TaylorMade P790 Ultimate Driving Iron

Published on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 in Gear of the Week

Puetz Golf Price: $219.99

Even Dustin Johnson sometimes gets a little nervous pulling the big dog on the tee box. In fact, it was feedback from Johnson and many of TaylorMade’s other biggest names — including Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm and others — that inspired this spring’s all-new P790 Ultimate Driving Iron (UDI).

Those players noted that on tee boxes where hitting driver wasn’t a smart play, they generally reached for a fairway metal, even though, all things considered, they are more comfortable — and accurate — with an iron in their hand than a metalwood. Would it be possible, then, to create a club that would give those players the distance of their metalwoods, and the accuracy and feel of an iron?

Thus was born the P790 UDI, which carries the DNA of TaylorMade’s popular P790 players irons — including the L-shaped steel face insert that wraps around the sole, and a SpeedPocket in the sole for higher ball speeds on off-center hits — but with its own unique mutations. On the outside, players will notice a slightly thinner topline and less offset, plus a slightly shorter blade length, while the inside is injected with low-density Speed Foam to reduce vibration without affecting face flex.

The result is a stronger, more stable iron, with a hotter face — exactly what the game’s best players need when driver just won’t do.


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