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The TaylorMade P760 irons bring hollow-body distance and forgiveness to a set for better players. Great looks and pleasant feel.
On the PGA Tour, it’s not uncommon to see players with iron sets that combine multiple models. It makes a lot of sense: get the forgiveness in the long irons where you need it, favor a more precise club in the short irons.
TaylorMade has aimed to put those benefits into one single set with their P760 irons. By combining hollow-bodied long irons with solid, forged short irons, they hope to create the ultimate blended set.
TaylorMade bills the P760 as “Pretty. Fast.” At address, I would certainly agree with the first part. There’s minimal offset and the top line is fairly thin. It’s noticeably thinner and less offset than the P790.
The design of the cavity has proven to be divisive among those on golf Twitter and the forums. While it doesn’t make me weak in the knees, I like the look – it’s clean without being boring. Others have found it to be derivative of other irons on the market.
Sound & Feel
I was extremely impressed by the feel that TaylorMade got out of a hollow iron in the P790. They’ve stepped their game up to an even higher level with the P760.
With a tour quality ball, the feel off the face is soft and satisfying. It’s softer than the P790 and not as springy. The feel is closer to that of a traditional forged club.
Feedback is noticeable, but not harsh. In the short irons, impact location is easier to pinpoint.
While the construction of the P760 long irons has more in common with the P790, the lofts spec out closer to the P770. Translation: the lofts of the P760 are weaker than the P790. That means the irons launch higher, spin more, and are shorter if you’re comparing 7-iron to 7-iron.
In comparing the P760 to the P770, the P760 is a bit longer and more forgiving. Overall, I would rate the P760 as being fairly long for an iron in the “Players/Distance” category. Similarly, I would say the forgiveness is above average.
There’s a noticeable loss in forgiveness when you transition out of the hollow-body irons, but hopefully you don’t need as much forgiveness with 8I and less. Throughout the set, the lack of offset made me feel like the irons were easy to curve both ways and flight low when necessary.
For the above average player that struggles with the question, “What kind of iron should I play?”, TaylorMade has provided a solid answer. The P760 iron has quality looks and feel and delivers forgiveness where it’s needed most.