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Generation 3 P790 in 2021?


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@GHIN n Juice
 

I’m a former 2019 owner who traded for the 2021, which hasn’t arrived yet.


Just my opinion…

 

The top line and appearance at address are totally in favor of the 2019. The mat finish makes the 2021 look bulky in comparison to the polished/chrome, which tends to act somewhat like a mirror, disguising the width of the top line.

The big negative to many is going to be offset. The 2021 clearly has more, and again the finish makes it seem more yet. To a significant degree, at least to me, this takes the P790 out of the “player’s appearance” group.

The sole doesn’t appear significantly different in terms of dimensions. Here again, what you want to see in the bag is subjective, though again I think the older version looked somewhat classier.

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3 hours ago, Jeff58 said:

@GHIN n Juice
 

I’m a former 2019 owner who traded for the 2021, which hasn’t arrived yet.


Just my opinion…

 

The top line and appearance at address are totally in favor of the 2019. The mat finish makes the 2021 look bulky in comparison to the polished/chrome, which tends to act somewhat like a mirror, disguising the width of the top line.

The big negative to many is going to be offset. The 2021 clearly has more, and again the finish makes it seem more yet. To a significant degree, at least to me, this takes the P790 out of the “player’s appearance” group.

The sole doesn’t appear significantly different in terms of dimensions. Here again, what you want to see in the bag is subjective, though again I think the older version looked somewhat classier.

Complete opposite thoughts for me, obviously looks are all subjective. The new version has a slightly thicker top line, but it is minimal to me. Overall the iron looks so much better, I really think TM improved in terms of looks. The lines seem to be sharper and the contrast with the dull and glossy really looks much cleaner. Again, looks are subjective, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and not knocking your thoughts on it, juts sharing mine. 
 

Either way the iron flat out performs and is a winner! 

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8 hours ago, AzSuperHack76 said:

Complete opposite thoughts for me, obviously looks are all subjective. The new version has a slightly thicker top line, but it is minimal to me. Overall the iron looks so much better, I really think TM improved in terms of looks. The lines seem to be sharper and the contrast with the dull and glossy really looks much cleaner. Again, looks are subjective, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and not knocking your thoughts on it, juts sharing mine. 
 

Either way the iron flat out performs and is a winner! 


Agree on the looks. There’s obviously no particular reason to be chrome, mat, brushed, black, or whatever other than to attract a certain target population. The previous version was chrome, so… My initial impression was “look, there’s some i210 in here now” though 🤔.

 

As far as overall performance, I’m waiting to see the long-term effect. Compared to the Apex line for instance, the Apex’s appearance has changed significantly over the years, but the performance envelope has remain remarkably similar.


The 2019 P790 was a performance tweak to the original version, but the 2021 is a very different animal, at least in my limited time. What we see in the YouTube and other model introduction commercials is “just like the previous but better”, which to my mind is only there to not scare off buyers.

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1 hour ago, Cpk23 said:

I don't understand the appeal of the 790 line. Can someone explain what type of player they are targeting?


Older, more experienced players who have lost swing speed and want to keep up with their younger selves.

 

When higher cappers and big hitters get hold of them, the reactive faces and lack of spin can and will create “excessive dispersion”, which can be un-fun. The 2021 version appears to be aimed at curbing that behavior to some extent though, at the expense of total distance IME.

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Can anyone who has their irons and played a few rounds comment on performance of the short irons (8-AW)? I like to play shots around the greens with the short irons and wondering if I should order a combo set with P770 short irons or just stick with the P790s for the whole set. I’ve hit both irons, but my fitter only carries 6 irons so wanted to get some thoughts. Address picks of the short irons would be great too.

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