TaylorMade have revealed the new P760s, a set of progressive forged irons which pull together performance technologies and shaping attributes from both the P750s and P770s.
Following the live Instagram testing of the P760s from Jason Day, Jon Rahm and Rory McIlroy last week, TaylorMade have now confirmed the details of their latest set of irons.
For two years TaylorMade's P700 Series irons have been hugely popular with both tour players and amateurs: McIlroy, Dutsin Johnson and Justin Rose play the P730s; Rahm, Day and Ryder Cup hero Francesco Molinari play the P750s, while a decent amount of club golfers have bought the P790s.
But given that the popularity of hollow irons is now growing rapidly within the industry, TaylorMade reckon now is the right time to introduce a brand new progressive players iron - the forged P760.
TaylorMade say the P760s have been designed to give better players what they want and need through the entire set, removing the need for combo sets by pulling together performance technologies and shaping attributes from its Tour-proven siblings.
The P760 replaces the P750 and P770 in the TaylorMade lineup, giving players the performance of P750 in the short irons and improvement in performance over the P770 long irons. The P760’s progressive design is individually optimised for each club from 3-iron to AW to provide Tour-caliber shaping and performance.
Brian Bazzel, VP of Product Creation, TaylorMade Golf: "With P760, we set out to design a players iron for Tour-level competition, combining all the elements that are most desirable to the better golfer. The P760’s progressive set shaping enables short irons to be compact and precise while the long irons take on a hollow construction, injected with our revolutionary SpeedFoam. P760 is designed to inspire confidence whether you’re attacking pins from short range or sticking greens from long range."
"The short irons are going to be very familiar, they are going to be very similar to the P750s from the look, off-set, top line," Tomo Bystedt, Senior director, metalwoods product creation, said to Jason Day and Jon Rahm. "The leading edge is a little different.
"The short iron won't change too much, we're trying to make it more playable and more forgiving but basically the same look and feel... Then there's a transition from the 7 up to the 3 iron where it's going to get gradually bigger, a little bit more forgiving. With the speed foam through those clubs (7-3), you're going to see a little bit more ball speed.
"The idea is that we start to put in more playability, more forgiveness and speed gradually in to the set... Not a ton of speed like a P790, but build it in where it works better for you.
"With this construction (7-3), we're getting a little more height. By putting the speed foam in there were really spreading the mass of the side to make it more stable, so if you hit it a hair off centre it's going to be a little more stable. They are exactly the same lofts (as the P750s.)
"Behind the ball they are going to be similar, a little straighter leading edge in the P760s."
Forged Multi-Material Construction
The progressive design of the P760 goes beyond shaping; specifically, the iron’s construction.
The P760’s unique iron design transitions from a single piece 1025CS forged head in the 8-PW/AW to a 1025CS forged hollow body with SUS630 face material injected with our revolutionary SpeedFoam in the 3-7 irons.
The hollow cavity construction (3-7 irons) produces consistent distance while adding forgiveness to maintain optimised gapping throughout the set, while the one-piece forged construction in the 8 through AW results in remarkable feel and shot shaping capability for better ball strikers.
Progressive Player-Preferred Shaping
Shaping is one of the most critical phases in the development of a new iron, and TaylorMade’s engineers set out to create a progressive set that met even the most discerning players’ demands. Head size, offset and lofts have been meticulously detailed to engineer specifically what better players demand for precision shot making.
The sole geometry of the P760 has also been redesigned with a chamfered leading edge that delivers a cleaner entry into the turf, activating the club’s bounce without the risk of digging, all within a square look at address.
SpeedFoam technology, which was first introduced in the highly popular P790 irons last autumn, has been incorporated into the P760’s 3-7 irons. SpeedFoam generates ball speed while also dampening vibrations to create optimal sound and feel. SpeedFoam is injected into the club head in liquid form before expanding within the club, providing increased face support while maintaining the soft, solid sound and feel that golfers prefer.