Taylormade Sim 2 Vs Taylormade P790 Irons Comparison And Review

Two of the latest offering from one of the undisputed big name golf iron produces that you find on tour these days.

The irons are a little more forgiving than a lot of the players irons that tour players use, but excellent for newcomers and those who have been around the game for a while.

the Sim 2 Max irons are exceptionally crafted game improvements irons focused on forgiveness and distance while the P790’s are a more player oriented iron, surprisingly forgiving and excellently workable for mid handicappers.

Taylormade Sim 2 Max Overview

A The Sim 2 Irons have a tough act to follow in the super popular Sim Max predecessors.

This is with good reason as the Sim Max’s peform exceptionally well. The Sim 2 Max Irons have stepped to the play however and delivered incremental improvements to all arease of improvement. The are a bit longer, a bit smoother and a bit more workable around the greens.

One of the keys to this sucess is in the Cap Back (TM) technology makes the club more solid and adds distance and forgiveness.

The submerged echo dampening technology eliminates vibrations on mis hits while the progressive ICT and Speed slot make the sweet spot massive on these super impressive game improvers.

Taylormade P790 Irons Overview

The P790 irons are a bit of an anomaly but a sign of where the times are heading. More control and much more forgiveness from a forged iron, usually reserved for the blades but now accessible to more mid handicap players.

Taylormade achieve this by filling a forged shaped head with speed foam which makes the clubs much softer and more forgivning.

Being Taylormade irons, we see a lot of the same technology that we get from the Sim 2’s, Progressive ICT, Tungsten weighting, a lower COG, highish lofts, excellent turf interaction and impressive distance.

Wehre the P790’s come into their own is around the mid to short range where the clubs are very workable to add spin and control the ball more.

The Sim 2’s are a banker for beginners, high handicappers and mid handicappers who still favor distance and forgiveness. Truth be told, these irons are excellent for any player.

The P790’s are a perfect introduction for those who want the players look and feel with more of the forgivness of a game improvement iron. The P790’s are for a specific player while The Sim 2’s will suit a much bigger variety of player.

Sim 2 Max Irons

Category – Distance/ Game Improvement Irons

Taylormade P790 Irons

Category – Forged Irons

Sim 2 Max – First Impressions

Immediately noticeable on these irons is that they look pretty similar to the Sim Max irons but the Cap Back technology does stand out as being more solid.

We weren’t expected much difference in performance either and turned out to be true as well, the Sim 2 Max are slightly longer and lower launching than their predecessor which shows an incremental improvement but nothing overly major to write home about.

The echo dampener and cap back does make these irons feel a good bit smoother in the shorter irons and you can really get a good command of the ball with the forged feeling face.

Thru slot and ICT technology ensure the sweet spot is large and playable and that is another feature that we enjoyed about these clubs.

Overall the clubs do mark an improvement over the Sim Max in terms of distance, feel and control and we recommend giving these clubs a shot before committing to a purchase, because the Sim Max are still competitive and may be available for a keener price.

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.

Taylormade Sim 2 Max Irons – Selling Points

  • Artificial Intelligence Used In Weight Placement
  • Massive Sweet Spot
  • Cap Back Is Excellent For Feel
  • Echo Dampener Increases Consistency
  • Straight Biased shots without much offset
  • Some Of The Leading Irons On The Market

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 Sim 2 Irons For

Because these irons offer so much, literally any golfer can get good performance from them although they are going to be a perfect fit for Beginners, High Handicappers and Mid Handicappers.

Lower handicap players and pros might look to the consistency and enhanced workability of some players irons but these are still going to be easily usable by any player.

Taylormade Sim 2 Family Of Irons

The Sim 2 Max also comes in the Sim 2 Max OS which is more forgiving and has a higher loft.

The Sim 2 follows on from the Sim Irons and offers slight improves in all aspects of the game.

Distance: 96/100

Accuracy: 95/100

Forgiveness: 94/100

Feel And Control: 92/100

Overall Score: 96/100

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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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