Taylormade P790 Vs Ping G710 Irons Comparison And Review
Taylormade and Ping are both manufacturers that have become renowned for producing forgiving irons.
So much so that choosing between the two brands can be a challenge.
Taylormade and Ping have promised more forgiveness and higher launch with the G710 and P790 series irons. Let’s take a look at both.
Taylormade P790 Overview
The Taylormade P790 irons were built to increase forgiveness with a unique, lightweight design.
The crux of the Taylormade P790 is that they are light. Taylormade has achieved a 37% decrease in thickness in key areas of these irons by utilizing carbon steel instead of normal stainless steel.
The Taylormade P790 irons sport a forged hollow-body design for even more weight savings.
What’s the point of all this emphasis on weight? It’s so the internal tungsten weights can be denser to place CG more optimally in each iron of the set.
The Taylormade P790 have an exceptionally low CG that will appeal to high to mid handicappers who are finding it hard to get proper launch from their irons.
Taylormade has not abandoned distance in these irons though. The Taylormade P790’s may not be the longest irons that Taylormade produces but they still have the Speed Pocket channel which allows the face to hinge and push the ball for better overall speed.
Ping G710 Irons Overview
Ping has married good looks with intermediate-friendly performance with the G710 irons.
The first thing you will notice about these irons is the beautiful black Hydropearl finish.
This finish isn’t just for aesthetic appeal; it is specially designed to repel water for improved performance in wet conditions.
Ping has also placed a high emphasis on forgiveness with these irons.
The G710’s rock a tungsten screw in the toe and a tungsten weight in the heel for perimeter weighting and higher MOI. Translation: more forgiveness.
The G710’s also have maraging steel faces. Maraging steel is used in aerospace engineering. It is exceptionally strong and exceptionally thin.
As if that weren’t enough, the maraging steel faces feature VFT (Variable Face Thickness) to push ball speeds on dead center hits and improve accuracy on mis-hits.
Both of these iron sets will appeal to beginner and intermediate level players who need more forgiveness.
However, if you also want a set of irons that feel amazing and will offer a bit more performance as your game improves, we would suggest the Taylormade P790 irons.