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  • English13English13 Golf Addict  222Members Posts: 222
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    I have come back to these after 3 months with the 760’s. I love how the 760’s look and feel, would love to carry on with them, but I just couldn’t live with the 1 1/2-2 clubs I lost in distance... hitting an 8 from 150 yards is better than hitting a 6 any day.....
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  • want2bprowant2bpro  97Members Posts: 97
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    just played for the first time this season, was in atlanta, and i wont be play for a while in NY....BUT....



    I just cannot say enough things about these irons- after a little over a year i am finally nailing my long irons- still a small gapping issue between my 9 and PW, but i love these clubs. took a little time, but i think i have finally gotten fully used to these irons
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  • asofineasofine  28Members Posts: 28
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    English13 wrote:


    I have come back to these after 3 months with the 760’s. I love how the 760’s look and feel, would love to carry on with them, but I just couldn’t live with the 1 1/2-2 clubs I lost in distance... hitting an 8 from 150 yards is better than hitting a 6 any day.....






    Are those yardages accurate?



    I play P770s and only hit a 6 iron 150. I've been toying with the idea of switching to irons that give me more distance like you mentioned. In any case, the fact that you play to a + handicap with (what appear to be) the same distances as I do gives me cause for optimism!
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  • EricWGolfEricWGolf  703Members Posts: 703
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    asofine wrote:

    English13 wrote:


    I have come back to these after 3 months with the 760’s. I love how the 760’s look and feel, would love to carry on with them, but I just couldn’t live with the 1 1/2-2 clubs I lost in distance... hitting an 8 from 150 yards is better than hitting a 6 any day.....






    Are those yardages accurate?



    I play P770s and only hit a 6 iron 150. I've been toying with the idea of switching to irons that give me more distance like you mentioned. In any case, the fact that you play to a + handicap with (what appear to be) the same distances as I do gives me cause for optimism!




    I moved from P770 to P790 and gained 1 club. And my 8 still launches like an 8, and lands like an 8.
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  • lefty1978lefty1978 Charlotte, NC 472Members Posts: 472
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    Received my custom p790 3 iron bent 1° strong to 18° from taylormade. Played 18 holes today..wow very impressed! Very long off the tee as a driving iron and easy to hit off the fairway. Probably most forgiving and long 3 iron/2 iron I've ever hit, ball rockets off the face.
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  • 2Tall4Golf2Tall4Golf  182Members Posts: 182
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    EricWGolf wrote:

    asofine wrote:

    English13 wrote:


    I have come back to these after 3 months with the 760’s. I love how the 760’s look and feel, would love to carry on with them, but I just couldn’t live with the 1 1/2-2 clubs I lost in distance... hitting an 8 from 150 yards is better than hitting a 6 any day.....






    Are those yardages accurate?



    I play P770s and only hit a 6 iron 150. I've been toying with the idea of switching to irons that give me more distance like you mentioned. In any case, the fact that you play to a + handicap with (what appear to be) the same distances as I do gives me cause for optimism!




    I moved from P770 to P790 and gained 1 club. And my 8 still launches like an 8, and lands like an 8.




    Exactly what I told when I got fitted for these in 2017. I was concerned about the lofts, and lower spin compared to my old clubs. He showed me that I was getting the same launch, and decent angle as my old clubs, but with better distance and dispersion especially on mishits. That was the end of my concerns about lofts, speedfoam, etc.
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    Ping G400 LST 8.5*- Ping Tour 65
    Ping G410 LST 14.5* - Atmos Tour Spec 7 Blue
    Ping G410 19* - Atmos Tour Spec HB 85
    TaylorMade P790 4-PW - Steelfiber i110cw
    Callaway Mack Daddy Forged 50, 54, 58 - KBS 610 Wedge S+
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  • LesmondLesmond  12024Members Posts: 12,024
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    Picked up this P-790 3 iron with dynamic gold 105 S300 stiff.



