TaylorMade has unveiled the second generation of its P·790 irons, a forged players distance iron which offers even more refined performance, exceptional feel and improved playability.
Boasting a medium-compact head design with a refined topline, more compact blade length and reduced offset, the P·790 irons feature a 7% thinner face designed to produce a faster COR and for the first time includes Progressive Inverted Cone Technology, which is designed to improved accuracy throughout the set. The thinner face also maintains sound and feel, but enhances feedback regardless of where the ball is struck on the face.
Behind the face of the new P·790 is TaylorMade’s SpeedFoam technology, a proprietary construction which serves a dual purpose of generating ball speed as well as the management of sound and feel. Injected into the clubhead, SpeedFoam provides face support and damping properties.
Inside the head, a larger mass of tungsten – 15% more than the first generation – has been reshaped to deliver a deeper centre of gravity. This was accomplished through the mass savings in the thinner face, as well as by removing mass in the high toe area and repositioning it by way of the larger, low profile tungsten design. The new tungsten design helps to lower the CG and increase the launch angle.
Working from the ground up, the designers tweaked the sole radius for less propensity to dig. The long irons (6-3i) have progressively less offset and the blade length was shaved down slightly in the scoring irons (7-AW) for more compact players iron proportions. Finally, the topline shaping was refined by increasing the face height in the toe for a cleaner progression through the set.
Available at retail on September 6, the P·790 irons will be offered in 3-PW, AW with True Temper’s Dynamic Gold 105 VSS 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. RRP: £1,299 steel, £1,399 graphite.