TaylorMade Releases P7MB, P7MC and P770 Irons

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I like the 770s so much I figured what the heck and traded in a couple things for 22* SIM DHY. hoping it sounds a bit better than the GAPR hi I have been testing out but covers a similar yardage.
 

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i saw the p770 for the first time yesterday. compared to the other irons i was hitting, it just wasn't doing it for me. they look pretty good in hand. behind the ball i thought they looked pretty much identical to what i recall p790 looking like. maybe if i had the two next to each other i'd think the 770 are smaller, but they didn't seem very small to me yesterday. immediately when i picked them up, i knew the setup wouldn't work for me. they were super heavy, and i couldn't swing them very well. i guess i would give them a chance with a setup better suited for me, but i took two swings and handed them back.
 
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i saw the p770 for the first time yesterday. compared to the other irons i was hitting, it just wasn't. they look pretty good in hand. behind the ball i thought they looked pretty much identical to what i recall p790 looking like. maybe if i had the two next to each other i'd think the 770 are smaller, but they didn't seem very small to me yesterday. immediately when i picked them up, i knew the setup wouldn't work for me. they were super heavy, and i couldn't swing them very well. i guess i would give them a chance with a setup better suited for me, but i took two swings and handed them back.
To me they really are not much smaller at all than the 790 (which I had prior). Sound/feel wise though they are 100% improved but that is the most subjective thing in golf. I should grab some photos of the 790/770 side by side before I sell off the 790s.
 

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You’ve gone through a goodly number of sets that haven’t worked.
I'm special. After todays round, I am seriously considering the most Super GI clubs I can find. NOTHING worked. But ultimately the 921 Tours are still my favorites so far. I just don't know if they really beat the Cobras. I'm going to to but my old King Forged Tours in the bag this weekend and see how it goes.
 

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I'm special. After todays round, I am seriously considering the most Super GI clubs I can find. NOTHING worked. But ultimately the 921 Tours are still my favorites so far. I just don't know if they really beat the Cobras. I'm going to to but my old King Forged Tours in the bag this weekend and see how it goes.
Why switch if you love the Cobras so much? I mean, I know I do it because I have an addiction. 😂
 

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Why switch if you love the Cobras so much? I mean, I know I do it because I have an addiction. 😂
I used to play new irons about twice a year. Then the Cobras came into play. That was 3.5 years ago. I tried others, but nothing worth keeping. I think I'm at the point where I am struggling with the idea of keeping a set for that long.

Plus I have rebuilt my entire bag this year. It makes sense to me to go new.
 

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The irons I don't want to love (P7MC) put on a show today. 1 missed green trying to muscle a 7i, but they played well off the tee, fairway, and rough, felt good, flew how I wanted, and put me in good spots all freaking day. They're a real good fit, and it's so annoying. Tried to write off the first couple outings, but there's definitely something in it with these for me.
 

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The irons I don't want to love (P7MC) put on a show today. 1 missed green trying to muscle a 7i, but they played well off the tee, fairway, and rough, felt good, flew how I wanted, and put me in good spots all freaking day. They're a real good fit, and it's so annoying. Tried to write off the first couple outings, but there's definitely something in it with these for me.
Glad you are liking them. I guess...
 

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Glad you are liking them. I guess...
I do like them. I love playing them. I just railed against the design not fitting with the 770 and MB, them being hard to hit, and not having anything to really separate them from other CB's I have when they came out, .... and a guy only wants to eat so much crow!

It sticks in my teeth. :p
 

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I'm watching some more P7MC reviews on youtube now that I've played them some, and I'm not sure I've ever seen an iron get a wider range of results and responses across the usual group. Some guys are spinning the daylight out of them, some aren't much at all, some are getting their blade length out of them, others see plenty of pop, and everything in between. They're just all over the map. It's really odd. Bad fits amplified maybe? Curious to see over time how others feel about them. Doesn't seem like there's many of them being sold around here.
 

