TaylorMade P790 Iron

TaylorMade P790 vs P770

Superior clubs for superior players 

No parent should ever have a favorite child (though sometimes little Billy is just better); each child has a distinct personality and, therefore, is unique. With that in mind, we will go a bit more into the TaylorMade family. Specifically, we will look at the P770 and the P790 and their distinct traits.    

In the world of golfers, both the P770 and P790 clubs are absolute beasts. These iron clubs are jam-packed with technology and design characteristics that provide exceptional distance and forgiveness. Both clubs deliver outstanding performance as well as style and feel. 

Your girlfriend may not forgive you... but the TaylorMade P770 will   

TaylorMade's P770 has been designed to provide greater distance and better forgiveness attributes for heavy hitters, delivering explosive power and distance in a more compact package. With a blade-like appearance to make it more appealing, a narrower topline, and a smaller face, it has exhibited a more effective outcome than its predecessors.  

TaylorMade not only improved the appearance but dialed in the sound and feel of it from previous generations. The P770 is called "The compact player's distance iron" due to the club's handicap figures, 10 to 15. 

The P770 has a thin, wraparound 4140 steel face, known for its toughness, high fatigue strength, and high torsional strength to promote fast ball speeds. The club has a soft carbon steel body and up to 46 grams of tungsten weighting, designed to offer explosive distance and forgiveness.  

Despite having a lower loft and being less forgiving, the P770 retains speed and distance on mishits thanks to the progressive Inverted Cone Technology. The Inverted Cone Technology creates a larger surface area for the "sweet spot," improving accuracy and off-center ball speed.

No distance is too great with TaylorMade P790 

The P790 is created on a foundation of performance and elegance, providing power, distance, and feel in a package that appeals to a broad spectrum of players. With the suitable material and size within the P790 generation, we are ensured excellent flexibility, quick ball speeds, and distance while maintaining an incredible feeling. 

The P790 has both a graphite and steel shaft. Even though steel shafts are preferred for greater swing speeds players, graphite shafts are more suitable for players with moderate swings or those who desire maximum distance. Being in the third generation of the P790, in the 2021 version, we are witnessing some of the fastest, furthest, and most forgiving clubs.  

As part of TaylorMade technology, SpeedFoam is an ultralight urethane foam that lays in the inner part of the forged hollow body fabrication. SpeedFoam creates a 69% lighter club to promote forgiveness and support the face at impact while tuning sound and feel to levels that most players enjoy. 

The stock regular flex shaft on the TaylorMade P790 2021 is now the lighter Dynamic Gold 95. TaylorMade also recommends the Tour Response Ball for the average speed players, which goes well with the P790 club.   

 TaylorMade P790 Forgiveness


Yeah right, of course you have an 8 handicap (or could with the P770) ... 

Compared to P790, the P770 golf club is played by multiple players among the top PGA Tour Players, including Collin Morikawa, Rory Mcllroy, and Harry Higgs. Depending on skill level and consistent ball contact, the P770 might be used by better golfers and could be played by someone with a 10-15 handicap, depending on skill set and consistent ball contact. Compared to P790, P770 has a significantly lighter sound, giving you a wonderful sense of connection with a Tour Ball. P770 has a smaller head and a thinner face that creates a lot of ball speed in the center with an exceptional quality similar to P790 but with more style.   

The P790 really is for everyone (AKA beginners...)

With the first generation of the P790, 2017, the club was launched as a players' distance iron. Almost everyone with a handicap range of five to 12 could use the club. As it became more popular, the TaylorMade P790 found its way into the bags of everyone from +4 to 24 handicappers, even professional users such as Meghan MacLaren. Overall, the P790 should be considered by mid-handicap beginners. With a right shaft, the club would work the same for low handicappers who aspire to use a great iron that is highly customizable.  

Sometimes it’s okay to be Lofty  

Compared to big brother, P-770 has a thinner topline, less offset, shorter blade length, and narrower sole, and it still punches above its weight class. As for the lofts, compared to P-790, the P-770 has a 33° with a 7-iron while P-790 has a 30.5°, which contributes to the higher launch of the new iron.



TaylorMade P770 Loft

TaylorMade P790 Loft

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7 Iron



8 Iron



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7-Iron Loft

Ball Speed






P770 (2020)


125.7 MPH


6317 RPM

35 YDS


177 YDS

P790 (2021)


132.3 MPH


5840 RPM

36 YDS


191 YDS


You did it, didn’t you? You made me compare my children…  

While these two clubs are in different weight classes, they include internal tungsten weights. From a player's perspective, both of these iron sets will fit a wide array of golfers since they both have the same genetic code and DNA! They may look different from the outside but bear in mind that good genes run in the family, and I guess this is why they both have been pushed to be the top performers. Now that you know the tale of the TaylorMade kids, help us decide which kid is your favorite, then maybe we get to send that one to the championship!

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