TaylorMade Releases P7MB, P7MC and P770 Irons

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I have 6 rounds in now with the 770's. Any complaints I could offer would be minor. They look good, they feel good, they score good.

The long irons have been weapons from minute one and invaluable playing a combined 14,600 yards the last 2 rounds. I wouldn't call them hot, but across two different shafts they've had a pretty ideal launch and spin profile for great carry and controllable landing. I'm on the lower spin side of things in the long irons so I've been really impressed with this. I can't say I've heard someone gripe about a ballooning flight with a 3 or 4 iron often, so I don't imagine someone on the spinner side of things taking much issue with anything there. I've ditched my P790 UDI 2 for the P770 3 iron 1 strong without skipping a beat. I prefer the smaller head and the feel is much better.

Mid irons much of the same. Easy to get up and work both ways through the 7. Good distance for the lofts and pretty darn forgiving. Should be for the design, but it's impressed me for their size. You can tell what they are when you hit them too, but they're more soft that I expected.

I start to notice flight, feel off the face, and leading edge more as I get into the 8 iron, but this is where the minor in minor gripes comes in, and I have them about the majority of clubs in this number range because I've become really particular. Unless you have a pretty strong AofA or late release I don't think the soles would be worth worrying about much. Same with the flight for most. I kind of live on keeping the scoring clubs out of the air long though, and that's where I fight them just a little. CG maybe, but they still seem to want to get up and it seems to take a little more to keep them down. Low on the face doesn't feel quite as good as some peers, and I'd love a little prewear. I have no idea how small a percentage of golfers would or should care about that stuff, but I imagine it pretty small. And in the end I can still hit the shots I want for the most part. Comes down more to how it feels doing it I guess. Like I said, extremely minor.

I'll still go for a combo when the others show up, but I really like them overall. They're just a whole lot of fun to play. Flight, distance, and spin have been crazy consistent so far, and I've had some of my top scoring rounds of the year. Who doesn't love that?
This excites me. I'm always trying to get my irons to fly higher.
My 770s will be 2* weak as well.
 

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This excites me. I'm always trying to get my irons to fly higher.
My 770s will be 2* weak as well.
It seems like a real good setup for you then, but I guess we'll know soon enough! I'm looking forward to your thread input when you get them out there.
 

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It seems like a real good setup for you then, but I guess we'll know soon enough! I'm looking forward to your thread input when you get them out there.
Well, I'm hoseling everything right now so early feedback is sure to be questionable lol.
I actually don't think these will beat out the Apex Pro 19s, but I'm just looking for a fun winter experiment.
 

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Well, I'm hoseling everything right now so early feedback is sure to be questionable lol.
I actually don't think these will beat out the Apex Pro 19s, but I'm just looking for a fun winter experiment.
I don't know if anything will every beat my Pro 19's either, but I'm starting to tilt my head about that on the performance side of things. I have not tested the hosel though. Lol I hope your time there is brief, because they feel surprisingly good.
 

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I have 6 rounds in now with the 770's. Any complaints I could offer would be minor. They look good, they feel good, they score good.

The long irons have been weapons from minute one and invaluable playing a combined 14,600 yards the last 2 rounds. I wouldn't call them hot, but across two different shafts they've had a pretty ideal launch and spin profile for great carry and controllable landing. I'm on the lower spin side of things in the long irons so I've been really impressed with this. I can't say I've heard someone gripe about a ballooning flight with a 3 or 4 iron often, so I don't imagine someone on the spinner side of things taking much issue with anything there. I've ditched my P790 UDI 2 for the P770 3 iron 1 strong without skipping a beat. I prefer the smaller head and the feel is much better.

Mid irons much of the same. Easy to get up and work both ways through the 7. Good distance for the lofts and pretty darn forgiving. Should be for the design, but it's impressed me for their size. You can tell what they are when you hit them too, but they're more soft that I expected.

