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New TM p790 irons ???

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  • carreracarrera Members Posts: 2,605 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Mine arrived today from my favorite Oregon pro shop. 4-AW, Steelfiber 95 regular flex, MCC +4's. Look absolutely AWESOME.

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    Cobra F9 14.5 - Atmos Blue Stiff
    Callaway Epic Hybrid - Recoil 780 stiff
    Ping i200 - Recoil 95 F3 4-UW
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    TM Spider Tour
    Srixon Z-Star
  • coreyhrcoreyhr Lafferty, Daniel Members Posts: 497 ✭✭✭✭

    My club got a demo set of these this week so I took them out on the course. I have previously built a 2017 p790 6 iron that I love, it's shafted up with the same KBS Tour 120's that are in my Srixon 745's. Now it could very well be an issue of the 105 DG shaft versus a 120 gram shaft, but I just wasn't impressed. In the looks department, they are no question an upgrade over the 2017 version. But when comparing my 1st gen 790 6 iron versus the new one, the 1st gen blew it away in performance. I'm going to try and go hit them with a heavier shaft and see if things change, but they were ballooning badly and just felt firm and harsh. That could have been due to not striking them as well as I was the 1st gen, but the previous version felt better and had a much different ball flight. My 6 iron launches really high, but then has a flat/penetrating flight. Was really wanting to love these, but not the case so far. Hopefully can test with heavier shafts soon.

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    Callaway Epic Flash SZ 15* - Tour AD TP 7s
    Callaway XR Pro TC 18* Hybrid - Tour AD DI 95x
    Srixon Z545 4 Iron - Steelfiber i110s
    Srixon Z745 5-PW - KBS Tour 120s
    Titleist Vokey SM6 50*
    Scratch 56* & 60* - Black KBS Tour Custom
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  • Luando85Luando85 AshevilleMembers Posts: 83 ✭✭✭

    I think that set is geared more towards the pxg players anyways since they most likely bought them for the higher cost. Now they have a Taylormade “baller” p790 option

    @TheMoneyShot said:

    @mjbfyb said:
    Only $375 per iron for the P790 TI!

    TM is turning into PXG...

  • jj9000jj9000 ClubWRX Posts: 2,677 ClubWRX
    edited Sep 6, 2019 1:38pm #815

    Sneak Peek Preview.
    There will be a set of like-new 2019 P790s with KBS TGI 100s hitting the BST Forum in short order.
    I have (1) range bucket on the 6i, 7i, and PW only. All other clubs have the plastic on them.

  • jjljjl Members Posts: 1,332 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Checked the new 790 out today...beautiful looking club, definitely a subtle step up from the older version. Not as squat looking at address as the previous gen, cleaner graphics. TM lists these as .25" longer than the '17's but not the case, they were actually a hair shorter than the older version. Didn't hit them though to see if there were any noticeable differences, but just based on looks probably the best looking iron in the store. I'd have to hit them to see if they were worth an upgrade, specifically I would want more spin out of them than the first gen.

    Ping G410 Plus 10.5
    Ping G410 Hybrid 19* 22*
    TaylorMade P790 4i - PW
    TaylorMade Milled Grind 2 50*
    TaylorMade HiToe 56, 60*
    TaylorMade Spider X 34"
    Bridgestone Tour B RX
    Titleist Players 4 
  • coreyhrcoreyhr Lafferty, Daniel Members Posts: 497 ✭✭✭✭

    Forgot to mention... the new p790 6 iron was 1/4" shorter than my standard length Srixon Z 745 6 iron. Both have a stated length of 37.5", and that's what I measure my 745 at. But when side by side, the 790 is 1/4" shorter. This is also the case when measured. I know companies can vary in how they measure, and that appears to be the case with Srixon and Taylormade at least.

