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.