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Shot 69 with them the other day... guess I'm the exception, too.

 

Always exceptions to everything.

 

Granted I only put 1 of these irons in my bag to try out for a few rounds, but I saw a big discrepancy in distance on some of the shots as well. Personally did not like the feel on it either... but I'm sure a bunch people don't like my irons as well. ;) Different strokes for different folks!

TM M3 9.5, Graphite Design AD DI 7x
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TM p790 3 iron
Mizuno MP-59 4-PW, DG S300
Titleist SM4 50, 56, 60
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Exactly. I was just at one of our Socal golf shops and the main fitter at the location said this exact same thing about the P790's. He even went so far as to say because of the distance inconsistencies and variances - they are UNPLAYABLE.

 

Look, I don't understand all the folks coming in to defend these irons, as if its personal to them. If they work for you great, but most good players won't even consider irons like these with little to no distance control. Guess thats why NO pros are playing them from what I've seen.

 

Look through the other end of the telescope - those of us that are decent players and have zero issues with consistency with these clubs can't understand why you continue to flame them, there are a LOT of guys that are happy with them and their opinion is equally as valid as yours

 

Would you actually expect pros to play them when TM have three sets of irons that are all designed for the better player who probably doesn't need the extra distance. So how many pros use the Ping g400 or PXG SGI irons as both are the 4th club in the range if you rank by players irons.

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As a single digit player, iron play is not usually a weak point. On course, I usually hit an AP2 7 iron 170 carry. The P790s carried 170-195 with same impact location hitting approach shots and tee shots on a par 3. I thought it was just me, so paid for a Trackan session. It 100% confirmed that I was hitting center face with same swing speed and had 20 yard differences in the same iron. My set will be listed on BST tonight. 4-AW Project X 6.5. They will be the most consistent or most inconsistent based on what you read here. I'll play my old Scratch blades and know exactly how far they will go for me.

Exactly. I was just at one of our Socal golf shops and the main fitter at the location said this exact same thing about the P790's. He even went so far as to say because of the distance inconsistencies and variances - they are UNPLAYABLE.

 

Look, I don't understand all the folks coming in to defend these irons, as if its personal to them. If they work for you great, but most good players won't even consider irons like these with little to no distance control. Guess thats why NO pros are playing them from what I've seen.

 

Look through the other end of the telescope - those of us that are decent players and have zero issues with consistency with these clubs can't understand why you continue to flame them, there are a LOT of guys that are happy with them and their opinion is equally as valid as yours

 

Would you actually expect pros to play them when TM have three sets of irons that are all designed for the better player who probably doesn't need the extra distance. So how many pros use the Ping g400 or PXG SGI irons as both are the 4th club in the range if you rank by players irons.

 

I'm not flaming them, just saying based on on course experience and tracman data, multiple irons in my set have issues not caused by the user. I'm sure they are great for some people, but those people are more than willing to try my set at a significant discount over new....no returns of course.

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As a single digit player, iron play is not usually a weak point. On course, I usually hit an AP2 7 iron 170 carry. The P790s carried 170-195 with same impact location hitting approach shots and tee shots on a par 3. I thought it was just me, so paid for a Trackan session. It 100% confirmed that I was hitting center face with same swing speed and had 20 yard differences in the same iron. My set will be listed on BST tonight. 4-AW Project X 6.5. They will be the most consistent or most inconsistent based on what you read here. I'll play my old Scratch blades and know exactly how far they will go for me.

Exactly. I was just at one of our Socal golf shops and the main fitter at the location said this exact same thing about the P790's. He even went so far as to say because of the distance inconsistencies and variances - they are UNPLAYABLE.

 

Look, I don't understand all the folks coming in to defend these irons, as if its personal to them. If they work for you great, but most good players won't even consider irons like these with little to no distance control. Guess thats why NO pros are playing them from what I've seen.

 

Look through the other end of the telescope - those of us that are decent players and have zero issues with consistency with these clubs can't understand why you continue to flame them, there are a LOT of guys that are happy with them and their opinion is equally as valid as yours

 

Would you actually expect pros to play them when TM have three sets of irons that are all designed for the better player who probably doesn't need the extra distance. So how many pros use the Ping g400 or PXG SGI irons as both are the 4th club in the range if you rank by players irons.

 

I'm not flaming them, just saying based on on course experience and tracman data, multiple irons in my set have issues not caused by the user. I'm sure they are great for some people, but those people are more than willing to try my set at a significant discount over new....no returns of course.

