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#3121 cadman88

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 09:26 PM

I'm on the other end of the P790's... I went to a Taylormade demo day over the winter. Going into it, I was thinking I wanted to own the P790's.. while there I was hitting their demo 7 iron well, and it was very long for me, but while there I saw the P770 and had to test it out... wow.. what a nice iron.. so I beelined it home, found a nice new set of P770's and had them shafted up by the seller (great member by the way..!) In the mean time I ordered a P790 UDI , and 3 iron, both with Modus3 Tour 105s thinking that was a good option. Once I received them, I decided I did not want to try and hit the UDI as that loft was close to my 3 wood, so I sold it here. After two additional Taylormade demo days (for wedges then M3 driver) I decided to try my P770's (now in the bag) vs the P730's, surprised to find out how easy and well I hit the P730's... as a true GolfWRX member I now have P730's and I played my first round with them Sunday, and included my P790 3 and 4 irons (only two I have) and I was blown away by how well the P790 3 iron worked as a DI and of the deck. So going forward most likely will be gaming P790 3 & 4, P770 5 & 6, and 7-PW P730's or just swap out the P730 5-PW vs the P770 5-PW.. I know that the P790's with all the impressive reviews and everything work well for me in those two irons, although I don't really want a full set of them. And before anyone asks, all irons are standard stock lofts.

What surprised me the most is how close the P730's are in size really to the P770's.. only the P790's look bigger..

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 10:48 PM

Anyone have issues with the bounce on these?  I am a picker and seem to catch some thin or heavy at times.  Probably just my swing but I thought I would ask.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 10:57 AM

Haven't been following this thread since these were released and I tested the 7i.  Boy, it was long.  However, the gapping in the longer irons concerned me more - they appeared very close on paper.  Now that these have been out for a while how have those of your gaming these found the gaps in the mid to long irons?  Any issues or are they seriously long and well spaced throughout the set?

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 11:00 AM

View PostJSkinner, on 09 July 2018 - 10:48 PM, said:

Anyone have issues with the bounce on these?  I am a picker and seem to catch some thin or heavy at times.  Probably just my swing but I thought I would ask.

I'm not really the target market for P790's anyway but I took one look at them in the store and could practically feel my hands getting rattled by those soles digging in on any slightly fat contact.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 11:23 AM

View PostJSkinner, on 09 July 2018 - 10:48 PM, said:

Anyone have issues with the bounce on these?  I am a picker and seem to catch some thin or heavy at times.  Probably just my swing but I thought I would ask.

No issues and I am a natural picker. My swing is vertical, Trahan's PPGS so the most I ever do is like clip the grass blades. Played 2 rounds with my P790s, best thing since slice bread with ZERO issues with the bounce. I can sting it no issues either and it won't dig. No issues on rock hard tight lies either. Totally luv these P790s. Seriously.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 12:55 PM

How are people finding the PW for distance?

On paper it’s only 1’ stronger than my AP2 PW (45’ vs 46’) but not sure how this will translate in real world?

Current set make up is AP2 PW 46’ then 52’ and 58’ SM6 and current yardage is 130 PW, 115-120 52’ and 100 in the 58’

Hit the 58’ hi-toe last night and really inpressed but not sure how to gap the bottom of my bag if I go P790
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 01:20 PM

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 01:21 PM

View Postnickosbad, on 10 July 2018 - 12:55 PM, said:

How are people finding the PW for distance?

On paper it's only 1' stronger than my AP2 PW (45' vs 46') but not sure how this will translate in real world?

Current set make up is AP2 PW 46' then 52' and 58' SM6 and current yardage is 130 PW, 115-120 52' and 100 in the 58'

Hit the 58' hi-toe last night and really inpressed but not sure how to gap the bottom of my bag if I go P790

... I have my 790 pw bent to 46* and also play 52/58 with a slower swing speed than you, but hopefully this helps:

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 02:59 PM

Today I played 9 holes and on both par 5s I reached the green in 2 just using my irons. Now I will admit I crushed my drives as I'm playing the M3 with an Attas Cool shaft so some credit /thanks goes to my M3 for hitting it 300 yds. plus. My 1st par 5 I had 190 yds and hit a 5 irons to within 12 ft. pin level and my 2nd par 5 I was 205 yds. and I got within 6 ft. of the pin with my 4 iron. Never before have I hit my long irons so well with any other brand. No I didn't make my eagle and I'm keeping my betinardi Lol but I'm loving my 790's as I have never had so many birdies chances in a round as I'm having now since switching to my P790s.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:16 PM

View Postnickosbad, on 10 July 2018 - 12:55 PM, said:

How are people finding the PW for distance?

