should i switch my p790 to i500

Taz KimTaz Kim Members Posts: 63 ✭✭
so i have the p790 and they are great. Perform similar to the i500 and feel is similar imo maybe a tad softer with p790, but i just love the looks of the i500. i have a really bad habit of swiching clubs too often. wrx please help knock some sense into me and let me know what you guys think
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  • Chef OttoChef Otto I Surf Snow & Putt For Dough Members Posts: 677 ✭✭
    Get the 790 black

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  • Lip1337Lip1337 Members Posts: 456 ✭✭
    If money is no problem.



    Get the i500...
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  • argee1977argee1977 Members Posts: 297
    Whatever makes you happy, as above, if you have the cash, and the i500 are as good as what you have, then it's not really an issue, it's not exactly moving to blades that could end up adding more issues to your game, so pretty much like for like.
  • averysdadaverysdad Members Posts: 1,209 ✭✭
    edited Aug 12, 2018 #5
    I agree with Lip and Argee...if $$ isn’t an issue, and you get like for like performance, get something you like to look at as confidence in your gear means something
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  • GWfoolGWfool Members Posts: 74 ✭✭
    Taz Kim wrote:


    so i have the p790 and they are great. Perform similar to the i500 and feel is similar imo maybe a tad softer with p790, but i just love the looks of the i500. i have a really bad habit of swiching clubs too often. wrx please help knock some sense into me and let me know what you guys think




    I have the p790s but haven't seen the i500 in person. How do they compare size and looks wise? Topline? My only complaint about the p790 is the topline is a tad thick for me.
  • chisagchisag Members Posts: 2,958 ✭✭
    Taz Kim wrote:


    so i have the p790 and they are great. Perform similar to the i500 and feel is similar imo maybe a tad softer with p790, but i just love the looks of the i500. i have a really bad habit of swiching clubs too often. wrx please help knock some sense into me and let me know what you guys think




    ... I thought I might go thru the same thing when I first saw the i500 pictures. Thankfully in person I just didn't like the look. Didn't hit them but imagine the feel of a hollow head vs a foam filled head or at least no polymer insert would be another reason for me not to switch. But agree with others, if they look better to your eye why not pick them up if you can afford them? Prices for used P790's are not very good right now but the i500's are so new I imagine you could get back most of your investment if you decide they are not better than your P790's.
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  • HoganHOHoganHO Members Posts: 254 ✭✭
    edited Aug 12, 2018 #8
    chisag wrote:

    Taz Kim wrote:


    so i have the p790 and they are great. Perform similar to the i500 and feel is similar imo maybe a tad softer with p790, but i just love the looks of the i500. i have a really bad habit of swiching clubs too often. wrx please help knock some sense into me and let me know what you guys think




    ... I thought I might go thru the same thing when I first saw the i500 pictures. Thankfully in person I just didn't like the look. Didn't hit them but imagine the feel of a hollow head vs a foam filled head or at least no polymer insert would be another reason for me not to switch. But agree with others, if they look better to your eye why not pick them up if you can afford them? Prices for used P790's are not very good right now but the i500's are so new I imagine you could get back most of your investment if you decide they are not better than your P790's.




    I hit the i500 in a shop the other day--really wanted to like them, but I gotta say the feel was not good to me (hollow and harsh). Now, I'm currently playing a Miura CB57 so maybe a feel comparison is not fair.
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  • ihatecats18ihatecats18 Members Posts: 266 ✭✭
    No
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  • The CouvThe Couv Members Posts: 384 ✭✭
    I'm playing the p790s and hit an i500 4 iron and 9 iron last week. Felt clanky to me. I preferred the feel of the i210s.
  • chilidip33chilidip33 Members Posts: 9
    Both great, played with both and they perform similer for me in every way. The P790 sounds slightly better if you care about that. One thing is you can get the Pings i500 in the retro specs if your spin is too low. Good luck
  • n'playn'play JC Members Posts: 71 ✭✭
    I traded my P790's for the I500's for me the i500 feel a tad better and have a little bit better dispersion
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  • GWfoolGWfool Members Posts: 74 ✭✭
    n wrote:


    I traded my P790's for the I500's for me the i500 feel a tad better and have a little bit better dispersion




    Is there a topline difference? What type of feel is different in the hollow versus foam filled.
  • ArvinPArvinP Members Posts: 29 ✭✭
    Switch. i500 have a higher launch and better descent angle. Better looking club also.
  • rxk9fanrxk9fan MidwestMembers Posts: 775 ✭✭
    Do it WRX style and go Ping and then go for the black P790's :-)

    Life is short!!!



    I too loved the look of the Ping but preferred the feel and sound of the P790.

    Both are pretty good at what they do best...long and high!
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  • RedbirdRedbird Members Posts: 2,242 ✭✭
    edited Aug 12, 2018 #16
    Depends, do you want to sacrifice feel for looks? Personally I'm more interested in how my irons feel when struck as opposed to how they look in the bag. Aside from offset, top line doesn't really matter much as long as it's medium to thin. I'd hit the i500 before you sell the P790's, to me the i500's felt like trash in whatever shaft combo I hit (PXLZ felt the best). If I were going Ping I'd get the i210's over the i500's.



    If you do get the i500's, DO NOT GET THE POWERSPEC. Buddy of mine got them and he couldn't hold a green to save his life, 4 days on a golf trip and it was the most miserable rounds he's ever played. Yes, it was cool to see a 7iron travel 200yds, but at a major expense.
  • dvdtdvdt Members Posts: 10,514 ✭✭
    No, the 790s feel better and were longer for me. If you need superlow spin irons, then maybe the i500.

