TaylorMade 2017 P790 Irons

TaylorMade 2017 P790 Irons

The TaylorMade P790 Irons feature forged construction and new SpeedFoam Technology for extraordinary distance and playability with the look and feel of a true players iron.
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TaylorMade P790 Irons

Forged Distance

The new TaylorMade P790 Irons feature the best of both worlds; clean design and revolutionary distance generating technology. These player's irons combine forged construction with new SpeedFoam Technology to deliver breakthrough distance and forgiveness with enhanced feel and workability.


A hollow cavity in the P790 irons is filled with revolutionary SpeedFoam to generate breakthrough distance in a forged iron. This allows for optimal weight placement resulting in a fast, forgiving and playable iron.

Speed Pocket

TaylorMade’s proven Speed Pocket is designed to flex and rebound at impact resulting in faster ball speeds, higher launch angles and a stronger ball flight – even on mishits.

4140 Forged Carbon Steel

The P790’s are made from high-strength carbon steel and feature an ultra-thin wrapped face with a mini Inverted Cone to promote faster ball speeds with added forgiveness.


Steel Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold 105

Graphite Shaft: UST Recoil

TaylorMade P790 Specifications

Written By: Keith Schneider

Player Stats:
  • Age: 33
  • Handicap: 8.4
  • Years Playing Golf: 19
  • WITB:
  • Driver: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 10.5° Project X Even Flow Blue 75 X-Stiff
  • Wood: Titleist 910 Fd 15° (tuned to 14.25°) 42.25" Diamana 'Ahina 82 Stiff
  • 2-Iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi KBS Tour C Taper Lite Stiff 1° weak 1.5°
  • upright Irons: Mizuno MP-68 +1/2" Dynamic Gold S300 Stiff 2°
  • upright Wedge: Titleist Vokey SM5 54° Dynamic Gold S200 S
  • Grind Wedge: Titleist Vokey Wedge Works 60° Dynamic Gold S200 K Grind; Titleist Vokey SM5 62° Dynamic Gold S200 T
  • Grind Putter: Titleist 2015 GoLo3 35"; Odyssey White Hot Pro #9 36"
  • Balls: Titleist ProV1/ProV1x; TaylorMade Tour Preferred/Tour Preferred X; Callaway Chrome Soft X


Club Tested: 7 Iron; Shaft: Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400; Flex: Stiff; Loft: 30.5°

The Takeaway

The irons that sparked an ongoing legal controversy, the TaylorMade P790 are a combination of forged construction and SpeedFoam Technology. Made from 4140 Forged Carbon steel, this is a distance iron in a players iron package. The hollow cavity, filled with TaylorMade’s SpeedFoam, allows for optimally placed weight that generates exceptional distance and forgiveness from a forged iron. The Speed Pocket (3-7 irons) and mini inverted cone are designed to flex and rebound at impact giving players faster ball speeds and higher launch angles, even on mishits.

Who's It For?

These irons are marketed as a distance iron for the better player, but I think these irons can be used by improving mid handicap players, as well.

Final Take

Every year the line between players irons and game improvement irons blurs even more, and the TaylorMade P790 irons do nothing to bring any clearer delineation to that line. With that said, there is a ton to like about these distance irons for better players. At address, the 79mm blade has a confidence inspiring look to it. These irons definitely have a larger footprint to them than traditional players irons, but I also didn’t feel like I was looking down at a super game improvement iron either. The satin chrome is a nice look for this stuffed blade.

Breaking down the actual shots, I had no complaints at all. One thing to note is the lofts of the P790 irons are a bit stronger than traditional players irons, and that can equate for some of the added distance. The feel was solid, the trajectory right in the slot I’m accustomed to seeing, they produced a slight draw and had good forgiveness on mishits off the toe. Due to the solid weighting, players should have no problem launching these irons. If you are looking for a step up in your game, but still need some forgiveness and distance from your irons, jump in line for the P790 irons.

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