Forged look and feel with plenty of distance? That’s the promise with the new TaylorMade P790 irons that will hit retail shelves later this month.
Within a full line of P700-series irons, the P790 model leans on the use of a multi-piece clubhead with a compact look to appeal to the better player. Within the clubhead the company has injected a material they call “SpeedFoam” to help manage the feel and sound – always a challenge in clubheads that are hollow.
The external construction of the head utilizes a 8620 carbon steel body with a high-strength forged 4140 carbon steel WrapFace.
At address you will note a relatively thin top line with minimal offset.
As in some past TaylorMade irons, a cut-thru Speed Pocket is used in the sole to increase flexibility low in the face to provide more consistent ball speeds on mis-strikes from that area.
All this is complemented by internal metal-injection-molded (MIM) tungsten weighting to increase MOI and allow for more effective placement of the centre of gravity.
“With P790, we created a forged iron that meets the demands of discerning players and delivers distance performance never before seen in a players iron,” says Tomo Bystedt, Senior Director Iron Creation. “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.”
The P790 irons will be available at retail in Canada on September 15 with various configurations and custom options.