Unhooding the best new products on – or approaching – the market, including Taylor Made’s new P770 irons.
The P770 irons have been engineered to deliver a true Tour iron for highly-skilled players while also offering enough playability for low-handicappers. The compact head only has a small amount of offset, a thin top line and shorter blade lengths.
Despite the smaller head, the designers were able to include lots of performance-enhancing technology. The 3 to 7-irons have a 70g back-bar weight, a shallower face profile and a shorter hosel to lower the centre of gravity. The face thickness is also tapered so the upper portion is thinner but thickened in the bottom near impact for a soft and solid sound and feel.
This two-piece construction also freed up additional weight that could be moved to the perimeter of the head with an undercut and the back-bar being lighter in the centre and heavier in the toe and heel.
The higher MOI and lower CG creates more stability and forgiveness, a higher launch and greater consistency than its predecessor. This means it maintains the sound, feel and workability that elite players need while widening its playability into lower handicap golfers. £1,049 for seven irons; taylormadegolf.com