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Tour stinger machine, 2019 TaylorMade P790 UDI, is headed to retail

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This popular Tour “stinger machine” got some slight tweaks, and it won’t disappoint.

If you throw a rock in the forums, you will hit a picture of countless Tour professionals (TaylorMade staff and beyond) with some form of a 2019 TaylorMade P790 UDI. Whether it be a 2, 3 or 4-iron, the workable, forgiving, high-launch, low-spin iron satisfied across the board. At this year’s Open Championship, we got the first teaser look at this new chicken stick and it found its way into a few bags straight away…at a major, that’s saying a lot.

With “stinger” culture if full effect, having the ability to hit a knee-high fastball with these clubs is also an added feature…if you can do it.

Like the 2019 P790, the UDI has the same upgrades that will appeal even more to its tour staff and high-speed players, which in all honesty is who it’s for.

2019 TaylorMade P790 UDI: What’s new

The thinner top line and higher toe inspires confidence to better players. One of the main reasons a higher toe is more pleasing is due to the upright look it provides, regardless of the spec. If the club appears a bit a more upright it allows that player to be a bit passive with the hands and eliminate that feeling of having to release hard with the hands to square it up. May seem a bit much, but when you are standing on the 18th hole of a major and have to hit one hard and accurate, the last thing you wanna think about is what you have to do with your hands.

In addition to the look, the PICT technology is built in, along with a thinner face, to promote more playability across the face. Since it is a long the iron, and most players seem to miss it center/thin if anything, the enhanced speed pocket gives the bottom grooves a bit more stability allowing thinner shots to lose a bit less than in the past. Once again, this is big under the gun.

Overall, the 2019 UDI is a slick, players driven utility that has all the meat and potatoes we see in this category BUT it’s packed in a players profile with classic lines, good turf interaction, and ultimate playability.

Shafts/specs

Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black (Low launch, low spin)
90 (S),105 (X) with Golf Pride Golf Pride TV 360 grips

*custom options available

Availability/price

At retail September 6th. $229 USD

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Johnny Wunder is the Director of Original Content, Instagram Manager and Host of “The Gear Dive” Podcast for GolfWRX.com. He was born in Seattle, Wash., and grew up playing at Rainier G&CC. John is also a partner with The Traveling Picture Show Company having most recently produced JOSIE with Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner. In 1997 Johnny had the rare opportunity of being a clubhouse attendant for the Anaheim Angels. He now resides in Toronto, On with his wife and two sons. @johnny_wunder on IG

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  1. Christopher Hansen

    Sep 1, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    I’ve been gaming the P790 2-iron all season. Definitely a nice addition to the bag. I play a Modus 130 X. Rip it about 225-235 consistently. The low ball flight is key, particularly when wind is a factor.

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2020 Adidas x Palace Collecetion

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