Posted August 23, 2017 in Products and Brands by Trevor Cigich
Joining P750 & P770 in TaylorMade’s most advanced players iron lineup, P790 combines forged construction with new SpeedFoam technology for extraordinary distance and playability with the look & feel of a true players iron.
TaylorMade Golf recently announced the expansion of its globally successful P700-series iron lineup with its latest addition, the P790 irons. The P790, a forged players distance iron engineered with new SpeedFoam Technology for golfers seeking the forged look and feel of a player’s iron with increased distance, forgiveness and playability, signals their emergence into the forged distance category.
With P790, TaylorMade’s engineers have answered the challenge of creating a forged iron that delivers remarkable distance, playability and feel, packed into a medium-compact head design with a thinner topline and reduced offset. The technologies incorporated into the P790 drastically improve feel, sound and consistency while delivering significant distance.
The P790’s hollow cavity incorporates SpeedFoam technology, a new proprietary construction which serves a dual purpose of generating ball speed as well as the management of sound and feel. SpeedFoam injected into the clubhead provides support to the clubface while incorporating damping properties that make the performance of the P790 unlike any other iron in the TaylorMade family.
The incorporation of the WrapFace construction creates a cut-thru Speed Pocket on the sole with extreme flexibility in the lower part of the clubface; it’s this flexibility which creates greater forgiveness and consistency than is typically seen in a distance iron design.
The P790 features a soft, 8620 carbon steel, high-strength forged 4140 carbon steel WrapFace in a hollow body design and an ultra-thin 1.75mm face thickness with Inverted Cone Technology optimized for the slightly smaller face area. TaylorMade’s previous ICT had a larger, heavier profile. The new, smaller Inverted Cone allows for reduced face thickness at the edges of the face, thus increasing flexibility from heel to toe and low on the clubface, resulting in more ball speed across the entire face.
For forgiveness and playability, P790 irons feature strategically placed internal metal-injection-molded (MIM) tungsten weighting for precise CG placement and higher moment of inertia (MOI).
“With P790, we created a forged iron that meets the demands of discerning players and delivers distance performance never before seen in a player’s iron. By combining our new SpeedFoam filler and WrapFace technology with a clean, classic design, we have effectively engineered an iron that is as beautiful as it is powerful – setting the new standard for all-around iron performance.”
– Tomo Bystedt, Senior Director, Iron Creation
Available for pre-sale online at workdwidegolfshops.com and in-store on September 1, 2017 and available for purchase online and at a Worldwide Golf Shops location near you on September 15, 2017. P790 irons will be offered in 3-PW, AW equipped with True Temper’s Dynamic Gold 105 steel shafts or UST Mamiya’s Recoil 760/780 ES SmacWrap graphite shafts with Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360 grips. Numerous other custom shaft options are also available.