Callaway Mavrik Vs Taylormade P790 Irons Comparison And Review

Taylormade and Callaway are no stranger to going head to head with their irons and while the P790’s are aimed at Mid Handicappers, the Mavrik Pro irons in the Mavrik series will fall into the same category.

Callaway Mavrik Pro Overview

The Mavrik Irons come in three flavours, Mavrik, Max and Pro. The pro version of these irons are most useful for this comparison but the similar Mavrik and Mavrik Max Irons are better for High Handicappers and beginners.

The Mavrik Pros are going to suit those mid handicappers closer to the Higher handicap scale, they are easy to hit, have large sweet spots, minimal offset, strong lofts but a thinner top line for better workability.

The weighting in the irons is tungsten and placed with artificial intelligence for perfect COG placement.

Urethane microspheres fill the cavity in these irons and dampen any unwanted vibrations.

What impresses most about the Mavrik pros is the distance control and consistency with lower dispersion across many strikes. Overall a very nice set of sticks.

Taylormade P790 Irons Overview

The P790’s are a beautiful set of forged irons from Taylormade with the workability and feel of a players iron coupled with the forgiveness of a game improvement iron.

The P790’s achieve this by filling the head of the club with a speed foam which is much softer on impact than a traditional forged iron.

The clubs feature tungsten weighting in the heel and toe along side progressive ICT technology to increase the size of the sweet spot.

The clubs look nice and compact at address and the thin top line really comes into play with the enhanced workability of the shorter irons.

If you are on the side of mid handicapper closer to the high side, the Mavriks or Mavrik Pros might be a better option but if you are aiming to become a low handicap player and want to try out a forged iron with forgiveness, the P790’s are going to be an excellent choice.

Both really nice sets of clubs from the respective brands.

Callaway Mavrik Irons

Category – Game Improvement/Distance Irons

Taylormade P790 Irons

Category – Forged Irons

Callaway Mavrik – First Impressions

The Callaway Mavrik Irons look amazing and deliver a ton of distance and accuracy with low dispersion between strikes.

Each Iron is crafted using Artificial Intelligence that ensures the weighting is in the optimal position and that these Irons maximize their potential.

They have 360 Face Cup technology which allows for some flex in the iron face on impact resulting in maximum ball speed and distance.

The clubs have a lot of loft, allowing you to get the ball in the air while Tungsten Weighting, keeps the center of gravity low in these irons and the Urethane Microspheres reduce vibrations on off center hits.

These are excellent Game Improvement irons from 2020 that come at an affordable price.

Taylormade P790 – First Impressions

The first thing to notice about the P790 irons is the compact, forged heads that come in a shape and style that will suit the better players.

Despite the players feel of the irons, they also come packed with technology that will add distance and forgiveness like the Thru Slot speed pocket, speed foam and inverted cone technology which allows more flex on impact.

The forged irons are actually a hollow construction, filled with speed foam which allows much greater distances to be achieved than the original P790’s and the tungsten weighting keeps the CG low for an easy launch for an iron of this type.

The original P790 irons, released in 2017, were definitely for the players but with the remodelling in 2019, these can also be used for mid handicappers looking to test the waters of players irons.

All in all, definitely not for the high handicappers.

Callaway Mavrik – Selling Points

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Urethane Microspheres
  • Tungsten Weighting For Low COG
  • Large Sweet Spot With Flexible Face For Forgiveness
  • 360 Cup Face For Maximum Ball Speed

P790 Irons – Selling Points

  • 2 Tungsten Weights For Low COG
  • Co Molded Cavity Badge For No Vibrations
  • Lots Of Loft In The Clubs
  • Flexible Hinge And Variable Face Thickness
  • Forgiving And Consistent

Who Are The Mavrik Irons For

The Mavrik Irons will suit Beginners and Mid Handicappers. Almost anybody should be able to hit high, far and straight shots with these classic irons that ares till among the best in the game right now.

Mavrik Family Of Irons

The Mavrik Max are more suited to beginners, they have higher lofts and offer more forgiveness while giving up a bit of their distance.

The Mavrik Pro Irons are going to be perfect for Mid Handicappers and those that want to work the ball a bit more. Less loft and more fell in the Mavrik Pro Irons

Distance: 96/100

Accuracy: 95/100

Forgiveness: 97/100

Feel And Control: 88/100

Overall Score: 95/100

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Who Are The P790 Irons For

The P790 irons will be most effective for the better players and certain mid handicappers who want to work the ball a bit more.

If you are looking for a blend of feel and distance, these are going to be the perfect irons for you.

If you are just starting out in the game, you would be better off with a game improvement iron.

Taylormade P Family Of Irons

The P790 UDI is a driving iron with minimal offset and a straighter top line for incredible distance.

The P790 TI range has more distance and forgiveness built in, so worth a look for those more on the mid handicapper side of the scale.

Distance: 92/100

Accuracy: 95/100

Forgiveness: 89/100

Feel And Control: 96/100

Overall Score: 94/100

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