Thanks for stopping by for my Taylormade P770 Irons Review.
As you know, there are many brands within the world of golfing and all of them present certain strengths and weaknesses.si
From clubs to golf bags, it can be disorienting for a person new to golf to sort through all the options to find truly quality products. Doing so can directly improve your game and put you on par with other golfers in the club.
Luckily, we’re here to help you make the right choice!
Few brands have had such a strong foothold in the world of golf the way TaylorMade has. Used by novices and professionals alike, TaylorMade is probably the safest option to choose when you’re unsure about anything else. That does not mean they’re perfect though.
Being an avid golfer myself, I know firsthand the impact that the right set of irons can have on my performance. The TaylorMade P770 irons have exceeded my expectations in terms of feel, control, and overall playability.
Why Listen To Me?
My name is Linda Parker, my mom was a LPGA pro before my parents met, and I’ve been around golf since before I could walk.
I happen to love Taylormade Golf Clubs, and for this review, I'll be going over the features of one of their most popular club sets, the P770 irons.
As we explained in our Taylormade P770 Vs P790 comparison, the TaylorMade P790 Irons is gaining some fame as being forgiving without compromising on accuracy, something that not many iron brands have down. Is this true or is this more of just a marketing gimmick?
I've tested out the TaylorMade P770 Irons for 30 days on some of the best California golf courses, to give you a detailed review and verdict below. If you're in the market for a new set of golf irons, then read up!
Having spent countless hours on the course, I've tried and tested numerous clubs and sets, giving me a comprehensive understanding of what works and what doesn't for different types of golfers.
That said, let's get started!
Taylormade P770 Irons Specs
Let's look at the specs of the P770 Irons Set
Taylormade P770 Irons Features:
The thing that sets the P770 apart from the other versions is that it’s designed to fit the eye of a more discerning player.
This means that a player needs to have a good eye and experience when using this set. The P770 shaping uses visual queues including a thin topline, less offset, and shorter blade length when compared to the P790.
These hollow body irons consist of a thin, wrap-around forged 4140 faces, a soft carbon steel body, and up to 46g of tungsten weighting designed to deliver explosive distance and forgiveness. (I love me some Forged Irons!)
The Irons have ultra-light urethane foam injected inside the compact head shape and is engineered to push the design limits of face speed while simultaneously improving the feel.
Features patented Progressive Inverted Cone Technology which is something sported by most modern TaylorMade irons. It is strategically located in each iron and is designed to improve accuracy and protect off-center ball speed.
The P770 Irons come in the following numbers: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, PW, AW
Forgiveness refers to a club that delivers adequate distance and accuracy on poorly struck shots.4
The Thru Slot Speed Pocket feature is one of their most flexible designs and is engineered to see increased ball speed and provide forgiveness on low face shots.
There is a Thru Slot Speed Pocket on the sole. This means that the bottom of the face isn't attached to the sole, the thinking behind this is that it increases the face flex and and improves ball speed, particularly when shots are hit lower on the face.
To be honest, the 'speed pocket' looks like a ball catching trampoline, lol, as long as you're not consistently making off center strikes, you can definitely take advantage of it! That said - when paired with their patented tungsten weighting design, makes for a very, VERY forgiving iron set.
We agree with many other professional and customer reviews in saying that the P770 falls under the Player’s Performance category.
This means that the distance and game improvement of the irons are based on the performance of the user.
Golf irons are usually categorized by the benefits they afford the user:
Player Distance which is for golfers looking for distance
Game Improvement where the irons and clubs are designed to get players lots of forgiveness
Player Performance which offers a little of both.
What We Experienced Using This Product:
Over the course of two weeks, we took the irons set (along with others) to various golf courses around Southern California.
Here's our thoughts after using the P770 Irons over those two weeks!
So What Is The Taylormade P770 Handicap Range? According to Taylormade themselves, the P770 irons are played in a handicap range of +4 up to 25.
