The 2021 range of irons from TaylorMade has golfers of all skills levels well covered, but which set is going to suit your game?
Which 2021 TaylorMade Irons Are Right For Your Game?The new players irons join the existing P790 to form a comprehensive line-up, which also includes SIM2 Max and SIM Max OS – and it means there’s a model for every skill level, from Tour professionals and single figure golfers, to mid handicappers and game improvers.
The question is: which TaylorMade irons are right for your game?
We’ll start with the P790, the original of which was popular with mid and low handicappers, who enjoyed both its power and refined, slimline profile.
The latest P790 features a cleaner, sleeker look, so it’s more likely to appeal to the low handicap player.
However, it offers plenty of forgiveness, too, courtesy of the Inverted Cone Variable Thickness face, which is positioned slightly towards the toe to different degrees in each iron to straighten out mishits.
For anyone looking for exceptional forgiveness in a small package, this model demands attention.
It has the hollow body construction through the set, with Speed Foam to dampen vibrations for better feel, and Tungsten weight for higher launch, more ball speed and more for forgiveness.
Meanwhile, TaylorMade’s renowned Speed Pocket helps improve results on low face contacts.
Despite its compact head shape, the thicker topline makes it appealing to a wider range of golfers, striking a balance between looking traditional and aspirational whilst also being confidence inspiring down behind the ball.
It delivers control and precision, while perimeter weighting offers that little bit more forgiveness than the P7MB.
Although it’s certainly aimed at the more confident ball striker, there is an important element of forgiveness at work here in a package that is still very sleek and traditional.
Both models benefit from Compact Grain Forging, a process responsible for delivering expert precision and consistent performance across the entire set.
It’s forged from 1025 carbon steel with a machine-milled face comprised of the most aggressive score lines in a TaylorMade iron for the ultimate in shot-making and control.
Whilst it’s an iron that every golfer aspires to use, only the competent ball striker will enjoy the performance benefits it offers, hence its wide use on Tour.
Deciding on which of the P-Series irons to go for will largely depend on your performance preferences and the look that you’re after at address.
It’s possible to mix and match to find a combination that works well both in the short and the long irons.
SIM2 Max And SIM2 Max OS
The original models featured a Speed Bridge, but this is now gone, and has been replaced by an all-new Cap Back design.
Crafted from a lightweight polymer, it sits on the back of the head and encloses the entire cavity to support the whole length of the topline.
What this translates to is greater stability and improved sound and feel.
In combination with the Speed Pocket, the faster face should deliver extra distance, especially on off-centre strikes.
The sweetspot has also been made larger and lower in the face, so even when catching it thin, golfers should benefit from more consistent results.
For many, deciding on which model to go for will come down to which head size they prefer.
Whatever model you choose, both user-friendly irons will deliver explosive distance and plenty of forgiveness for the mid to high handicapper.