To improve upon the exceptionally successful P•790 irons, TaylorMade turned attention to the core of its player’s distance iron. Reformulating the internal material, while maintaining and updating existing technologies.
‘SpeedFoam’ has played an integral part in producing an iron set with a better player preferred shaping and feel combined with distance gains. The new ‘SpeedFoam Air’ lighter and less dense allowing for weight to be saved and redistributed, as well as an even thinner face.
The new urethane foam lies inside a hollow-body construction made from 8620 carbon steel and is 69 percent less dense than the previous version of the material, delivering an average of 3.5 grams of discretionary weight that has been used to further lower the centre of gravity (CG) for optimal launch.
Also made possible by the introduction of SpeedFoam Air, the forged 4140 steel L-Face produces increased ball speeds without sacrificing forged feel and houses what TaylorMade calls an “intelligent sweet spot”.
"SpeedFoam Air is the heartbeat of the new P·790 irons. The development of this lightweight urethane material allowed us to strategically reconstruct the iron head to promote optimal launch conditions and a sweet spot that covers the most common strike points on the face,” the company’s Matt Bovee said.
Following the capture of thousands of impact locations during testing, TaylorMade’s engineers created a sweet spot that will be hit more often based on the findings and is better aligned with the centre of the face. The result, greater ball speed and distance, more often.
As was the case with its two predecessors bearing the P•790 name, the new model contains heavy tungsten inside the head design to add stability and forgiveness, as well as a 'Thru-Slot Speed Pocket’ on the sole to enhance face flexing and maintain ball speed on shots hit from lower on the face.
A clean looking iron both at address and in the bag, the new P•790 is designed to blend with other irons in the P Series from TaylorMade, offering golfers a wide range of set make-up options.
Announced alongside the irons, the new P•790 UDI adds another utility iron option to the TaylorMade range.
Possessing the same technologies as the iron model, the driving iron owns a Tour inspired shape, and is built for lower trajectory ball flights with low spin. The UDI an ideal option off the tee for golfers seeking control and accuracy.
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