To improve upon one of the bestselling irons in company history, P·790, TaylorMade has refined and improved the characteristics that made it so successful for the 2019 version, announced alongside an updated P·790 UDI and the all-new P·790 Ti.
Intent on maintaining the “DNA” of the original P·790 while also improving the performance aspects, the new model features a more compact head and appearance that will appeal to better players alongside increased distance and playability.
The multi-material, forged iron incorporates a seven percent thinner face than its predecessor for increased ball speed combined with enhanced feedback, without sacrificing feel. The face also featuring ‘Progressive Inverted Cone Technology’ for the first time, a design that is intended to offer improved accuracy and loft specific performance, including reducing the common fade miss of long irons.
Internally the new P·790 utilises TaylorMade’s ‘SpeedFoam’ to support the face for increased ball speeds, while also eliminating vibrations caused at impact to improve feel, and 15 percent more tungsten to further lower the centre of gravity (CG) for higher launch angles.
The process of refining the shape of the new model, which will be available in early September, saw a new sole design to alleviate digging, progressively less offset in the long irons and a shorter blade length in the mid and short irons, while the topline and face height have been tweaked for a cleaner visual progression throughout the set.
Arriving at retail at the same time, the updated P·790 UDI is a similarly enhanced version of the popular first iteration.
Inspired by feedback from the companies Tour staff, the driving iron is offered only in a 17˚ 2-iron and features a hollow body construction.
A high-strength forged 4140 carbon steel face utilises an updated Inverted Cone that is thinner towards the outer edges of the face for more flexibility across a greater part of the hitting area, which is also enhanced by the ‘Thru-Slot Speed Pocket’ on the sole.
SpeedFoam is injected into the 8620 carbon steel body, where re-engineered internal metal-injection-moulded (MIM) tungsten weighting optimally places the CG and improves the moment of inertia (MOI) for greater forgiveness.
Featuring a longer and larger head size than the original P·790, the new P·790 Ti combines ultra-premium materials with the knowledge garnered from creating the P700 series irons to deliver a game improvement iron the company calls “the most premium iron line TaylorMade has ever created”.
A 9-1-1 titanium body saves weight without sacrificing strength, meaning TaylorMade’s engineers could use up to 119 grams of tungsten per iron, visible on the back of the iron, to achieve the lowest CG of any P700 iron.
The P·790 Ti’s face is lighter and features a larger sweetspot for increased ball speeds that is enhanced by a Thru-Slot Speed Pocket, which increases the flexible area of the face to offer more forgiveness and distance.
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