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Best TaylorMade irons

TaylorMade has a new line up of irons ready the 2024 season, let’s see what they’re all about

 

TaylorMade is storming the golfing world in 2024 with their new Qi10 range launch. The Qi10 range consists of new drivers, woods, and most importantly to this article, irons.

Taylormade updated their other irons throughout last year, with the whole P700 series receiving upgrades. Check out our guide on the P700 range here.

Best TaylorMade Irons 2024


TaylorMade Qi Irons

5 star review
TaylorMade Qi irons review

Reviewed by Hannah Holden

As someone gaming an iron on the smaller end of the spectrum, Hannah thinks that these irons look really good from the back, they would sit nicely in the bag, and you can’t really tell they are a game improvement iron. TaylorMade have put chrome plating on these game improvement heads for the first time, so the clubs should wear much less and keep a premium look for a much longer period of time.

These irons are so packed with new technology it’s going to be hard to cover it all. So let’s start with Hannah’s performance with the clubs. Hannah’s current P7MC 7 iron flies around 153 yards, and P770 5 iron carries 175, which are numbers that work for the gapping into fairway woods and wedges. With the Qi irons, Hannah averaged in the 170s carry with a 7 iron and then over 190 yards with the 5 iron, a 20-yard gain per iron.

What was very interesting is that despite distinctly stronger lofts in the Qi irons than in Hannah’s current gamers, the Qi irons achieved a higher peak height, so they would still have plenty of control hitting into greens. This is a misconceptions golfers have with game improvement clubs, they think the ball comes out like a low rocket and the increase in yardage comes at a cost to control.

These are brilliant distance irons, and with a ‘straight distance’ design to stop the long irons going right, they should absolutely feature at your next iron fitting and be considered for your bag in 2024.

Pros:

  • The back of the club looks great in the bag.
  • Long distance
  • Performed really well on the course in real-world golf

Cons:

  • Thicker soles may not suit the feel of all players.


RRP: £143 per iron (steel) £157 per iron (graphite)

Shafts: KBS Max MT 85 steel shafts (S, R), Fujikura’s Ventus Blue graphite shafts (7S, 6R & 5A

Lofts: 7i – 28.0°

More information: TaylorMade Website

TaylorMade P790 irons

5 star review

Reviewed by Nicola Slater

New for this 2023 version is FLTD CG technology, a strategic design feature that positions the centre of gravity lowest in the long irons while moving it progressively higher as you move down the set. This has been done by redesigning the tungsten weighting in the long to mid irons. This is important as it makes the longer irons easier to launch while ensuring you hit the optimal spin and launch window with your middle irons.

Much like previous P790s, I liked that a slight miss strike wasn’t a disaster. As you can see there is a variation in the carry numbers with roughly a 10-yard window of difference which I can certainly accept. This is where the FLTD CG™ really comes into play. With an upgraded centre of gravity in each iron, the long irons can now provide greater forgiveness thanks to the lowered centre of gravity that helps players get height easier on those stronger lofted irons.

Overall, the 2023 P790 irons are everything you’d expect from P790s but better. I love the minimalistic design that you get that hasn’t really been altered, just refined. The feel isn’t miles away from what you would have felt in the previous model, but the mis-strikes definitely weren’t as destructive. This makes them a great option for those better players or mid-handicap golfers who like that comforting forgiveness these irons provide without having the chunky cavity-back design.

Pros:

  • Familiar looks
  • Sleek design
  • Great sound and feel
  • Larger intelligent sweet spot

Cons:

  • Nothing!


RRP: £172 per club

Grip: Golf Pride Z-Grip 52g 0.580 (Black/Grey)

Right-handed lofts: 3i- 19° 4i- 21° 5i-23.5° 6i-26.5° 7i-30.5° 8i-35° 9i-40° PW-45° AW-50°

Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold 105 (X100, S300), True Temper Dynamic Gold 95 (R300), Mitsubishi Chemical MMT (75S, 65R, 55A)

More information: TaylorMade website

TaylorMade P770 irons

5 star review
TaylorMade P770 7-iron

Reviewed by Hannah Holden

How good do these look?! I really love the clean, crisp lines on the back of the club head and think everyone will agree these would look great in anybody’s golf bag.

