TaylorMade chose to announce the release of the P760s, their latest set of irons designed for the better player, on Instagram Live with Rory McIlroy and Jason Day. The innovation of the release matches the iron itself, which will replace the P750 and P770 that were released in 2017. Unlike its predecessors, the P760s feature SpeedFoam technology, which will help generate distance without sacrificing feel or workability.
The progressive design starts with a hollow-body long and mid-irons (3-7). A mixture of 1025 carbon-steel body and a SUS630 steel face insert creates the forged iron. The P760 will also feature TaylorMade’s low-density speed foam material inside the cavity in the longer irons. In the 8-PW, SpeedFoam in the cavity is replaced by solid construction, for the players that want more feel and workability over max distance.
The SpeedFoam is injected into the head by a weight port in the toe of the head and expands to a solid form over a 45 minute period. The foam provides support to the face while also acting as a dampener to improve the sound of the club. SpeedFoam is very beneficial for the center of gravity, as it doesn’t add weight to the middle of the head.
As you may be able to tell, the long irons closely resembles the P770 in the top line and the offset of the clubs. The entire set is progressive in form, with a decreased amount of SpeedFoam into each cavity and the hosel length that gets shorter as the sets progress into the longer irons. The hosel design shifts the center of gravity slightly lower to allow the longer irons to launch higher.
We recently conducted some testing on the TaylorMade P760 irons. One of our Certified Custom Fitters compared the P760 iron to the P770 iron. They were both 7 irons with standard lie and loft. He used Dynamic Gold 120 shafts in both irons. Here are the results:
While testing these two irons side by side, we noticed that the dispersion was a lot tighter with the P760 than the P770. Our tester was also a lot more consistent with the P760, and the numbers showed that as well. He said that the P760 felt more pure and controlled than the older model, the P770. As you can tell in the charts, the P760, on average, carried about 12 yards farther and 14 more yards total. These improvements are no doubt due to the inclusion of speed foam in the design. The P760 offers a more consistent, penetrating ball flight with more spin! We were very pleased with the results from the TaylorMade P760 irons and the progressive design that the irons offer. This new, innovative design is worth trying for yourself.