Expert Review: TaylorMade P760 Iron SetPublished on 03/30/2023 · 5 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the iron set, which I purchased with my own money in June of 2022.
All photos courtesy of Jonathan Belanger
About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the iron set, which I purchased with my own money in June of 2022.
The TaylorMade P760 Iron Set is made for mid to low-handicappers looking for a blend of forgiveness and workability. They are designed to be more forgiving in the long irons, and it pays dividends. They do everything I ask of them and help me when I need it.
About the clubs I own
- Model: TaylorMade P760 irons
- Loft setting: Standard
- Shaft type: KBS C-Taper
- Shaft flex: Stiff
- Average score: 95
- Handicap: 21
- Experience: 3 years of golf
- Right/Left-Handed: Right-handed
- Typical ball flight: Low driver, mid-iron
- Golf ball used: Maxfli Tour
- Club swing speed: 4 iron—95 mph
- When I bought the club: June 2022
- Days tested: 100
- Where I’ve used it: Wendell CC, Riverwood, River Ridge, TrackMan simulator
- Weather and wind conditions: Hot; hot and windy; cold; cold and windy; cold, windy, and raining; and warm and raining.
How it performs
What I was looking for
I chose these clubs because I was looking to move from my game-improvement set to something with more consistency, more spin, and more loft. I needed irons that could hold greens and give me more options for shot-making.
Why I chose this club
Taylormade improved upon some of the technology from this iron to make the newer P770s. I looked at purchasing a more bladed iron, but I didn’t want to have buyer’s remorse and not enjoy golfing because of it. I also tried some Ping i500s, but I didn’t get the spin I wanted, and I found they were too hot.
What I love about it
- Distance: The long irons are hollow-headed to provide extra distance. I don’t notice much of a drop-off compared to the TaylorMade Sim2 Max irons I used before, unlike other forged irons, such as the Mizuno MP-18s, which I’ve tried a few times when I thought I could strike the ball better than I actually do.
- Feel: The foam that is injected in the long irons combined with the forging gives the irons a great feel on center strikes and just enough feedback on mishits to understand where I missed—but not enough to be unpleasant.
- Sound: These irons produce a soft “thwack” when hit.
- Workability: Shot shaping is fairly easy to do with these irons because of the shorter blade length. Hitting cuts and draws is easier to do with these than game improvement irons, but I usually like to hit low chasers with these irons.
- Shaft Feel: The shaft doesn’t feel too whippy and is very stable in my hands.
- Shaft Performance: The shaft is consistent and helps keep the launch low enough to prevent the ball from being uncontrollable in the air.
- Launch Angle: The launch angle is a little lower than my game improvement irons. The placement of the weight promotes a more piercing ball flight. The benefit to this is that the ball is a little less at the mercy of the wind.
- Spin: Spin is in a good window—around 7000 for 7 iron and 9000 for 9 iron. This gives me the ability to attack pins and know that the ball will stay on the green without running off or spinning back off the front of the green.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Forgiveness: Even though they are forged, the long irons are hollow-headed to add forgiveness and the short irons have perimeter weighting to help with mishits. My mishits still travel in the same direction unless I shank one. But for the most part, they are short of the target. And the short irons definitely let me know if I’ve hit a thin shot. The toe area isn’t very forgiving either, but much more so than a blade.
- Adjustability: There is no adjustability with these irons.
- Grip Feel: I use corded Golf Pride Z-Grips, which aren’t my favorite, but they work fine and don't get slippery on hot or rainy days. I would’ve liked Lamkin Crossline grips or the Golf Pride Tour Velvets.
Best shot with this club
I was teeing off into the wind on a 185-yard par 3. There were no hazards other than a bunker on the left to worry about. With the wind, I had to use my 4 iron, which I usually carry around 215 yards. I hit a great tee shot that started low and then rose with the wind. It landed on the front edge of the green and rolled to within nine feet of the hole.
Value for the money vs. other options
These irons provide great value in comparison to the newer P770s from TaylorMade. Though the P770s are more forgiving and even a little longer because of their face design and speed pocket. Meanwhile, the P760s are comparable to Ping i230s and Callaway Apex irons in terms of feel but come in at a lower price because they are older and are a little more forgiving because of their hollow-body design and perimeter weighting. Conversely, the Apex irons are a little hotter and provide a little more distance because of their stronger lofts. And the Ping i230s are similar in distance and loft but feature a more player’s design that is less forgiving but provides more shaping ability with the irons.
These are a great option for those looking to move on from a game improvement set to something that rewards great shots while still giving some help on mishits. They provide a lot of spin, sleek aesthetics, and a great feel at a price point that’s hard to beat.