Loving P790 One Year Later?

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  • ollyG-MONEYollyG-MONEY Members Posts: 21 ✭✭
    I've had my P790's over a year now. great clubs, have got me to single figures alongside a total swing change. I just find front to back dispersion to be a little too much. Hit some P760's today at my local pro shop....... so so nice!!



    now I have to think about changing or even going for a P730/760 combo set....... what you think???
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  • Tiptx1122Tiptx1122 TMPing Members Posts: 1,651 ClubWRX
    There is no way I'm getting rid of my P790's as I played some of the best golf in years. This is the best set of irons TaylorMade has ever came out with. The longer irons are just as easy to hit as the short irons. No reason to get rid of mine.
  • TheFrankJacobraTheFrankJacobra Members Posts: 8 ✭✭
    I really really really really wanted to love these irons. I love the look and the feel of the 790s but I don't think I hit a single green in the three months I had them in the bag. I felt like I was starting to lose my mind because I never knew where a short iron shot was going to go. I benched them for my old irons, and then picked up a set of JPX900f's off another WRXer and haven't looked back. I don't want to bash the 790's but they just didn't work for me. I do however still have my 790 UDI in the bag and absolutely love it.
  • KMeloneyKMeloney Members Posts: 4,749 ✭✭


    I felt like I was starting to lose my mind because I never knew where a short iron shot was going to go.




    Which short irons, and what do you mean that you never knew where a shot would go? You talking about distance, dispersion, or both?
  • mBiden2mBiden2 #15 and counting..... Atlanta, GAMembers Posts: 737 ✭✭
    I've had my P790's over a year now. great clubs, have got me to single figures alongside a total swing change. I just find front to back dispersion to be a little too much. Hit some P760's today at my local pro shop....... so so nice!!



    now I have to think about changing or even going for a P730/760 combo set....... what you think???




    I’ve been thinking of going 5-Pw 760 and keeping my 4i 790
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  • PatsNationPatsNation Members Posts: 1,498 ✭✭
    mBiden2 wrote:

    I've had my P790's over a year now. great clubs, have got me to single figures alongside a total swing change. I just find front to back dispersion to be a little too much. Hit some P760's today at my local pro shop....... so so nice!!



    now I have to think about changing or even going for a P730/760 combo set....... what you think???




    I’ve been thinking of going 5-Pw 760 and keeping my 4i 790
    Do it and let me know how it goes

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  • pcedenspcedens Members Posts: 77 ✭✭
    uglande wrote:


    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?




    Love them!
  • ylwdogscylwdogsc Members Posts: 27 ✭✭
    Benched them (except for the 3 iron) for my RSI2's (4-PW). Better distance control, with no loss of distance. Warmer temp return then they will have to compete with MP-15's. I don't see them getting back in the bag anytime soon.
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  • enelrojoenelrojo Members Posts: 143 ✭✭
    ylwdogsc wrote:

    enelrojo wrote:
    ylwdogsc wrote:


    Been hating mine lately. Switched back to my MP15s for a bit and then found my RSi 2’s. Not sure why I went away from them. Consistent with no surprises. Well see when the weather gets better but for now they’re staying in the bag






    Did you give up any distance switching from the 790's to the RSI 2's?




    No noticeable distance loss. I never really felt they that much longer to begin with.






    The lofts are very similar throughout the set. P790 7I 30.5, RSI 2 7I 31.0
  • SwingBluesSwingBlues We are the Old Dark Navy Blues Members Posts: 3,442 ✭✭
    enelrojo wrote:

    ylwdogsc wrote:

    enelrojo wrote:
    ylwdogsc wrote:


    Been hating mine lately. Switched back to my MP15s for a bit and then found my RSi 2’s. Not sure why I went away from them. Consistent with no surprises. Well see when the weather gets better but for now they’re staying in the bag






    Did you give up any distance switching from the 790's to the RSI 2's?




    No noticeable distance loss. I never really felt they that much longer to begin with.