    Callaway GBB Epic TC...L 9* - Fujikura Ventus 6s
    Callaway Epic Flash SZ 15* - Tour AD TP 7s
    Callaway XR Pro TC 18* Hybrid - Tour AD DI 95x
    Srixon Z545 4 Iron - Steelfiber i110s
    Srixon Z745 5-PW - KBS Tour 120s
    Titleist Vokey SM6 50*
    Scratch 56* & 60* - Black KBS Tour Custom
    Scotty Cameron Select Newport 3 


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  • JoeJoeJoeUrBoatJoeJoeJoeUrBoat Leamington OntarioMembers Posts: 825 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hit these tonight, they’re legit. But I also hit the Epic Forged and I think I’m in love. I’ve made a grave mistake.

    915 D2 10.5 Tour Ad Di 6s
    910 15 Diamana Whiteboard 
    P790 UDI
    2019 P790 4-PW Dg 105 S300
    SM7 48, 54, 60
    Rory McIlroy Scotty Cameron
  • ASN21ASN21 #TeamTaylorMade Bay AreaMembers Posts: 252 ✭✭✭✭

    @JoeJoeJoeUrBoat said:
    Hit these tonight, they’re legit. But I also hit the Epic Forged and I think I’m in love. I’ve made a grave mistake.

    If you liked the forged then wait for the 790 Ti

    TaylorMade M6 10.5 - Aldila Rogue Black
    TaylorMade M6 3 Wood - Aldila Rogue Silver
    TaylorMade GAPR HI 3 & 4 - KBS Hybrid
    TaylorMade P790 5-AW - Project X LZ
    TaylorMade Milled Grind HI-TOE 56 & 60 - KBS HI-REV 2.0
    TaylorMade My Spider X
    TaylorMade TP5/X

  • EricWGolfEricWGolf Members Posts: 653 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jjl said:
    Checked the new 790 out today...beautiful looking club, definitely a subtle step up from the older version. Not as squat looking at address as the previous gen, cleaner graphics. TM lists these as .25" longer than the '17's but not the case, they were actually a hair shorter than the older version. Didn't hit them though to see if there were any noticeable differences, but just based on looks probably the best looking iron in the store. I'd have to hit them to see if they were worth an upgrade, specifically I would want more spin out of them than the first gen.

    @coreyhr said:
    Forgot to mention... the new p790 6 iron was 1/4" shorter than my standard length Srixon Z 745 6 iron. Both have a stated length of 37.5", and that's what I measure my 745 at. But when side by side, the 790 is 1/4" shorter. This is also the case when measured. I know companies can vary in how they measure, and that appears to be the case with Srixon and Taylormade at least.

    TaylorMade changed its measuring method to a more industry standard method.

    When I did the math, I came up with a difference closer to an 1/8 of an inch shorter for 2019 P790 irons vs 2017 P790 irons when both were ordered standard. I’ll check the actual difference when my 2019s arrive.

  • JoeJoeJoeUrBoatJoeJoeJoeUrBoat Leamington OntarioMembers Posts: 825 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ASN21 said:

    @JoeJoeJoeUrBoat said:
    Hit these tonight, they’re legit. But I also hit the Epic Forged and I think I’m in love. I’ve made a grave mistake.

    If you liked the forged then wait for the 790 Ti

    Totally forgot about these! Are they comparable? If they are I’m all in on the Ti.

    915 D2 10.5 Tour Ad Di 6s
    910 15 Diamana Whiteboard 
    P790 UDI
    2019 P790 4-PW Dg 105 S300
    SM7 48, 54, 60
    Rory McIlroy Scotty Cameron
  • lc1342lc1342 Members Posts: 276 ✭✭✭✭

    7 iron is legit. Super forgiving. Pretty sure I’m going to give up my i500’s to get them.

  • OspreyCIOspreyCI Valley of the SunMembers Posts: 4,980 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @kush614 said:
    Irons arrived today and they are gorgeous! Went went the DG 105 black and it looks awesome. Coming from PXG 0211, I’m loving how much more compact these look at address. Can’t wait to hit them tomorrow!

    Really like to hear a comparison on the course.

