The latest addition to TaylorMade’s P·Series irons has been unveiled, with the P·790 design getting a new look and engineering update.
With precision mass optimisation in, tungsten weighting and SpeedFoam Air, each individual iron has a unique internal structure. This AI-optimized construction is engineered to create an unrivalled blend of distance, forgiveness and accuracy.
For the first time, P·790 (RRP £172 per iron) features FLTD CG, a strategic design that positions the centre of gravity (CG) lowest in long irons and progressively shifts it higher throughout the set. This concept allows for easier launch and more forgiveness in the long irons, while the shorter, weaker lofted irons are designed to control ball flight and optimise spin.
In the long irons (3-4), CG has been shifted lower compared to previous generations, while CG starts to creep up as you go through the set. Overall, there is a linear trend from low-to-high giving the golfer spin exactly where they need it to promote accuracy, control and consistency.
The internal structure of each P·790 iron was uniquely designed with AI-driven mass optimisation, ensuring every gram of weight was strategically placed to deliver the best possible result.
The most notable visual difference from one iron to the next is the sound stabilisation bar, which sits above the tungsten weight framework. Located in the 3-7 irons, each bar is uniquely shaped and positioned to optimise feel and performance by controlling the amount of unsupported space between the internal structure and the topline of the club. The design minimises unwanted vibrations at impact and ensures a premium forged feel with optimal CG placement.
In the long irons, the sound stabilisation bar moves more toward the centre of the club while the tungsten weight frame is positioned nearer to the sole. Mass distribution is specifically arranged to lower the centre of gravity, making it easier to launch the ball.
Compared to prior generations of P·790 irons, a larger face opening gave engineers more space to push tungsten weights farther towards the toe. In conjunction with a thick-thin back wall that creates additional mass savings, this new construction allows for a shift in mass that’s designed to produce more consistency throughout the set.
Moving weight lower and towards the perimeter of the club further allowed engineers to design for improved forgiveness and control CG positioning. Within the scoring clubs (8-PW), CG progressively shifts higher for more control, better spin properties and enhanced accuracy.
The 2023 P·790 irons still feature SpeedFoam Air, which is 69% less dense than the original SpeedFoam. A forged 4140 high speed face creates a hollow body construction that houses the internal technology and sustains a premium feel.
A staple of TaylorMade designs, the Thru-Slot Speed Pocket works in unison with unique internals constructions to expand the sweet spot while also protecting ball speeds on low face strikes.