Loving P790 One Year Later?

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The P790s were the irons of 2018 in terms of overall popularity.



One year later ... who is going to game them again in 2019, and who is moving on? Why?
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  • jsnolandjsnoland Members  215WRX Points: 82Handicap: 2Posts: 215 Fairways
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    I only play the P790 2-iron/UDI, so maybe this doesn't fully answer your question....but YES, YES and YES - I will absolutely be playing this club in 2019, and hopefully beyond. Easily the best driving iron I've ever had, and blows every other hybrid away as well. For me at least.
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  • Lefty431Lefty431 Members  1145WRX Points: 140Posts: 1,145 Platinum Tees
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    I was off/on the fence most of the year last year with the p790s, with all the talk of fliers and inconsistent distances I kept switching back and forth with my mp18 sc! But for some reason in the fall, I found my swing, adjusted the swing weight on my 790s and really am loving them right now!! I made the statement yesterday that I'm going to stick with my current bag 790s included! I love the added forgiveness and distance! It also helps the 919 hm pro only come in righty! The black cf19 apex/pro combo does interest me though!
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  • Pleasedwith3puttsPleasedwith3putts Members  1757WRX Points: 138Posts: 1,757 Platinum Tees
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    As I just posted in the other thread, I'm 6 months and about 50 rounds in and still in love with them. I have zero issues with flyers and distance control is spot on for me. Had another great ball striking round with them today and they are seriously not leaving my bag in 2019.
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  • OspreyCIOspreyCI Valley of the SunMembers  5449WRX Points: 477Handicap: 10Posts: 5,449 Titanium Tees
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    1 year of playing these Best irons in 30 years of playing. Ain’t going no where.
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  • EquiptoEquipto Members  406WRX Points: 36Handicap: 10Posts: 406 Greens
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    I play a 790/770 combo set, and I will say the 790s are so long I had to adjust the lofts back to not have such a big gap between my 5 and 6 (770) iron. That said, love my set and no change coming here.
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  • DigitalizedOrangeDigitalizedOrange ClubWRX  92WRX Points: 40Posts: 92 Fairways
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    The fact that nobody is returning or trading in these irons in stores should be the biggest thing to take away. From the largest golf store in the country to smaller shops, nobody is bringing them back. Taylormade has made some great irons over the years, but I don't think any of them has been successful as the p790. There's irons out there that go farther, feel/ look better, or are more forgiving sure. But no other company has been able to put all of that together like taylormade has.
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  • KMeloneyKMeloney Members  5057WRX Points: 326Handicap:[email protected] 7Posts: 5,057 Titanium Tees
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    Only @ 10 rounds with my new-to-me P790s, and half of those rounds are out-of-seasons (so, cold, damp, and windy conditions, mostly).... But my last round with them a few weeks ago was my lowest of the season, so I absolutely can't wait to get a full season in with these in good playing conditions. These things are game-changers. The only place they're going in '19 is everywhere I play.
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  • Club GuruClub Guru Members  121WRX Points: 73Posts: 121 Fairways
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    I thought they were the holy grail. Then I played in some tournaments and the fliers became absolutely uncontrollable. There is a reason none of the top pros use them (outside of one to three long irons). I listed mine on eBay today.



    Side note. See how many sets are listed on eBay (a lot) and that’s all you need to know about the p790. They are a very good game improvement club but they were marketed as something better than that and Taylormade sucked slot of suckers in.
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  • 2717B2717B Members  283WRX Points: 87Posts: 283 Greens
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    Club Guru wrote:


    I thought they were the holy grail. Then I played in some tournaments and the fliers became absolutely uncontrollable. There is a reason none of the top pros use them (outside of one to three long irons). I listed mine on eBay today.



    Side note. See how many sets are listed on eBay (a lot) and that’s all you need to know about the p790. They are a very good game improvement club but they were marketed as something better than that and Taylormade sucked slot of suckers in.




