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TaylorMade is finally bringing the P790 UDI to retail

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We’ve spotted the TaylorMade P790 UDI at the 2018 PGA Show, and also in the bags of the likes of Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm, Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy, and Jason Day. Today, TaylorMade announced you’ll be able to have the P790 UDI in your bag as well: it’s coming to retail.

The P790 has been popular with golfers looking for a distance-boosting forged iron. TaylorMade says the clubs have been the most successful players-distance irons in company history.

The P790 UDI is made from an 8620 carbon steel body combined with high-strength forged 4140 carbon steel with a wrapped-face construction in a hollow body design. The P790 UDI’s hollow body is filled with TaylorMade’s SpeedFoam, which both boosts ball speed and enhances sound and feel.

TaylorMade brings re-engineered Inverted Cone Technology optimized for the slightly smaller face area to the UDI, as well as internal metal-injection-molded (MIM) tungsten weighting for precise CG placement and higher moment of inertia (MOI).

Additional specifications:

  • Loft: 17°
  • Lie: 60°
  • Offset: 3.2mm
  • Length: 40” (steel 39.25”)
  • Swingweight: D2

The P790 UDI is available at retail starting tomorrow, 3/30, for $219 USD. Project X’s HZRDUS Black shaft (85g) and a Golf Pride TV 360 grip are standard. The club will also be available for custom build with a range of steel and graphite options.

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  1. joro

    Apr 2, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    I have heard from people that this thing is really good and the ones that have hit it love it. I also get a laugh out of the ones that are negative and really have no clue.

  2. Tanner Gross

    Mar 29, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    They better have this at golf galaxy tomorrow when I go

  3. odo

    Mar 29, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    TM P790 UDI fake-forged body with a cheap roll forged faceplate and filled with foam jello … and still with the decptive “FORGED” on the cast steel hosel … 😛

  4. DB

    Mar 29, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    Just the 17-degree? I know it’s a small market, can’t expect too many options. But I would think most amateurs would be looking at something in the 19-20 degree range.

    • M

      Mar 29, 2018 at 3:23 pm

      Looks like you can get it bent 2 degrees weak as well as change the lie angle.

    • Man

      Mar 29, 2018 at 3:46 pm

      The 3 iron in the P790 is at 19 degrees, ya moron

  5. Matthew Flynn

    Mar 29, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    I got the 3 iron p790 custom ordered and bent.to 18°, and it was a LOT cheaper. Still very forgiving and a stalwart in my bag now!

    • Ryan

      Apr 2, 2018 at 11:23 am

      That’s what I did too, and then had the rest of the irons gapped in 4 degree increments.

  6. the dude

    Mar 29, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    no top down shot???

  7. Chelsea’s dad

    Mar 29, 2018 at 11:54 am

    Lefty??

    • Jeremy

      Mar 30, 2018 at 12:47 am

      I don’t have the link, but I saw on the Equipment Thread for the this that they wont have a lefty option :/ I’m disappointed too.

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The drivers used by the top-10 most accurate players on the PGA Tour

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What drivers do the PGA Tour’s most accurate golfers use to find the short grass? Now that the 2017-2018 PGA Tour season is behind us, we can do a thorough examination.

First, here’s a tally of what the top 10 in driving accuracy on Tour are using by driver manufacturer.

  • Callaway: 5
  • PXG: 1
  • TaylorMade: 4

But this is GolfWRX, so of course you want to know more. Below is a breakdown of the driving-distance leaders on the PGA Tour in 2017-2018, the available specifics of their drivers, shafts and how often their tee shots found the fairway.

10. Jim Furyk

Driver: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero
Loft: 9 degrees
Shaft: Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 6.2X
Driving accuracy percentage: 69.77

9. Steve Wheatcroft

Driver: Callaway Rogue
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS T1100
Driving accuracy percentage: 69.79

8. Emiliano Grillo

Driver: Callaway GBB Epic
Loft: 9 degrees
Shaft: Aldila NV 2KXV
Driving accuracy percentage: 69.89

7. Brian Gay

Driver: TaylorMade M2
Shaft: Aldila Rogue MAX 65TX
Driving accuracy percentage: 70.92

6. Kyle Stanley

Driver: TaylorMade M1
Loft: 10.5 degrees
Shaft: Fujikura Speeder 757 Evolution
Driving accuracy percentage: 71.20