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    Driver: TaylorMade M6 10.5*
    Fairway: TaylorMade M6 15*
    Fairway: TaylorMade M2 18*
    Irons: Titleist 718 T-MB 4 iron
    Irons: Titleist 718 AP2 5-PW
    Wedges: Cleveland RTX4 50*
    Wedges: TaylorMade MG2 54*
    Wedges: Honma T//World W4 60*
    Putter: TaylorMade Spider X

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  • JoeJoeJoeUrBoatJoeJoeJoeUrBoat Leamington Ontario 842Members Posts: 842
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    2717B wrote:


    I think a lot of the concern related to low spin of the 790’s occurs when people compare the number on the club (7 iron to 7 iron). While the numbers on the P790 and P760s each say 7 iron, their lofts are very different.




    Exactly, compare spin with lofts. I hate the idea of comparing two clubs that are 3-5 degrees apart. Might as well compare the 790 7 iron to the 760 6 iron.
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    915 D2 10.5 Tour Ad Di 6s
    910 15 Diamana Whiteboard 
    915 19 Aldila
    2019 P790 4-PW Dg 105 S300
    SM7 48, 54, 60
    Rory McIlroy Scotty Cameron
  • TilikumTilikum  183Members Posts: 183
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    lefty1978 wrote:


    Received my custom p790 3 iron bent 1° strong to 18° from taylormade. Played 18 holes today..wow very impressed! Very long off the tee as a driving iron and easy to hit off the fairway. Probably most forgiving and long 3 iron/2 iron I've ever hit, ball rockets off the face.




    Thinking of getting one of these myself. Could you tell me how much it was? Also, why did you have it bent one degree stronger.
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  • CwingCwing #TaylorMade TwistFace Experience 2018 Go Big Blue!!! 8x Champs. Who Dey !!! Go Bengals, 8209Members Posts: 8,209
    Joined:  edited Mar 12, 2019 5:28pm #3641



    Im incredibly jealous of your results. I really, really believe this comes down to the launch/speed profile of the player. For higher speed/spin players I think this set is likely a freaking godsend.



    I had the exact same issue with the CF16 irons - so it's not me crapping on the 790s. In fact I am meeting with a club builder this week to see if there's a shaft profile that might give me higher launch/spin to counteract my 790 issues. But I also have 760s right now, and find the distance management for me to be much better, I just like the feel of the 790s way better. I understand its a tradeoff with the construction.




    If you can work with the lighter weight try the Nippon 950s. I'm around the 105 driver s.s mark and using the off the shelf 950 in stiff albeit at +1". Great combo for me.



    I also had great success in the fitting with Shimada Constants which are similar, albeit a bit rare to find to demo.




    I tried the 790 in Nippon 950GH shafts at a demo day and wow. It was one demo and only about 10 shots with a 7 iron but they were really good. After having the 790 w/Modus 105 and not likeing them at all. They are in the running for 2019. The best I hit on that demo day were the 790 w/950 shafts and the PING G410.
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  • JoeJoeJoeUrBoatJoeJoeJoeUrBoat Leamington Ontario 842Members Posts: 842
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    I've been liking my UDI, but I might cut it down at least a half inch to an inch. Would help with gapping from my AP2 4 iron as well. Anyone cut their 790s shorter at all?
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    915 D2 10.5 Tour Ad Di 6s
    910 15 Diamana Whiteboard 
    915 19 Aldila
    2019 P790 4-PW Dg 105 S300
    SM7 48, 54, 60
    Rory McIlroy Scotty Cameron
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  • Pleasedwith3puttsPleasedwith3putts  1744Members Posts: 1,744
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    I've been liking my UDI, but I might cut it down at least a half inch to an inch. Would help with gapping from my AP2 4 iron as well. Anyone cut their 790s shorter at all?




