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I’m an avid golfer, 8ish handicap on my way to a 2 (been a 5.6), and frequent tester of golf clubs and equipment since 2015.
I had the MBs & MCs for 2 weeks. I got a little work on my golf mat and a little more at the range. My best testing came on the course for a round with each.
Summary: The P-7MBs & P-7MCs feel the same and fly the same if you flush your irons on the regular. Play off the sweet spot at all the P-7MBs will punish you more than the P-7MCs.
In this comparison of the
Taylormade P-7MB Irons
Set Tested – 3-PW, Standard Lie, Right Hand
Shaft: FST KBS Tour Steel Stiff Flex
The P-7MBs are THE best-looking irons I’ve ever put my hands on, and I’ve put my hands on a lot of irons. Not to mention, the competition for great-looking irons is mui stiff.
These are demanding clubs and require much more persistent precision than I can produce. In fact, I think they’re the most demanding clubs I’ve ever tested.
I did manage to flush a couple of shots during my round with them – 7-irons and pitching wedge. But was by and large helpless with mid-through long irons.
To be fair – these are meant for elite
low handicaps scratch golfers and pros – like Colin Morikawa. Not me.
Taylormade P-7MB Irons Specs
Taylormade P-7MC Irons
Set Tested – 4-PW, Standard Lie, Right Hand
Shaft: FST KBS Tour Steel Stiff Flex
The P-7MCs are also great-looking clubs. Just not in the class of the P-7MBs.
They’re also demanding clubs, just not as demanding. They required my most disciplined swings and I was able to hit quite a few solid shots with mid and short irons.
I even pulled out the 4-iron on multiple occasions and made good contact.
That being said. These are not forgiving clubs. They’re just less punishing than the MBs.
Taylormade P-7MC Irons Specs
Taylormade P-7MB & P-7MC Irons
The bulk of my testing came on the course. I did get a little time on the range and some on my mat and launch monitor with both sets.
My hopes were high – really high for both sets. For a couple reasons:
1) I think
2) My few swings on my mat in the backyard yielded solid contact and felt great.
But, the course is where it’s real.
I played my first round with the P-7MCs.
I managed to hit the middle of the fairway on the 1st hole and was about 158 yards out. I pulled the 8-iron – which is my normal club – and proceeded to tug it pin high left. I didn’t hit it super-solid, but good enough to get the right distance.
The next couple of irons shots came on the 2nd hole – a par 5. I layed up with a 4-iron – hit reasonably well. Then I flushed an 8-iron from about 153 yards into about a 1-club wind onto the green.
This continued through my round. But, I knew I had to swing disciplined and focus on contact. The P7MCs weren’t going to cover for marginal swings.
I played the next round with the P-7MBs. Different story.
Again, I played from the middle of the fairway on the first hole. I had a 7-iron from about 165 yards this time. (my normal club)
I hit it a touch thin and towards the toe, not bad by my standards. Club and a half short. I knew right away, the 7MBs are a different ballgame.
Next hole – the same par 5 I just spoke about with the MCs. Layup shot. Pulled the 4-iron and nearly shanked it. I hit all manner of bad shots – shanks aren’t one of them…until now (and later a couple of times).
Honestly, this shook me a little. I proceeded to skull a wedge over the green into the junk.
I did manage to flush two shots I remember vividly. A pitching wedge from 129 yards from just right of the fairway in the first cut on the par-4 4th. Right over the flag. Felt great.
Then, the second shot on the par-5 6th hole. I flushed a 7-iron 174 yards. To my dismay – I didn’t repeat those heroics the rest of the round.
Conclusion – The
Are there big differences between P-7MB & P-7MC Irons?
Cosmetics – The P-7MBs are classic blades and the most gorgeous irons I’ve laid my paws on. The P-7MCs player cavity backs and are gorgeous in their own right.
Performance/feel – Flushed shots feel and play about the same for both sets. The P7MBs are noticeably less forgiving – thus harder to flush.
The P7MBs are the new standard if we’re talking cosmetics alone. The heads are compact and the topline and sole are thin. We are talking minimal offset too. 6-irons on up were intimidating to look down on at address.
The P7MCs are good-looking clubs and look great at address. The clubheads appear to be the same size and the topline and sole might even be thinner than the MBs. Similar intimidation factor when looking down at mid and long irons at address.
Winner – P-7MBs
Felt the same for my on solid shots. I mishit the MBs more, so I got to feel that – no bueno.
Winner – Draw
Same for me.
Winner – Draw
P-7MCs are more forgiving clubs and will put up with marginal misses. P-7MBs, not so much.
Winner – P-7MCs
I think they’re the same. You get what you bring. You’re not getting any help.
Winner – Draw…for all practical purposes.
~$187/club for the MBs & ~$185/club for the MCs – Right in line with better player irons.
Winner – Draw.
Verdict on the
Taylormade P7MB irons vs Taylormade P7MC Irons
Seriously elite ball strikers or pros who care not about forgiveness or any game-improvement features will likely opt for the P-7MBs. Especially if they’re inclined to like blades.
Seriously elite ball strikers, elite ball strikers, or pros who don’t mind a liiitle forgiveness would likely opt for the P-7MCs.
Which set would I get? P-7MCs all day long. They require my best, but I could get around the course when I don’t have that.
The P-7MBs are not in consideration for me.
My #1 suggestion is to test both sets before you buy. Either at your local golf store or take advantage of Global Golf’s Utry trial program. I use it and recommend it.
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