Taylormade P770 Vs Taylormade P760 Irons Comparison Overview
In a way, the Taylormade P760 and the Taylormade P770 irons are the closest in design as any two sets in the Taylormade P7 series of irons.
We say that because every iron in each set has been fine tuned for optimal distance, spin and workability.
Either of these sets would be a great asset in the bags of mid and low handicappers. Still, there are some subtle differences that anyone who is considering buying these clubs needs to know about. So let’s take a closer look at them.
Taylormade P770 Irons Overview
“The Taylormade P770 irons have a slightly more compact frame; but the same progressive design as the Taylormade P760’s.”
The most astounding thing about these irons is that you know exactly what you’re going to get from each one. The progressive shaping and CG allow skilled players to dial down distance from every lie.
The Taylormade P770 irons are unique in that they are compact; but loaded with forgiveness features. For instance, they are hollow body irons so they play almost effortlessly long. They also have the Inverted Cone face design and the Speed Pocket to expand the sweet spot.
So you get a good combination of workability, distance and forgiveness. This is all within the framework of a forged iron set. The lower CG in the long irons means more distance and higher CG in the scoring irons yields excellent greenside control – even if spin rates are a bit lacking.
Taylormade P760 Irons Overview
“An amazing amount of detail went into making the Taylormade P760’s.”
The long irons are hollow while the short irons are solid. The CG and shaping is also progressive. The Taylormade P760 irons have a softer feel than the P770’s and yield comparable distance (the 5-irons in both sets flew about 164 yards on average for our testers).
One of the most notable differences was that the Taylormade P760 irons yielded batter spin rates around the green than the Taylormade P770’s. Still, the Taylormade P760’s lack the inverted cone face design so they were ultimately less forgiving.
“It would be easy to say that the Taylormade P760’s are more workable while the Taylormade P770’s are more forgiving; but that’s not the whole story. The P770’s are the more well-rounded irons as they offer workability for better players but with less punishment on mis-hits. The Taylormade P760’s feel nicer but ultimately fall short of the performance of the P770’s because mis-hits are less consistent.”
Taylormade P770 First Impressions
The first thing you will notice is the clear line of site you have to the ball thanks to the limited offset of these irons.
When you first take a look at the Taylormade P770 irons, you don’t automatically think distance.
That’s because they lack most of the visual features of your typical distance irons.
You will probably think that they are great for accurate approaches, shaping shots and higher spin rates; but not so much for distance.
After you take your first swing with 7 iron though (featuring 33 degrees of loft) you will be able to feel the speedy engine behind these irons which have a softer feel.
The Taylormade P770 irons feature a forged hollow body design that allow for maximum face flex.
The face is forged from 4140 carbon steel and is wrapped seamless style around the body which is also made from carbon steel.
You also get a whopping 46 grams of tungsten to fortify the sweet spot and launch the ball high and with workability.
Just because these are mid to low handicap player irons doesn’t mean that Taylormade has left out additional forgiveness features.
For instance, the ICT technology is progressive throughout the set which means that you get an optimized sweet spot location as you work down the set.
The Taylormade P770 have to be swung to believe. They look like players irons but they also have a lot of forgiveness features.
Not quite as long as some other irons but plenty else on offer with the P770’s.
Taylormade P760 Irons – First Impressions
“At first, we didn’t think much of the design of these irons.”
They have sort of a clunky blade shape with a step in the back and vertical stripes going up and down the back. But behind the ball, these irons look fantastic. Minimal offset and moderate sole width give these irons that preferred players look.
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“The great thing about the P series of irons is that there is something for everyone.”
If you don’t like the look of a short blade and narrow sole at address, we suggest checking out the Taylormade P790 irons. They are certainly the most forgiving irons in the “P” series and will help you with your striking accuracy.
A good middle ground between the P790 and Taylormade P760 irons are the P770 irons. They produce a middling launch and moderate offset; but they are still forged irons so you get all the great feel and short game control.
Taylormade P770 Irons Selling Points
- Wrap-around face makes for an expansive sweet spot
- Hollow body design
- Clean muscle-back design
- Great feel from the forged construction and speedfoam
- Good launch angles
- Soft, clean feel and excellent workability
Taylormade P760 Irons Selling Points
- 1025 forged carbon steel construction
- Hollow body long irons
- One piece forged construction in the short irons
- Speedfoam injections in the long irons
- Progressive set
Who Are The Taylormade P770 Irons For?
The Taylormade P770 are for mid to low handicappers who are looking for a good combination of feel, distance and workability.
If you want to take a step up in terms of performance from your Big Bertha’s, P790ti’s and other distance irons, the Taylormade P770 irons would be a good next logical step.
They are a great combination of workability and shaping shots without compromising much in either department.
They produce mid-level range spin which can be a problem in the long irons but is a benefit in the shorter ones.
So they’re certainly not perfect but they strike a good balance between distance and accuracy.
If that sounds like the kind of iron set you need then you should definitely check out the Taylormade P770’s.
The P Series From Taylormade
The P series of Taylormade irons run the gamut from pure distance to pure feel to pure accuracy and everything in between.
While only the P790 irons can be considered more distance irons, the P series is mostly focused on the performance that mid to low handicappers need on the course.
In fact, every other line of irons in this series rocks a mid-level range spin so you can control roll around the green and on approaches.
The P7MB and P7MC iron sets offer the highest degree of accuracy and workability if that it your aim.
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Who Are the Taylormade P760 Irons for?
“The Taylormade P760 irons would work best for mid to low handicap players who swing their irons 80+ MPH.”
The moderate launch works well for a variety of players; but there just isn’t a lot of offset or sweet spot to work with for high handicap players. A lot of our high handicap testers were mis-hitting out near the toes of the short irons.
However, almost all of our testers regardless of their handicaps loved the long irons. The hollow-body design made for great distance even if we missed the striking zone. So while a complete set of these irons would be superb for mid and high handicap players who want all-around performance, higher handicappers might consider picking up a #3 or #4 iron from this set to complement their current setup.