TaylorMade P-770 irons

Gear: TaylorMade P-770 irons
Price: $1,399 (3-PW) with KBS Tour steel shafts and Golf Pride Z-Grip grips
Specs: Foam-filled, hollow-bodied construction with a forged 4140 stainless steel face and 8620 carbon steel body and tungsten weight.
Available: Sept. 4

TaylorMade Tour staffers such Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Collin Morikawa play muscleback blades. The company has also had success in the red-hot player’s-distance iron category with the P-790 over the last two years. TaylorMade’s P-760 irons were designed to be a combo set that bridged the gap between those two worlds, with forged short irons and hollow-bodied long irons.

However, with the just-released P-7MC now being the logical club for players who want more forgiveness than a bag full of musclebacks can provide, TaylorMade saw an opportunity to bring back an old friend, the P-770.

The original P-770 came out in early 2017 and featured a 70-gram tungsten bar in the back of the 3- to 7-irons top make them more forgiving and create a higher ball flight.

The new P-770 is an entirely different club, and it is packed with more technologies.

TaylorMade P-770 irons

Behind the thin face, TaylorMade has added Speed Foam and a tungsten weight. (TaylorMade)

TaylorMade filled the hollow area between the thin, forged 4140 stainless steel face and 8620 carbon steel body with Speed Foam. It is a light material that absorbs vibrations to enhance sound and feel. The foam does not inhibit the face from flexing at impact, so golfers still get the ball-speed benefits of a hollow-bodied club for increased distance.

To improve performance on low-struck shots, TaylorMade gave the P-770 a Speed Pocket slot in the sole. A polymer covers it, so grass and debris stay out, but the slot allows the bottom of the face to flex more efficiently, pulling the sweet spot down.

A large internal tungsten weight is positioned low and toward the toe, which should encourage a higher ball flight and pull the ideal hitting area into the center of the face. That weight also adds stability without making the irons larger.

TaylorMade P-770 irons

The Speed Pocket in the sole protects ball speed on low-struck shots. (David Dusek/Golfweek)

To ensure accomplished players like what they see in the address position, the P-770 has a thin topline, minimal offset and relatively narrow sole. It is slightly larger than the P-7MC but smaller than the P-790.

TaylorMade said that the P-770 is longer and higher-launching than the P-760, which it replaces. It also launches higher and creates more spin than the P-790, even though the clubs have the same lofts, and TaylorMade said the P-770 and P-790 have nearly identical carry distances.

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