5. Brian Stuard

Driver: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero
Loft: 10.5 degrees
Shaft: Project X EvenFlow Max Carry
Driving accuracy percentage: 71.21

4. Ryan Moore

Driver: PXG ZZ
Loft: 9 degrees
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD IZ-6
Driving accuracy percentage: 71.94

3. Chez Reavie

Driver: TaylorMade M2 2017
Loft: 9.5 degrees
Shaft: Aldila Rogue 60TX
Driving accuracy percentage: 72.09

2. Ryan Armour

Driver: TaylorMade M1 2017
Shaft: UST Mamiya Elements Proto 6F5
Loft: 10.5 degrees
Driving accuracy percentage: 73.58

1. Henrik Stenson*

Driver: Callaway Rogue
Loft: 9 degrees
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS 6.5 62
Driving accuracy percentage: 74.79

*Stenson, as we know, tees off with his beloved 13-degree Callaway Diablo Octane Tour 3-wood with a Graffaloy Blue shaft the vast majority of the time.

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Forum Thread of the Day: “New Ping G410 Driver?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from hervygolf21, and it surrounds the new G410 driver from Ping that is allegedly set for release at the beginning of 2019. Our members have found out plenty of information on the latest driver from Ping since the thread began, apparently, and here’s a quick look at some of the features you might expect from the new model (if you take forum members’ word for it).

According to the thread, the PING G410 will be black with red accents, will have a higher MOI than the current G400 model, will still contain the Ping Turbulators and will be offered in 12 degrees without draw weighting. It’s also believed that the G400 Max will remain current until July/August 2019, but at a lower price point.

Here are a few posts in the thread reflecting on the news, but make sure to check out the entire thread and join the discussion at the link below.

  • lc1342: “Love both the G400 LST and G400 Max, but if they are bringing out something better… I’ll take it!”
  • cz13x4: “This sounds like a very interesting update. Not keen on red but very interested to see what comes out.”
  • roho: “Late January?  Sounds like maybe a PGA Show unveil in Orlando.”

Entire Thread: “New PING G410 Driver”

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Ben Hogan adds Ft. Worth “White” to iron lineup

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After the launch of Diamond Black Metal finish Ft. Worth “Black” irons earlier this year, Ben Hogan’s nickel-chrome Ft. Worth irons are back…sort of. The Texas-baed company today announced the launch of Ben Hogan Ft. Worth White irons.

Now with respect to the “White” designation, If you’re skeptical/confused, well, let’s just have a look at a comment on BH’s Instagram post announcing the iron launch and the company’s response…

jonmodica: “Very unclear the changes from previous model… also… white? It’s chrome…..”

Benhogangolf: ”@jonmodica More progressive specific to each club head, a more aggressive V-Sole pattern and the ‘white’ is opposite of the popular and newly designed Ft. Worth Black.”

There you have it, folks. “White” as in contrast to the Ft. Worth Black irons, and the Ft. Worth White is not merely a re-issue of original chrome Ft. Worth, according to the company.

With respect to the changes to the V-Sole system, the company said this in its marketing materials for the Ft. Worth Black.

“Feedback from strong players and robot testing indicated that the leading edge could be increased on certain irons, and trailing edge softened … especially with less-than-full shots in the shorter irons.”

“So, in our ongoing quest to design and manufacture the best clubs in golf, we’ve modified the V-Sole Technology used on the Ben Hogan Ft. Worth BLACK slightly. The sole maintains the same basic design principles as the original V-Sole but has been optimized for each iron in the set. In effect, we’ve strengthened the leading edge from the sole to the face on some of the Ft. Worth BLACK irons, while reducing the trailing edge bounce on others.”

Obviously, the company scrapped the PreciseLoft system introduced with the original Ft. Worth irons. That system offered four loft profiles, all with consistent four-degree gaps. After finding the vast majority of players preferred the “mid-high” launch profile, the company did away with the others…and returned to tradition iron number (rather than loft) stamping on the toe.

The aforementioned lofts in the 4-PW set range from 22 degrees to 46 degrees.

“The Ft. Worth White Irons are illustrative of how Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Company interacts with and listens to its customers,” said Scott White, President and CEO, Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Company. “On the heels of our sales success with the Ft. Worth Black Irons, we found many ‘traditionalists’ who wanted to play this iron design with the standard nickel-chrome finish, so we accommodated them with this launch.”

Ft. Worth White irons are available for purchase on the Ben Hogan website exclusively for $700.00 per seven-piece set (4-PW).

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