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i played a p760 pw @ 46degs and a 50deg milled grind wedge, and there was a large distance gap / “Tech gap” , about 25 yards or so. P760s are hot off of the face , and the p790s are even hotter.

in order to combat the Distance / tech gap , I lengthened my 50deg wedge and inch (also helped me feel more comfortable / upright).

The distance gap is now 15yards.

I would recommend the p790 a wedge if you're looking for more heat off of the face / distance. I would recommend a 50deg wedge if you’re looking for more precision / accuracy.

Understand there will be a “tech gap” (with the speed foam in the 790s) unless you learn to hood wedges / put them back stance and pound it, if you do go with 790 a-wedge.

You could also compensate for said “tech gap” that by strengthening wedges (decreasing loft) or adding length (rock on end of rope theory), or weakening 50deg a-wedge to a 52deg a wedge.

be weary — adding length will increase your swingWeight value , so club head might feel heavier.

ideally, one would have a club builder / club fitter chime in for all of the tech jargon / options .. and consequences that come along with that. A builder can do a lot more for you as far as .. minimize head weight / add head weight, etc

Best of luck , hope this helps.

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I played the P790 A wedge for about 4-5 rounds before scraping it and replacing it with a Mizuno S18 51-8 forged gap wedge, for several reasons. One the A wedge was really close on full swings to the P790 PW. I literally from a distance and trajectory stand point couldn't tell which one I was hitting. This was very trouble some when my next wedge was a 56 degree sand wedge for full shots into greens. For some this might be an advantage to have a go a little further A wedge, but for my game it was hurting my scoring pitching back from behind greens. Usually nothing good from back of the green. Maybe see if you can match your sand and lob wedge to the A wedge with the grind and bounce you prefer for your playing conditions and gapping. Thats where I would start. Good luck

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