Ping i59 Vs. Taylormade P770 Irons Comparison Overview
It seems that mid handicappers get overlooked quite a bit by golf club manufacturers. There aren’t a whole lot of irons that cater to the very unique needs of mid handicappers who need a little bit (not a lot though) of everything.
Today though, we will be telling you about our testing of two iron sets that we think would be perfect for mid handicappers who are on the cusp of breaking through to single digits.
Let’s take a look at the Taylormade P770 irons and the Ping i59’s.
Taylormade P770 Irons Overview
The Taylormade P770 irons have many of the features that make Taylormade famous but with a touch of premium flare.
The P770 irons are more compact than their P790 brothers so they are more suitable for golfers looking for a player’s performance iron.
The offset is limited and the blade length has been truncated so just keep that in mind.
However, what self-respecting set of Taylormade clubs wouldn’t have the famous Speed Pocket to help with ball speed and distance.
While you have to be pretty accurate with these irons, you still get help with distance thanks to the face which flexes to a high degree.
That coupled with the forged 4140 steel wraparound face makes these irons perfect for mid handicappers on the verge of greatness.
Ping i59 Irons Overview
The face of these irons isn’t forged; but the body is.
As you might imagine, the dichotomy of a forged carbon steel body with a laser cut stainless steel face creates a metal-wood hinging effect.
And as you can probably further surmise, this helps with ball speed and distance.
Just like the Tayloramde P770 irons, the Ping i59 blades are compact and the topline is nice and narrow – giving them a player’s look at point of address.
Both of these irons feature a muscle back design but overall, if you are looking for the more forgiving set of irons, we would go with the Ping i59’s.
They have more perimeter weighting in the face, toe and shaft than the P770’s so they can really help with accuracy off the deck.
The Ping i59’s also do a bit more than the P770’s around the green with the super-tight, machined face grooves.
You might get more distance help from the P770’s but we liked the Ping i59 irons more for overall performance.