On paper it's only 1' stronger than my AP2 PW (45' vs 46') but not sure how this will translate in real world?

Current set make up is AP2 PW 46' then 52' and 58' SM6 and current yardage is 130 PW, 115-120 52' and 100 in the 58'

Hit the 58' hi-toe last night and really inpressed but not sure how to gap the bottom of my bag if I go P790

If I go the P790 route Im doing this for wedge gapping

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 11:15 PM

View Postnickosbad, on 10 July 2018 - 12:55 PM, said:

How are people finding the PW for distance?

On paper it’s only 1’ stronger than my AP2 PW (45’ vs 46’) but not sure how this will translate in real world?

Current set make up is AP2 PW 46’ then 52’ and 58’ SM6 and current yardage is 130 PW, 115-120 52’ and 100 in the 58’

Hit the 58’ hi-toe last night and really inpressed but not sure how to gap the bottom of my bag if I go P790

I have gone with the following for the lower end of my bag:

PW 45* 125 - 130 yards
AW 50*  115 - 120 yards
54* CBX wedge 100 - 110
58* CBX wedge  85-90 yards

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 04:00 AM

I would also like to add my experience after a couple of rounds with the p970s as bad. The problem as others mentioned is the inconsistency. They trick you with -3 loft on the longer clubs. "Oh wow never hit the 7 iron so far." Then there is the trampoline adding another 10m. I consider myself a good iron player although with high ball flight as I don't really trap the ball well. Now this means I hit the ball center but slightly below the sweetspot. No trampoline there on the P970. From the tee on the other side I hit the spot and the ball trampolines +10 meters. I cant work with these distance differences. My swingspeed should give 130m with the E8, the P970 could be seen as E7 so OK should be 140m, the additional 10m is the trampoline. I don't have those from the fairway. So what do I do from the fairway? Will I trap the ball and hit it over the green or should I pray I hit it slightly off the trampoline? Its not working for me.

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 07:04 AM

View PostAndersUK, on 10 July 2018 - 10:57 AM, said:

Haven't been following this thread since these were released and I tested the 7i.  Boy, it was long.  However, the gapping in the longer irons concerned me more - they appeared very close on paper.  Now that these have been out for a while how have those of your gaming these found the gaps in the mid to long irons?  Any issues or are they seriously long and well spaced throughout the set?

Don't have the patience to read through 100+ pages so apologies if this has been covered in detail.

Gapping is fine...after I had lofts checked.

5i came in at 21.5* from TM...

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 09:44 AM

To anyone playing the set I do suggest buying the AW unless you like having a bladed wedge around the greens. A friend of mine who has a 50 degree milled grind wedge put it against my AW. I saw a 5-10 yard difference with the P790 50 degree opposed to the milled grind. You could almost play a 50 790 along with a 52 then 56 and still have a good gap.
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 12:38 PM

View PostJSkinner, on 09 July 2018 - 10:48 PM, said:

Anyone have issues with the bounce on these?  I am a picker and seem to catch some thin or heavy at times.  Probably just my swing but I thought I would ask.

I am a sweeper/picker.  The sole on the P790 works awesome for me.  No issues with the bounce.

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 02:08 PM

I've pretty much decided to play my P790 3 & 4 irons (the only P790's I have) with my P770 5-PW or P730 5-PW. I will have the P730 lofts adjusted to match the P770's and have the P790 4 iron adjusted to match my P770 4 iron. I'll use the P790 3 @ 19° and use that as my driving iron as it works well, no need to put a P790 UDI into the mix. My wedges are either my P770 AW or my Milled Grind 50, 54, and Hit-Toe 60.
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 03:00 PM

View PostJoeJoeJoeUrBoat, on 11 July 2018 - 09:44 AM, said:

To anyone playing the set I do suggest buying the AW unless you like having a bladed wedge around the greens. A friend of mine who has a 50 degree milled grind wedge put it against my AW. I saw a 5-10 yard difference with the P790 50 degree opposed to the milled grind. You could almost play a 50 790 along with a 52 then 56 and still have a good gap.

