TaylorMade P790 Irons Review 2020


The TaylorMade P790 Irons has been named for its 79mm blade size. It is thicker than most of the blades available in the market. With features that cater to both beginner and pro golfers, it provides offset and more confidence to the players while carrying and playing.

TaylorMade P790 Review

Here are some basics of TaylorMade P790

  • It is made up of forged Iron. The face is forged from Carbon Steel 4140.
  • The face is welded onto an 8620 carbon steel body. Thus, while hitting, the balls touch the forged body, which allows greater flexibility and serves the purpose of high forgiveness and distance.
  • The head of TaylorMade P70 is hollowed and has a screw in the bottom (toe). The SppeFoa, of 4g, is injected through the screw hole into the cavity. However, it expands to fill and support the forged face.
  • The Moment of Intertia (MOI) has been increased by using high-density tungsten. The weight of the tungsten has been put in the back of the cavity, which then increases the MOI.
  • The forged face is 1.75mm thick.
  • It is for experienced players as well as for growing players.
  • The use of a flexible thinner face has increased the ball speed. The cut-thru speed pocket is present in the sole of iron, which helps in increasing the ball speed.
  • The TaylorMade P790 iron has a larger blade than its counterparts. When it comes to appeal, it has an excellent feel and looks.
  • It has been named as such for its 79mm blade size. This sized blade gives the offset to the players.
  • The TaylorMade P790 iron has excellent looks, and it stands out in the bag due to its modern design, larger blade size, polished chrome, and matt finish. In our review of the TaylorMade P790, it’s definitely one of the most dashing irons in the market ever made by TaylorMade.
  • It was launched on August 12, 2019, with a price tag of BP 1299 or USD 1399.99. At this price, the golf players get better forgiveness, better feel, high ball speed, and long-distance.
  • The handicap range is from low to high-medium. It is available in swing weights of D0, D1, D2, and D3.
  • The shaft name is True Temper Dynamic Golf 105 VSS, having types Steel and Graphite with Flex range of Regular, Stiff, and X Stiff.
  • The Iron has a grip of Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360 with a hybrid design. The set makeup is available in 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and PW.
  • The TaylorMade P790 irons come in two models: the standard P790 edition and the P790 TI edition.
  • It is one such kind from many irons through which the golfers get the optimal hit. Aside from that, it provides high forgiveness, better aesthetics, longer irons, high speed, longer distance, and they share the same club carried by the top golfers in the field.

In the following sections, the basics are elaborated for avid readers to review the Iron in more detail.

Forgiveness

The TaylorMade P790 is engineered to offer excellent forgiveness. According to TaylorMade’s official statement, the P790 Iron’s forgiveness is delivered through the optimal use of SpeedFoam technology and forged construction. The golf players experience forgiveness unlike any other iron from the same range category in terms of price, model, feel, and ball speed. Because of this, many experienced golfers like the P790 irons.

Feel

The latest technology that goes into engineering the TaylorMade P790 irons offers the feel of the Iron that other irons do not offer. According to the official statement of TaylorMade, the P790 irons offer a great feel to the golf player. The TaylorMade P790 reviews also suggest that the audiences of the golf also get similar satisfaction due to its aesthetic design and next-level engineering. The P790 irons have forged construction that’s done on soft materials, thus offering a better feel. Therefore, the review of the feel of the irons suggests that, on the continuum of low and high, the feel offered by the P790 irons is on the higher side. It is also one of the reasons why many golfers like the P790 irons.

Ball Speed

The ball speed of TaylorMade P790 irons provides extra distance over its earlier versions at the same clubhead speed. The TaylorMade P970 has been engineered to improve on the ball speeds it has to offer while maintaining the right forgiveness, distance, and feel. According to the review of the ball speed of different irons on the spectrum of low and high, the P790 irons are on the higher side as well.

Is TaylorMade P790 among Game Improvement Irons or Players Irons?

Noting the information provided on the TaylorMade Official website, “One main difference is that game-improvement irons are primarily designed for distance and forgiveness, and players irons are designed primarily for workability and feel.”

Guess what? There are many irons that are either the game-improvement iron or the player’s iron. However, there is a considerable gap in the availability of irons. The TaylorMade P790 irons are the ones that have filled this gap. They belong to both categories. They have been designed and engineered in such a way that they offer the best of both worlds as game improvement irons and players irons. Because of this, it’s another good reason why the P790 irons are a go-to for many golfers of all categories.

Handicap Index of TaylorMade P790 Irons

The Golf Associations have been in search of establishing a system that may offer all the players to play golf on an equitable basis. According to the United States Golf Association (USGA), the handicap index has been defined as “a measurement of a player’s potential ability on a course of standard playing difficulty.” Therefore, a golf player may calibrate his or her handicap index concerning the difficulty of the course.

The handicap index has been established to give the players a fair chance so that they may compete on an equitable basis. According to the official website of TaylorMade, “… it’s also important to be mindful of your current abilities and choose your irons based on what will make your experience with the game the most enjoyable.” Therefore, knowing about your handicap index is the right way of calibrating your abilities with respect to the golf course. The handicap range of TaylorMade P790 is low to medium-high. The golf players having a handicap index of medium-range may make use of P790 for better managing their game.

Pros and Cons

The following are the Pros and Cons of TaylorMade P790 irons:

Pros

  • Great look and feel
  • It is longer in size than the others available in the market
  • Offers ample forgiveness along with the ball speed.
  • Players get long distances with the ball hit.
  • The P790 irons are suitable for both low-performing as well as high-performing players.
  • The sound has been improved.
  • It is aesthetically appealing, which is another reason why golfers with varying experiences prefer the P790 irons.

Cons

  • The price of the TaylorMade P790 irons is on a little higher side.
  • Due to its design, it causes dispersion of distance.
  • There is not much to gain over the earlier versions of the irons.
  • They are a bit harder to hit.
  • Compared to other products in the market, the P790 offers a low spin rate.

Final Verdict

The golf players (both new and seniors) can definitely benefit from using TaylorMade P790 irons. These offer game improvement for new golf players and experienced ones by enabling them to hit longer distances while shaping the shot that suits the eye of the players. The new compact shape and better length offered by the TaylorMade P970 irons are both aesthetically and technically advantageous for golf players.

Furthermore, the optimal use of the latest technologies and calibrations such as Tungsten Weight placement, the center of gravity (CG), Inverted Cone Technology (ICT), cut-thru speed pocket, and speed foam technology makes the P790 irons an excellent pick for golfers of multiple levels. It includes those who are mid-level handicaps and those who are about to be known as pro players.

You will love our other TaylorMade reviews such as the Taylor M6 Irons or TaylorMade M6 Driver.

 

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