Social Media platforms are often horribly unforgiving places full of schoolyard bullies intent on beating up the new kid. And in this case, the new kid is the TaylorMade P760 irons. If you were to believe the internet and the squalid denizens that inhabit it, the P760 is the bastard love child of a Sure Strike wedge, and Callaway RAZR X forged irons.
In the flesh, however, this is a seriously attractive iron, that packs a lot of SpeedFoam-filled tech into a compact package. Slim at address, the irons feature a modern satin finish. For whatever reason, its looks don’t translate in the pictures – and that’s unfortunate. If they were a Tinder match, they’d be the accidental swipe right that piques some interest when they slide into your DMs. When you finally meet them in the flesh are drop dead gorgeous.
Dismissed as a PXG clone at first, the P790 was a breakthrough iron for TaylorMade with its hollow construction and SpeedFoam filled body. It offered industry-leading ball speeds in an attractive design. TaylorMade Tour players don’t necessarily need (or want) all that forgiveness and ball speed of those iron, so despite well-suited for the better golfer, other than the long irons, P790s didn’t get too much play on TV. TaylorMade’s staff mostly stuck to the P750 and P770 models. The P760s is designed to replace both of those models while incorporating some of the SpeedFoamed help of the P790. Think of it as the 0311T to the P790’s 0311P.
While it is more than possible to combo iron sets such as Mizuno’s 919 Tour and Forged irons or a set of Titleist MB and CB, actual combo sets such as the Bridgestone J33 and Hogan FTX aren’t a popular option in the market. TaylorMade claims its new iron design is a modern combo set, which alleviates the need for a mix and match approach to your iron set.
From the 3 through 7 irons, the clubs feature a forged 1025 body welded to a SUS630 face and filled with SpeedFoam. Injected into the clubhead as a liquid, SpeedFoam expands within the club, to support the club face, and give the clubs a soft feel. With more foam in the longer irons (SpeedFoam volume decreases as the irons get shorter), they’re designed to help with ball speed where it’s needed. A gradient design prevents any awkward distance gapping down the set. Nobody needs an eight iron that flies 20 yards shorter than the seven iron. The 8-PW are a one-piece forged design for precise feel where it’s needed.
Other design changes take place through the set to fit with the progressive label. Face length decreases in size from the 3-iron to the wedge. The hosels get progressively longer throughout the set to raise the cog in the shorter irons for a more penetrating trajectory and better control. The sole has a chamfered leading edge to avoid digging. Stock shafts are the True Temper Dynamic Gold 120 model.
Very much designed as a better players iron, despite all the tech, the P760 isn’t a super forgiving golf club. TaylorMade isn’t pitching them as an iron for the tweeners; these are a ball striker’s iron that just so happens to have some ball speed retention in the face design. TaylorMade has offered similar irons past – the R9 TP, and RocketBladez Tour spring to mind.
Despite what the early photos might suggest, we think they look great, but from a performance perspective, they do run the risk of falling in the no man’s land, between too forgiving for the tour pro, but not helpful enough for the recreational golfer. Then again, it could hit the sweet spot between the two. Until we get them in for testing, we can’t say for sure.
Pricing & Availability
Available starting November 2 at an MSRP of $1,399.99, P760 will be available as an 8-piece set (3-PW, with AW also available), equipped with True Temper Dynamic Gold 120 (S300, X100) shafts and Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360 grips.