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SPOTTED: TaylorMade P-760 Forged irons (via Jason Day’s Instagram Live)

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As reported in our GolfWRX Forums, TaylorMade staffers Rory McIlroy and Jason Day showed off a new TaylorMade P-760 Forged iron on their personal Instagram Live feeds during testing sessions with Tomo Bystedt, Director of Product Creation for TaylorMade.

According to GolfWRX Member jjgsgolf: “Just saw these on Rory’s Instagram Live, supposedly they’re in between the 750 and 770 in thickness and forgiveness, and the 7-3 irons have the same signature speed foam of the 790 and GAPR models…”

See what GolfWRX Members are saying about the photos in our forums.

In TaylorMade’s current stable of irons are the P-750 and P-770 irons, which launched in 2017. They are both forged players irons with Tungsten added into their soles. Additionally, TaylorMade has P-730 blade irons, and Speed-Foam-filled P-790 irons.

Now, it appears that P-760 Forged irons may be on their way.

According to GolfWRX member eedub, Jason Day was less-than-enthusiastic: “Jason Day went live also, didn’t exactly seem excited about them. Blatantly said he’s ‘concerned’ about the leading edge, all while being filmed by Tomo from Taylormade who apparently designed the irons. yikes!”

Here is the full transcript from the testing session where Day expresses concern.

It also appears that the P-760 irons have a screw in the toe, which usually tips off the fact it’s a hollow-bodied iron, or in this case, filled with Speed Foam.

GolfWRX Member jjgsgolf continued: “From what I heard in the IG Live these are supposed to be hotter than 750 and 770 but not even close to the 790’s because of the loft. JD and Rory were hitting the 760’s pretty similar distance to their gamers on the videos.”

TaylorMade has not yet commented on the P-760 Forged irons, so we’re currently left to speculate. We will update this story as more information is released.

See what GolfWRX Members are saying about the photos in our forums.

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26 Comments

  1. Longshaft

    Oct 27, 2018 at 11:16 pm

    wow

  2. Cleveland VAS

    Oct 26, 2018 at 10:53 pm

    You’re ugly.

  3. Tg

    Oct 25, 2018 at 12:22 am

    Looks like the infomercial”square strike” club.

  4. Joe Scarlett

    Oct 12, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    Oh man, these are dreadfully ugly. Hope they hit the ball in the hole every time to be worth having to look at those things in the bag!

  5. Terry

    Oct 12, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    WOW UUUUUGLY

  6. Nihonsei

    Oct 12, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    It looks like a plastic badge next to the chrome. Witing to hear the weight relocation stories from the grill marks…

  7. HDTVMAN

    Oct 12, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    These won’t win “Best looking” category…wonder what new clubs they will introduce next week.

  8. fritz

    Oct 12, 2018 at 11:59 am

    Achtung, gearheads…. **FAKE FORGED***…. (not that it matters to you as long as it’s stamped ‘forged’)…..

  9. Jack Lam

    Oct 11, 2018 at 11:06 pm

    Well, if you leave it in the sun long enough, can probably grill any dead animals you kill with your errant golf shots. Just make sure to clean and gut first. Stay civilized.

  10. Ryan Michael

    Oct 11, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    Most of my bag is Taylormade outside of my irons 4-PW. Instead of these do yourself a favor and get the JPX 919 tours for half the price and enjoy!

  11. 2putttom

    Oct 11, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    so if these out perform anything currently in our bag, we’ll jump to purchase.

  12. Charles

    Oct 11, 2018 at 10:43 am

    These clubs look terrible. I know the back side doesn’t hit the ball, but these clubs will look ugly sitting in a bag.

  13. Zac

    Oct 11, 2018 at 9:21 am

    if you took the badging off it looks like nike to me

    • Jay

      Oct 12, 2018 at 4:57 pm

      I was thinking the same… reminds me a little of the old Nike Pro Combo OS. Wasn’t the prettiest club to most, but man did they perform… I’m definitely giving these a hit.

  14. dat

    Oct 11, 2018 at 9:02 am

    Nasty ugly club. Good thing you don’t hit the ball with that part.

