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What can new TaylorMade P790 irons do for you?

TaylorMade new 2023 P790 irons

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Welcome to’s ClubTest Proving Floor, the place Managing Gear Editor Jonathan Wall and Senior Gear Editor Ryan Barath put the newest designs and groundbreaking know-how within the tools area to the take a look at on the vary and the course.

With the participant’s distance class main the way in which as one of the vital revolutionary and standard classes of irons available on the market, I figured it was value placing a type of standard units to the take a look at with the latest iteration of the Taylormade P790s.

Instruments: To greatest replicate what many golfers expertise, I went via the method of testing an off-the-rack set of TaylorMade’s P790 (4-AW) with the inventory True Mood Dynamic Gold 105 stiff flex shafts. The shafts are about 10-15 grams lighter than my typical fitted alternative however with the continued development of lighter-weight iron shafts, it’s an possibility that may profit an enormous portion of {the golfing} inhabitants, which is why I examined them as is.

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The one changes made had been that the irons had been bent 3 levels flat from their normal lie angle, and that is a type of varieties of changes that may simply be made by a membership fitter after the actual fact when working with an off-the-rack set.

The Check: Very easy, how do the TaylorMade P790s work on the course beneath varied circumstances with a give attention to quick iron management and lengthy iron efficiency?

Outcomes: I’ll begin this complete factor off with probably the most primary information — the brand new P790s feel and look nice, however to be honest I might anticipate nothing much less contemplating that is the fourth kick on the can for the P790 design. From the longer irons right down to the wedges, the look from deal with is the very best they’ve ever achieved with this membership with the most important change exhibiting up within the pitching wedge and A (50° method wedge).

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TaylorMade 2023 P790

$200 + per membership

Each particular person iron has a novel inner construction, that includes strategic mass distribution and precision tungsten weighting. This AI-optimized building is engineered to create an unequalled mix of distance, forgiveness and accuracy.

A fast observe on the P790 design

As a decrease handicap golfer edging nearer to center age with each calendar 12 months that goes by, and (I wager you haven’t heard this earlier than — eye roll) don’t get to play or observe as a lot as I would really like, the P790s are the attractive candy spot of iron design. They provide minimal offset, a “blade-like” look within the bag and sufficient know-how so as to add forgiveness and assist forestall distance loss on mishits.

The 2023 P790 irons

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In addition they supply sufficient forgiveness that anybody as much as a 20-handicap and even increased can get alongside nice with them when correctly match, and from a seems to be perspective they nonetheless supply sufficient confidence-inspiring heft behind the ball. That is precisely why the P790s are so standard within the first place … okay again to the testing.

The P790s supplied three key areas for enchancment throughout my testing, and I imagine that these are the identical areas the place most golfers are going to seek out they assist probably the most as properly:

Lengthy irons

Whether or not it’s because of the improved inner design, the lighter shafts or a mix of the 2, I discovered the longer irons obtained up within the air simply and stopped rapidly. To supply some reference, I often carry my 4-iron round 205 yards, and even from that distance, I used to be having little or no subject getting the ball to cease.

Even should you begin at increased lofted fairway woods or hybrids earlier than a 4-iron, if you’re a golfer who struggles with peak and stopping energy these irons generally is a large assist.

An inside take a look at the improved P790 inner building

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Mid-iron gapping

Certainly one of my largest private struggles, and one thing I see from a variety of golfers, is correct distance gapping via their iron set, particularly between the 8 and as much as the 4 or 5-iron. This space generally is a gapping nightmare and might create a ton of indecision on method pictures and into par-3s.

The P790s deal with this in numerous methods together with bigger loft gaps between golf equipment and a extra progressive middle of gravity via the mid-irons to assist area out for correct 12-15 yard distance gaps. I discovered this probably the most useful on par-3s the place I often discover myself pulling an extended membership to be conservative after which have it fly over the inexperienced.

2023 TaylorMade P790 membership specs

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Extra short-game management

So you’ll assume that of all of the issues I would really like probably the most concerning the new P790s it might be all about gaining distance with my irons, however that’s not true. Sure, I discovered I gained about 5-6 yards and further peak in comparison with my present set, however the largest shock for me was really within the quick irons and wedges (P and A wedges), and for good motive.

P790 A wedge sole in comparison with the brand new MG4 sand wedge.

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The quick irons and wedges of the P790s have a redesigned sole form to assist make them extra versatile and mix higher into specialty wedges. The explanation for that is that knowledge has confirmed extra common golfers are selecting to go together with the matching set hole (aka “A” method) wedge over a specialty wedge for gapping and consistency functions, and reshaping the only nonetheless makes it a helpful membership across the inexperienced with out being, for lack of a greater phrase, “clunky”.

I prefer to hit a variety of partial pictures with my quick irons and the brand new sole made it really feel like I by no means needed to struggle the membership via the bottom like I might with bigger, extra game-improvement type golf equipment with wider soles. I even discovered that I actually preferred hitting chip pictures across the inexperienced with the A wedge when the chance introduced itself.

Conclusion: In case you are a golfer like me who desires a great-looking set of irons that additionally assist make the sport simpler with out transferring to an outsized cavity again, otherwise you’re a better handicap golfer trying to make the soar to a extra versatile iron with out giving up forgiveness, the P790s could possibly be your best option for you.

Ryan Barath Editor

Ryan Barath is GOLF Journal and’s senior editor for tools. He has an in depth club-fitting and -building background with greater than 20 years of expertise working with golfers of all ability ranges, together with PGA Tour gamers. Earlier than becoming a member of the workers, he was the lead content material strategist for Tour Expertise Golf, in Toronto, Canada.



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