 

To be clear my comment was squarely aimed at SMUGamer I guess I could have deleted your part of the post I chose to quote. You've been totally even handed saying they just don't work for YOU, statements from SMU questioning the motives of anyone who chooses to defend these irons crosses the line

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As a single digit player, iron play is not usually a weak point. On course, I usually hit an AP2 7 iron 170 carry. The P790s carried 170-195 with same impact location hitting approach shots and tee shots on a par 3. I thought it was just me, so paid for a Trackan session. It 100% confirmed that I was hitting center face with same swing speed and had 20 yard differences in the same iron. My set will be listed on BST tonight. 4-AW Project X 6.5. They will be the most consistent or most inconsistent based on what you read here. I'll play my old Scratch blades and know exactly how far they will go for me.

Exactly. I was just at one of our Socal golf shops and the main fitter at the location said this exact same thing about the P790's. He even went so far as to say because of the distance inconsistencies and variances - they are UNPLAYABLE.

 

Look, I don't understand all the folks coming in to defend these irons, as if its personal to them. If they work for you great, but most good players won't even consider irons like these with little to no distance control. Guess thats why NO pros are playing them from what I've seen.

 

Look through the other end of the telescope - those of us that are decent players and have zero issues with consistency with these clubs can't understand why you continue to flame them, there are a LOT of guys that are happy with them and their opinion is equally as valid as yours

 

Would you actually expect pros to play them when TM have three sets of irons that are all designed for the better player who probably doesn't need the extra distance. So how many pros use the Ping g400 or PXG SGI irons as both are the 4th club in the range if you rank by players irons.

 

I'm not flaming them, just saying based on on course experience and tracman data, multiple irons in my set have issues not caused by the user. I'm sure they are great for some people, but those people are more than willing to try my set at a significant discount over new....no returns of course.

 

To be clear my comment was squarely aimed at SMUGamer I guess I could have deleted your part of the post I chose to quote. You've been totally even handed saying they just don't work for YOU, statements from SMU questioning the motives of anyone who chooses to defend these irons crosses the line

Your statements aren't in need of a response from me. Read the entire thread so you get the context of my comments.
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Your statements aren't in need of a response from me. Read the entire thread so you get the context of my comments.

 

I've read it. In fact I read a lot of it before extensively testing and then buying the 790's Plenty of guys who like them, plenty having issues. No different to a LOT of the threads here and certainly not supportive of statements like "most folks" and "I don't understand all the folks coming in to defend these irons"

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Distance control issues can stem from a lot of things. Since everyone isn’t having distance control issues it’s possible it could be other things but not saying it is or isn’t. . Even the best have an outlier shot on occasion but some on this forum act like they can drop 7 irons inside a hoola hoop from 175 all day long.

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Hey buddy, play 'em until your heart's content.

 

I choose to play irons with ZERO distance control issues, like "most" players.

 

I just got it - you ARE Bob Parsons and I claim my $50

Guess thats why I play Srixons, huh??? And, just about to order the new Srixon 785's.......... I get it, trying to use humor to justify your absurd positions.......I get it.
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I get it, trying to use humor to justify your absurd positions.......I get it.

 

Fake news....

Surely, after having been a member since "2006" you know how to look up someones past post. If so, you'd see my post from years ago raving about my Srixon's. Too complex for ya?

 

Ever wonder why you get so few likes to your posts?

 

Absurd position = Fake news

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I get it, trying to use humor to justify your absurd positions.......I get it.

 

Fake news....

Surely, after having been a member since "2006" you know how to look up someones past post. If so, you'd see my post from years ago raving about my Srixon's. Too complex for ya?

 

Ever wonder why you get so few likes to your posts?

 

Absurd position = Fake news

You got me, I just don't know what to do or say?!?!? :taunt: Now go away, you're an utter waste of my time! No more replies to Mr. 3 putter shooting 95........ :taunt:
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I get it, trying to use humor to justify your absurd positions.......I get it.

 

Fake news....

Surely, after having been a member since "2006" you know how to look up someones past post. If so, you'd see my post from years ago raving about my Srixon's. Too complex for ya?

 

Ever wonder why you get so few likes to your posts?

 

Absurd position = Fake news

You got me, I just don't know what to do or say?!?!? :taunt: Now go away, you're an utter waste of my time! No more replies to Mr. 3 putter shooting 95........ :taunt:

 

How predictable

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As a single digit player, iron play is not usually a weak point. On course, I usually hit an AP2 7 iron 170 carry. The P790s carried 170-195 with same impact location hitting approach shots and tee shots on a par 3. I thought it was just me, so paid for a Trackan session. It 100% confirmed that I was hitting center face with same swing speed and had 20 yard differences in the same iron. My set will be listed on BST tonight. 4-AW Project X 6.5. They will be the most consistent or most inconsistent based on what you read here. I'll play my old Scratch blades and know exactly how far they will go for me.

Exactly. I was just at one of our Socal golf shops and the main fitter at the location said this exact same thing about the P790's. He even went so far as to say because of the distance inconsistencies and variances - they are UNPLAYABLE.

