What's new? How much does it cost? And how does it perform? Jack Backhouse brings you the low down on TaylorMade's new P7MB irons

How do the new TaylorMade P7MB irons perform? Find out in our TaylorMade P7MB irons review.

TaylorMade P7MB irons review

TaylorMade Blades jack testing
5 star review

NCG SUMMARY

The P7MBs are undoubtedly for the better ball striker in search of surgeon-like precision into greens. The irons have a thin top line, thin sole and thin everywhere else in between. They are a thing of beauty.

If you’re a good ball striker looking to gain some consistency the P7MB irons are a great option. They feel and sound so pure on a centred strike and you can trust they will go the distance you need.

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.

First Impressions

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.

NCG Review

Do you believe in love at first sight? Well, you might after getting a glimpse of TaylorMade’s new P7MBs. The contemporary look and design features a thin top line, minimal offset, a super narrow sole and after feedback from Colin Morikawa and Rory McIlroy, TaylorMade have made the head smaller from heel to toe.

P7MB taylormade

I don’t often feel the need to warm up before a club testing session, but as it’s December, cold and these irons appear to offer nothing in terms of forgiveness, I thought I’d better attempt to dial in my strike to avoid the bone-rattling feeling a thinned blade gives you.

These irons are not built for distance and have the weakest lofts of any irons I have tested this year, so it’s no surprise to see my carry distances down. What is really impressive however is the front to back dispersion.

taylormade p7mb handicap range

Front to back dispersion is a really important metric for low handicappers and professionals as knowing exactly how far you are going to hit it. Also knowing the yardage difference between a good and bad strike is going to help make better decisions and hit more greens in regulation.

The 4 yard for my 9 iron, 2 yards for my 7 iron, 6 yards for my 5 iron and 7 yards for my 3 iron front to back dispersion is really good, and that includes some particularly bad strikes with the longer irons as well. This control could be down to TaylorMade machining the face and grooves more aggressively on this years P7MB model than previous.

TaylorMade sent me a 3 iron to have a go with which, given the head is smaller and more narrow than ever before, it feels like them poking fun at me. I hit it pretty well despite not being totally confident I would find the middle (or any) of the face. To total nearly 220 yards on average with the 3 iron from the ground is great for me and does feel like a club I could put in the bag despite my initial concern.

taylormade p7mb lofts

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.

The P7MBs haven’t changed a great deal from the previous model, but that doesnt really disappoint me. It shows me that TaylorMade believe that they are really close to building a perfect iron, and that it only needs minor fine tuning to improve. That being said £165 per iron is an expensive upgrade when you aren’t getting much of an upgrade from a tech perspective.

taylormade p7mb specs

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.

TaylorMade P7MB irons review: The Details

Available: 20th January 2023

RRP: £165 per iron

Lofts: 3i – 20°, 4i – 23°, 5i – 26°, 6i – 30°, 7i – 34°, 8i – 39°, 9i – 42.5°, P – 47°

Shaft: KBS Tour – S, X

More information: TaylorMade Website

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Jack Backhouse

Jack is a PGA Golf Professional who specialises in coaching. He also loves his golf equipment and getting into the data of the latest clubs on the market. Jack has quickly become a go-to for expertise on a wide range of golf products but specialises in reviewing hardware. If you are looking for some new golf clubs make sure you have checked out his latest driver, fairway wood or iron reviews. He previously worked in wealth management, all of this means that number crunching and launch monitors are his favourite thing in the world. Jack is a member at Sandmoor Golf Club and regularly gets out on the golf course to maintain his scratch handicap.

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