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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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SPOTTED: 2019 Mitsubishi shafts

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The Diamana shaft line from Mitsubishi Chemical is probably one of the most iconic in the sport. Released in 2005, Blueboard, Whiteboard, and Redboard, were the first generation of shafts.

Photos of the full fourth generation Diamana lineup, offering new materials and technology, along with new names, have surfaced in the GolfWRX forums. Like previous generations, each color shaft offers different ball flight and spin characteristics.

“RF” is the highest launching and spinning in the Diamana line, offering high launch and mid spin, while the “BF” is the mid-launch and mid/low-spin model. Finally, the “DF” is mid/low-launching and the lowest-spinning shaft in the lineup.

All of the fourth generation Diamana shafts use updated technologies and materials that you would expect from a premium lineup. DIALEAD pitch fiber is helps reduce shaft deformation, while still producing exceptional energy transfer.

Each shaft contains MR70 carbon fiber that is 20 percent stronger than conventional materials and Boron fiber for its compression strength and shaft reinforcement. ION plating has been done before in the Diamana line, in vacuum chambers — silver alloy ions are bonded to the shaft to give it a chrome-like finish that can’t be replicated by paint.

See what GolfWRX Members are saying in the forums.

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SPOTTED: 2019 Aldila shafts

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With the beginning of the PGA Tour’s West Coast swing on now, we are really starting to see more 2019 gear work it way onto tour trucks, and onto the range for player testing…and into our forums (in picture format, at least).

Some of the most recently spotted pieces are the 2019 Aldila ATX shafts, including what appears to be an 85g hybrid shaft and a 120g iron shaft.

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We can only speculate that the hybrid is a low launch shaft — based on the PGA  Tour testing being done, but this could be a shaft more suited for the growing popularity of the driving iron category vs. wood-like hybrids in the previous couple of seasons.

The 120g iron shaft has a lot of people talking, since Aldila has leaked some information in our picture thread

“It utilizes a custom prepreg made at our facility in Poway that features a “Metal Mesh” material that is combined with Carbon Fiber to help add stability and weight in the irons.”

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By using this custom material, Aldila could be solving the common problem that a lot of people have with graphite, and that is the club total weight — although in this case 120g is similar to a lot of steel iron shafts already being used on Tour. As prototyping goes, this material could be put to use in lighter versions of the shaft and have a greater benefit in the sub-100g category — if they plan on going that route.

For the drivers, if previous versions and colorways are any indication, it looks like we will have some new technology packed into popular bend profiles like the NV (Green) and the VS (Blue).  As some members on the forums have already discussed, these shafts will be utilizing graphene (an extremely strong carbon material) for additional stability. 

We also have new Rogue 130 MSI models following along similar lines with both a black and silver.

Here’s some additional information from Aldila

“Building off of the success of the ROGUE® Limited Edition – which featured 125 M.S.I. Graphitic Carbon Fiber, we have taken ROGUE® to performance to another level by incorporating even stronger 130 M.S.I. Graphitic Carbon Fiber. The ROGUE® Silver 130 M.S.I. is a low-launch, low-spin shaft with a low torque tip-section fortified with 130 M.S.I. Graphitic Carbon Fiber, a higher balance point, and a premium ion plated finish.”

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Brooks Koepka with Mizuno JPX 919 irons, TaylorMade M5 driver in the bag at Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship

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Brooks Koepka is in action this week at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship equipped with a new driver and set of irons.

Golf.com’s Jonathan Wall broke the news, via Twitter, that Kopeka has TaylorMade’s new M5 Driver in his bag this week, as well as Mizuno’s JPX 919 Tour Irons.

The three-time major champ used TaylorMade’s M3 460 Driver and Mizuno’s JPX 900 Tour irons throughout 2018, and it appears as if Koepka is happy to make the transition to both manufacturers latest additions of those series of clubs right from the get-go in 2019.

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Koepka is currently T13 after two rounds of play at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship and sits five shots off the lead.

 

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