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Spent some time today comparing the P770 to the MP20 HMB. DG 120 in the P770 and Modus 120 in the HMB. 7i's. Similar but the P770 has a more solid feel at impact. I was also getting a few yards more carry with the P770 even though it is 1 deg weaker loft. Everytime I hit the p770 it goes on my ponder list. ~5800 spin with a peak height of 115-120 ft. Launch is a little high for me at 22-23 deg. I would need to bring that down. Ball speeds 120-125 depending on how well I found center. Plenty forgiving but also playable. I wish the P7MC was here to hit as well. That combo could be the ticket, but a full bag of p770 could be nice too.
 

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Spent some time today comparing the P770 to the MP20 HMB. DG 120 in the P770 and Modus 120 in the HMB. 7i's. Similar but the P770 has a more solid feel at impact. I was also getting a few yards more carry with the P770 even though it is 1 deg weaker loft. Everytime I hit the p770 it goes on my ponder list. ~5800 spin with a peak height of 115-120 ft. Launch is a little high for me at 22-23 deg. I would need to bring that down. Ball speeds 120-125 depending on how well I found center. Plenty forgiving but also playable. I wish the P7MC was here to hit as well. That combo could be the ticket, but a full bag of p770 could be nice too.
I've really enjoyed the combo, but it sounds like you've noticed exactly what the 770s have been for me. Little extra launch and ball speed, without getting low spin. It's been really useful in the long irons, and less so in the short. I was combo'ing them between the 6 and 7, and have gone to the 5 and 6 lately just for preference on recent conditions. I played the full set of 770 for a bit though, well, and used them in a pretty big match without hesitation, so I try to remember that when I think about saying anything too bad about them. They're pretty good on performance imo if you like or don't mind the feel.
 

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Well, 770s are gone. We'll just chalk that up to a miserably failed experiment.
Never in my life had so much trouble hitting a target.
 

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My issue with these is the feel. I could be wrong, but the 760 felt way better to me.

They are a nice iron, but the feel was much different from what I expected after really enjoying the 760's.

YMMV....
 

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Well, 770s are gone. We'll just chalk that up to a miserably failed experiment.
Never in my life had so much trouble hitting a target.
the 770 was one of those irons that the first time i picked it up i knew i’d hate it. i tried to take a few swings but they were awful and i was over it. hit a few other irons so much better in that same session.
 

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My issue with these is the feel. I could be wrong, but the 760 felt way better to me.

They are a nice iron, but the feel was much different from what I expected after really enjoying the 760's.

YMMV....
I'm with you on that, absolutely. I love the feel of the 760's. I was hoping they would update them instead of making the 770's.
 

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I just want to say that if you're one of the people who keeps your clubs really clean, or likes to I guess, the lines on the back of the MC's might drive you friggin crazy. Consider yourself warned. I don't really care about that at all, and I still notice it on course with dirt and debris. And giving them a thorough cleaning right now, I'm on my third towel trying to figure out the best one to get in the dang grooves and get the water out. It's annoying me. Maybe the clean freaks will actually enjoy it though. My wife is like a ray of sunshine after cleaning the bathroom, so the world has all kinds. :LOL:
 

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Man, I am a big fan of the 770 3i. If you like something in that utility range but not the size of them, the 770 might be for you. Just comes across as another iron in the set, because it is, but with a little of the launch, speed, and little bit of forgiveness you'd see in utility anyway. It goes just as far as my X Forged UT, but with more versatility and a better look. Obviously it's smaller, so there will be a forgiveness difference, but it's a solid long iron to have in the bag.
 

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@McLovin What didn’t u like right off the bat? I think they look great but I haven’t hit them much but the little bit I did they seemed fairly good
 

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Looking at the numbers more now. Circles were the shots with the P770 3i today (others are mixed clubs and older ones) in cold and soft conditions from mixed lies. 4 off the tee, 3 turf, shortest one was advancing to the corner on a par 5 from the right rough. That's about as good as any 20* utility I've used out there. I tell myself I don't love them, but then they seem to perform well, and then the data backs that feeling up. Every. Time.
 

