Need To Know
The new TaylorMade P770 irons are part of an exciting release which also includes the new P7MBs and P7MCs, joining the old P790s in the completed iron family.
The brand has endeavoured to use three main pillars in its design to create an iron that is compact and tour-proven: feel, craftsmanship and performance.
The new P770 iron (£165 per iron, available to pre-order from 6/12/22, retail beginning 20/01/23) is packed with new technology and a hollow-body construction to deliver more distance and forgiveness.
As this release comes just two years after the previous P770 model, we wanted to find out what the key differences were, if any at all, and if TaylorMade is offering value for money with this new release.
Watch our video review below on YouTube and leave your thoughts and questions in the comment section. What are your views on the new TaylorMade irons?
What are the TaylorMade P770s of 2022/2023 all about?
SpeedFoam Air is a key feature of these new irons. They are 69% less dense than the previous SpeedFoam material which helps to save weight and distribute it across the club face.
This new iron set features FLTD which is a strategic design that positions the centre of gravity (CG) lower in long irons. This progressively ascends higher through the set to the shorter irons.
The tungsten weighting scheme in the long and middle irons has been redesigned too, moving more weight to the longer irons' low tungsten mass and a reduction in the middle irons' tungsten.
Added speed has been made possible in these irons with the thinnest face TaylorMade has ever produced. The Thru-Slot Speed Pocket and Inverted Cone Technology also help to unleash increased ball speeds.
Which golfer does this iron set suit?
With a thinner face and a slightly shorter blade length, the P770 irons should be used by players with a scratch handicap, going up to a handicap of 10.
Although they have a good degree of forgiveness, these new clubs suit players who are confident ball-strikers and not players looking for a game-improvement iron.
Looks and feel
This design is similar to the older TaylorMade P790 look. The connection from the club face is also very similar to the P790 iron set too.
The look of the first P770 model of 2020 is slightly larger than the new P770 design. This is because TaylorMade has tried to construct an even thinner face and distributed weight across the face.
Out on the course at Mannings Heath Golf and Wine Estate, we found that the shape of the new P770 iron was more compact, but we enjoyed this feature.
Performance and forgiveness
While testing these irons at Gatwick Golf Studio, we were impressed with the spin rate and distance of our shots. These irons have the same lofts as the previous P770 irons which are worth bearing in mind.
In terms of the smash factor, we found that this was higher in the new P770s, which suggests that your ball-striking will improve with this new iron set.
The launch angle and spin rate were higher in the old P770 model, which suggests that the new design is lower spinning which can deliver more distance.
This proved to be the case with the new P770 irons, as we averaged 203 yards with a 6-iron and 196 yards with the P770 from 2020. The average backspin RPM with the new iron was 4365 and it was 5299 with the edition from two years ago.
After testing these irons out on the golf course as well, we felt their performance, along with the SpeedFoam Air feature, makes them like a little brother of the TaylorMade P790s.
This new model felt faster when hitting it from the fairways and was a little more forgiving. We were pleased with the tour-inspired ball flight which can also be found with the P790s.
We thoroughly enjoyed testing the new TaylorMade P770s. They have many exciting features, as outlined at the start of this review, which will improve your game if you have a handicap of 10 or below.
Having said that, according to the numbers we gathered, the TaylorMade P770s of 2020 are still high-performing irons and their numbers aren't massively inferior to this brand-new release.
At £165 per iron, it could be a hard sell for TaylorMade. This new model did produce stronger distances and more efficiency in our ball-striking, but we'd question if the marginal gains are worth investing in.
Nonetheless, the new release, which can be pre-ordered now, completes a fantastic iron family from the popular brand which also has the P7MCs and P7MBs available.