When hitting these, I was impressed with the sound and feel straight away. On a centre strike, these really give you a forged iron-like feel despite the hollow body construction.

These offer enough help in terms of extra distance for players who are abit shorter without being so hot that it ends up affecting your distance control. This is seen in how consistent my front-to-back dispersion was throughout testing.

These are really impressive all-round players’ irons that offer a great blend of forgiveness and distance. They are definitely a contender to make it into my bag for the 2023 season!

Pros:

  • Really attractive players irons
  • Great overall distance
  • Forgiving across the face

Cons:

  • Not as much feedback as smaller options


RRP: £165 per iron

Lofts: 3i – 19.5° 4i – 22.5° 5i – 25.5° 6i – 29.0° 7i – 33.0° 8i – 37.0° 9i – 41° PW – 46.0° AW – 51.0° 

More information: TaylorMade Website


TaylorMade P7MC irons

5 star review
taylormade p7mc irons

Reviewed by Jack Backhouse

The P7MCs are undoubtedly a player’s iron. Behind the ball, they look very similar to their relatives, the P7MB, with a compact head, narrow sole and thin top line. You do, however, get the feeling with these irons that a mere mortal might have some success hitting them as they do have a small amount of perimeter weighting and slightly more offset.

I took the P7MCs out onto the course to play a few holes with after testing, and my love grew for them further. I really like the turf interaction the narrow sole and the tight leading edge provide, and I was able to hit low and high shots, draws and fades all whilst maintaining solid distance control, which is all you can ask for.

TaylorMade have taken plenty of feedback from Tour players and if they are happy with performance then there shouldn’t be a wholesale change for change sake. With an iron this small, there isn’t really much technology you can add or adjust every couple of years, it’s just small incremental changes slowly increasing performance.

I could quite happily put this set in the bag tomorrow as they give me everything I look for in an iron. I would, however, be very interested in building a split set that includes the P7MCs. I would love to have the P7MBs from PW-8 iron, P7MCs 7-4 iron and then maybe a P770 3 iron. This would satisfy my desire to have some blades in the bag, but provide me with some much-needed forgiveness and performance in the longer clubs. TaylorMade have a handy split set loft chart on the website so that the gapping would be suitable between the sets.

Pros:

  • Look beautiful in the bag and behind the ball
  • Centred hits feel dreamy
  • Very workable

Cons:

  • Not long


RRP: £165 per iron

Lofts: 3i – 20°, 4i – 23°, 5i – 26°, 6i – 30°, 7i – 34°, 8i – 38°, 9i – 42.5°, P – 47°

Shaft: KBS Tour – S, X

More information: TaylorMade Website


TaylorMade P7MB irons

5 star review
Reviewed by Jack Backhouse

I do not dislike anything about the way the P7MB irons look. The narrow sole and tour inspired shaping mean that these irons will appeal to the ultimate traditionalist. Standing over the ball with the long irons creates feelings of nervous excitement that a poor shot may result in embarrassment, but a pure strike will deliver a feeling that only a true blade can give you.

The best part about these irons is undoubtably how they feel. The 1025 Steel is 5X forged by a 2000lb press, which all you need to know makes the centred strikes feel solid. The P7MBs make you want to keep pounding balls on the range so you can get that feedback over and over again.

These irons could go straight into my bag, but I’d have to be accepting that on my poor ball striking days I would hit less greens in regulation and potentially score worse. These irons will feature in the bags of TaylorMade’s tour players which means they’re designed for the elite, which sadly I am not.

Bladed irons should be what all players aspire to use, and the P7MBs might be the pinnacle of that. I love them and although they might be damaging to my golf, they might appear in my bag on a warm summers day after several weeks of consistent practice.

Pros:

  • Heading turning beauty
  • Centre strikes feel so soft
  • Easy to control shape and trajectory

Cons:

  • Expect serious feedback through the hands on poor strikes.


