Titleist T150 Vs Taylormade P790 Irons Comparison Overview
If you’re more prone to associate forged players irons with Titleist than Taylormade, I don’t think anyone would blame you.
The fact is that Titleist has a lot of practice making tour-proven irons for better players.
But you shouldn’t discount Taylormade altogether if you’re in the market for forged players irons.
In the following comparison, we will be examining the Taylormade P790 irons and seeing how they hold up to the Titleist T150’s.
Titleist T150 Irons Overview
“The Titleist T150’s feature dual tungsten weighting in the heel and toe and forged construction.”
As you would expect from forged Titleist irons, the T150’s have a soft, satisfying feel. Pure strikes are rewarded with a soft “thwack” and mis-hits don’t send jolts up your forearms.
The Titleist T150’s have a compact look at address. The top lines and soles are thin; but the blade length is longer than your average players irons. So you get a bit more forgiveness than average.
According to Titleist, the T150’s were built to be the “faster tour iron” and I can definitely feel some of that speed through the turf.
The rounded leading edge softens up heavy swings and the softened trailing edge improves feel through the turf.
In fact, the turf interaction was much smoother with the T150’s than it was with the P790’s.
Taylormade P790 Irons Overview
“The P790s have individual internal geometry.”
Every club in the set has a unique internal geometry to enhance distance and forgiveness. The CG is progressive and gets higher as you move to the short irons. The P790 irons are also forged.
The P790 irons have a bit more offset than the Titleist T150 irons but the lofts are nearly identical.
However, I was getting better distance with the P790 irons. The meticulous weight placement in each iron emphasizes distance and it really made a difference during testing.
While not as consistent as the Titleist T150’s I was surprised that the Taylormade P790 irons were almost as workable. They have a moderate head size similar to the Titleist T150 irons.
“Titleist is still the king when it comes to workability and consistency. I found it easy to flight the ball up or down and impart spin to manipulate shot shape with the Titleist T150’s.
The Taylormade P790 irons were a bit more forgiving but significantly longer than the Titleist T150’s.