Expert Review: TaylorMade P7•MC IronsPublished on 03/08/2023 · 5 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the irons, which I purchased with my own money in January of 2023.
All photos courtesy of Andrew Abbott
About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the irons, which I purchased with my own money in January of 2023.
The Taylormade P7MC Irons are great for low-handicap golfers and ball strikers alike. These irons provide lots of control and workability without sacrificing forgiveness.
About the clubs I own
- Model: 2023 Taylormade P7MC
- Loft setting: Standard
- Shaft type: Project X 6.5
- Shaft flex: X-Stiff
- Average score: 70
- Handicap: +2
- Experience: 5 years of golf
- Right/Left-Handed: Right Handed
- Typical ball flight: Mid-High
- Golf ball used: Taylormade TP5x
- Club swing speed: 90 mph, 7 iron
- When I bought the club: January 2023
- Days tested: 40+
- Where I’ve used it: Trackman and GC4 simulators as well as a few different golf courses
- Weather and wind conditions: Mild and high winds, warm, cold, and some rain
How it performs
What I was looking for
I was looking for a set of irons that had a very small head shape while still providing some forgiveness on mishit golf shots.
Why I chose this club
I chose this club because it performed very well and just as good as the P7MB version but offered a little more forgiveness, which is always helpful. Furthermore, when testing this club, I had a lot of confidence that I could shape and flight the ball any way I wanted, which is crucial to shooting lower scores.
What I love about it
- Feel: These irons have a great feel for a blade-style iron. They feel very soft and compact on center strikes as well as toe and heel strikes. I want the iron to feel soft and responsive even when I miss the center of the face, and these irons do exactly that.
- Sound: They have a strong, tour-like sound that provides a crisp sound when digging through the turf. Furthermore, the narrow sole of the club and tight leading edge help dig through the turf consistently, which provides a great sound.
- Workability: The P7MC irons have a smaller head shape with very minimal offset to help maximize the workability of these irons. I have had no difficulty shaping the golf ball to hit draws and fades. The other thing I love about these irons is the ability to hit flighted shots really well. I have been able to hit these irons really low when needed but also to get a little more height out of the long irons to help stay on the green.
- Shaft Feel: The Project X rifle shafts have my favorite feel out of any iron shafts. These shafts do not have a designated kick point, and as a result, the whole shaft feels very stiff and string through the golf ball, which is perfect for my faster aggressive swing.
- Shaft Performance: The Project X 6.5 shaft is perfect for me due to my faster swing speeds. The extra weight helps prevent the ball from spinning too much and keeps the launch angle lower. These shafts are also extremely responsive which allows me to feel where the golf club is at all points in my swing to help hit the center of the face more often.
- Aesthetic Appeal: These irons have a very traditional cavity blade-style look. They have great proportions for the topline and sole. The sole is small enough to provide great turf interaction while still providing confidence when looking down at the club.
- Grip Feel: The Golf Pride Tour Velvet cord grip is amazing. The cord is a cotton material that weaves through the grip repelling moisture and allowing for optimal grip and control.
- Launch Angle: These irons launch at the perfect angle for me. The Project X shaft brings the launch angle down a little lower to help achieve my desired ball flight, which is more of a mid-flight. However, with a softer shaft, these irons will launch higher for players who desire that.
- Spin: The P7MC irons have given me plenty of spin, especially in the long irons. I was very surprised with how well I was able to hold the green with the mid and long irons—which has allowed me to be more aggressive and aim at pins knowing the ball will spin and hold the green.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Distance: These irons certainly provide plenty of distance. However, for players looking to increase their distance, these irons will not help achieve that goal.
- Forgiveness: These irons certainly have a lot of forgiveness for a player's blade iron. Although when compared to a game-improvement iron, the Taylormade P7MCs will not provide nearly as much help and forgiveness.
- Adjustability: There is no adjustability in these irons. The only adjustment that can be made is regripping or reshafting the club, but no screw adjustment, as seen in most fairway woods and drivers.
Best shot with this club
The best shot I hit with this club was an approach shot on a par 4 at my home course. I was 163 yards away and chose to hit a flighted 9 iron to stay out of the wind. The pin was tucked back left and guarded by thick rough in front and a bunker to the left. I hit the shot perfectly and landed just five feet below the pin and it skipped once and then stopped on a dime about a foot from the pin.
Value for the money vs. other options
The Taylormade P7MC are retail for roughly the same price as the Mizuno MP 223 iron set. Additionally, the Titleist 620 CB costs more, making it the most expensive cavity back players iron on the market. All three of these irons perform almost identical to each other, so it ultimately comes down to which look and price the player prefers. Personally, my favorite iron of this collection is the Mizuno MP 223 because it feels the best of the three and softest while also having the most aesthetically appealing design and shape.
The Taylormade P7MC iron set is perfect for players looking to be more accurate on their approach shots. These irons provide a traditional look and feel without sacrificing the forgiveness and modern technology to help golfers shoot their lowest score.