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TaylorMade P760 irons review

TaylorMade’s P760 irons are here – but how do they perform?

New 'players' irons from TaylorMade designed to offer control in the short irons with forgiveness and distance in the longer irons. Equipment editor James Savage put them to the test
 

TaylorMade P760 irons review: The results

When you set these clubs down in the address position they don’t seem too intimidating at all.

And overall, they look fantastic with loads of shelf appeal.

TaylorMade P760 irons review

But are they only suitable for the world’s best ball strikers?

I started off hitting the 6-iron at the range and was really struck by how easy they were to launch.

And the numbers were really good…

TaylorMade P760 irons review

The lofts are slightly weaker than what I’m used to but with a carry of up to 175 yards, that is as good as anything else I have hit this year.

They reminded me very much of the first time I hit the P790 irons. Really good fun to hit, lovely sound and feel and excellent numbers.

Out on the course I spent a lot of time hitting 8-irons into a green from about 140 yards.

When I struck it well, the results were sensationally good. The ball flight was strong and the ball was sticking where it landed.

However, when I struck it a bit thin, I really knew about it. It vibrated right up to my shoulder.

So the short irons didn’t seem to be offering me much forgiveness – which is where good players don’t really need it.

I still feel like I need a bit of forgiveness, even in shorter irons, which is why a set like the P790 is probably more in my wheelhouse.

TaylorMade P760 irons review: NCG verdict

TaylorMade P760 irons review

TaylorMade have done a great job here with the aesthetics. The P760 irons look clean, stylish and modern.

And I do like the idea of a progressive set.

This is nothing new but it does remove the need for having more than one iron model in your bag.

Obviously this makes life a lot easier for the PGA pros and retailers when it comes to selling them.

It’s a nice idea to be like a tour player with three different iron models on the go but we’re not on tour.

I’d still always push to try every iron in the set though before buying. Please don’t just make a purchase on the back of hitting a few 7-irons.

TaylorMade P760 irons review

If I was going for a fitting with the P760 I’d probably have been ‘all-in’ after hitting the 6-iron. Then I would have struggled a bit with the 8-iron when I got them out on the course.

So unless TaylorMade are going to make me a set of P760 irons which are hollow and filled with Speedfoam, I’ll be sticking with the P790.

TaylorMade P760 irons details

SRP: £1,299 (7 irons)

Available: 3-AW

In-store: November 2

Stock shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold 120 (S300, X100)

Grip: Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360

More information can be found on the TaylorMade website.

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James Savage

Former equipment editor of NCG. Inconsistent ball-striker and tea-maker.

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