 

Look, I don't understand all the folks coming in to defend these irons, as if its personal to them. If they work for you great, but most good players won't even consider irons like these with little to no distance control. Guess thats why NO pros are playing them from what I've seen.

 

I found that many of these folks, that “defend” the 790 are real users, while many that worry about inconsistency are referrals!

 

Also, these are near GI irons category. There are (in TaylorMade) 3-4 iron series (770, 750, 730) offered for better payers. So it is understandable that better players would prefer these other options, blades. I assume they would also complain about M3/M4 inconsistency

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Well I pulled the trigger so now there will be a lot of deals popping up on eBay and BST. I played around with some different custom options like the black S300 with the Chrome head but there was an upcharge for that shaft. Probably wouldn’t have did it anyway. I did go with black/orange grip that comes on the black ones instead of the gray.

 

"I was just at one of our Socal golf shops and the main fitter at the location said this exact same thing about the P790's. He even went so far as to say because of the distance inconsistencies and variances - they are UNPLAYABLE.

 

Look, I don't understand all the folks coming in to defend these irons, as if its personal to them. If they work for you great, but most good players won't even consider irons like these with little to no distance control. Guess thats why NO pros are playing them from what I've seen."

 

... I guess at a +1.5 index I am not a good player. Of course I actually play them as opposed to talking about them with a guy in a golf shop, so what do I know? Clearly the 67 I shot a few days ago with UNPLAYABLE irons was due to excellent driving, wedge play and putting. :dntknw:

That's your experience - fine, no big deal. You are the exception, not the norm. Lets see how long they last in your bag. And, how would you know if I've played them or not? Yeah, you don't! Lastly, the fitter is one of the best around here and spends way more hours on this stuff than you ever even thought about.

 

I think that it’s the opposite. The norm is that these are not fliers

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As a single digit player, iron play is not usually a weak point. On course, I usually hit an AP2 7 iron 170 carry. The P790s carried 170-195 with same impact location hitting approach shots and tee shots on a par 3. I thought it was just me, so paid for a Trackan session. It 100% confirmed that I was hitting center face with same swing speed and had 20 yard differences in the same iron. My set will be listed on BST tonight. 4-AW Project X 6.5. They will be the most consistent or most inconsistent based on what you read here. I'll play my old Scratch blades and know exactly how far they will go for me.

Exactly. I was just at one of our Socal golf shops and the main fitter at the location said this exact same thing about the P790's. He even went so far as to say because of the distance inconsistencies and variances - they are UNPLAYABLE.

 

Look, I don't understand all the folks coming in to defend these irons, as if its personal to them. If they work for you great, but most good players won't even consider irons like these with little to no distance control. Guess thats why NO pros are playing them from what I've seen.

 

I found that many of these folks, that "defend" the 790 are real users, while many that worry about inconsistency are referrals!

 

Also, these are near GI irons category. There are (in TaylorMade) 3-4 iron series (770, 750, 730) offered for better payers. So it is understandable that better players would prefer these other options, blades. I assume they would also complain about M3/M4 inconsistency

Says the fella that "benched" his P790's back in March of this year (see sig block - WITB), so that he could play some real irons - Mizzy's. Good choice by the way, Mizzy's have great distance control you can count on.

 

RodC (WITB):

"Ping G400 Alta CB, R Shaft

M2 3 Wood

TM SLDR 4 Hybrid

4-PW Mizuno MP-18SC - Steelfiber i95 (since Nov 17) - on the bag

4-PW TM P-790 Modus 3 105 Stiff (since March 18) - on the bench

Cleveland RX2 50/08

Vokey SM6 raw 54 & 58/08"

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Still for sale. ?

 

I’ll add that in my experience they are the longest irons I’ve ever hit. They look great and feel great.

 

I just seem to be point and shoot with my 714 AP2s- albeit a club and a half shorter... but I can’t argue with knocking pins down.

 

It may be an issue of shaft difference (px lz 5.5 vs s300) and I’d rather not reshaft the p790s.

 

I do play with 3 buddies who swear by their p790s. Again ymmv.

 

They are (unfortunately) Just not for me.

Some flavor of the month driver.
Some driving iron for Links courses.

A hybrid to save my bad shots.
Titleist blades when I feel lucky otherwise something more forgiving.
A Vokey wedge or 2.
I hate every one of my 17 putters.

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No luck on BST with mine either....to be such awesome irons, selling them for $500-600 below retail isn't doing much good. I hate dealing with eBay though!

Yeah, this says it all - action speaks louder than words (or the proof in the puddin' as they say). If these irons were all some folks said they were, nobody would have to sell them (in mint condition) and lose around half their money. The market knows all and it appears the market has taken its position on these irons which is perfectly consistent with our position.
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