I start to notice flight, feel off the face, and leading edge more as I get into the 8 iron, but this is where the minor in minor gripes comes in, and I have them about the majority of clubs in this number range because I've become really particular. Unless you have a pretty strong AofA or late release I don't think the soles would be worth worrying about much. Same with the flight for most. I kind of live on keeping the scoring clubs out of the air long though, and that's where I fight them just a little. CG maybe, but they still seem to want to get up and it seems to take a little more to keep them down. Low on the face doesn't feel quite as good as some peers, and I'd love a little prewear. I have no idea how small a percentage of golfers would or should care about that stuff, but I imagine it pretty small. And in the end I can still hit the shots I want for the most part. Comes down more to how it feels doing it I guess. Like I said, extremely minor.

I'll still go for a combo when the others show up, but I really like them overall. They're just a whole lot of fun to play. Flight, distance, and spin have been crazy consistent so far, and I've had some of my top scoring rounds of the year. Who doesn't love that?
The couple bolded items here were the really standout items for me with this set - I was amazed at the feel difference between the 770 and 790. And the long irons were surprisingly forgiving for me as a ~9 handicap. I had no issues pulling the 6i off the tee on a par 3 that was 100% carry over water with them on vacation last month.
 

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I'm jealous of all of you that somehow managed to actually take delivery of any of these. The ordering has been an utter nightmare. First I ordered the P770s through Dick's online (which is really just fulfilled by TaylorMade) several weeks ago and was quoted 10/25 delivery which has now been updated to 12/22! But only because I called, the order status still shows as delivering yesterday, haha.

I also ordered 3 P7MBs at the top of the bag directly from TaylorMade and they astonishingly only shipped 1 of them. I can't use 1 club from a set but I bet they liked my $200 they could charge for 1 of 3!

Anyway this isn't a gripe session (well maybe a little) but just a warning to anyone contemplating. Looks like they completely blew it on gauging demand and/or aligning their manufacturing partners so if you must have new clubs in the next month or two, probably look elsewhere. I am trying to get my Dick's order cancelled and will look at other manufacturers now.
 

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Hit my P770s for the first time tonight, on a GC Hawk.

Ball go high. Good spin numbers. Feel was interesting...felt a little bit squishy.
 

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Hit my P770s for the first time tonight, on a GC Hawk.

Ball go high. Good spin numbers. Feel was interesting...felt a little bit squishy.
haha It's a weird kind of not soft, but .. ?? right? The faces have a unique feel. You can kind of tell they're hollow by that squish. Glad to hear they were getting up for you!!
 
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So after going over today's shots from my round, I think the 770 might be a REALLY good match for me right now in the mid-long irons. My proximittes are always pretty good with wedges, but I'm going to run the avg proximity on approach numbers from my rounds with these irons, and I have a feeling it's going to be more than a little bit better than I thought it's been based on how the rounds have felt. Which probably means I'm feeling like I should be pretty perfect with them while I'm using them, which is usually a sneaky good thing. They did pretty well in the cold today with a hard ball, too. Feel was pretty good.
 

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Hit my P770s for the first time tonight, on a GC Hawk.

Ball go high. Good spin numbers. Feel was interesting...felt a little bit squishy.
How were ball speeds relative to the Apex Pros?
 

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haha It's a weird kind of not soft, but .. ?? right? The faces have a unique feel. You can kind of tell they're hollow by that squish. Glad to hear they were getting up for you!!
Yeah they sort of remind me of a PXG set I hit once. They're soft in the truest sense of the word - different from the usual "forged soft" feel us internet golfers go on about.
How were ball speeds relative to the Apex Pros?
Y'know I didn't look, was just whacking balls and trying to get out of the way. Eye test said higher launch, higher spin, shorter carry - nice flight though.
 

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Yeah they sort of remind me of a PXG set I hit once. They're soft in the truest sense of the word - different from the usual "forged soft" feel us internet golfers go on about.

Y'know I didn't look, was just whacking balls and trying to get out of the way. Eye test said higher launch, higher spin, shorter carry - nice flight though.
Are you wondering from today if you needed to go 2* weak with them?
 

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Are you wondering from today if you needed to go 2* weak with them?
I think I'm mostly glad that I did.
It doesn't necessarily mean that this is the best setup with them, but I was looking for something different and I got it.
 

