Posted August 30, 2017 in Products and Brands by Trevor Cigich
Designed specifically for the best Tour players in the world, P730 represents the most finely crafted irons TaylorMade has to offer. Taking direct feedback from their top athletes, the Tour-inspired shaping of the P730 features improvements over previous TPMB models, including a smaller blade profile, improved shaping across every iron in the set and a refined leading edge (just to name a few). Overall, the precision milled P730 is an incredible player’s iron with tremendous shot shaping ability.
“The P730 was designed to build off of our heritage of major championship winning blade irons, especially with TPMB ’11 and TPMB ’14. The overall goal was to retain the features that were iconic to the TPMB while at the time improving its performance in two subtle ways: shaping and mass properties.”
–Tomo Bystedt, Senior Director, Iron Creation
Starting with P730’s forged 1025 carbon steel head, the face and grooves have been precision-milled to produce soft feel, clean turf interaction, and exceptional shot-shaping ability. The overall blade profile is slightly smaller with cleaner and crisper lines, particularly in the 7-8-9 iron transition. The leading edge profile was also tweaked to improve turf interaction across the set.
Regarding the mass properties, the goal was to slightly raise the inertia (MOI) in the vertical direction without increasing it in the horizontal direction. The slight rise in MOI is necessary to improve on forgiveness on shots struck slightly high or low on the blade while maintaining the level of workability and shot shaping ability that the top professionals require. By reducing the overall blade length and creating a milled channel in the back of the blade – which moves some mass away from the center of the blade – TaylorMade club developers were able to raise the MOI.
The P730 line has already been spotted on Tour and has provided tremendous feedback to help solidify the look, feel and playability of this iron. Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose currently play milled versions of the P730 (the Rors Proto & Rose Proto, respectively), while Dustin Johnson was recently spotted testing a forged set of P730’s (which will be the version available at a Worldwide Golf Shops location near you on November 1, 2017).