TaylorMade is following the success of one of the best-selling iron franchises in company history with the introduction of the third generation of P·790 irons.
The new SpeedFoam Air, a light urethane foam inside the forged hollow body construction, is 69 per cent less dense than the prior generation. The switch to SpeedFoam Air accounts for significant weight savings, an average of 3.5 g.
The change allows for a substantial redistribution of mass to lower CG placement and improved launch properties. It also helped create the thinnest face in P·790 history and allowed for the creation of an intelligent sweet spot.
“SpeedFoam Air is the heartbeat of the new P·790 irons. The development of this lightweight urethane material allowed us to strategically reconstruct the iron head to promote optimal launch conditions and a sweet spot that covers the most common strike points on the face,” said Matt Bovee, of TaylorMade’s iron product creation department.
The P·790 iron heads are crafted from an 8620 carbon steel that maintains strength and durability while allowing for a new thin-walled design, adding to the overall weight-saving benefits of SpeedFoam Air.
This reengineered Forged Hollow Body Construction pairs with a responsive 1.5 mm forged 4140 steel L-Face to promote flexibility, fast ball speeds and distance, while maintaining a forged feel.
The 2021 P·790 contains much of the DNA that has made that has characterized this iron franchise for more than five years. Heavy tungsten weighting, up to 31 g in an individual iron head, is strategically positioned to deliver both stability and forgiveness. The patented Thru-Slot Speed Pocket is used to provide increased face flexibility, while preserving ball speed and distance on low face strikes.
Clean and classic aesthetics complete the look. Symmetrical lines and traditional shaping create a look that’s cohesive with the full P·700 Series.
Complementing the P·790 irons is the P·790 UDI, a forged driving iron designed incorporating proven TaylorMade technologies such as the Thru-Slot Speed Pocket and Forged Hollow Body Construction with a new thin-walled design.
Like the other irons in the set, the P·790 UDI is powered by the all-new SpeedFoam Air and features a soft, 8620 carbon steel body combined with a high strength forged 4140 carbon steel face.
Available at retail on Friday, Sept. 3, the new P·790 irons ($1,699.99 Cdn. steel/$1,799.99 Cdn. graphite for a seven piece set) will be offered in 3-PW/AW and come equipped with True Temper Dynamic Gold steel shafts or Mitsubishi Chemical MMT graphite shafts with Golf Pride Z-Grips.
Available in RH and LH. P·790 UDI is available as a 2-iron (17 degrees) and comes equipped with the Project X HZRDS Black Smoke shaft and Golf Pride Z-Grip at a retail price of $329.99 Cdn. Available in RH.