The P770 offers that same type of versatility but is geared more towards the player who wants a smaller head shape at address – which can be confidence-inspiring for a large segment of golfers.
Thanks to a combination of several innovative features, the TaylorMade P770 offers a great balance between forgiveness (which even professionals can benefit from) and accuracy (which is always important especially when on the green).
Upon using them, we can definitely say that the TaylorMade P770 is a set that can seamlessly serve both recreational golfers and professionals alike.
That being said, providing for these aspects means it had to compromise on another important piece of criteria.
In my testing, I found that my mishits with the P770 irons still managed to reach about 85% of the intended distance, showcasing their impressive forgiveness. Additionally, my shots landed within a 10-yard radius of the target, demonstrating their accuracy.
For a mid handicapper, we would say that the TaylorMade P770 can add at least 10 yards to your play.
Taylormade says, “Engineers strategically positioned Progressive ICT in each iron to improve accuracy and protect off-center ball speed. Each face is uniquely designed to optimize performance for the specific iron.” Works for me!
When testing them out on the golf course, it was clear that you could get a pretty consistent carry and distance of 150-160 yards.
This lags behind a bit in comparison to the P790 Irons which does not get as much distance. The P790s can get the ball about 170-180 yards away in the hands of an experienced player.
The TaylorMade Iron puts maximum distance and forgiveness into a more compact players iron shape, so for golfers that want a lot of ball speed and distance with their irons and enjoy the more traditional look - you can't go wrong by these!
Though looks should not be too big of a deal, the shiny chrome-like finish and almost minimalist design add a lot to the TaylorMade P770’s appeal.
We can say with confidence that this is one handsome-looking iron set.
In many ways, the TaylorMade P770 iron set is great as long as you judge it on its own merits.
When compared to the TaylorMade P790, the shaping of this iron set uses visual cues including a thin topline, less offset, and shorter blade length when compared to the P790.
It is also smaller in size and, sadly, does not pack quite the same punch.
The compact shape means that a player with a discerning eye needs to make a judgment when using this particular set.
This entails that an experienced player is needed to use it at its fullest potential. This is not to say that the TaylorMade P770 can’t be used by novices though.
Comparisons With Other Clubs and Decision-making Factors
When comparing the P770 irons to similar offerings from other brands like Titleist T200 or Callaway Apex 21, the TaylorMade P770 stands out due to its exceptional forgiveness, sleek design, and impressive performance for players with a wide range of handicaps.
If you're deciding between these options, consider factors such as your playing style, skill level, and personal preferences for look and feel.
Let's take a quick look at them with this handy-dandy table:
|Feature||TaylorMade P770||Titleist T200||Callaway Apex 21|
|Design||Compact Players Shape||Midsize Players Shape||Players Distance Shape|
|Handicap Range||+4 to 25||5 to 20||5 to 20|
|Target Audience||Intermediate to Professional Players||Intermediate to Advanced Players||Intermediate to Advanced Players|
Pros & Cons Of the Taylormade P770 Irons
Taylormade P770 Review & final verdict (4.5/5)
And that was our review of the TaylorMade P770 irons. Although not as showstopping as its sibling, it is still a pretty strong offering from one of the most well-known golf equipment brands in the world.
What we really liked about it was the attention to detail that was put into its design and construction.
For example, the use of forged 1025 carbon steel for the body and face of these forged irons help to create a soft yet responsive feel at impact. This, in turn, results in more consistent ball striking and greater distance control.
We also appreciated the fact that TaylorMade didn't skimp on the shaft options here. Golfers can choose from three different types of True Temper Dynamic Gold shafts, each of which is designed to promote different flight characteristics. This is a nice touch, as it allows golfers to fine-tune their iron sets to suit their individual swings and preferences.
If you're looking for a new set of irons and want something that looks good, feels great, and will help you lower your scores, the P770 is definitely worth considering.