Takomo 101T Vs Taylormade P790 Irons Comparison

Takomo 101T Vs Taylormade P790 Irons

Today we pit two hollow body iron sets against each other to see who they are for.

Read on to find out what you need to know about the Taylormade P790 and Takomo 101T irons.

Takomo 101T Irons Overview

Takomo 101T Irons

“The Takomo 101T’s are cast from 431 stainless steel and feature a hollow body design.”

Compared to the P790’s, the Takomo 101T irons have less offset but the blade length is similar.

You don’t get a super-responsive feel because of the cast design of the Takomo 101T’s; but they play long with little effort.

I was getting an average of 140.3 yards with the 7-iron in this set and the launch was slightly higher than with the P790’s.

Taylormade P790 Irons Overview

“Right off the bat, the P790’s were more forgiving.”

I found that I could open up my stance more and get the same, accurate results with the P790’s.

As a result, I was getting slightly longer distances: 143.1 yards with the 7-iron to be exact.

The added distance correlated with the slightly stronger loft of the P790 irons. And the forged construction gave them a softer feel.

“Overall, I liked the Taylormade P790’s a bit more than the Takomo 101T’s. The P790’s had a better feel, were more congenial to my fast swing and were more forgiving.”

Takomo 101T Irons

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Category: Player’s Distance

Taylormade P790 Irons

Category – Forged Irons

Takomo 101T – First Impressions

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“I loved the sleek looks and how the Takomo 101T’s occupy a nice middle-ground between players performance and game improvement.”

I’ve talked a lot about forgiveness so far but one of the first things I noticed about these irons was how workable they are.

I was able to affect different shot shapes so long as the lie was favorable. That brings me to another, less fun point.

The turf interaction wasn’t great with these irons. The leading edge is a bit blunted so you really have to keep yourself from digging.

But that’s really the only weakness that stuck out to me during my testing session.

Overall, the Takomo 101T irons look great and they perform consistently.

I could tell right away that these irons would be great for anyone who wants to increase the distance on the fairway or from the tee.

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 and 2021, 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.

Takomo 101T Irons – Selling Points

  • Hollow-body design
  • Precision-milled face
  • 431 stainless steel construction
  • Multiple shaft options
  • Workable
  • Forgiving
  • Good 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 Takomo 101T Irons for?

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“The Takomo 101T irons would be good for 15-22 handicappers who are chiefly concerned with distance.”

That’s because all but the most severe mis-hits go virtually unpunished.

There wasn’t significant drop-off in ball speed between my perfect strikes and those struck closer to the heel.

The hollow-body design and milled face go a long way towards making sure the ball gets launched far.

And yet, there is a good amount of workability in these irons for mid handicappers.

The blade is small enough and square enough behind the ball to allow for accurate shot manipulation.

Plus, the Takomo 101T irons cost less than $600 for the entire set so they would be good for players on a budget as well.

The Takomo Family of Irons

If you have a bit more experience under your belt you may want to look at the Takomo 201 irons.

They are forged, have shorter blades and less offset than the Takomo 101T’s.

Distance: 97/100

Accuracy: 96/100

Forgiveness: 96/100

Feel and Control: 96/100

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Overall Score: 96/100

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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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