    Aside from 100% forged clubs, these, and most new irons some sort of new technology (hollow heads, foam, inverted cone, jacked lofts etc.). Wiht the new technology, the ball travels farther on well struck shots and on mishits. There is a reason that very few pros play any of the irons with these types of new technology......they don’t want a 9 iron to go 190 yards....or whatever ridiculous distance they can hit. For most, a little more distance and forgiveness is welcome. Search any club on eBay, I predict that you will see them all for sale, despite the hype. I’m sure there are lots of P790’s for sale....probably because they sold so many.
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  • TexasCarlosTexasCarlos Unregistered  861WRX Points: 1Handicap: 6.7Posts: 861 Bunkers
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    Oh they’re staying , I’ve used players cb or a blade my while golfing life and when I switched to these the misses I had were basically on the green or on the fringe where with my other irons I would have been way off and short. Limited practice time made me want these since they would help me on my bad ball striking days, but they also make my good days SO much better.
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  • SpedermanSpederman Members  18WRX Points: 12Handicap: 12Posts: 18 Bunkers
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    I moved on. Didn't care for the feel. Missed the true forged iron feel and went back to srixon z765
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  • Butch336699Butch336699 ClubWRX  262WRX Points: 32Handicap: 10Posts: 262 ClubWRX
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    Still have the P790 UDI and 4-PW and I am keeping them. I love the clubs and got a great deal with TMs military discount program. Still have a backup set of Mizuno’s if I want that true forged feel.
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  • tpup21tpup21 Members  8WRX Points: 55Posts: 8 Bunkers
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    Great sticks, nice blend of forgiveness and playability.......not going anywhere
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  • TollBrosTollBros Overseer of the Test Range Sponsors  5025WRX Points: 333Posts: 5,025 Titanium Tees
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    The best combination of forgiveness, trajectory, distance and aesthetics in any iron ever. Of course that's just my personal opinion.
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    I’m so in love with my Mizuno that I only played the 790 like 4 times this year. Still on the bench.



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  • MakersMarsh3MakersMarsh3 TX/CAMembers  1696WRX Points: 292Posts: 1,696 Platinum Tees
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    I think they’re phenomenal sticks. Don’t play the 9 and PW though

    Really good combination of everything. Definitely takes a little work to find the right shaft combo and loft gapping



    Unreal forgiving. Make my bad swings better. Sometimes the ball goes really far. But I usually know why. And ball is part of it.

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  • 2717B2717B Members  283WRX Points: 87Posts: 283 Greens
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    I have and play cast, Mizuno forged and the P790’s. I like them all.....each for different reasons. The 790’s are pretty hard to beat for an all around iron. Great distance, forgiveness and workability. Just really good sticks.
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    I think they're phenomenal sticks. Don't play the 9 and PW though

    Really good combination of everything. Definitely takes a little work to find the right shaft combo and loft gapping



    Unreal forgiving. Make my bad swings better. Sometimes the ball goes really far. But I usually know why. And ball is part of it.
    I dropped the attack wedge, a bit too bulky
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  • Pwood28Pwood28 Members  421WRX Points: 112Posts: 421 Greens
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    The 790s really carried me through a few months of a bad golf swing. When things came around, I just couldn't quite get the short irons to do what I hoped for, so they are now out of the bag now. The 8-PW were giving me inconsistent numbers, and I couldn't figure out why (although I'm sure it's on me). The MP18 combo set I'm playing now has been awesome, and the short irons are responding just as I hoped for. Not sure if I'm going to keep the 790s around for the next swing slump, or just let them go.



    Great clubs, and in my opinion these give a golfer a great look while fitting the widest variety of swings and skill. Would highly recommend, just didn't stick in my bag.
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  • Pleasedwith3puttsPleasedwith3putts Members  1757WRX Points: 138Posts: 1,757 Platinum Tees
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    2717B wrote:

    Club Guru wrote:


    I thought they were the holy grail. Then I played in some tournaments and the fliers became absolutely uncontrollable. There is a reason none of the top pros use them (outside of one to three long irons). I listed mine on eBay today.



    Side note. See how many sets are listed on eBay (a lot) and that’s all you need to know about the p790. They are a very good game improvement club but they were marketed as something better than that and Taylormade sucked slot of suckers in.




    Aside from 100% forged clubs, these, and most new irons some sort of new technology (hollow heads, foam, inverted cone, jacked lofts etc.). Wiht the new technology, the ball travels farther on well struck shots and on mishits. There is a reason that very few pros play any of the irons with these types of new technology......they don’t want a 9 iron to go 190 yards....or whatever ridiculous distance they can hit. For most, a little more distance and forgiveness is welcome. Search any club on eBay, I predict that you will see them all for sale, despite the hype. I’m sure there are lots of P790’s for sale....probably because they sold so many.




    I agree and you can make the same case for i500's etc where a contracted pro essentially has a choice of two or 3 other irons in the range that are all targeted at better players. A friend of mine has been looking for a used set of 790's at +1" in stiff for a while and been following availability of secondhand 790's generally. The amount on Ebay is pretty low given how many units TM have sold but an even better barometer is how few sets ever come up in the classifieds here, a massive golf website full of equipment ho's.
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  • cardia10cardia10 Members  2611WRX Points: 247Posts: 2,611 Titanium Tees
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    Club Guru wrote:


    I thought they were the holy grail. Then I played in some tournaments and the fliers became absolutely uncontrollable. There is a reason none of the top pros use them (outside of one to three long irons). I listed mine on eBay today.



    Side note. See how many sets are listed on eBay (a lot) and that’s all you need to know about the p790. They are a very good game improvement club but they were marketed as something better than that and Taylormade sucked slot of suckers in.




