Taylormade P760 Vs Taylormade P790 Irons
The P7 series of irons from Taylormade aren’t new; but they are still mystifying players who don’t necessarily have time to stay up on every iron design detail.
And there are many entries into this line of clubs so that complicates things even further.
Still, this is a family of irons that you don’t want to overlook if you are striving to reach that next level of performance and lower your handicap. So today we will be comparing the Taylormade P760 to the Taylormade P790 irons and explaining the differences.
Taylormade P760 Irons Overview
“The Taylormade P760 irons are progressive in pretty much every way.”
Normally, when you hear that an iron set is “progressive” you know that the longer irons have longer blades and more offset while the short irons have more compact blades and less offset. And that is certainly true of these irons.
But Taylormade took progressive design a step further by making the 3-7 irons in this set hollow while the short irons have been single-piece forged. For our testers, this meant amazing control and very easy distance with the long irons. It also meant solid feel and remarkable workability in the short irons.
The long irons also have the Speed Foam injection which smooths out feel; but doesn’t do much else. Our testers were averaging a distance of 164 yards with the 5-iron in this set.
Taylormade P790 Irons Overview
“The Taylormade P790 irons were clearly designed to be more forgiving. They also lack some of the same performance details as the Taylormade P760’s.”
The Taylormade P790’s are forged hollow body irons; but they are not progressive. They do have a forged L-shaped face insert that enhances ball speed on low-face shots though. The tungsten weights have also been placed to increase apex height and add forgiveness.
The distance we were getting from the Taylormade P790 irons was comparable to that of the Taylormade P760’s. However, short game control suffered and our better players weren’t able to achieve the spin required to stick greens from long range. Some of the workability has also been sacrificed in favor of forgiveness.
“The level of detail in the Taylormade P760 irons is impressive. If you’re the kind of player who wants to know precisely what launch, spin and distance you’ll get from every iron in your bag, the P760’s are for you. If your iron game isn’t quite as refined yet, you can’t go wrong with the Taylormade P790’s.”
Taylormade P760 Irons
In 20 Words or Less
“The Taylormade P760 irons give you distance where you need it and remarkable short game control.”
Taylormade P790 Irons
Category – Forged Irons
Taylormade P760 Irons – First Impressions
“At first, we didn’t think much of the design of these irons.”
They have sort of a clunky blade shape with a step in the back and vertical stripes going up and down the back. But behind the ball, these irons look fantastic. Minimal offset and moderate sole width give these irons that preferred players look.
Taylormade Irons Family
“The great thing about the P series of irons is that there is something for everyone.”
If you don’t like the look of a short blade and narrow sole at address, we suggest checking out the Taylormade P790 irons. They are certainly the most forgiving irons in the “P” series and will help you with your striking accuracy.
A good middle ground between the P790 and Taylormade P760 irons are the P770 irons. They produce a middling launch and moderate offset; but they are still forged irons so you get all the great feel and short game control.
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.
Taylormade P760 Irons Selling Points
- 1025 forged carbon steel construction
- Hollow body long irons
- One piece forged construction in the short irons
- Speedfoam injections in the long irons
- Progressive set
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 Taylormade P760 Irons for?
“The Taylormade P760 irons would work best for mid to low handicap players who swing their irons 80+ MPH.”
The moderate launch works well for a variety of players; but there just isn’t a lot of offset or sweet spot to work with for high handicap players. A lot of our high handicap testers were mis-hitting out near the toes of the short irons.
However, almost all of our testers regardless of their handicaps loved the long irons. The hollow-body design made for great distance even if we missed the striking zone. So while a complete set of these irons would be superb for mid and high handicap players who want all-around performance, higher handicappers might consider picking up a #3 or #4 iron from this set to complement their current setup.
Feel & Control: 97/100
Overall Score: 97/100
Check Out More Reviews Here:
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.
Feel And Control: 96/100