Expert Review: TaylorMade P770 IronsPublished on 03/14/2023 · 4 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the iron, which I purchased with my own money in April of 2022.
All photos courtesy of Travis Summers
About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the iron, which I purchased with my own money in April of 2022.
The TaylorMade P770 Irons are a great improvement over the previous year's model. The tungsten weight gets the head moving and the feel off the face is second to none. These irons are geared for a mid-low handicap player who is looking for more feel but without sacrificing forgiveness.
About the club I own
- Model: 2021 TaylorMade P770
- Loft setting: 4-PW
- Shaft type: Steel (KBS Tour Lite)
- Shaft flex: X-Flex
- Average score: 74
- Handicap: 3
- Experience: 10 years of golf
- Right/Left-Handed: Right-handed
- Typical ball flight: Mid-High
- Golf ball used: Titleist ProV1
- Club swing speed: 7 Iron speed is 90
- When I bought the club: April 2022
- Days tested: I played 15+ rounds with these clubs
- Where I’ve used it: Oak Tree Country Club, Edmond, OK
- Weather and wind conditions: Perfect, windy, and even wet
How it performs
What I was looking for
I had the previous P770 model and wanted something that looked and felt more like a blade/players iron. The previous model was more of a cavity back look and these are a forged one piece and have the feel and look like a tour-type of iron. These new irons didn’t disappoint. From the first shot out of the box I knew I had made the right choice. Great feel, great sound and the flight is exactly what I was looking for in a new iron set.
Why I chose this club
The feel and sound were better than the other competitors I tested. I looked at the Callaway Apex and Srxion ZX7, but I went with the TaylorMade because of their feel, forgiveness, and consistency.
What I love about it
- Forgiveness: I love the forgiveness in these for off-center hits. If I hit a shot off the toe it doesn’t shoot straight right, it’s more of a fade.
- Feel: The feel is what I love most, just great turf interaction and bounce off the club.
- Sound: I love the sound they make because they provide instant feedback when you hit a shot dead in the center, and when you miss hit one, there is a difference and you know it instantly.
- Workability: I’m able to work the ball left to right and the club allows for the perfect distance control on every shot. I can flight shots down or launch them high when needed.
- Shaft Feel: The KBS shafts are my new favorite. The weighting is perfect, they do not feel like they are going to fly out of my hands and I also don’t feel the need to grip hard to hold onto them. These are the stock/preferred shafts that come from TaylorMade.
- Shaft Performance: The mid-high launch I get suits my game perfectly.
- Grip Feel: I upgraded to the Golf Pride Tour Mid and they are wonderful. I have bigger hands and they allow me to not have to grip the club as hard and still be able to take a full 100% swing with confidence.
- Launch Angle: The mid-high launch I get suits my game.
- Spin: I can spin the ball as much or as little as needed. I appreciate the ability to adapt spin to my game.
- Aesthetic Appeal: They look like a player's blade iron, and the forged look is spot on.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Distance: They do seem to be a tad bit shorter in distance than my previous P770 models. It may be due to the new KBS shafts. I previously had the Project X 7.0 Rifle shafts. I feel like the KBS are heavier, but nothing to stress about.
Best shot with this club
I was on a par 3, and it played dead into a 20+ mile an hour wind. It was 205 yards to a pin tucked on the right with a bunker short and right and water short. I was able to flight down a 5 iron that cut right at the center and ended up about 3 inches from the pin, easy tap in 2.
Value for the money vs. other options
For the money, the P770 irons are a good option. I’ve looked at the Callaway Apex and Titilest T200s, and the P770 come in under both those options. The price point is right in line with most top brands.
The P770s are the best set of irons I’ve put in my bag. I’ve been able to flight down shots, hit them higher, and go at pin locations I used to have to just hit to the center of the green. They look, feel, and sound amazing, and I know other players could benefit from the performance I get.