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Just got great news that my P7MB irons are in!!! Thanks to @NVGOLFER80 for the assist with his local shop....can't wait to get pick these up and game em!
 

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Just got great news that my P7MB irons are in!!! Thanks to @NVGOLFER80 for the assist with his local shop....can't wait to get pick these up and game em!

Awesome.. I will be sure to go in and hit them for you and break them in!!
 

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Just wanted to share this.

I have about 10 rounds in on these irons. I maybe have one PW shot a round. A couple during some and I'm sure none during others. I'm not going to look up the actuals. I hit it maybe 10 times on the range. ? Can't imagine it was more.

Anyway, when we were bending a few of them today I noticed that it looked pretty worked for it's age. Nothing to freak out about. I don't baby clubs, there are occasional mixed turf lies here, my AoA with a PW is pretty strong, and it's definitely the worst looking of the set by a ways, but it's interesting. My Honma's are pretty soft but they mostly ding instead of scratch, my Titleists all scratch but more finely, my apex are tough, etc etc. Just seems a little unique, and I'm curious how it will wear over time.

Anyone care to share how theirs are doing with scratches/wear?
 

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So these P770 long irons are goooood. I'm looking at my stats trying to get a feel for the recent 770 numbers, and my long iron GIR is up 20% with them vs the 80 shots prior (mixed clubs), and my inside 15' proximity has gone up 6 percent over the same shot set. I've really liked the 3i off the tee and fairway, and have been pounding the greens with the 4 and 5. They launch really well without having a soft flight. It's made them really good in a variety of conditions.
 

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770s in the bag for the first time today. Long story short it did not go well despite having a really good warmup with them.

If I'm being honest, I missed my Apex Pros by the time the round was over.
 

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770s in the bag for the first time today. Long story short it did not go well despite having a really good warmup with them.

If I'm being honest, I missed my Apex Pros by the time the round was over.
Well that just sucks.
 

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Well that just sucks.
Yeah it was a bummer for sure. Of course there's no real way of separating clubs & swing on the golf course, but the combination of the 2 just wasn't working today. The feel is also pretty squishy and feedback is limited around the face - I could get used to this if the performance shows up.
Maybe a shaft issue? I've never been fit into the KBS Tour despite multiple fittings over the years. I also suspect that despite me paying for it to be done, they weren't bent flat enough - which is a real pain in the arse. They just look a little toe-up at address which really messes with my head.

Looking for some silver lining - I hit a PW from 140 to 4 ft on #13 and made birdie. That was it. Almost every other swing with the 770s today not only missed the green, but they weren't even close. I think these are sexy irons, but I don't love them enough to force them to work. If next round isn't better they'll be sent to the backup bag.
 

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After yesterday I'm nixing my combo plans with the 7MB. Which is good. I just had an interesting exchange with the wife though. She was asking me about 'the ones I hit yesterday' (Apex MB) that I'm getting, and as I was explaining what they are, she said 'but I thought you were getting the little pretty ones that matched those 👉 (P770)".

And it occurred to me, that if TM hadn't done this stupid release and not actually have/get them for 2 months bs, I already would have. It without question gave me the time to change my mind. I feel like I can't be the only customer it's costing them on this. :unsure:
 

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And they arrived. This the AW, next to the 790 AW in the third photo. Slightly smaller shape than 790 but could see why players that prefer a smaller profile might go combo set.

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So you think the AW seems large for the set, or just larger than you expected?

Ferrules look good!
My thought is it is very similar in size to the 790 AW. I don't have any issues with the size of these irons but if you thought the 790s were too large then I think you would feel the same about these.
 

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My thought is it is very similar in size to the 790 AW. I don't have any issues with the size of these irons but if you thought the 790s were too large then I think you would feel the same about these.
Okay. I have no reference on the 790 AW. I don't think I've ever seen/held one. It can't be too big though, because I'm very sure the 770 AW is smaller than my Apex Pro AW in overall size - toe height, heel height, and toe to heel. The sole and topline are just a little wider. So the 790 AW must be more players-ish than I've imagined. Good for Taylormade on that.
 

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