    Same with me. After 5 rounds and a tracman fitting session, I had to dump them. The fitter said I wasn’t the first with the distance inconsistency issues. I really want to like them, but not sure how to start again. These had project x 6.5 and were probably a tic stiff for me. Any suggestions on shafts?
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  • KMeloneyKMeloney Members  5057WRX Points: 326Handicap:[email protected] 7Posts: 5,057 Titanium Tees
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    Club Guru wrote:


    I thought they were the holy grail. Then I played in some tournaments and the fliers became absolutely uncontrollable. There is a reason none of the top pros use them (outside of one to three long irons). I listed mine on eBay today.



    Side note. See how many sets are listed on eBay (a lot) and that’s all you need to know about the p790. They are a very good game improvement club but they were marketed as something better than that and Taylormade sucked slot of suckers in.




    Between assuming that the P790 were designed for the pros and the notion that people list items on eBay because nobody wants them, there's some seriously flawed logic in this post.
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  • GWfoolGWfool Members  83WRX Points: 28Posts: 83 Fairways
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    They are coming out of my bag for 2019, but not for any real negative reason. I went to a fitting and got fit into some Epon's that I just love the feel of and a shaft change. I could easily continue to game the 790s with the new shaft though and be plenty happy.
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  • Skaffa77Skaffa77 Heaven? No, the Sand Hills... ClubWRX  6932WRX Points: 233Posts: 6,932 ClubWRX
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    KMeloney wrote:

    Club Guru wrote:


    I thought they were the holy grail. Then I played in some tournaments and the fliers became absolutely uncontrollable. There is a reason none of the top pros use them (outside of one to three long irons). I listed mine on eBay today.



    Side note. See how many sets are listed on eBay (a lot) and that’s all you need to know about the p790. They are a very good game improvement club but they were marketed as something better than that and Taylormade sucked slot of suckers in.




    Between assuming that the P790 were designed for the pros and the notion that people list items on eBay because nobody wants them, there's some seriously flawed logic in this post.




    The fact there are quite a few on eBay and yet they still are at a very high price premium for the used iron market which tells me that they aren't being dumped by the folks who bought them. Same as the G400 Max... I'm looking to buy a set and I could get 2 sets of used irons like Srixons or Callaways for the pricing of a used 3-PW set of P790's.
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    cardia10 wrote:

    Club Guru wrote:


    I thought they were the holy grail. Then I played in some tournaments and the fliers became absolutely uncontrollable. There is a reason none of the top pros use them (outside of one to three long irons). I listed mine on eBay today.



    Side note. See how many sets are listed on eBay (a lot) and that's all you need to know about the p790. They are a very good game improvement club but they were marketed as something better than that and Taylormade sucked slot of suckers in.




    Same with me. After 5 rounds and a tracman fitting session, I had to dump them. The fitter said I wasn't the first with the distance inconsistency issues. I really want to like them, but not sure how to start again. These had project x 6.5 and were probably a tic stiff for me. Any suggestions on shafts?




    As far as I can tell, the type of player having distance issues is one seeing spin rates that are lower than ideal. So a shaft that is too stiff wouldn't help.



    I'm loving mine and am using a higher launch / higher spin shaft than usual and getting a great trajectory without any ballooning from excessive spin. So maybe experiment with a shaft that isn't too stiff for you and perhaps one that is higher launch / spin than normal to see what the numbers look like. I carry a 6 iron 180 yds and have gone from a Modus 120 stiff to NS Pro 950 stiff. On paper it should be way too weak for me but I have a smooth transition and has proved ideal with the stronger lofted / lower spinning 790 heads.
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  • sheppy335sheppy335 TMAG Junkie Members  6491WRX Points: 195Handicap: 19Posts: 6,491 Titanium Tees
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    Lovin them
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  • NevinWNevinW Southside, West VirginiaClubWRX  1195WRX Points: 215Handicap: 4Posts: 1,195 ClubWRX
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    I've got about 80 rounds with them now and I feel they are the best irons I have ever played with. I'll play them until they wear out.
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  • longofftheteeslongoffthetees GeorgiaMembers  994WRX Points: 105Handicap: 3.1Posts: 994 Golden Tee
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    Played them most of last year, and liked them, but I’m moving on. Hit my i500s more consistent and rarely get the rocket shot 20 yard over the green flier I got with the p790s.
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    ... I have changed irons every year for well over 25 years now. Mostly for review purposes but also I love trying out new clubs. The is the first year I will not be changing irons. I have been playing my P790's for almost 1.5 years now and have over 200 rounds with them and for me, they produce the best combination of trajectory, spin, forgiveness and accuracy which most definitely includes distance.
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    almost played a full year with them. liked the feel, looks was ok a little bit too thick. biggest gripe was that they were too hot and jumpy. on good shots may jump 20 yards more than the norm for me. switched to ping i500 but didnt like the feel. moved to p760 and i love them.
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