    PXG Gen2 0811x 10.5 GD AD IZ 6s
    TM M2 15* Speeder 757 Evo TS
    TM M2 #3 19* Fujikura
    PXG 0211 4 Iron Elevate Tour
    TM P790 5-AW Modus 105
    TM MG 54*
    TM MG2 60*
    PXG Gen2 Gunboat
  • TrueWRXTrueWRX Members Posts: 1,635 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Just saw these for the first time. Top line is much better than previous model

  • BiggErnBiggErn Members Posts: 2,637 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @TrueWRX said:
    Just saw these for the first time. Top line is much better than previous model

    That .005” makes a world of difference

  • TrueWRXTrueWRX Members Posts: 1,635 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @BiggErn said:

    @TrueWRX said:
    Just saw these for the first time. Top line is much better than previous model

    That .005” makes a world of difference

    Got to love the dink’s on this website. Whatever they did Makes the top line look thinner. Maybe the less offset in long irons/higher toe design/slightly measurable thinner top line makes a big difference.

  • TheMoneyShotTheMoneyShot ***FIGJAM/Twirl of Doom*** Members Posts: 31,038 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @ASN21 said:

    @JoeJoeJoeUrBoat said:
    Hit these tonight, they’re legit. But I also hit the Epic Forged and I think I’m in love. I’ve made a grave mistake.

    If you liked the forged then wait for the 790 Ti

    Has anyone hit the Ti version yet?

  • andrevanderpostandrevanderpost ClubWRX Posts: 966 ClubWRX
    edited Sep 9, 2019 1:35pm #828

    I have now had mine a week or two and they aren't for me. I think they are an improvement (in the short irons) over the previous model but the long irons still look and feel unwieldy coming from players blades or CBs. That being said I think for many these will be an awesome iron.

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  • GolfBum82GolfBum82 Major Winner Members Posts: 743 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just curious what handicap are these ultimately designed for?

  • AG12AG12 Members Posts: 1,326 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @GolfBum82 said:
    Just curious what handicap are these ultimately designed for?

    Hard to say...the irons seem to reach low to high handicaps

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    Titleist TS2 15* Tensei Pro White 70S
    Titleist TS2 19* HZRDUS Smoke Black 80HY
    TaylorMade P790 '19 4-PW Project X LZ 120 
    Titleist SM7 50.12F/54.10S DG S200
    TaylorMade Hi-Toe 58*/ATV KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 
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  • gleunggleung Members Posts: 77 ✭✭✭

    Is the Ti version more or less forgiving?

  • iceman1118iceman1118 NortheastMembers Posts: 18 ✭✭

    @GolfBum82 said:
    Just curious what handicap are these ultimately designed for?

    @AG12 said:

    @GolfBum82 said:
    Just curious what handicap are these ultimately designed for?

    Hard to say...the irons seem to reach low to high handicaps

    I think they are designed for most handicaps, especially with the right shaft. I am an 8 handicap, ball striking not a real issue for me as my short game needs a ton of work, but with the proper shaft Inget great ball flight, hold all greens and have never hit a flier.

    FYI I have the new 2019 set and have 6 rounds with them already and have nothing bad to report. Two other members at my club were also fitted, one is a 3 and one is a 12 and they both have the same feel as me, just a great set.

    Driver: Taylormade M6 Hazardous Smoke 6.5 X
    3 Wood: Taylormade M6 Hazardous Smoke 6.5 X
    Driving Iron: Taylormade UDI Hazardous Smoke 6.0 S
    Irons: Taylormade P790 4 - AW KBS C Taper 130 X
    Wedges: Taylormade Hi Toe Copper 54/58 KBS C Taper 120 S
    Putter: Evnroll ER 1.2
    Ball: Titleist Pro V1

  • ASN21ASN21 #TeamTaylorMade Bay AreaMembers Posts: 252 ✭✭✭✭

    @JoeJoeJoeUrBoat said:

    @ASN21 said:

    @JoeJoeJoeUrBoat said:
    Hit these tonight, they’re legit. But I also hit the Epic Forged and I think I’m in love. I’ve made a grave mistake.

