Taylormade P790 Vs Ping G425 Irons Comparison And Review

Taylormade and Ping are well known to make some of the finest irons in the game today and when you at clubs used by professionals on tour, it is easy to see why.

The P790’s are forged irons filled with a speed foam that give the feel and workability of muscle back irons with the forgiveness more readily available in a game improvement iron.

The Ping G425’s are game improvement irons with a ton of forgiving features but also offering a ton of distance.

Deciding between these two is going to come down to where you game is at right now and your ambitions for the future.

Taylormade P790’s Overview

The P790s represent something new in the market in terms of performance for a forged iron.

They are compact with a thin top line at address but you get a softer and more forgiving feel due to the speed foam inside the club.

Tungsten weighting extends the sweet spot as does the Progressive ICT technology for a very forgiving mid handicap iron.

Where these clubs come into their own is with the workability of the shorter irons where the better players will be able to control the ball a lot more.

These irons are perfect for mid handicappers looking to break into the low handicapper bracket in golf.

Ping G425 Irons Overview

The G425’s from Ping came after a years hiatus where we left waiting for the G410’s successor and the downside is that the performance of the G425’s and G410’s is very much the same.

The performance in terms of distance and forgiveness anyway, but they have fit that extra performance into a smaller, more compact head which looks a lot better at address.

The matching of performance is impressive and the irons are also more workable for players getting towards that mid handicap level.

The soles are thick and with deep undercuts for distance and the clubs are high launching for ‘Towering distance’.

A visible tungsten screw weight in the head and another in the heel stretches the sweet spot, while the visible hing in the heel also offers more flexibility and forgiveness with the metal wood finished thin face generating impressive balls speeds.

For higher handicappers and those looking to become mid handicappers, the G425’s are probably going to be a better choice but if you are a mid handicapper looking to become a lower handicap player, the P790’s are going to be an excellent choice.

Taylormade P790 Irons

Category – Forged Irons

Ping G425 Irons

Category – Game Improvement Irons

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.

Ping G425 Irons – First Impressions

After taking 2020 off, the G425 Irons are a much anticipated upgrade to the G410’s and the first thing you notice with these irons is that the heads are smaller and more compact.

The irons incorporate two weights, a visible screw at the front of the clubhead and a weight in the hosel. This, coupled with the wide and cascading sole allows a quality ball launch angle.

Ping have gone for the metal wood style material for the first time in a set of irons and the variable face thickness allows for a lot of forgiveness and ball speed on any strike, even when you hit the ball off center.

They also have a multi material badge filling in the cavity at the back to dampen any vibrations on mishits.

The irons have a slight bit of offset for forgiveness but you are going to get plenty of feel from these especially from Irons you would classify as game improvement.

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

G425 – Selling Points

  • Metal Wood Finish
  • Multi Badge Material
  • Small, More Compact Heads
  • Perimeter Weighting
  • Excellent Feel And Control

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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Who Are The G425 Irons For

The Ping Irons aren’t going to be for every beginner. These irons will be incredible popular for improving and better players who want to get more feel on the ball without sacrificing forgiveness and consistency.

If you are someone who wants to starting working the ball a bit more, the G425’s are a perfect choice.

Ping G425 Family Of Irons

The G425 Irons also come in a crossover version which are black in color and the steel face on the crossover maximizes the distance you can get with G425 Crossovers.

Distance: 95/100

Accuracy: 95/100

Forgiveness: 94/100

Feel And Control: 93/100

Overall Score: 94/100

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