    Just keep an eye on swingweight. The UDI's often come out light at standard length, so shortening could easily take them into the high C's swingweight range
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  • lefty1978lefty1978 Charlotte, NC 472Members Posts: 472
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    Tilikum wrote:

    lefty1978 wrote:


    Received my custom p790 3 iron bent 1° strong to 18° from taylormade. Played 18 holes today..wow very impressed! Very long off the tee as a driving iron and easy to hit off the fairway. Probably most forgiving and long 3 iron/2 iron I've ever hit, ball rockets off the face.




    Thinking of getting one of these myself. Could you tell me how much it was? Also, why did you have it bent one degree stronger.


    I paid $173 with tax shipped from Taylormade. I had it bent to play as a 2 iron/driving iron, I have 3 iron in my mp54 set at 21°.
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    Mizuno MP-20 SEL HMB 4 iron w/ DG 120 S300
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  • driveandputtmachinedriveandputtmachine 4 wedges or 2 iron? That is the question!  1272Members Posts: 1,272
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    First round and range session in the books. My swing, right now, is almost as bad as Roy McAvoy's on the range before the first round of the US Open.....However



    Shot my best round of the year, while not saying much due to the fact it is only March and I had been plying like crap, it is still a sign for hope.



    As for the "mysterious" 20 yard bombs that "randomly" occur for some people I did not see anything remotely similar. I had to adjust to the fact that

    A. Temps were low Saturday morning

    B. These irons are at least a 1/2 club longer(almost same lofts) as my Srixon's

    Even with that, I never once saw the mysterious mashed shot. I hit 4 or 5 absolutely nut pure which ended up just past flag high. (I was guessing on how much farther than my Srixons these went, plus how much the cold damp weather was affecting them) and I hit a couple super thin, but they still ended up around flag high.



    One round is a small sample size, but I stayed on the range for an additional hour after eating some lunch and hit 90% of the shots with my irons and even though it was off the mats, I still never saw these miraculous murdered shots. I am a lower ball flight guy normally, and a high spin player, so maybe these fit the high spin players better than low or mid spin players and that is where these shots are coming from. However after talking to 5 players at my club that have the P790's and 4 are under a handicap of 3 and the other is a 6 not a single one of them mentioned flyer shots or trouble with distance control. That and based on my fitting are why I purchased, and so far I am really happy.
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    Fairway - Cobra F9 on UST Axivcore Black
    Others - Srixon 785 5 Wood on UST Axivcore Black or TM UDI 2 iron on Catalyst 100 6.5 or Ping G400 17* 
    Irons - (4-P) Taylormade 790's on Project X Catalyst 6.5
    Wedges - Cleveland Rotex 3.0 50* & 55*, Rotex 4.0 60* on Recoil 110 F5
    Putter - Mannkrafted MA/66 or Taylormade Spider
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  • uglandeuglande  230Members Posts: 230
    Joined:  edited Mar 12, 2019 3:09pm #3646
    SteveL1 wrote:


    Anyone consider converting their 790’s to single length? I’m seriously considering testing with the 5 & 6 irons in my set. The concept makes perfect sense to me but not enough to commit to changing the whole set before testing. Interested if anyone has any experience with this.




    I didn't try for single length -- too many adjustments -- but I've created a modified set in which I use 1/4 inch gaps between irons. I'm a tall golfer and this lets me maintain the length in the short irons where I need it without the added length in the long irons where it just creates consistency problems. So my set is:



    5 iron = +0.0 over standard (37.75") SW D2

    6 iron = +1/4 over standard (37.50") SW D3.5

    7 iron = +1/2 over standard (37.25") SW D5

    8 iron = +3/4 over standard (37.00") SW D6.5

    9 iron = +1.0 over standard (36.75") SW D8

    P iron = +1.0 over standard (36.50") SW D8



    My distance gaps are normal, and I'm much more consistent with the longer irons, which are shorter and lighter than my previous standard (+1 inch). The only catch is that this setup produces ascending swing weights, but that is a plus not a minus for me. I like my clubs getting lighter as they get longer (same concept as AWT but with changes produced by headweight rather than shaft weight). Works great. I'll never go back to +1 length in longer irons. It honestly makes no sense and is a fitting issue (for taller golfers anyway) that the industry should start to address. Show me a guy playing +1 or longer lengths and I'll show you a guy who struggles to hit his long irons consistently -- or, at least a guy who could hit them MUCH more consistently with closer to standard lengths at that end of the bag.
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  • platgofplatgof platgof  1774ClubWRX Posts: 1,774
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    I decided to use my tax break and get a set to try out. I am using CF-16's at the moment and figured I should compare the two and see what stays in the bag. Irons are still the one thing in the bag I seem to never figure out. After all the positive comments we'll see!

