We’ve seen them on tour for a while now but here are the details on the new TaylorMade Proto irons.
What we actually know now is that they are officially called the TaylorMade P750 and P770 irons.
Justin Rose has been among the TaylorMade staff players to be using these in recent weeks.
I did get a sneak peak of these at the TaylorMade launch late last year but they were desperate to keep them under wraps for a little while longer.
The plan was to launch them officially at the PGA Show in Orlando which runs from January 24-27.
It’s clear these are the irons TaylorMade expect their tour players to use – essentially replacing the PSi irons.
We’ve recently had new M1 and M2 irons for handicap golfers and what we have here are sleek forged irons that were designed with input from tour players.
“We spent countless hours working with PGA Tour players to develop the most complete players iron we have ever created,” said Tomo Bystedt, head of irons, about the P770.
“Drawing inspiration from some of our most successful irons, P770 challenges the status quo of what a players iron should be,” Bystedt added.
So what does he mean?
Well TaylorMade say they have used a Tungsten bar behind the lower part of the face in irons 3-7 for low and centred CG and added stability.
Forged from 1025 Carbon Steel, TaylorMade say the P770 will have a soft but solid feel.
The P770 irons also feature a thin topline and progressive offset for a clean look at address.
There’s a tight leading edge for better turf interaction and precision milled grooves for optimal spin and control.
TaylorMade Proto irons
So the P770 have all the hallmarks and looks of a forged players iron but have added forgiveness and stability.
The P750 are a little more compact with an even thinner topline so may be an option for a combo set with the P750 as short irons and the P770 in the longer irons.
They also incorporate a narrower sole and tighter leading edge for improved turf interaction, and similarly to the P750, include tungsten weighting which TaylorMade believe will make for optimal trajectory and shot-making.
SRP (for 7):
P770 irons – £1,049
P750 irons – £1,499
In store: March 17th
For more information visit the TaylorMade website HERE