TaylorMade P7MC Irons Review

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The TaylorMade P7MC irons are excellent players irons.  Solid looks, good feel, and very consistent performance.

Introduction

While the P770 irons [review HERE] are unquestionably the showstopper from this fall’s TaylorMade iron release, the P7MC are equally impressive for the skilled player.  These classic looking irons have sneaky good forgiveness and some of the best feel in a TaylorMade iron that I can recall.

Looks

At address, the TaylorMade P7MC is a good looking players iron.  The blade length is compact, and the modest offset is well-shaped.  If you need a razor thin top line, the P7MC may not be for you, but I think most players will find the top line of this iron visually pleasing.

In the bag, the P7MC mixes classic and modern elements with aplomb.  The font of the branding looks high tech, but that’s offset by a shape that’s traditional.  Within the cavity, the grooves vary in depth and width to add subtle visual interest.

Sound & Feel

With so much focus on technology and distance, most TaylorMade irons in the last few seasons have felt fast but not satisfying in the traditional way.  The P7MC irons are a stark contrast.  Striking a ball on the center of the face rewards the golfer with a wonderfully soft feel.  While TaylorMade’s talk of “organic steel” is a little odd, there’s no denying the pleasure of hitting a pure shot with these clubs.

Performance

The TaylorMade P7MC irons are a great choice for anyone from the plus handicap to the single digit player looking to improve.  What make these irons more accessible are slightly wider soles and the perimeter weighting.

To be very clear, the soles of the P7MC are not wide compared to most irons.  However, relative to their peers, they are not thin.  There are two benefits to this.  First, they should provide a little more forgiveness in soft turf because they won’t be as eager to dig.  More importantly, a bigger sole lowers the CG which helps thin shots perform better.

The other key element is the perimeter weighting.  There is nothing high tech here – TaylorMade’s own notes focus on shaping and forging, not on buzzword-y features.  That said, traditional perimeter weighting is still an effective way of retaining ball speed and accuracy on mishits.  If you want the absolute most forgiveness you can get in a players iron, there are better choices, but I was impressed at how consistent the P7MC was for a traditional iron.

Finally, thanks to modern-traditional lofts, the P7MC creates plenty of height and spin for the shot shapers out there.  These irons still pack plenty of distance and a fairly strong ball flight, but low ball hitters like myself won’t have to worry about their approaches running through greens.

Conclusion

Whether your game is Tour-ready or you simply prefer the look, feel, and performance of a traditional iron, the TaylorMade P7MC is worthy of consideration.  To me, this is one of TaylorMade’s best players irons in several seasons thanks to the excellent feel.

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Matt Saternus

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Matt is the Founder and Editor in Chief of Plugged In Golf. He's worked in nearly every job in the golf industry from club fitting to instruction to writing and speaking. Matt lives in the northwest suburbs of Chicago with his wife and two daughters.

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14 Comments

  1. Great review, as usual. In terms of foregiveness, how do these compare to the T100? And the P770?

  2. These are on my list for sure! Have you got your hands on Srixon ZX7s? Curious on the comparison of those. It’s between those 2 for me. As I currently game the Srixon 765s. I haven’t found anything to knock those out of my bag!

  3. Curious how these compare in terms of distance and forgiveness to the New Level 902s? Thanks!

  4. How a player connects with any given iron is incredibly specific to that player as you well know. That said, what kind of handicap range do you think these could accommodate, properly fitted of course?

    • Matt Saternus

      Michael,

      12 or better should be fine with these.

      -Matt

      • Thanks Matt. It’s pretty rare to see almost everyone’s question get answered by the author. Good stuff.

        If I believed everything I read I wouldn’t dare lay my peasant hands on them without a 5 or 6 handicap.

        Having always played Ping game improvement irons, I’ve been considering a more player-friendly iron. I spent a few hours on the mat last weekend with a set of Callaway X forged just for fun and was amazed at how well I hit them. For the first time I could actually feel where my misses were and could correct them. Grass is the real test but despite being as high as an 18 handicap on a bad day / pro course, my irons have always been rock solid. I feel like the less forgiving heads forced me to swing with the relaxed tempo I’ve had all along but wasn’t punished enough for neglecting on the course.

        I don’t expect miracles and have to be patient, but I’m hoping – with a proper fitting – I’m one of those few golfers who actually improves with a less friendly iron.

  5. Have you reviewed the new Callaway Forged CB? Would love to see how they compare with these

  6. Hello Matt, longtime fan of the site

    “the modest offset is well-shaped” – I believe that line is incorrect in the review. I’ve held these in hand, they have nearly the least offset for any CB iron on the market and the eye-test and the numbers say so as well. I think it would be a valuable addition to the review to mention this. This is basically a rehash of their TP Forged CB 2005

    P7MC offset — 5: 2.5mm / 6: 2.3mm / 7: 2.1mm / 8: 1.9mm / 9: 1.7mm / P: 1.5mm
    Srixon ZX7: — 5: 3.4mm / 6: 3.2mm / 7: 2.9mm / 8: 2.4mm / 9: 2.0mm P: 1.8mm

  7. How do you feel these compare to the p760? I think the lofts are very slightly weaker but overall size, top line, etc. thanks!

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