TaylorMade Golf’s all-new P-790 irons are engineered with precision mass optimization to create a unique blend of distance, forgiveness and accuracy.
With individually optimized construction of tungsten weighting and SpeedFoam Air, every individual P-790 iron has a unique internal structure.
“P-790 is a collision of art and engineering,” said Matt Bovee, TaylorMade’s director of irons product creation. “The allure lies not only in the clean design and visual appeal, but also in the high-performance machine that lives within. It’s the total package, an ideal blend of external elegance and internal power.”
The P-790 irons ($1,399 per seven-piece steel set; $1,499 graphite) features what TaylorMade calls FLTD CG, a strategic design that positions the center of gravity lowest in long irons and progressively shifts it higher throughout the set. This intuitive design concept allows for easier launch and more forgiveness in the long irons, while the shorter, weaker-lofted irons are designed to control ball flight and optimize spin.
In the long irons (3-4), CG has been shifted almost a millimeter lower compared with previous generations, and CG starts to creep up as you go through the set. Overall, there is a linear trend from low to high, giving the golfer spin precisely where needed to promote accuracy, control and consistency from top to bottom.
The most notable visual difference from one iron to the next is the sound-stabilization bar, which sits above the tungsten-weight framework. Located in the 3- through 7-irons, each bar is uniquely shaped and positioned to enhance feel and performance by controlling the amount of unsupported space between the internal structure and the topline of the club. The design minimizes unwanted vibrations at impact.
Compared to prior generations of P-790 irons, a larger face opening gave engineers more space to push tungsten weights farther toward the toe. Moving weight lower and toward the perimeter of the club further allowed engineers to design for improved forgiveness and control.
The 2023 P-790 irons still feature SpeedFoam Air, which is 69 percent less dense than the original SpeedFoam. A forged 4140 high-speed face creates a hollow-body construction that houses the internal technology and sustains a premium feel.
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