I thought about picking up a 52 to go between my P790 AW and my MG 54.

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 06:20 PM

I love my p790's.  But I have to admit, I am slightly upset with my purchase, with the newly released p790 black.  They are so gorgeous, remind me of European sports car.  

Highly recommend these to anyone in the 12-5 hdcp range.  Just make sure, you get fitted for the proper shafts(as should be the case with all clubs...)  I believe this is the main culprit of the commonly shared "distance control"  issue on this thread, imo.  My misses are usually within 5/7 yards of my pure shots.  But I also have a very smooth consistent swing, I hardly try to "go after" anything.

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 11:55 PM

View PostCLCcaddy, on 11 July 2018 - 06:20 PM, said:

I love my p790's.  But I have to admit, I am slightly upset with my purchase, with the newly released p790 black.  They are so gorgeous, remind me of European sports car.  

Highly recommend these to anyone in the 12-5 hdcp range.  Just make sure, you get fitted for the proper shafts(as should be the case with all clubs...)  I believe this is the main culprit of the commonly shared "distance control"  issue on this thread, imo.  My misses are usually within 5/7 yards of my pure shots.  But I also have a very smooth consistent swing, I hardly try to "go after" anything.

They may be gorgeous when they arrive but trust me, after a while the black will look like crap especially if your range is using sandy balls. TM went the mid road with the black finish, it looks good but it is not durable - at least not compared to the Diamond Black material used in the Cobra and even the Maltby irons. For the up charge premium, they should have gone the DBM route. C'mon is Maltby can do it, surely an even bigger OEM like TM can do much, much, much better especially with a $500 up charge.

So, stick with the chrome, this black P790 is definitely not "grass is greener"...jus sayin

Edited by SwingBlues, 11 July 2018 - 11:56 PM.

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 02:08 PM

New member to the P790 club here :). Picked up a set off another member and just had my usual grips put on them yesterday. No range or course time with them yet, but I intend to make one or both happen this weekend! I'm coming from an MP-18 Fli-Hi/SC combo set so I'm interested to see the difference in distance. They look amazing at setup, and I'm really excited about putting them in play!


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 02:50 PM

View PostSwingBlues, on 11 July 2018 - 11:55 PM, said:

View PostCLCcaddy, on 11 July 2018 - 06:20 PM, said:

I love my p790's.  But I have to admit, I am slightly upset with my purchase, with the newly released p790 black.  They are so gorgeous, remind me of European sports car.  

Highly recommend these to anyone in the 12-5 hdcp range.  Just make sure, you get fitted for the proper shafts(as should be the case with all clubs...)  I believe this is the main culprit of the commonly shared "distance control"  issue on this thread, imo.  My misses are usually within 5/7 yards of my pure shots.  But I also have a very smooth consistent swing, I hardly try to "go after" anything.

They may be gorgeous when they arrive but trust me, after a while the black will look like crap especially if your range is using sandy balls. TM went the mid road with the black finish, it looks good but it is not durable - at least not compared to the Diamond Black material used in the Cobra and even the Maltby irons. For the up charge premium, they should have gone the DBM route. C'mon is Maltby can do it, surely an even bigger OEM like TM can do much, much, much better especially with a $500 up charge.

So, stick with the chrome, this black P790 is definitely not "grass is greener"...jus sayin

Thanks for the heads up.  I will definitely hold off until I see a set in person.

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 05:26 PM

My set order is placed!  Thanks to all the posts in this thread and to all the PM's that you guys helped me with!  Cant wait
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#3143 Minarets

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 04:13 PM

Didn’t think you hear were that long after hitting them in the bay, or at least for me   That was until I got them yesterday. Went in with my 7i Maltby PTM and hit it against the DG105 Shaft that was quite a bit longer than my Xcaliber shafts.  I was averaging 163 with my 7i and 176 with the P709.  That is really long for me, as I normally play my 7i as a 155 club in course.  They felt really good and were as consistent as my PTM. of course, they didn’t have the i500 in store there yet.
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#3144 SteveL1

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 04:22 PM

Every round with the P790’s just seems to get better & better. Lowest round of the season today even with a bad putting day. Have been working with Club Champion who fitted me for these, and after some additional tweaking of lofts and lies, the distance control and accuracy have finally gotten to where I had hoped they would be. Had eleven birdie putts inside of 15 feet but only made two of them. Now to get the new driver dialed in as it’s only in the short grass about 50% of the time.

