PXG 0211 DC Irons Vs Taylormade P790 Comparison And Review
One of the reasons we wanted to compare these 2 iron sets specifically was because they both have the same design goal: to make a forgiving iron in the guise of a player’s performance iron.
How did these companies accomplish this?
For starters, they gave their irons a muscle back design. Then they made them with premium metals. Which irons were better overall though? Read on to find out.
PXG 0211 Irons Overview
The PXG 0211 irons have a sleek look that belies their playability.
PXG isn’t exactly known for their entry-level irons but the PXG 0211’s look to change all that. For starters, the PXG 0211’s have progressive (and pronounced) offset throughout the set.
We found that it was remarkably easy to square up to the ball even with the long irons in this set.
Of course, this increased accuracy and helped us stay on the fairway. On approaches, the miraging steel faces of the PXG 0211’s helped to enhance feel and feedback.
While not the most accurate irons for your short game, you get more performance than you would expect from irons in this price range.
While we’re on the subject of range, it should be noted that the PXG 0211’s and the P790’s were almost identical in terms of distance.
Taylormade P790 Irons Overview
The Tayloramde P790’s look to do many of the same things as the PXG 0211’s – just in different ways.
For instance, both of these irons look to enhance feel from within. The PXG 0211’s have a soft polymer core while the P790’s have redesigned Speed Foam which is housed within the hollow bodies of these irons.
The P790’s also sport the classic Speed Pocket cavity while the PXG 0211’s have a similar undercut around the face. Both features were designed to increase flex and ball speed.
Again though, distance between these two iron sets was practically identical.
The one thing we did notice about the P790’s however was that we were getting better accuracy on low-face shots.
We figured this had to to with the L-shaped face insert that wraps the bottom of the face into the sole.
We actually liked the feel of the carbon steel used to make the P790’s.
While the miraging steel faces of the PXG 0211’s were impressive, the P790’s just had a more buttery feel.
In almost every other way though, these iron sets were identical.