    The lofts are very similar throughout the set. P790 7I 30.5, RSI 2 7I 31.0




    RSi2 definitely a risk of the face slot cave in from your 7i to 4i. P790s - zero issue. Jus sayin
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  • Ray JacksonRay Jackson Members Posts: 1,082 ✭✭


    There's a lot posted on this. The short:



    These are unicorn clubs. They feel amazing, they are forgiving as ****, and they're as good an iron as I've ever hit.



    If you're a low ball hitter with low spin you MAY experience fliers. I did, on about 15 percent of shots on trackman I'd see spin rates drop about 1000RPM and get an extra 8-10 yards out of them, all the way down to about the 8/9 iron.



    I would kill to not have this happen for me, as they'd be my gamers for a long time. I'd certainly give them a go. Great clubs. I just think the truth of the distance control issue is between YES and NO, and much more a MAYBE.




    Tried a friends 790s this evening on Trackman, that had the same shafts as my 770s. I have a handful of the shots your describing above, spin was half it would normally be and the ball carried 10 more yards at least. Was more with the 5-6 iron than the shorter irons. I am a lower ball lower spin iron player.
  • evoviiiyouevoviiiyou evoviiiyou Members Posts: 1,997 ✭✭
    My lone survivor is the P790 4Iron that may never leave my bag. Its just so easy to flush and its great how high it flies! Gives me a nice weapon between my hybrid and then my JPX919 Forged 5 iron. Love this iron in my set up!

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  • PatsNationPatsNation Members Posts: 1,498 ✭✭
    evoviiiyou wrote:


    My lone survivor is the P790 4Iron that may never leave my bag. Its just so easy to flush and its great how high it flies! Gives me a nice weapon between my hybrid and then my JPX919 Forged 5 iron. Love this iron in my set up!
    Im going 790 4 iron 760 5-PW. Similar to you
  • I am about to pull the trigger on a set with c tapers, my only concern is it seems like they are a little low spinning ? Although they seem to spin more than the I 500 's ?
  • MobMob Just Another Lefty Members Posts: 3,466 ✭✭
    I plan to keep them in the bag for this year. I haven't had any flier issues with my set. Very good all around iron.
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  • CwingCwing Members Posts: 8,047 ✭✭
    Had them, never worked there way in my bag. Wrong shafts for me.
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  • BiggErnBiggErn Members Posts: 2,272 ✭✭
    I am about to pull the trigger on a set with c tapers, my only concern is it seems like they are a little low spinning ? Although they seem to spin more than the I 500 's ?




    Just play a high spinning ball.
  • scottc25scottc25 Members Posts: 633 ✭✭
    edited Feb 8, 2019 7:56pm #79
    I'm coming from AP2s and in the 2 months I have had them so far I am really struggling with distance control which is something I never had in my AP2s. I'm going to give them until the end of the summer and of I don't see an improvement them I am going to move on. I mean I do love the long irons but missing greens is just killing me. I have been driving the ball the best of my life in the last month and my handicap has gone up 4 points.
  • PatsNationPatsNation Members Posts: 1,498 ✭✭

    PatsNation 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.....
    match the lofts. Problem solved




    Has anyone done this yet? Match the 760 lofts to the 790s?
    lofts matched



  • TheMoneyShotTheMoneyShot ***FIGJAM/Twirl of Doom*** Members Posts: 30,480 ✭✭
    PatsNation wrote:


    PatsNation 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.....
    match the lofts. Problem solved




    Has anyone done this yet? Match the 760 lofts to the 790s?
    lofts matched






    Great find man, thanks!
  • evoviiiyouevoviiiyou evoviiiyou Members Posts: 1,997 ✭✭


    I am about to pull the trigger on a set with c tapers, my only concern is it seems like they are a little low spinning ? Although they seem to spin more than the I 500 's ?




    I wouldn’t worry to much on the raw spin number as they have been lifted strong for the number iron each is. The ability for these clubs to achieve at or higher apex and decent angles seems to defy current iron physics at least for me.

