Taylormade P790 Vs. Ping G700 Irons Comparison Overview

It can be difficult to find a set of unique irons that really stand apart from other sets. The problem is that many club manufacturing companies simply borrow technologies from each other, resulting in something of a homogenization of clubs across different companies.

One could take a look at the Ping G700 irons and the Taylormade P790 irons and come to the same conclusion. However, while there are key similarities between these two iron sets, there are also details that make them different. Take a look at the following comparison to see what we mean.

Taylormade P790 Irons Overview

 

The Taylormade P790 irons feature a hollow head design which is meant to increase distance by allowing the face to flex more.

The first thing you’ll notice about these irons is that they have a compact footprint. They look small but have some pretty decent game-improvement features. Besides the hollow body design, the P790’s  also have tungsten weighting in the toe.

This can really help straighten out your shot from the deck. Then there is a Speed Pocket which promotes faster ball speeds on low-face strikes. The P790’s also have a forged (4140 steel) L-shaped face insert

The bodies are made from 8620 carbon steel which imparts a soft feel to these irons.

Ping G700 Irons Overview

No matter how we mis-hit with these irons, they somehow found a way to produce straight shots.

With the 5-iron, we were hitting near the heel fairly often and much to our surprise, the ball was still flying straight, high and descending at a favorable angle. Like the P790’s the Ping G700’s have a hollow body design but lack the forged face insert.

Instead, the faces of these irons are made from maraging steel and the bodies from 17-4 grade stainless steel. This makes for an incredible amount of flex. In fact, the Ping G700’s played longer than the P790’s up and down the set.

The Ping G700’s also have a beefier sole so they looked better at address to our high handicap testers. While they lack the soft feel and consistency of the P790’s, they crushed it in terms of distance and forgiveness.

We really liked the feel of the P790’s but it was hard to ignore the pure, effective game improvement appointments of the Ping G700’s. We think the Ping G700’s would do more to improve the game of mid to high handicappers.

Taylormade P790 Irons

Category – Forged Irons

Ping G700 Irons

Category: Game-Improvement

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 G700 First Impressions

The Ping G700 first struck us with their good looks.

The hydropearl plating of these irons looks really nice both in the bag and at address. They also look really good and confidence-inspiring behind the ball. We also noticed pretty quickly that these irons gave great apex height and optimal descent angles for most lies.

In our time testing these irons, we really couldn’t determine a chink in their armor. The only thing we can say is that the gapping may be a problem for some players if you use this entire set to replace your current irons. Turf interaction is a bit chunky too.

Also, workability isn’t the best but that’s only to be expected of irons built for high handicap players.

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

Ping G700 Selling Points

  • Hydropearl finish
  • Maraging steel face
  • Hollow body design
  • 17-4 stainless steel body
  • Strong lofts
  • Beefy soles

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 Ping G700 Irons for?

The Ping G700 irons would be a great choice for the discerning high handicapper. What we mean is that they offer more than just distance and forgiveness. They work moderately well around the pin as well.

Also, if you are having trouble getting the ball airborne, these irons would work great for you. The launch and carry distances are definitely something to get excited about and will surely be a boon to the game of any beginner.

The G Family

There are plenty of Ping G series irons to choose from but besides the G700’s the G400’s and G425’s stand out. They both have multi-material construction so like the Ping G700 irons, they have a metal-wood flexing dynamic.

The G400 irons look the most like the Ping G700’s at address – they have similar head sizes and offset. However, the Ping G700 irons are the only ones of these three lines to feature maraging steel faces.

Distance: 95/100

Accuracy: 95/100

Forgiveness: 95/100

Feel & Control: 92/100

Overall Score: 94/100

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