 RRP: £165 per iron

Lofts: 3i – 20°, 4i – 23°, 5i – 26°, 6i – 30°, 7i – 34°, 8i – 38°, 9i – 42.5°, P – 47°

Shaft: KBS Tour – S, X

More information: TaylorMade Website


The Best TaylorMade Irons 2024

TaylorMade is a brand that golfers trust, and for a good reason. Their irons are designed with features that cater to specific needs and skill levels, and they continue to produce some of the best irons available in 2024.

With unique features like improved weighting, increased forgiveness, and precision-milled faces, these irons can help you achieve greater distance, accuracy, and overall performance on the course.

Consider your skill level and preferences when selecting the right TaylorMade irons for you in 2024, and get ready to elevate your game to the next level. 

How do we test irons?

At National Club Golfer we are passionate about producing accurate and thorough reviews and make sure our testing process is rigorous so we get a good understanding of how each club performs.

Each iron is hit with Pro V1 golf balls to allow us to collect launch monitor data with our in-house TrackMan and Flightscope. After this it is time to head out onto the golf course and test the clubs in practice and competition play. We do this across a variety of golf clubs in our base of Yorkshire.

What is important when buying a new iron?

When buying a new set of irons it is important to know what you want from that club to help you improve.

Most people are looking for more distance, each iron model is optimised for different things. Depending on your swing and your impact conditions, you may not actually hit the model that is advertised as the longest, the furthest. So if you want more distance it is always worth giving different models a hit before you make a decision.

For most golfers, especially high handicappers, something that is more forgiving is going to yield the best performance. Most forgiving golf irons have a slightly bigger club head with perimeter weighting for high MOI. They also have a center of gravity that is further back to help players get more height on their shots.

Do you want something that is draw bias? There are so many models out there to help with slice correction, it would be silly not to take a look if you see your ball disappearing into the right trees too often. A closed face and draw bias weighting can get you hitting straighter shots in no time at all.

Don’t forget about the shaft either. Getting the correct shaft can help dial in your spin, launch angle and can also give you some extra distance. Having a club fitting or trying different options with your local pro can really improve the performance of your new driver.

The Best TaylorMade Irons 2024: FAQ’s

What are the latest TaylorMade irons?

The Qi10 irons from TaylorMade are their latest model of irons. These are game improvement irons and so cater best for those higher handicap golfers or beginners.

TaylorMade updated their P700 range in 2023. This range goes from game improvement irons to true blades, with four different iron types.

What’s different in the latest TaylorMade irons?

TaylorMade are back for 2024 with the replacement to last year’s Stealth range. The line-up includes three drivers, three fairway woods, three hybrids and a set of game improvement irons.

TaylorMade Stealth 2 HD irons

The big story with TaylorMade’s latest game improvement irons is individual head optimisation, as TaylorMade wanted to focus on designing for straight distance.

It is no secret that most golfers choosing to use a game improvement club hit a slice, so TaylorMade wanted to focus in on reducing the right bias you can sometimes get in a long iron.

This led to the development of the Integrated System Design, a suite of technologies aimed at optimising each individual iron. All technology in the head, such a speed pockets or mass distribution, are connected and influence factors such as ball speed and launch angle. These needed to be individually designed for each club to optimise performance relative to the loft.

The irons also have a progressive centre of gravity, or as TaylorMade call it FLTD CG. This means the CG is lower in the long irons, making them easy to launch, and higher in the short irons to help control launch and spin.

To enhance the feel, the clubheads feature Hybrar Echo Dampers from 4-iron down to 9-iron. These are strategic ribs that sit behind the club face and reduce unwanted vibrations for a better feel.


Nicola Slater

Nicola Slater

Nicola recently graduated from Stirling University where she studied Sports Studies, she wrote her dissertation on barriers to participation for women in golf.
Nicola plays her golf at Hickleton Golf Club and has recently started her professional career on the LET Access Tour. Having played for Yorkshire Ladies and has represented England at junior and senior level.

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