The Taylormade P790s are considered ‘player distance’ irons. This basically means that they are far more forgiving than a blade, while offering impressive distance in a relatively compact iron package.
The player distance iron category has become extremely popular with golfers over the last 10 years, and the Taylormade P790s are consistently ranked as one of the best iron sets available in this category.
In this post, we breakdown the Taylormade P790 Specs into a collection of simple tables. This includes P790 lofts, lie angle, offset, length, and swing weight. We also go over some of the club technology that have helped the P790s become one of the best selling iron sets in the US golf market.
Taylormade P790 Lofts
Taylormade P790 Irons - Key Technology
|Taylormade P790 Irons
|Right Hand + Left Hand
One of the reasons the P790s feel and sound better than competing player distance irons is explained by the inclusion of SpeedFoam Air:
“A key for us during development was maintaining the premium sound and feel golfers expect from a player’s iron. This technology frees us up to have superior mass properties without sacrificing the sound and feel that sets P·790 apart in the player’s distance iron category.“
– Adam Warren
To put it simply, SpeedFoam Air combats one of the main disadvantages of irons built with a hollow construction face. It helps the iron feel more solid, and it helps produce a more satisfying sound at impact. Sound and feel can have a big influence on how much a golfer loves their irons. Thankfully the P790s won’t let you down in this regard.
Optimal Launch Conditions
One of the main reasons the P790 irons travel so far is due to the mid-low launch and mid-low spin numbers that these irons produce. Instead of ballooning up into the air, these irons produce a piercing ball flight but still have enough stopping power to land softly on the greens.
The ball basically shoots off the iron face with a moderate degree of backspin. This creates the ideal trajectory for maximum distance, and it makes the P790s particularly good when playing into strong headwinds.
Thin-Wall Construction & L-Face
The Taylormade P•790 irons are built with a thin-wall construction that helps to optimize the launch and trajectory of the ball. The irons have also been engineered with redesigned tungsten weighting, which enhances the overall performance while ensuring near-maximum levels of forgiveness in a compact player-distance iron head.
Additionally, the forged L-Face enhances the feel of the club while promoting a greater degree of forgiveness at impact. These improvements work together seamlessly to deliver a better overall playing experience with more forgiveness shot after shot.
Taylormade P790 Irons
P790 Length & Swing Weight Specs
|Swing Weight (ST/GR)
P790 Offset Specs
P790 Lie Angle Specs
Feedback From Players
There are actually a number of tour players who carry a single low-lofted P790 iron in their bag. This list includes:
- Harry Higgs: P790 2 Iron
- Jason Day: P790 3 Iron
- Adam Long: P790 4 Iron
Importantly, these pros are effectively using a low-lofted P790 as a driving iron. In other words, they don’t carry a full set of P790 irons. Instead, they simply carry a single low lofted P790 iron, which they can use on tight par 4s, long par 3s, and approach shots into par 5s.
The recommended handicap range for the Taylormade P790 irons is 3 to 15.
They are extremely versatile golf clubs that can go into the bag of any golfer with a moderate or fast swing speed that likes a compact iron head, but still wants maximum forgiveness. There are even a number of scratch players that game the P790s. You pretty much can’t go wrong with these irons, unless you have a ridiculously fast swing speed, in which case they might travel too far.
Not necessarily. The P790 irons are particularly well suited to players with moderate, medium fast and fast swing speed players. Only players with very fast swing speeds (eg 110+ mph with driver) might find that they are actually too long to be a good match for their swing speed.