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Man, I am a big fan of the 770 3i. If you like something in that utility range but not the size of them, the 770 might be for you. Just comes across as another iron in the set, because it is, but with a little of the launch, speed, and little bit of forgiveness you'd see in utility anyway. It goes just as far as my X Forged UT, but with more versatility and a better look. Obviously it's smaller, so there will be a forgiveness difference, but it's a solid long iron to have in the bag.
I don't think I have the speed for the 3i, but I really, really liked the 5i in that set. Felt like I hit it better than any other long iron I have, including much larger ones.
 

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I don't think I have the speed for the 3i, but I really, really liked the 5i in that set. Felt like I hit it better than any other long iron I have, including much larger ones.
They get up and move for their overall size and especially the sole size. I stuck more eagle approaches with that 5i in the first 3 weeks with them than I had in the 2 months prior. The overall height and spin at that speed is just some kind of sweet zone. Fast, but lands like a 7 iron.
 

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Man, I am a big fan of the 770 3i. If you like something in that utility range but not the size of them, the 770 might be for you. Just comes across as another iron in the set, because it is, but with a little of the launch, speed, and little bit of forgiveness you'd see in utility anyway. It goes just as far as my X Forged UT, but with more versatility and a better look. Obviously it's smaller, so there will be a forgiveness difference, but it's a solid long iron to have in the bag.
I'm sold. Just treated myself to a 770 3iron bent 1 degree strong. Santa said I've been good this year :)
 

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I tried the new p770 and was very impressed. I'm a 3 handicap and have one of the worst iron games this side of the Mississippi (no joke, in 2020 I averaged 5 greens in regulation). I recently spent several hours on trackman with various irons and these were above and beyond the best from a distance and a dispersion perspective. Coping from the ap2 718, the size of the head did not seem much different if at all, although the top line was slightly thicker. With that being said, the amount of accuracy and forgiveness I gained was remarkable. They made my misses so much better it left me shaking my head. In addition, as a feel player, I needed something soft, and the p770 was right there. The T-200 was somewhat close to the p770 in terms of distance, but the feel and sound (very loud and clanky) was no where close. The t-100 were just as soft, but also 12 yards shorter with greater misses. The p770 was able to be worked both ways, which for me allowed it to stay in the player irons. The only issue I've run into with Taylormade, is they refuse to put a tt amt s300 in their clubs. This was by far the best shaft for me and they have refused to put it in there, which very disappointing to say the least. Overall, this is a great set of irons and if you are looking for more distance and accuracy these sticks are definitely worth a look.
 

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I tried the new p770 and was very impressed. I'm a 3 handicap and have one of the worst iron games this side of the Mississippi (no joke, in 2020 I averaged 5 greens in regulation). I recently spent several hours on trackman with various irons and these were above and beyond the best from a distance and a dispersion perspective. Coping from the ap2 718, the size of the head did not seem much different if at all, although the top line was slightly thicker. With that being said, the amount of accuracy and forgiveness I gained was remarkable. They made my misses so much better it left me shaking my head. In addition, as a feel player, I needed something soft, and the p770 was right there. The T-200 was somewhat close to the p770 in terms of distance, but the feel and sound (very loud and clanky) was no where close. The t-100 were just as soft, but also 12 yards shorter with greater misses. The p770 was able to be worked both ways, which for me allowed it to stay in the player irons. The only issue I've run into with Taylormade, is they refuse to put a tt amt s300 in their clubs. This was by far the best shaft for me and they have refused to put it in there, which very disappointing to say the least. Overall, this is a great set of irons and if you are looking for more distance and accuracy these sticks are definitely worth a look.
I love AMT's too, and just end up having to put them in myself. It is annoying when they don't offer them.
 

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