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    Gold Star 12*
    5 & 7 F9 FW Wds
    5 ,6, & 7 OS Hybrids
    7-PW F9 Irons
    AW, SW, LW Glide
    Spyder Pro C/S Putter
    B330RX

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  • SpeedKills7SpeedKills7  70Members Posts: 70
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    Have had my 790s since January and absolutely love them. Definitely agree on the flyer shots every now and then, but that is something I can deal with.

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  • OspreyCIOspreyCI Valley of the Sun 5049Members Posts: 5,049
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    Still the best set of irons I have ever played in 30 plus years playing this crazy game.

    No fliers for me. Just solid distances that I rely on.

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  • platgofplatgof platgof  1774ClubWRX Posts: 1,774
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    I may be playing a tournament first time out with them! That could be rough, but it could make it interesting as well.

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    Gold Star 12*
    5 & 7 F9 FW Wds
    5 ,6, & 7 OS Hybrids
    7-PW F9 Irons
    AW, SW, LW Glide
    Spyder Pro C/S Putter
    B330RX

  • platgofplatgof platgof  1774ClubWRX Posts: 1,774
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    Got mine today and did some chipping in the yard with the pw. It is very soft, and control is great. So far very pleased and will put them in play sat. Thinking of pulling my 5 and 6 hybrids for the 5 and 6 iron, but the hybrids are great clubs, not sure if this would be wise?

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    Gold Star 12*
    5 & 7 F9 FW Wds
    5 ,6, & 7 OS Hybrids
    7-PW F9 Irons
    AW, SW, LW Glide
    Spyder Pro C/S Putter
    B330RX

  • bogeyprobogeypro The Original Bogeypro AL 3330ClubWRX Posts: 3,330
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    I picked up a set yesterday. A buddy of mine has been playing them for several months. I’ve always liked hitting his. Ready to go play today!!!

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    Titleist TS2 15* 
    Titleist TS3 19 hybrid
    Titleist 718 AP2 4-pw
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  • platgofplatgof platgof  1774ClubWRX Posts: 1,774
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    Played sat and these irons are very soft off the face. I was trying a new ball the AVX , and was getting great distance off everything. The 7 iron stood out as a real weapon. I need more time to get the 9 iron dialed in on chips. These are fun irons. i don't hit hard enough for fliers! LOL!

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    Gold Star 12*
    5 & 7 F9 FW Wds
    5 ,6, & 7 OS Hybrids
    7-PW F9 Irons
    AW, SW, LW Glide
    Spyder Pro C/S Putter
    B330RX

  • avguyavguy Replacement Player Sonoran Desert, AZ 1078Members Posts: 1,078
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    Just one month into mine at 1 deg flat in the KBS CTL.....still getting used to this shaft, but starting to realize this is a true distance iron.
    Primarily I have played 1-pc. forged MB lines - Honma & Callaway, and these P790s feel very good in comparisons on a flush for me shot.

    I got them in that shaft to just ease it up on an aging player :# .....My MBs sets prior (also had some Mizunos) were in shafts of 115g up to 128g.
    I always play a draw with my iron shots, and have seen no less curve using the TM vs. prior - I did keep the Razr MBs! :p

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    I - Honma TW727M or Callaway R MBs                                                                         I - TM M5 or P790
    W- Mizuno 52, Vokey SM6 58                                                                                       W- Mizuno 53, & 58
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