TaylorMade's best-selling irons are back with a 2021 upgrade. So what's new? Hannah Holden takes a closer look

TaylorMade’s best-selling irons in the company’s history are back and better than ever before. This is now the third generation of the TaylorMade P790 irons, so what’s new? Let’s take a closer look…

TaylorMade P790 irons: First impressions

I love the clean classic aesthetics on offer here this year. I especially like the contrasting materiality on the back of the club head. The design also works really well with the rest of the P700 series to offer another combo option.

The same is true of the P790 UDI and I really like the fact the styling is so similar between the two offerings.

TaylorMade P790 irons

The technology

So how have TaylorMade made their best iron better? They have gone into the core to make changes. 

The centre of the club features a foam to fine-tune sound and feel, as well as allowing a fast and flexible face design. This year the foam is SpeedFoam Air which is 69% lighter than its predecessor. 

TaylorMade P790 irons

The weight savings made with the foam allows for a lower centre of gravity for better launch conditions. 

The clubhead us made from a new 8620 carbon steel construction allowing the head to be thinner which also allows for lower CG. This pairs with the L-shaped face piece which is more flexible for faster ball speeds. The thru-slot speed pocket also increases face flexibility for more speed and distance.

We also see 31 grams of tungsten in the toe to help drive up stability and forgiveness. 

TaylorMade P790 irons review

In this TaylorMade P790 irons 2021 review, I put the latest version up against the 2019 predecessor to see if various technological changes to the newer model have improved their performance.

So is TaylorMade’s newest model irons an improvement upon its previous? Hit the play button below to find out…

All clothing and shoes used in my videos are supplied by FootJoy. This video was filmed using the GC2 HMT launch monitor at Huddersfield Golf Club.

The details

Available: September 3

RRP: £1,149 (P790 irons) £229 (P790 UDI)

Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold (steel) Mitsubishi Chemical MMT (graphite) Project X HZRDS Black Smoke shaft (UDI)

More information: TaylorMade website

Hannah Holden

Equipment and Instruction Editor

Hannah Holden is the Equipment and Instruction Editor here at National Club Golfer. If you’re looking to improve your game, by changing your golf swing or upgrading your golf equipment she’ll have the answers. As well as writing lots of features and reviews you can find her on our YouTube channel giving you insights on the latest rules, clubs and tips to improve your golf game. Hannah is a member at both Huddersfield and Alwoodley golf clubs. You will either find her here or driving up and down the country playing in a variety of elite amateur events.

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