    If you liked the forged then wait for the 790 Ti

    Totally forgot about these! Are they comparable? If they are I’m all in on the Ti.

    Yes they should be comparable.

    @TheMoneyShot said:

    @ASN21 said:

    @JoeJoeJoeUrBoat said:
    Hit these tonight, they’re legit. But I also hit the Epic Forged and I think I’m in love. I’ve made a grave mistake.

    If you liked the forged then wait for the 790 Ti

    Has anyone hit the Ti version yet?

    Only Alex Etches from what I have seen.

    @gleung said:
    Is the Ti version more or less forgiving?

    More forgiving.

    TaylorMade M6 10.5 - Aldila Rogue Black
    TaylorMade M6 3 Wood - Aldila Rogue Silver
    TaylorMade GAPR HI 3 & 4 - KBS Hybrid
    TaylorMade P790 5-AW - Project X LZ
    TaylorMade Milled Grind HI-TOE 56 & 60 - KBS HI-REV 2.0
    TaylorMade My Spider X
    TaylorMade TP5/X

  • jll62jll62 MinneapolisClubWRX Posts: 2,197 ClubWRX

    @GolfBum82 said:
    Just curious what handicap are these ultimately designed for?

    If you listen to the Gear Drive pod when Johnny had Paul and Matt from TM on to discuss the P790, it's pretty clear these were originally designed as a player distance iron (maybe 5-15 handicap range), but as they got into development they realized they had something that better players would also use.

    I think the range is legitimately +4 to 15. Obviously, the better the player the more likely it is they are a good ball striker, so there must be something else about their game that would drive them to play these. But this iron fits a broad spectrum of players. I don't think it's one that fits neatly in a small bucket of handicaps.

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    TaylorMade M5 Rocket 3, Tensei Blue X, 42.5"
    TaylorMade P-790 UDI 2, Aerotech SteelFiber i95 S
    TaylorMade RSi TP 3-PW, KBS C-Taper S+
    TaylorMade Milled Grind 52 Raw, DG S400 Tour Issue
    TaylorMade Hi-Toe 58, DG S400 Tour Issue
    TaylorMade Black Copper Soto, 34"
    TaylorMade TP5

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  • JoeJoeJoeUrBoatJoeJoeJoeUrBoat Leamington OntarioMembers Posts: 825 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Pulled the trigger on a new set in the plastic I found on WRX 4-Pw. Should be here this Friday it’s showing on the UPS app. Stoked for these. Also found a set of M6 woods, driver 3 wood and 3 hybrid. My ghost has also recently entered the bag benching my Scotty. With the MG2s getting the raving reviews I keep seeing, this could be a 100% Taylormade setup for 2020!

    915 D2 10.5 Tour Ad Di 6s
    910 15 Diamana Whiteboard 
    P790 UDI
    2019 P790 4-PW Dg 105 S300
    SM7 48, 54, 60
    Rory McIlroy Scotty Cameron
  • stealthallstealthall Members Posts: 25 ✭✭

    The P790 are difficult to hit in PW,9 and 8 of you are steep. They are great for 5,6 and 7. Combo with 760s is the way to go.

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  • JoeJoeJoeUrBoatJoeJoeJoeUrBoat Leamington OntarioMembers Posts: 825 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I hit these great today. Such amazing clubs, everything I enjoyed with the first gen but way nicer looking at address!

    915 D2 10.5 Tour Ad Di 6s
    910 15 Diamana Whiteboard 
    P790 UDI
    2019 P790 4-PW Dg 105 S300
    SM7 48, 54, 60
    Rory McIlroy Scotty Cameron
  • jjljjl Members Posts: 1,332 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Put the original P790's back in my bag. Really enjoyed them on the course yesterday. No upgrade for me, will stick w the originals.

    Ping G410 Plus 10.5
    Ping G410 Hybrid 19* 22*
    TaylorMade P790 4i - PW
    TaylorMade Milled Grind 2 50*
    TaylorMade HiToe 56, 60*
    TaylorMade Spider X 34"
    Bridgestone Tour B RX
    Titleist Players 4 

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