Callaway Apex 19 irons and Taylormade P790 irons

johnnybogeyjohnnybogey Members Posts: 1,814 ✭✭

Curious to hear thoughts on both sets especially from those that have played both.
Currently in the market for new irons and these two have me interested.
Thanks

PXG Gen2 XF 9* Tensei Pro White 60s
PXG Gen1 17* hybrid EvenFlow Blue 85g 6.0
PXG Gen1 19* hybrid Tensei CK Blue 80g S
PXG Gen1 0311 5-AW Recoil Prototype 95 
Cleveland CBX 54*
Cleveland CBX 58*
Bettinardi Inovai 2.0
WITB Link

Comments

  • dalillama47dalillama47 Members Posts: 1,211 ✭✭

    I haven't played either, but have hit both and the Apex 19's are a little smaller foot print. The TM's have to my eye less offset, I haven't checked specs, just a visual. I prefer the sound and feel of the TM's. Forgiveness wise I would say they are on par with one another. GL.

    Srixon Z785
    Srixon F85 3 & 5
    Srixon H85 #4 22*
    Srixon Z585 5 iron, Z785 6-pw
    Cleveland RTX 4, 50,54, & 58
    Cleveland Soft 11C
    Srixon 2019 Z Star

  • mxskiermxskier Members Posts: 430 ✭✭

    Pretty similar, big difference is blade length. I personally prefer a smaller blade length, it just helps me focus more on having a good strike. Other than that, pretty much the same...

    Ping G400 LST Tour 65S
    Cobra F8+ 3W VA Slay 75
    PXG 0317 3H VA Slay 85H
    Callaway Apex Pro 19 4-PW Oban CT 115
    Vokey SM7 50/54/60 Oban CT 115
    Bettinardi BB1
    Taylormade TP5
  • justasgoodjustasgood Without Tempo, you are just a hacker. Members Posts: 2,603 ✭✭

    Apex 19 by far. Better look, feel and looong

  • MobMob Just Another Lefty Members Posts: 3,471 ✭✭

    I have the p790's and I really like them. I like them enough that I had the opportunity during a fitting last week to hit 2 brand new sets of Apex and Apex Pro '19 that they had out for me, and I passed. I tend to recycle almost every year, so for me to pass on even trying them says a lot about the p790.

    Epic Flash Subzero with Synergy Black Proto 60TX shaft vs. Cobra F9 Tour length with Synergy Black Proto 65TX
    Callaway Epic Flash SZ 13.5 degree with GD Tour AD IZ 75 stiff
    Callaway Rogue 2 and 4 hybrid with GD Tour AD IZ 85 stiff hybrid shaft
    TM P790 5-A with Fujikura Pro 95i shaft stiff tour spec
    Callaway Forged 56 degree wedge and PM19 62 degree wedge
    TM Spider X Navy Blue 35 inch with white racing stripe
  • mukstermukster Is this the year? North of the 49thMembers Posts: 3,500 ✭✭

    I have looked at both (eternal ho), would love to hear some more comments about comparisons.

    Callaway XR16 driver, 9 degrees, Diamana S+ shaft
    Callaway Epic Subzero 13.5, Mitsubishi Fubuki Z 65
    Mizuno ST180 5 wood, Tensei Blue shaft
    Nickent 3D 3 hybrid, generic shaft
    Srixon Z765 5-PW irons, KBS Tour V shafts
    Cleveland CBX 50* wedge
    Hogan Equalizer 54* wedge
    Mizuno S18 58* wedge
    Nike Method Core Drone 2.0 putter
  • 2717B2717B Members Posts: 265 ✭✭

    I have hit both. I went with the 790’s. I’m still in the honeymoon phase, but so far I’m liking them just fine! Solid sticks. Not too big, and not too small.

  • ndkidndkid Members Posts: 70 ✭✭

    I got the P790 last year and did not make it throught the year with them. The soles did not work for me and the shorter clubs were even harder to hit. They seem to just go straight up for me. Distance gains were not that great for me. I just traded them in for a set of new Apex Pro dots. Best thing I could of done with them.

    WITB:
    Callaway Epic Triple Diamond 9 degree w/ Project X HZRDUS Smoke
    Callaway Epic Flash 3 Wood w/ Project X HZRDUS Smoke
    Callaway Apex Pro DOT '19 Irons with KBS Tour V
    Callaway Mack Daddy Forged 52 degree with KBS Tour V
    Titliest SM7 56 degree with KBS shaft
    Callaway MD4 Raw 60 degree with KBS Hi Rev
    Toulon Portland Putter
    Srixon Z star ball

  • CwingCwing #TaylorMade TwistFace Experience 2018 Go Big Blue!!! 8x Champs. Who Dey !!! Go Bengals,Members Posts: 8,048 ✭✭

    Interested in reviews as well.

