT

D2

D2

D2

D2

D2

D2

D2

D3

HAND

RH/LH

RH/LH

RH/LH

RH/LH

RH/LH

RH/LH

RH/LH

RH/LH

 

The P770 and the P790 have similar construction. They both have a forged hollow cavity body with a thin face for high ball speeds and increased forgiveness. A large tungsten plug creates a lower center of gravity (CG) in the long irons. The CG progressively moves higher as loft increases through the set for improved trajectory and distance control.


The P770 is geared more towards the better player and has a thinner topline, less offset, shorter blade length, and more traditional lofts than the P790. The P770 specs are as follows:

CLUB-P770

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

PW

AW

LOFT

19.5°

22.5°

25.5°

29.0°

33.0°

37.0°

41.0°

46.0°

51.0°

LIE

60.5°

61°

61.5°

62°

62.5°

63°

63.5°

64°

64°

OFFSET

3.3mm

3.0mm

2.8mm

2.6mm

2.4mm

2.2mm

1.9mm

1.6mm

1.6mm

LENGTH

39.00"

38.50"

38.00"

37.50"

37.00"

36.50"

36.00"

35.75"

35.50"

SWING WEIGHT

D1

D1

D1

D1

D1

D1

D1

D2

D2

HAND

RH/LH

RH/LH

RH/LH

RH/LH

RH/LH

RH/LH

RH/LH

RH/LH

RH

 

The P790 is more of a distance and forgiveness iron when compared to the other three in the P series. It has the most offset, the strongest lofts, and the largest heads in the group. The specs for the P790 are as follows:

CLUB-P790

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

PW

AW

LOFT

19°

21°

23.5°

26.5°

30.5°

35°

40°

45°

50°

LIE

60.5°

61°

61.5°

62°

62.5°

63°

63.5°

64°

64°

OFFSET

3.5mm

3.4mm

3.1mm

2.9mm

2.7mm

2.4mm

2.1mm

1.8mm

1.6mm

LENGTH

39.00"

38.50"

38.00"

37.50"

37.00"

36.50"

36.00"

35.75"

35.50"

SWING WEIGHT(STL/GRPH)

D2/DO

D2/DO

D2/DO

D2/DO

D2/DO

D2/DO

D2/DO

D3/D1

D3/D1

HAND

RH/LH

RH/LH

RH/LH

RH/LH

RH/LH

RH/LH

RH/LH

RH/LH

RH/LH

 

The stock steel in the P7MB, P7MC, and the P770 is the KBS Tour shaft. The stock steel in the P790 is the Dynamic Gold VSS 95 or 105. TaylorMade carries a number of additional shafts to support custom fitting, some of which have no upcharge. Premium offerings are available at additional costs.


Performance

What do these clubs actually do? I hit all four models with the exact same shaft so the only variable was the head. I hit them in order from least forgiving to most forgiving which yielded the following results:

Model

(7 iron)

Speed

(mph)

Launch Angle

(degrees)

Spin

(rpm)

Carry

(yds)

Height

(ft)

Land angle (degrees)

P7MB

126.1

16.9

6639

174.9

107

50.3

P7MC

127.6

16.2

7279

174.1

107

51.0

P770

128.8

17.0

6258

181.2

112

51.0

P790

131.0

16.6

5588

189.1

113

50.1

 

Before diving into the data, I do have to mention that I had a tendency to draw the P7MB which explains the lower spin rate than the P7MC. The most notable stat that jumped out to me is the fact that the P7MB and P7MC now go the same distance. I personally launched and spun the previous generation P7MB significantly higher than the P7MC which led to a 10 yard distance difference in the irons. The new P7MB, sharing the same loft as the P7MC, helps control the launch and spin resulting in equal carry distance.


As expected, I hit the P790 the farthest, and the P7MB and P7MC the shortest. Ball speeds increased and spin rates decreased as the lofts became stronger, explaining the distance progression. What impressed me the most about all of the irons is the fact that I was able to achieve peak heights between 107 to 113 feet, and descent angles between 50 and 51 degrees with all of the irons. This gives every model the same expected stopping power on the greens.


Summary

The 2023 P series irons from TaylorMade can fit the entire spectrum of golfers. Professionals all the way to high handicap golfers who don’t want to play a chunky game improvement iron will fit into one of these irons. With the adjustment to the P7MB lofts, and the versatility of the P770, they are also extremely easy to blend and create a combo set. I personally play a combo set of P770 4 and 5 irons, and P7MC 6 through pitching wedge. With the updated lofts on the P7MB, I’ll probably create a combo set this year utilizing all four models that fits my game perfectly!


As always, the best way to find out what you need is to get fit in the Cluboratory! We have all of the P series demos and expert fitters to make sure they are fine tuned to your swing.

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