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2019 TaylorMade P790Ti Irons: Pure Premium Power

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Born from the quest to make great, greater, the 2019 TaylorMade P790Ti Titanium Irons go way beyond the original P790 in both materials and pushing the limits of speed. 2019 Taylormade titanium irons been the buzz on the street. By pairing some of the lightest and strongest materials with some of the most mass dense in one club, the engineers at TaylorMade have created a premium iron for the player looking for premium performance.

The body of the P790-Ti is iron is cast from 911 titanium—this is an important note because when you compare (in general terms) Ti vs. steel, their mass properties are vastly different.

Let’s do some science!

Stainless steel comes in around 8 g/cm3, Whereas titanium is 4.5 g/cm3. That makes steel 43 percent heavier than its titanium counterpart, which means the P790Ti is saving a TON of weight in its construction by using it as the whole body of the head including the face, but we’ll get to that in a minute.

If you think about a solid steel clubhead played at 37″ (usually a 7-iron), the head weight will be around 268g. If you use the above math, then the same clubhead made from titanium would only weigh 153g (rounded up). So how do we get that mass back to where it needs to be without making the head enormous? Tungsten: one of the most (stable) mass dense metals around.

The TaylorMade P-790Ti iron has up to 119g of tungsten in each clubhead to push the limits of forgiveness and drive the center of gravity as far back and as low as possible—that’s why the titanium has been placed on the exterior of the club’s frame.

So now to that face.

Supported by TaylorMade’s SpeedFoam, the machined titanium face is thin to produce maximum ball speed. By machining it, rather than casting, TaylorMade can precisely control the dimensions to save every last bit of weight.

With a face this fast and a CG going so far back, Chris Berman would have to actually take a breath when telling you about it.

You need stronger lofts—it’s physics and function rather than playing a numbers game. Without the stronger lofts, each iron wouldn’t hit the proper window for its trajectory. The other part of this that is often overlooked is the target market for these styles of irons—players NOT at the top end of clubhead speed; players wanting a higher flight and longer distances. Yeah, it’s fun to watch tour players mash 7-irons 220 yards for the cameras—I wish I could do that—but that’s not who these clubs are designed for.

This leads us to the rest of the package.

Obviously, the term “stock” is now a loose reference to a suggested final build based on player testing, but this sheds light on the what TaylorMade wants to accomplish with these irons. The paired shafts are, for steel, the new Nippon NS Pro 950 GH Neo (an update to their extremely popular 950 GH). For graphite, the shaft of choice is the Mitsubishi MMT available in varies weight options—see below.

 

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Ryan Barath is part of the Digital Content Creation Team for GolfWRX. He hosts the "On Spec" Podcast on the GolfWRX Radio Network which focuses on discussing everything golf, including gear, technology, fitting, and course architecture. He is a club-fitter & master club builder with more than 17 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. He is the former Build Shop Manager & Social Media Coordinator for Modern Golf. He now works independently from his home shop and is a member of advisory panels to a select number of golf equipment manufacturers. You can find Ryan on Twitter and Instagram where he's always willing to chat golf, and share his passion for club building, course architecture and wedge grinding.

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  1. Aaron

    Aug 13, 2019 at 7:45 am

    4.5g to 8g is not 43% heavier.

    It’s 43% lighter

  2. the truth

    Aug 13, 2019 at 6:29 am

    $400 per club AND you need more wedges?

  3. Andy

    Aug 13, 2019 at 5:26 am

    The AW has finally broken through 50 degrees and 43.5 degree PW. Wow.

  4. Pillow Talk

    Aug 13, 2019 at 4:07 am

    $2700? That’s all? 😀

  5. Moses

    Aug 12, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    Wow I can probably hit the 9 iron 150 yards.

  6. Eric

    Aug 12, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    I’d like to see the P790Ti UDI, with the same aesthetics and 14-17* of loft. Looks so much better than the GAPR in my opinion. Just change where the tungsten is placed to get High/Mid/Lo equivalent of GAPR.

  7. Stewart

    Aug 12, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    These look great but I’m not likely to buy at this price.

    I’ve no issue with companies having a product at this level.

  8. KC

    Aug 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    $2700 for a 7 club set of irons. Go home Taylormade…you’re drunk.

  9. Clay

    Aug 12, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    5.5 degree gaps in the short irons? yikes

  10. Travisty

    Aug 12, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    Pure Premium Pricing—fixed that for you

  11. jason

    Aug 12, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    look how the masacred my boy.

  12. Bushwood Caddie

    Aug 12, 2019 at 11:30 am

    Running out of ideas to have a different type of club for every release? Their big tech is ICT (inverted cone technology) which they had back several years ago. Nice irons, but not at that price!

  13. dat

    Aug 12, 2019 at 10:37 am

    NO. Please for the love of Golf stop with these joker clubs.

  14. Ted

    Aug 12, 2019 at 9:24 am

    Ugly

  15. JP

    Aug 12, 2019 at 9:08 am

    And the price? A gazillion dollars a set?
    .
    And the face is cast THEN machined. Do t let the wording confuse. It’s cast.

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