How do the TaylorMade P760 irons compare to the P790?December 4, 2018 Golf Equipment
Which model will suit your game? It comes down to your ability as well as your aspirations, writes equipment editor James Savage
Our TaylorMade P760 vs P790 irons test took place at Leicester Golf Centre where we utilised their Toptracer technology.
We have been raving about the P790 irons ever since they were released just over a year ago.
But the P760 is the newest model and we think both will appeal to a fairly wide-range of golfer.
But which one might suit your game? Read on to find out…
TaylorMade P760 vs P790 irons: The methodology
These two irons are very closely linked although you wouldn’t necessarily think so at first glance.
The P790 have been a huge success with golfers because they look great and offer fantastic ball speeds and forgiveness.
They have a wide-range of appeal suiting single figure handicappers and 20+ handicappers alike.
But while the performance in the long irons is hitting the right notes for even tour players, some prefer a sleeker look in the shorter irons.
Better players don’t need that added ball speed and forgiveness in the scoring clubs – they want precision and feel.
So TaylorMade tried to put the best bits of the sleeker P770 and P750 in the shorter irons with the ball speed and forgiveness of the P790 in the longer irons.
The P760 actually replaces both the P770 and P750.
So which players will be going into the P760 and which will stick with a full set of P790?
As a 15-handicapper, I’d probably expect to go with the latter but as someone who wants to work on his game and improve, I like the idea of something sleeker in the short irons.
So what’s the difference in performance between the P760 and P790?
Find out the results from our testing on the next page…