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  • Taz KimTaz Kim Members Posts: 63 ✭✭
    thanks everyone. i agree with pretty much everyone on here. the I500 has simliar topline to the p790 which are a bit thicker than i like. (had mp4 then miura cb57 which both had really thin toplines). Feel wise i only hit the 7 and to me it felt really good. i would say the p790 has a springier feel. I think im going to stick with the p790. I really do like the look of the i500 but you guys knocked some sense into me.



    thank you
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  • lc1342lc1342 Members Posts: 258 ✭✭
    Switch. Loving the i500’s.

    Switch. Loving the i500’s.
  • rbilramzrbilramz ClubWRX Posts: 759 ClubWRX
    edited Aug 13, 2018 #20
    While not a good reason to switch, the top lines aren’t that similar. i500 is substantially slimmer. There are some comparison photos in one of the i500 threads on here that are pretty honest.
  • Pleasedwith3puttsPleasedwith3putts Members Posts: 1,726 ✭✭
    i500 topline is thinner

    i500 sole is thinner which may or may not be a good thing depending on if you are a digger or a sweeper

    790 feels better, especially on off centre shots

    790 is more forgiving

    790 is slightly longer
  • vartanickvartanick Members Posts: 146 ✭✭
    If you are asking here, you already know the answer
  • cheers big earscheers big ears Members Posts: 169 ✭✭
    Maybe less offset on 500's, so if you like a fade....
  • Tiptx1122Tiptx1122 TMPing Members Posts: 1,651 ClubWRX
    Both are nice looking but the P790's are more forgiving and feel better. There is another post of i500 feedback that has me thinking that more people are not as happy with there i500's. Most say they like the i210's better but it's your money. Test them both out.
  • HoganHOHoganHO Members Posts: 254 ✭✭
    rxk9fan wrote:


    Do it WRX style and go Ping and then go for the black P790's :-)

    Life is short!!!



    I too loved the look of the Ping but preferred the feel and sound of the P790.

    Both are pretty good at what they do best...long and high!




    See, this is the thing. Love the feel of my Miuras (CB57) and hit them pretty well, but wondering if the 790s or i500--because of height and distance--could gain me a couple strokes per round.
  • chisagchisag Members Posts: 2,958 ✭✭
    HoganHO wrote:

    rxk9fan wrote:


    Do it WRX style and go Ping and then go for the black P790's :-)

    Life is short!!!



    I too loved the look of the Ping but preferred the feel and sound of the P790.

    Both are pretty good at what they do best...long and high!




    See, this is the thing. Love the feel of my Miuras (CB57) and hit them pretty well, but wondering if the 790s or i500--because of height and distance--could gain me a couple strokes per round.






    ... Here is the thing. We all have different reasons for choosing the irons we play. I will give you my perspective as to why I am playing the P790's. I took out my Honma 737's yesterday and played them in 15 mph winds. Absolutely love the look at address and the feel is exquisite both going thru the turf and the soft feel of the ball coming off the face. But I have been spoiled by the performance of my P790's. The 790's feel good, a dense and solid feel but nothing like a solid one piece quality forging. That said:



    1. I had 162yds dead into that 15+ mph wind and that is an 8 with my 790's so I would drop to a 7 or in this case a controlled 6 iron. The reduced spin of the 790's make them outstanding wind irons and a 6 would be plenty to achieve a low knockdown and have no problem reaching the green. But the 737's spin much more and even though I hit it dead center and flighted it just like I wanted and expected it to land just short or on the green, the ball came up a good 10yds short of the green and almost went in the water, that I thought was not even in play.



    2. 3 days ago I had 191 to carry a nasty bunker with very deep grass surrounding it and the pin in back. Normally I would just play left of the bunker but needing a birdie to break 70, I decided to go right at the pin because I know my P790 4 iron was good to cover that yardage as it is my 195-205 club. Cleared the bunker and stopped 10 feet short of the pin. I had a similar shot yesterday and did not trust the Honma's with that shot, so I played 5-10 yds left of the bunker. Now that is the correct shot, but it is nice to know I can go right at the flag with the P790's if I absolutely have to.



    ... As always ymmv, and I am just giving you my experience with feel vs performance.
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  • bigeasybigeasy Bigeasy Members Posts: 1,170 ✭✭
    edited Aug 13, 2018 #27
    yes, less offset, less bounce, straighter, longer. you need to switch, pings will always hold their value better than taylormade
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  • daniel gibsondaniel gibson D-a-n-d-a-n Members Posts: 322 ✭✭
    edited Aug 13, 2018 #28
    What’s the point in even being a member here if you’re ™re asking is it right to change! either buy them or I demand you leave the site 😁
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  • mikeditmikedit Members Posts: 186 ✭✭
    I have P790s but couldn't resist and ordered a set of i500s as well. Now have both but believe the i500 irons are a bit longer, same shaft in both, Modus 105 stiff.
  • Taz KimTaz Kim Members Posts: 63 ✭✭
    So i went back and tested 7 to 7 and reall battled it out.



    P790 5500 spin 172 carry

    I500 4200 spin 167 carry



    Of center i500 was def harsher
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    Evnroll ER2 33"
  • cheers big earscheers big ears Members Posts: 169 ✭✭
    Need to check land angles too!
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