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  • Ray JacksonRay Jackson Members Posts: 1,082 ✭✭
    evoviiiyou wrote:



    I am about to pull the trigger on a set with c tapers, my only concern is it seems like they are a little low spinning ? Although they seem to spin more than the I 500 's ?




    I wouldn't worry to much on the raw spin number as they have been lifted strong for the number iron each is. The ability for these clubs to achieve at or higher apex and decent angles seems to defy current iron physics at least for me.




    Agree whole heartedly and my spin numbers have gone up versus 770s with the same shafts.
  • WillMK5WillMK5 Members Posts: 421 ✭✭
    Please excuse me if this has been answered elsewhere, but does TM plan on replacing these anytime soon? I got the chance to hit these yesterday and I'm in awe. Looking for something longer and more forgiving then my 714 AP2s and these might do the trick.
  • KMeloneyKMeloney Members Posts: 4,749 ✭✭
    WillMK5 wrote:


    Please excuse me if this has been answered elsewhere, but does TM plan on replacing these anytime soon? I got the chance to hit these yesterday and I'm in awe. Looking for something longer and more forgiving then my 714 AP2s and these might do the trick.




    I have no insider knowledge, but remember people asking this toward the end of last year, and the answer then seemed to be overwhelmingly "no." (Some had thought that the P760s would replace these -- but the P760s appear to have simply been "added" to the P790s and the "bladier" offerings.) My local Club Champion said that they were hot sellers last year, so I suspect these might have a decent shelf life to them before they're updated.



    Mine replaced 714 AP2s, too. Thankfully, I've found the transition to these to be exactly as you hope it'd be for you.
  • WillMK5WillMK5 Members Posts: 421 ✭✭
    KMeloney wrote:

    WillMK5 wrote:


    Please excuse me if this has been answered elsewhere, but does TM plan on replacing these anytime soon? I got the chance to hit these yesterday and I'm in awe. Looking for something longer and more forgiving then my 714 AP2s and these might do the trick.




    I have no insider knowledge, but remember people asking this toward the end of last year, and the answer then seemed to be overwhelmingly "no." (Some had thought that the P760s would replace these -- but the P760s appear to have simply been "added" to the P790s and the "bladier" offerings.) My local Club Champion said that they were hot sellers last year, so I suspect these might have a decent shelf life to them before they're updated.



    Mine replaced 714 AP2s, too. Thankfully, I've found the transition to these to be exactly as you hope it'd be for you.




    Awesome, thanks for the reply.
  • ollyG-MONEYollyG-MONEY Members Posts: 21 ✭✭
    mBiden2 wrote:

    I've had my P790's over a year now. great clubs, have got me to single figures alongside a total swing change. I just find front to back dispersion to be a little too much. Hit some P760's today at my local pro shop....... so so nice!!



    now I have to think about changing or even going for a P730/760 combo set....... what you think???




    I’ve been thinking of going 5-Pw 760 and keeping my 4i 790




    I took the plunge and went for the P760's 4-pw.

    hardly any lost distance and yer very controllable. Very happy with them so far.
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  • CwingCwing Members Posts: 8,047 ✭✭
    Cwing wrote:


    Had them, never worked there way in my bag. Wrong shafts for me.




    Update. So last season I had an opportunity to grab a set but I wasn’t able to get fit. I bought into all the Modus 105s hype which was a comp,etc miss on my part. I could not feel these irons during my swing at all and gave up on them very quickly.



    Fast forward to a demo day. I go to the TM booth to hit the TM 760. The guy says, “have you tried the 790?”. Obviously I tell the guy yes and I told him about the Modus shafts and zero feel.



    He sets up a 790 with Nippon 950GH. Wow!!! What a difference. High, long, straight right from the get go. I’ll be hittng these against the g410 in the near future.
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  • uglandeuglande Members Posts: 136 ✭✭
    edited Feb 26, 2019 9:34pm #89
    Thanks for all the comments so far. I started this thread because I was considering moving to the P790s, and now that's exactly what I'm doing. I am a high spin player and love the results I am getting so far from the 5 and 7 irons (the others are on order).