    TaylorMade Kingdom M4 9.5* Red 5S stiff Atmos
    TaylorMade M4 3HL 16.5* fairway stiff Atmos
    TaylorMade M4 3 hybrid stiff Atmos
    TaylorMade M4 4 hybrid stiff Atmos
    PING G25 5-U (coming soon = G410)
    Cleveland RTX 54*
    TaylorMade Hi Toe 58*
    Seemore si5
    Garmin g6/Precision Pro Nx7 Pro slope
    http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/838786-cwings-witb-2013/
  • TherealpatgilesTherealpatgiles Members Posts: 323 ✭✭

    I tried so hard to hit a p790 3 and 2 iron. They just do not work for my swing. Chunky soles, no leading edge relief. They're almost like mini hybrids to me. I tried last year's Apex when I got fitted for the epons and they were very nice. Long, straight.

    Taylormade m5 9 ad gp 7x
    Epon af901 19 modus 120
    Nike vapor pro combo 3 iron
    Epon af 503 4-w modus 120s
    Epon tour 50 55 60 modus w
    Epon i33 rose gold putter
  • BlkNGldBlkNGld Members Posts: 2,896 ✭✭

    For me, the 790s were the first TM iron in a while that interested me enough to try it in the hitting bay. Unfortunately it ended there. Just couldn't hit it well. Tried some others like Apex and Hot Metals just to be sure it wasn't me, and hit those fine.

    Doesn't mean that TM is putting out junk, but sometimes there are clubs that just aren't meant to be for me.

  • johnnybogeyjohnnybogey Members Posts: 1,814 ✭✭
    edited Apr 23, 2019 4:43pm #12

    Appreciate the responses thus far fellas.

    I currently play PXG 0311 gen1 irons which I haven’t even taken to the course yet. The Steelfiber i95 stuff shafts even soft stepped 1x were not cutting it for me.

    Yesterday installed a Recoil 95 Prototype F4 into my 7 iron and the results are promising. Plan to soft step the 7 iron tonight and try that out.

    Ultimately, I feel the 0311 irons are too much for me in general having come from Callaway Apex CF16 irons. I was being too ambitious I think. 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️

    Been reading a bunch of buzz on the TM P790’s and Callaway Apex 19 irons and so thinking about either of these two sets with Recoil 95 Prototypes.

    Stay tuned.

    PXG Gen2 XF 9* Tensei Pro White 60s
    PXG Gen1 17* hybrid EvenFlow Blue 85g 6.0
    PXG Gen1 19* hybrid Tensei CK Blue 80g S
    PXG Gen1 0311 5-AW Recoil Prototype 95 
    Cleveland CBX 54*
    Cleveland CBX 58*
    Bettinardi Inovai 2.0
    WITB Link
  • platgofplatgof platgof ClubWRX Posts: 1,442 ClubWRX
    edited Apr 25, 2019 1:46am #13

    I have the CF16's and the P790's, and both are great irons. The 16 are better for the short game, love the 9 iron for chipping, just amazing. I struggled with the 16 short irons on full shots, and did better with the P790. Long irons go to the P790 for me. The P790 6 and 7 irons are super clubs, as I pured a 6 iron yesterday that left me breathless. I have improved my iron play lately and really need to give the CF 16's another run, great irons. My confidence is higher with the P790 though.

    GBB Fusion HT 13.5
    F9 5-6 WD
    F9 7-8 WD
    OS 5 & 6 Hybrid
    P790 5-PW
    Glide AW, SW, LW
    TM Spider Pro Red C/S
    B330RX
  • johnnybogeyjohnnybogey Members Posts: 1,814 ✭✭

    @platgof said:
    I have the CF16's and the P790's, and both are great irons. The 16 are better for the short game, love the 9 iron for chipping, just amazing. I struggled with the 16 short irons on full shots, and did better with the P790. Long irons go to the P790 for me. The P790 6 and 7 irons are super clubs, as I pured a 6 iron yesterday that left me breathless. I have improved my iron play lately and really need to give the CF 16's another run, great irons. My confidence is higher with the P790 though.

    I started out with the original apex irons then moved to cf16’s. Great irons.

    Last night I had a chance to install new recoil 95 prototype shaft softstepped 1x and the irons have really come alive (7 iron only so far), much better for me I think versus straight in.

    As much as I’d love a new set of irons, I feel I need to give these PXG irons a fair assessment.

    Thanks everyone!

    PXG Gen2 XF 9* Tensei Pro White 60s
    PXG Gen1 17* hybrid EvenFlow Blue 85g 6.0
    PXG Gen1 19* hybrid Tensei CK Blue 80g S
    PXG Gen1 0311 5-AW Recoil Prototype 95 
    Cleveland CBX 54*
    Cleveland CBX 58*
    Bettinardi Inovai 2.0
    WITB Link
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