TaylorMade has introduced the new P770 and P750 Tour Proto irons, the company’s next advancement in forged players irons.
In P770, engineers targeted highly-skilled players, while simultaneously adding playability improvements to provide an enhanced playing experience.
The P770 features a forged 1025 carbon steel face/hosel, precision-milled faces and grooves along with 70-gram tungsten back-bar weighting in the mid and long irons (three through seven) and a one-piece forged cavity back construction in the short irons (eight-AW) for added feel and control.
The P770 iron has higher MOI for ball speed consistency, thus more forgiveness, and has a lower centre of gravity to create a higher launch angle than its predecessors.
While featuring small offsets, thin toplines and shorter blade lengths, engineers were still able to incorporate technologies that improve on consistency and offer improved launch conditions and forgiveness, without sacrificing workability and feel.
To do this, they focused on two primary areas – lowering CG using tungsten weighting and utilizing a construction to allow for discretionary weight to be repositioned to the perimeter for maximum forgiveness.
The centre of gravity is lowered by developing a shallower face profile, shorter hosel and 70-gram tungsten back/sole component.
Engineers also utilized a tapered face thickness profile in which the upper portion of the face is thinner for low CG, but thicker in the bottom portion near impact for a soft, solid sound and feel.
Beyond CG optimization, the two-piece construction of the P770 irons freed up additional discretionary weight for improved perimeter weighting.
This is achieved through the undercut and the design of the back bar itself being lighter at the centre than at the heel and toe. The tungsten back piece has weight removed internally to create heel-toe weighting without compromising on the muscular external appearance of the iron.
“We spent countless hours working with our PGA Tour players to develop the most complete players iron we have ever created. Drawing inspiration from some of our most successful irons, P770 challenges the status quo of what a players iron should be,” said Tomo Bystedt, senior director of iron creation for TaylorMade.
P750 Tour Proto
This true forged blade with shallow cavity, made of 1025 carbon steel, the P750 Tour Proto is created using a new, multi-step forging process which culminates with a high tonnage strike, three times more forceful than a standard forged press.
This process offers precise, near-net head shaping requiring minimal hand polishing, resulting in a pure players iron with soft feel.
The face and grooves are CNC milled for high precision as is as the back cavity of the iron. The extra step of milling the cavity ensures that the face thickness, CG position and weight distribution are maintained to the highest standard.
P750 Tour Proto irons feature a thin topline (thinner than the P770) and minimal offset for a blade-like look preferred by the company’s tour players.
Additionally, the P750 Tour Proto irons incorporate a narrower sole and tighter leading edge for improved turf interaction. Similar to the P770, P750 Tour Proto includes tungsten weighting (five grams precisely located in the sole) in the three through seven irons that allow for perfectly positioned CG for enhanced trajectory and shot-making.
The P770 irons will be offered in three iron through PW or AW with KBS FLT steel shafts (S and X) with Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360 51.5g grips. Numerous additional custom shaft options are also available.
The P750 Tour Proto will be offered in three through PW with True Temper’s Dynamic Gold shafts with Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360 51.5g grips. A variety of custom shaft options are also available.