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The 2023 TaylorMade P7MC irons give players added forgiveness over the P7MB without much sacrifice in looks. Outstanding forged feel. Lots of shot control.
After you’ve put in a lot of hard work to improve your ball striking, you may want to switch to irons that reflect your ability. If you’re not ready to dive fully into the demanding world of blades, the TaylorMade P7MC irons are a great choice. With looks similar to a blade but the added forgiveness of a cavity back, they’re the smart choice for the skilled or improving player seeking more shot control.
The new TaylorMade P7MC irons are a perfect visual upgrade to the original – clearly from the same tree but also different. What stands out most is the look of the cavity. Where the previous version [review HERE] had horizontal grooves throughout, the new P7MC angles the grooves to 45 degrees and limits them to the heel-side of the cavity.
Several things remain the same between the two models. The branding on both is identical: a TaylorMade “T” in the toe, “P7MC” at the heel, and the iron number on the sole. They also share a very similar address look with modest offset, a compact blade length, and a thin top line.
Comparing the P7MC (above, right) to the 2023 P7MB irons [review HERE], you can see there’s not much difference. The top line is almost identical. There is slightly more offset in the P7MC long irons – 1mm in the 3I – but that shrinks to 0.1mm in the PW. Putting them side by side, you can also see that the P7MC is fractions of an inch longer from heel to toe.
Sound & Feel
The 2023 TaylorMade P7MC irons go through the same Compact Grain Forging process as the P7MB, so it’s not surprising that they are similarly satisfying to hit. The P7MC is quiet at impact, producing little more than a “thud.” Through the hands, they’re very soft on center.
Where they differ slightly from the P7MB is in the feedback. While the P7MC still has strong feedback – well above average – it’s not quite as stark as the P7MB. Very small misses feel almost as good as pure strikes. As you wander further from center, the sound gets louder. The feel firms up noticeably, and it’s easy to tell exactly where impact occurred.
The 2023 TaylorMade P7MC irons don’t have the fanciest technology – no tungsten, no SpeedFoam, no multi-material construction – but they do demonstrate how impactful basic perimeter weighting can be. Testing the P7MC head-to-head against the P7MB, it’s easy to see the benefits. The P7MC is much more tolerant of mishits, keeping the ball speed and distance more consistent.
Zooming out, the P7MC is still very much a players iron. If you are routinely hitting the ball off the extreme heel or toe, your results won’t be great. Similarly, you need to bring your own speed. If you want an iron to juice your ball speed and distance for you, check out TaylorMade’s P770 [review HERE] or P790 [review HERE].
The positive side of that trade is that the P7MC irons give you tons of control over the ball. It’s easy to flight the ball up or down. These irons also produce plenty of spin – just a couple hundred RPM less than the P7MB, for me. That allows you to shape the ball easily and hold greens, even with your longer irons.
Finally, TaylorMade has made it exceptionally easy to build combo sets with the P7MB and P7MC irons. Both sets use the exact same specs, so there’s no need to tweak lofts. Wherever you lose confidence in your ability to play a pure blade, switch over the P7MC. Or just play the P7MC all the way through and enjoy the added forgiveness.
With the 2023 P7MCs and P7MBs, TaylorMade has crafted a pair of irons that stronger players will love. Both sets deliver the look and forged feel that traditionalists demand. Thanks to their matching specs, players can choose exactly where they want the added forgiveness of the P7MC in their set.