  15. Craig Stanton

    Oct 11, 2018 at 5:33 am

    Oh my, so happy with my Wilson V6 purchase at this minute………….. to think, I nearly held off…

  16. DanBlitzerian

    Oct 11, 2018 at 3:00 am

    Nexxxxxxxxxxxt!!

  17. Brad

    Oct 11, 2018 at 1:24 am

    That is one ugly iron. Kind of like if an RSi and a Simmons Tiger Shark had a baby. A really ugly baby…

    • CrashTestDummy

      Oct 11, 2018 at 4:17 am

      Great analogy. I was also thinking the Zebra Putter mixed in there as well.

  18. J Zilla

    Oct 11, 2018 at 1:00 am

    They literally look like toy clubs

  19. Tom

    Oct 10, 2018 at 11:42 pm

    Hahaha….this is a joke, right?

  20. JP

    Oct 10, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    Fugly

  21. DJ

    Oct 10, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    looks like they were 3-D printed. terrible

    • Benny

      Oct 11, 2018 at 10:36 am

      Hahaha, awesome comments fellas. So FUGLY!!

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2 GolfWRXers put 4 Miura iron models to TrackMan test

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Equipment expert Brian Knudson and WRXer Jackson Elliott had a chance to put four Miura iron models to the test.

See their thoughts on the Miura club testing below, as well as their TrackMan data. For all heads, Knudson used the Project X 6.0, and Jackson used the Ping AWT 2.0. Knudson is an 8.8 handicap, and Jackson is a 16. All clubs were 6-irons.

MC-501

 

BN: I love the look of blades, but know they don’t fit my skill level. These looked great with a small footprint, topline, and squared off toe. The back “muscle” has a great look that grabs your attention. The feel of the 501 is Miura soft and very solid. Responsiveness is phenomenal, you can really tell where on the face you made contact. For some reason this was the iron I had the tightest dispersion with, we couldn’t figure out what made that happen!

JE: I thought the 501s looked pretty good, they seemed a little boxier than I’m used to, but the top-down view was by no means a turn-off. The ball exploded off the head when I managed to find center face, but I hit more bad shots than good. Definitely a far cry in terms of forgiveness compared to my game improvement irons, but the extra distance I gained almost makes me think the decreased accuracy is worth it.

IC-601

BN: This is the iron that I was not sure of its identity. It is overall a small profile but has a good amount off offset. Ball speed was great and it might have been the longest of the bunch. I was surprised that the feel was so soft as most hollow designs have a bit of clickiness to them. These were the longest for me by a slight margin and were one of the higher launching heads.

JE: The top ridge of the head looked a little too thick and boxy to me. It was a little distracting at first, but I got used to it after a few swings. I thought the club performed very well. The carry was longer than I was expecting, and I was able to put it near the middle fairway more times than not. In terms of performance, I think this would be the most likely to find its way into my bag.

CB 1008

BN: I have hit these irons previously and they are a great feeling iron. I was very impressed with how soft these irons are, maybe even softer than the MC-501. These irons are great looking as well with the sharper toe and slightly larger footprint than the MC-501. These didn’t blow me away with wild distance or ballspeed numbers, but that isn’t what they were intended for. They are just a really good players iron. The only negative thing I could say would be that they mute a little too much and you have a harder time deciphering where you made contact on the face.

JE: I thought both the 1008 and 2008 looked great, and I’d willingly put either set in my bag right now. I had a very hard time feeling any major differences between the two, but both clubs felt good in my hands. The 2008s seemed to be a bit more forgiving when it came to mishits, and the trackman numbers tended to corroborate that. My carry numbers for both clubs were nearly identical, but a few yards longer than I expected them to be.

CB 2008

BN: These are the big brother to the CB-1008 and they have a slightly more rounded shape. I actually like a slightly more rounded toe, so these fit my eye well. Upon the first impact you can tell these have way more power than the 1008, ball feels like it flies off the face. Forgiveness is far better allowing much better numbers on off center hits. Feel is a slight bit lacking, but for a club of its design really good.

