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on was live and in color at TaylorMade Golf’s mecca of golf junkiedom: “The Kingdom.”

Johnny Wunder and Brian “BK” Knudson got full access to Team TaylorMade and did a deep golf junkie dive into some of the gear.

In episode one of our “At The Kingdom” series, we watch TaylorMade braintrust Paul Demkowski and Matt Bovee put Knudson’s gamers to the absolute test. The experiment wasn’t about getting his gamers outta the bag necessarily (truth be told, BK loves his current set—and he should, they are pure) but to show off exactly what the P790 and P790 Ti can do.

It’s quite the mic drop, and what a better way to show off the goods than to have the two brainiacs that cooked em up there for the experiment?

This one was a blast to be a part of, and there are also a couple of tech nuggets that dispell some myths and may raise an eye or two about how much thought went into the P790 line.

Enjoy the video, and don’t forget to hit the subscribe button and comment on our YouTube page!

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Johnny Wunder is the Director of Original Content, Instagram Manager and Host of “The Gear Dive” Podcast for 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



  1. Robert

    Dec 13, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    Really good stuff here, so glad Johnny had Paul explain why lofts are stronger in these type of irons. I’ve been trying to fight the “It’s all marketing” crowd with pretty much the same explanation, but some are just prone to not accepting new technology is different than their beloved irons from 20 years ago, even 10 years ago.

    Can’t wait to try both the new 790 and 790TI

  2. Mike

    Dec 12, 2019 at 11:49 am

    My biggest takeaway is this guy bought a set of PXGs off a used rack that probably don’t fit his game at all, just to own a set of PXGs. He said they weren’t fitted to him, so obviously he didn’t get them from PXG. Buy the right clubs for you not the ones that you think make you look good!!

  3. Tom

    Dec 11, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    Thanks! I’ve always played traditional irons, but really liked the performance of the 790s I tried at the range off mats. Will have to give these a good look and definitely have my pro do a fitting if I get that far.


    Dec 11, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    If you ever get the opportunity to go to The Kingdom, do it! I was there several years ago for a PSi iron fitting, and VJ was there, about 50 feet to my left with his entourage. He was there a few days before the Toshiba Classic in Newport Beach. I was never so nervous hitting balls in my life…didn’t want to do a Tin Cup shank!!! But it was a great morning and I learned a lot.

  5. Rick Greenhough

    Dec 11, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    I purchased the P790 Ti, after using the P790 for 2 years and I freaking adore them

  6. Tom

    Dec 11, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    I wish you’d asked about gapping and “flyers”.

    • kevin

      Dec 11, 2019 at 3:33 pm

      they’re nonexistent. they’ve fixed this from rocketballz and speedblades. so, so much better. i’ve seen scratch guys at my club playing these.

      • Tom

        Dec 11, 2019 at 3:58 pm


        The gapping from PW-3i for example, is generally in the 10-15 yd range? I think there is a concern that the PW also flies so far, that you’re having to add another club at the bottom, which effectively negates the pro strong loft argument, ultimately shifting the entire bag by a club.

        I think the anti-strong loft crowd would love to see the forgiveness/launch/spin without the jacked distances (lofts aside), so their gapping throughout the bag stays “traditional”.

        • Roger

          Dec 11, 2019 at 4:24 pm

          The gapping of irons happens across all OEM’s and should be addressed with a fitting. You spend $1200 on a new set of irons and then dont drop the extra $80 to insure they are fit to you and your swing. My older generation P790 were spot on and gapped perfectly. This new generation I actually started with the PW and adjusted the loft to what I wanted vs. what the club was given me. BINGO – perfect set with forgiveness, consistency and trajectory. I have never had a flyer with the old P790 and nothing with the new P790. Simple a great iron if you put the time and energy into making them YOUR clubs.

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