For those on the fence of trying these, get properly fit and you should love them.

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#3145 DNice26

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 04:39 PM

View PostSteveL1, on 14 July 2018 - 04:22 PM, said:

Every round with the P790’s just seems to get better & better. Lowest round of the season today even with a bad putting day. Have been working with Club Champion who fitted me for these, and after some additional tweaking of lofts and lies, the distance control and accuracy have finally gotten to where I had hoped they would be. Had eleven birdie putts inside of 15 feet but only made two of them. Now to get the new driver dialed in as it’s only in the short grass about 50% of the time.

For those on the fence of trying these, get properly fit and you should love them.
Sounds like the next step should focus on your putter...

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#3146 CLCcaddy

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 04:47 PM

View PostDNice26, on 14 July 2018 - 04:39 PM, said:

View PostSteveL1, on 14 July 2018 - 04:22 PM, said:

Every round with the P790’s just seems to get better & better. Lowest round of the season today even with a bad putting day. Have been working with Club Champion who fitted me for these, and after some additional tweaking of lofts and lies, the distance control and accuracy have finally gotten to where I had hoped they would be. Had eleven birdie putts inside of 15 feet but only made two of them. Now to get the new driver dialed in as it’s only in the short grass about 50% of the time.

For those on the fence of trying these, get properly fit and you should love them.
Sounds like the next step should focus on your putter...

There is always a next step it seems... lol

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#3147 DNice26

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 06:13 PM

View PostCLCcaddy, on 14 July 2018 - 04:47 PM, said:

View PostDNice26, on 14 July 2018 - 04:39 PM, said:

View PostSteveL1, on 14 July 2018 - 04:22 PM, said:

Every round with the P790’s just seems to get better & better. Lowest round of the season today even with a bad putting day. Have been working with Club Champion who fitted me for these, and after some additional tweaking of lofts and lies, the distance control and accuracy have finally gotten to where I had hoped they would be. Had eleven birdie putts inside of 15 feet but only made two of them. Now to get the new driver dialed in as it’s only in the short grass about 50% of the time.

For those on the fence of trying these, get properly fit and you should love them.
Sounds like the next step should focus on your putter...

There is always a next step it seems... lol

Always....why we love this terrible conquest

Edited by DNice26, 14 July 2018 - 06:13 PM.

Ping G400 Max 9, Aldila Black 7X
TaylorMade M3 3HL, Tensai Blue 7X
Callaway Apex 20, KK 8X
TayorMade P790 4 & 5 Iron, 770 6-PW, KBS C-Taper S
TaylorMade MG 50, 54 & 58 TT S400 (Spider Man theme)
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#3148 denismcg

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 06:15 PM

I just noticed that my 3-PW set all have serial numbers but none match.  All of the serial numbers start with 7 and end with 6.  I am not concerned, but just curious if the rest of you have different numbers for each club.
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Posted 14 July 2018 - 10:06 PM

View Postdenismcg, on 14 July 2018 - 06:15 PM, said:

I just noticed that my 3-PW set all have serial numbers but none match.  All of the serial numbers start with 7 and end with 6.  I am not concerned, but just curious if the rest of you have different numbers for each club.

All of mine are different. Ordered from TM via Club Champion.

First num 8, last num 6, everything in between different. 4i has a P after the 6 but none of the others do. *shoulder shrug*

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#3150 SteveL1

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 10:18 PM

View PostDNice26, on 14 July 2018 - 04:39 PM, said:

View PostSteveL1, on 14 July 2018 - 04:22 PM, said:

Every round with the P790’s just seems to get better & better. Lowest round of the season today even with a bad putting day. Have been working with Club Champion who fitted me for these, and after some additional tweaking of lofts and lies, the distance control and accuracy have finally gotten to where I had hoped they would be. Had eleven birdie putts inside of 15 feet but only made two of them. Now to get the new driver dialed in as it’s only in the short grass about 50% of the time.

For those on the fence of trying these, get properly fit and you should love them.
Sounds like the next step should focus on your putter...

Actually it’s green reading that needs the work. Joined a new club about 4 months ago and still trying to figure out the subtle breaks. Our greens are very quick so it’s difficult to be aggressive on anything inside of 12’. Today was just one of those days that I was off by an inch or two for the amount of break. It’s a fickle game for sure.


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