Following the success of the irons that catapulted the model to among the best-selling in company history, TaylorMade Golf has revealed the second generation of the P790 irons – billed as the distance iron for the better player.
Like its P700 series siblings, the P·790 irons are a crafted set combining performance, feel and aesthetics. By way of its forged face and soft, hollow body construction with SpeedFoam and the debut of the Thru-Slot Speed Pocket, speed and forgiveness were the key performance attributes that helped the first-generation P·790 rise to the upper heights of the players distance category.
Improving on the P700 wasn’t going to be easy but the latest forged iron continues to deliver remarkable distance and playability combined with exceptional feel in a medium-compact head design with a refined topline, more compact blade length and reduced offset preferred by discerning players.
The original P790 was – and still is – widely considered one of the highest-performing irons in the industry. The all-new 2019 P790 features a 7% thinner face designed to produce a faster COR and for the first time includes Progressive Inverted Cone Technology (PICT) designed to improved accuracy throughout the set, minimising the right tendency often found in the long irons.
The thinner face also maintains sound and feel but enhances feedback regardless of where the ball is struck on the face. Behind the face of the new P790 is one of TaylorMade’s most advanced technologies to date: SpeedFoam, a proprietary construction which serves a dual purpose of generating ball speed as well as the management of sound and feel.
There are some refined shaping changes to the new generation P790 in the continued pursuit of the perfect players distance iron shape. Working from the ground up, the designers tweaked the sole radius for less propensity to dig. The long irons (6-3i) have progressively less offset and the blade length was shaved down slightly in the scoring irons (7-AW) for more compact players iron proportions. Finally, the topline shaping was refined by increasing the face height in the toe for a cleaner progression through the set.
The result is a visually appealing shape proportion preferred by better players without being visually intimidating for those who appreciate the forgiving nature of the P790 design.
Specifications, Pricing & Availability
Available at retail on September 6, the new P790 irons will be offered in 3-PW, AW equipped with True Temper’s Dynamic Gold 105 VSS steel shafts or UST Mamiya’s Recoil 760/780 ES SmacWrap graphite shafts with Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360 grips. Numerous other custom shaft options are also available.
P790 RRP –€1,399 steel €1,679 graphite
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