JE: (See previous response)

Dispersion plots, trajectories

Knudson’s dispersion

Knudson’s trajectory

Elliot’s dispersion

Eliot’s trajectory

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Best 3-wood of the newest releases?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from Kaexo, who asks fellow GolfWRX members for their opinion on what they feel is the best 3 wood of the recent releases. Described as the “hardest spot in the bag to settle on” by one of our members, an array of different 3 woods get a mention in Kaexo’s thread.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • Phil6380: “Cobra F8 is the best I’ve hit. Something about those rails when hitting it out of the turf. I have no fear of hitting down when needed. It’s also my most consistent club off the tee BY FAR! I give up a little distance, but when I need to hit a tight fairway, or I’m not hitting my best, that’s the club I’m grabbing.”
  • calfan36: “King LTD is great if you have some speed/launch. Very low spin, very forgiving, and an amazing feel. Also, I love that I can play it shorter and easily add weight via the space port.”
  • aussieb: “The two best fairways of recent releases are the G400 and Epic SZ for different reasons. G400 for forgiveness and great launch conditions from just about any lie, plus it sounds extremely solid.  Might still make my bag if I can find the right shaft combo, the Epic SZ is better for me than the Rogue for adjustability, ball speeds and head shape.  I found it worked off the short grass better than anything, and if I miss the fairway, it’s more likely to be the hybrid or a layup.”
  • ChipNRun: “Reality check: for many golfers, the best 3W is a 4W – slightly shorter shaft for better control, and extra loft to enhance launch.”

Entire Thread: “Best 3 wood of the newest releases?”

 

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Bargain Challenge 2: Putting together a $500 set of clubs for a mid-handicapper

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Last week, I posted about what clubs you can get with $500. I built a set that I would use myself to show that even golfers with particular specs can find what they want for a decent price. Overall the feedback on the post was good, but I did want to follow up since one of the commenters put me up to a challenge. See below.

Well alright James, challenge accepted.

Challenge: A set of mid-handicap clubs with stiff shafts for less than $500.

Driver

Since I was going to be building a set of a mid-handicapper, my goal was to find a driver that got solid distance, but was also forgiving. I found this R9 460 in 10.5 degrees for $65. While the paint has seen better days, this should perform exactly how we want it to. Plus it is adjustable.

Wood

The 3-wood search stumped me for a bit. I couldn’t figure out what I wanted to go with. I knew I didn’t want a strong three wood and I knew I needed something with forgiveness. After some searching I found a Ping K15 16 degree with a stiff shaft. While the loft is higher, I have found that many higher handicap amateurs can find good use out of a higher lofted 3-wood. On top of that, the K15 is an incredibly easy to hit and forgiving head.

Hybrid

I knew what most mid-handicappers would have a hard time hitting a 2 or 3-iron, so my mind immediately went to a 3-iron hybrid. After some searching, I stumbled on this Ping Rapture V2 with a stiff shaft. Historically, the Raptures have been really easy to hit which makes this a great addition to the bag.

Irons

I had the hardest time in this entire process finding irons. There were just too many to choose from. You had great player irons like the Ping S57 and you also had the super game improvement Adams irons. To find something slightly more in the middle, but still easy to hit, I went with the 2012 TaylorMade CBs. A great year for TaylorMade irons and easy to hit with the irons only going down to the 4. This is where someone can have some fun with their choices if they want.

Wedges

Wedge shopping was still hard this time around. Since the PW in the iron set was strong, I knew I needed a stronger gap wedge. I found a Callaway X-Jaws 50-degree for $24. Really, the entire point of the 50 is to have another iron and bridge the gap to the sand wedge. Speaking of the sand wedge, I went with the 56-degree Ping Gorge SS wedge. It has good grooves and will get the job done around the greens. For the lob wedge, I went with the Cleveland RTX 2.0 60 degree: A really solid wedge with good groves to give you the zip you need around the greens.

Putter

And finally, I went with another great blade putter for $55. Honestly, there were a lot of different options in the range from mallets to blades, so don’t be afraid to search around.

Total

In summary, anyone and any skill level and swing speed can find something in the used market. In fact, it was even easier to find clubs in stiff than X-stiff because most X-stiff clubs are custom and are in less demand making, them more rare and expensive than stiff clubs. Take a look, you never know what you may find.

Related: Bargain Challenge: Putting together a set of clubs for $500

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