TaylorMade is back with the 2023 version of their P770 players irons. In this TaylorMade P770 review, I’ll go over these new golf irons in full detail, showing you what they’ll help you do if you buy them.
Overall, the TaylorMade P770 builds on the features that made the 2020 version the most popular set of irons ever and adds smart new features that give you better ball flight and more carry distance in a smaller head.
If you’ve hit or purchased these, comment down below and let me know what you think of them!
What are the TaylorMade P770 Irons?
The TaylorMade P770s are the most popular iron set that the company has ever released. They were released in 2020 and sold out in a matter of days. Now, TaylorMade has updated them for 2023 with better looks and even better performance.
The P770s are a thinner, blade-like iron made for more than the weekend golfer. With a compact, tour-like head, you will get more forgiveness and distance on every shot. The head is jammed packed with technology, including TaylorMade’s speed pocket, as well as a thinner topline and less offset on the long irons.
Most of the technology feedback came from PGA tour players, including Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy. If you are a mid-to-low handicap player looking for a forged design and look, I highly recommend checking them out.
How to Buy
You can buy the new TaylorMade irons from the official site or one of the legitimate golf retailers below.
TaylorMade took their original P770 iron design and altered the shape just a little bit to add both distance and forgiveness to every shot. With feedback from Tiger Woods himself, they made the topline rounder and a touch thinner and put less offset in the long irons.
The blade length is also shorter compared to the P790 irons.
FLTD CG (Flighted Center of Gravity)
TaylorMade has included a new technology called “FLTD CG,” which stands for flighted center of gravity. This is a design process in which the center of gravity is positioned the lowest it can be in the long irons and progressively gets higher through the iron set.
What this does is help encourage an easier launch on the 3-iron and 4-iron, but more spin and control as you progress to the short irons.
Each head’s new forged body construction is thinner than previous iterations, and the face is also relatively thinner. This enhances the feel, distance, and forgiveness in each shot.
Behind the ultra-thin face is about 45g of tungsten weighting that helps optimize the distance and help you get more ball speed.
Thru-Slot Speed Pocket
On the bottom of the iron is TaylorMade’s patented Thru-Slot Speed Pocket, which helps keep the spin on the ball down to encourage more distance. The speed pocket also helps to increase the ball’s speed off the iron’s face.
All of this together will make the ball go further with less effort.
Lastly, TaylorMade has included its Speedfoam Air, which was first introduced in the P790 irons. This Speedfoam Air is injected right into the cavity of each iron to provide a premium sound of the ball off the face as well excellent feel.
The Speedfoam Air is 69% less dense than when it was first introduced, which allows TaylorMade to reposition weight in the head of each club for extra forgiveness.
If you buy the complete set, here are the specs and details on each club:
- 3-Iron: 19.5 degrees loft, 3.3mm offset, and 39″ long (RH/LH available)
- 4-Iron: 22.5 degrees loft, 3.0mm offset, and 38.5″ long (RH/LH available)
- 5-Iron: 25.5 degrees loft, 2.8mm offset, and 38″ long (RH/LH available)
- 6-Iron: 29 degrees loft, 2.6mm offset, and 37.5″ long (RH/LH available)
- 7-Iron: 33 degrees loft, 2.4mm offset, and 37″ long (RH/LH available)
- 8-Iron: 37 degrees loft, 2.2mm offset, and 36.5″ long (RH/LH available)
- 9-Iron: 41 degrees loft, 1.9mm offset, and 36″ long (RH/LH available)
- Pitching Wedge: 46 degrees loft, 1.6mm offset, and 35.75″ long (RH/LH available)
- Approach Wedge: 51 degrees loft, 1.6mm offset, and 35.5″ long (RH only)
The TaylorMade P770s come pre-equipped with a KBS Tour Steel shaft, and there are two different flexes to choose from. The grip is a Golf Pride Z Grip 360 in a standard black color, which most TaylorMade clubs come equipped with.
The TaylorMade P770 Irons are available for $1,299 USD for the 4-Iron through PW set. There is also set which includes an extra approach wedge for $1,499.
I expect TaylorMade to sell individual clubs at some point. However due to demand, a full set is the only way to get your hands on a TaylorMade P770 iron so far.
2020 vs 2023 P770 Irons – Key Differences
The previous TaylorMade P770 Irons were only released in 2020, so how much could they really change?
The answer is quite a bit.
I will go over the main differences between the two below.
The SpeedFoam Air injected into the new 2023 P770s is 69% less dense than the 2020 version. This means that it helps save weight in the head of the iron and helps to distribute that weight evenly across the face for more explosive ball speed and distance.
TaylorMade introduced a flighted center of gravity in the new 2023 P770 irons. This pushes the center of gravity to its lowest in the long irons and gradually puts it higher into the higher irons.
This helps for an even easier launch on the long and mid irons and more control and spin on the shorter irons. The 2020 P770s did not have this technology included.
The 2023 P770s are considerably smaller than the previous iteration. The new version has a thinner topline and less offset on the long irons.
This is on purpose, as TaylorMade tried to construct a thinner face and smaller iron, all while pumping more technology into it to add distance and forgiveness.
What I Like About the TaylorMade P770 Irons
At first glance, I love the look of the iron. The forged, blade-like face is incredibly smooth, with the speed pocket located on the bottom. In terms of blade irons, I would put these near the top in terms of looks. The tungsten weighting screw near the back of the head is also well-placed.
I also love that TaylorMade takes all their feedback from PGA Tour Pros to create quality golf clubs for golfers.
Lastly, the new P770s will be one of the best irons to use as a scratch golfer, up to about a ten handicap. They are made for performance and better golfers.
What I Don’t Like About the TaylorMade P770 Irons
Although TaylorMade advertises that these are incredibly easy to hit with all of the new features added, beginner golfers should beware. If you are not a great ball striker, you will not have a great time with these irons.
With the thinner topline and overall blade size, you must ensure you hit the sweet spot every single swing. If not, the ball will not go anywhere near where you are aiming. If you have slower swing speeds, you won’t be able to get a high launch with these. The new P770s have a smaller club head than its predecessor, so you have to be really confident in your swing in order to get great performance.
I’m not sure that everything added performance-wise will constitute upgrading from irons that were only released three years prior. The original P770 irons are still an excellent blade option and should now have a discounted price with these new ones.
Try both out on the golf course to decide what makes the most sense for you.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Are TaylorMade P770 forgiving?
The technology that TaylorMade added to the clubs makes the P770 forgiving. However, these are still a blade iron, so you need to make sure your ball striking is top-notch before you give these irons a try.
What handicap should play P770 irons?
The P770 irons are made for scratch golfers or golfers up to a ten handicap. I wouldn’t recommend anyone over a 10 try them, but you can give them a try and see if they work for you. These irons are built for good golfers who can consistently strike the ball on the sweet spot and can use the technology and performance added to their benefit.
Are P770 fully forged?
The P770 irons are a fully forged players iron with a hollow-steel construction.
Are P770 low spin?
The longer irons encourage easier launch and ball speed, and the tungsten weighting distributed throughout the head allows less spin on the ball to make it go further. As you get to the higher irons, there is more spin and control to work with.
How do you know when you are ready for players irons?
As your golf handicap starts to go down, you will intentionally try to hit specific shots on the course. When you can hit a draw or a fade intentionally just as well as you hit a straight shot, you should look at players clubs. They offer consistent performance in a smaller package.