    It's funny to hear people talking about hitting P790 8-irons 200 yards. I think that's probably either BS or a mis-read. (Or those golfers have a strange combination of super-low spin and high clubbed speed).



    Anyway, for me, I can consistently hit the 5-iron to 195 and rolling out to 205, so I am able to retain the stopping power on a 200-plus club. Similarly, the 7-iron goes to about 168 and stops at around 175. Adequate distances and plenty of spin left to keep it under control. With my old forged clubs (of course, I miss the feel), I would practically be backing up a 7-iron on the green with all my spin. (My GC results have been consistent, BTW, no fliers or distance control issues. Amazingly consistent, actually, in part because they are so forgiving on off-center strikes).



    I still need to work on my strike to keep my spin in the right zone, but P790s have been an equipment breakthrough for me so far. I never thought I would play "power" irons. I LOVE forged. But for my swing/delivery, these give me the best results.
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  • PatsNationPatsNation Members Posts: 1,498 ✭✭
    uglande wrote:


    Thanks for all the comments so far. I started this thread because I was considering moving to the P790s, and now that's exactly what I'm doing. I am a high spin player and love the results I am getting so far from the 5 and 7 irons (the others are on order).



    It's funny to hear people talking about hitting P790 8-irons 200 yards. I think that's probably either BS or a mis-read. (Or those golfers have a strange combination of super-low spin and high clubbed speed).



    Anyway, for me, I can consistently hit the 5-iron to 195 and rolling out to 205, so I am able to retain the stopping power on a 200-plus club. Similarly, the 7-iron goes to about 168 and stops at around 175. Adequate distances and plenty of spin left to keep it under control. With my old forged clubs (of course, I miss the feel), I would practically be backing up a 7-iron on the green with all my spin. (My GC results have been consistent, BTW, no fliers or distance control issues. Amazingly consistent, actually, in part because they are so forgiving on off-center strikes).



    I still need to work on my strike to keep my spin in the right zone, but P790s have been an equipment breakthrough for me so far. I never thought I would play "power" irons. I LOVE forged. But for my swing/delivery, these give me the best results.
    I agree high launch/high spin guys these irons are real good
  • driveandputtmachinedriveandputtmachine 4 wedges or 2 iron? That is the question! Members Posts: 1,168 ✭✭
    PatsNation wrote:

    uglande wrote:


    Thanks for all the comments so far. I started this thread because I was considering moving to the P790s, and now that's exactly what I'm doing. I am a high spin player and love the results I am getting so far from the 5 and 7 irons (the others are on order).



    It's funny to hear people talking about hitting P790 8-irons 200 yards. I think that's probably either BS or a mis-read. (Or those golfers have a strange combination of super-low spin and high clubbed speed).



    Anyway, for me, I can consistently hit the 5-iron to 195 and rolling out to 205, so I am able to retain the stopping power on a 200-plus club. Similarly, the 7-iron goes to about 168 and stops at around 175. Adequate distances and plenty of spin left to keep it under control. With my old forged clubs (of course, I miss the feel), I would practically be backing up a 7-iron on the green with all my spin. (My GC results have been consistent, BTW, no fliers or distance control issues. Amazingly consistent, actually, in part because they are so forgiving on off-center strikes).



    I still need to work on my strike to keep my spin in the right zone, but P790s have been an equipment breakthrough for me so far. I never thought I would play "power" irons. I LOVE forged. But for my swing/delivery, these give me the best results.
    I agree high launch/high spin guys these irons are real good




    What about low/mid flight high spin guys?



    I am thinking of going to club champion as my spin numbers continue to be an issue. A trackman I have access to the only one I remember is my 7 iron. Ball speed was upper 120's to 130, launch angle was around 15* and my spin was in the 7600 range. This has been similar with most shafts I have tried, and really become an issue since switching from my J40 CB's to the Srixon 765's. My long irons in the 565's are low enough launching to have not been an issue. I am seeing some major ballooning with my short irons into the wind, and crazy weird distances down wind.
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