2023 Taylormade P790 irons vs 2023 Titleist T200 Irons

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2023 Titleist T200 vs 2023 Taylormade  P790 Irons

Thanks for checking out Golfer Geeks’ comparison of 2023 Taylormade P790 irons vs 2023 Titleist T200 Irons.

I’m an avid golfer, 9 ish handicap on my way to a 2 (been a 5.6), and frequent tester of golf clubs and equipment since 2015.  

I’ve had both of these sets for two weeks. Two range sessions with the T200s and two rounds of golf. One range session with the P790s and 2 rounds of golf.

Summary: They both launch the ball high with good carry. They both make up for minor mishits. They both stop about where they land on the green. The T200s are more compact with a little better feel and a more refined hitting experience. The P790s are a touch more forgiving and have larger clubheads.

In this comparison of the 2023 Taylormade P790 irons vs 2023 Titleist T200 Irons, I discuss my experience with the clubs, unique features and benefits, and my pick for which iron set I’d buy.

2023 Taylormade P790 irons

2023 Taylormade P790 Irons side view

Set Tested – 4-PW, Standard Lie, Right Hand
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold 105 S300 Steel Stiff Flex

This is the 3rd set of P790s I’ve played. I own the 2017s and I tested the 2021 versions earlier this year.

I thought the originals (the ones I own) were some of the best looking clubs I’ve ever seen. The 2023s look more refined and more “player” than ever.

I found they played similar (if not exactly the same) as the 2021s I tested a few months ago.

They’ve got premium feel and sound, all the distance you want, ample forgiveness. And, they’re the best-looking of the P790s yet.

2023 Taylormade P790 Irons Specs

ClubLoftLie AngleLength
421*61*38.5″
523.5*61.5*38″
626.5*62*37.5″
730.5*62.5*37″
835*63*36.5″
940*63.5*36″
PW45*64*35.75″

2023 Titleist T200 Irons

2023 Titleist T200 Irons PW - 4-iron

Set Tested – 4-PW, Standard Lie, Right Hand
Shaft: True Temper AMT Black S300 Stiff Flex

I love, love, loved my time with the 2021 T200 irons I tested a month or so ago. My swing happened to be on during my round with them and I fell quickly in love.

I like the compact clubheads and minimalist design.

Well, I like the 2023 T200 even more…though I’m not consistently swinging as well. But, I got enough good shots under my belt to form strong impressions of the T200s.

These are clubs I would consider owning. They don’t require my best swings for good results but richly reward me when I do make great contact.

They pack all that help in a compact ego-pleasing player-looking clubhead.

You’re gonna want to try these out.

Titleist T200 irons Specs

ClubLoftLie AngleLength
422*61.5*38.5″
525*62*38″
628*62.5*37.5″
731*63*37″
835*63.5*36.5″
939*64*36″
PW43*64*35.5″

Testing the 2023 P790s & 2023 T200s

I hit all the clubs, but this video shows me going back and forth between the 7-iron from each set. I wanted to check out launch angle, apex, ball speed, and carry distance. I don’t trust the roll out numbers. (Mid irons don’t roll more than about a yard on me when they hit the green, if that.)

I had already played 2 rounds with the T200s before making this video. This is my first time hitting the P790s.

I happened to be flushing the ball pretty well, so I had a good apples-to-apples comparison.

I also played two rounds with each set.

My experience on the course was much the same for each iron. I mixed in terrible swings with mediocre swings and too few good swings. They both made up for my mediocre swings and had me wanting to keep them when I (rarely) flushed them during my rounds.

Catch the T200 or P790 square and the ball jumps up off the face on a high piercing trajectory that holds the green easily.

I wish I had better stuff for the testing, but I didn’t. That’s where these clubs will save you though.

Conclusion: You’ll get away with a lot more marginal contact and you’ll want to marry them when you catch them flush.

Are there big differences between Taylromade P790 & Titleist T200 Irons?

No, not by the numbers. At least according to my Garmin R10 and driving range balls. And not by my eye or play on the course.

  • Ball speed – same
  • Carry distance – same
  • Total distance – same
  • Roll distance – same (I don’t trust the numbers, but I think they’re consistent)
  • Vertical launch – same
  • Apex – same

Looks

I like the design of the P790s, but they haven’t changed much since the last models. They’re still a bit oversized, but not large or bulky. Just a little larger than most player irons. I like the dull finish

The T200s have sleek, elegant, and compact heads that I adore looking down at when I’m playing or sitting in my bag. They have player looks a lot going on under the hood.

Winner – T200 irons

Sound/Feel

They have good sound and feel, but I give the edge to the T200s.

Winner – T200 irons

Playability/Ball Flight/Accuracy

I’m a natural high ball hitter when I’m on and the shafts for these sets are similar, but not the same.

The P790s and T200s went high and straight (with my natural tight draw) when I struck the ball well. I played all the shots I normally play with both sets. I think the T200s are more refined and able to do more, but my results were the same.

Winner – Draw

Forgiveness

The P790s should be more forgiving because they have more game improvement features and have larger clubheads, but I felt about the same amount of correction for both.

Winner – P790s…maybe

Distance

There was about a yard difference according the launch monitor numbers above. A little surprising because the P790s have stronger lofts, if only by a degree or two for all but the pitching wedge.

I don’t pay much attention to 1 or 2 yard of difference. (It’s worth testing for yourself if this is important to you)

Winner – Draw…pretty much.

Value

Taylormade P790s – ~$200/club
Titleist T200s – ~$200/club

  • Both expensive, but in line with premium player distance irons.

Winner – Draw

Verdict on the 2023 Taylormade P790 irons vs 2023 Titleist T200 Irons

2023 Taylormade P790 Irons vs 2023 Titleist T200 Irons Toe View

The P790s and T200s were neck and neck in performance for me. The T200s have better feel and the look I prefer. I would guess the P790s are a touch more forgiving, but any difference wasn’t noticeable to me.

So, I’m picking the T200s because prefer the cosmetics and refined feel.

Whichever set you choose, I think cosmetics will be the deciding factor.

What should you do? See below

My #1 suggestion is to test both sets before you buy. Either at your local golf store or take advantage of Global Golf’s Utry trial program. I use it and recommend it. 

Thanks for checking out my comparison of the 2023 Taylormade P790 irons vs 2023 Titleist T200 Irons.

Better Feel - More Refined
Highly Recommended
5.0
4.7
~$200/club
~$200/club
Pros:
  • Gorgeous Refined Look
  • Long & Forgiving
  • Fly High & Straight but Workable
  • Good Sound & Feel
Pros:
  • Long & Forgiving
  • Easy launch w/ high trajectory & workable
  • Good sound & feel
  • Great looking
Cons:
  • Pricey
Cons:
  • Pricey
Better Feel - More Refined
5.0
~$200/club
Pros:
  • Gorgeous Refined Look
  • Long & Forgiving
  • Fly High & Straight but Workable
  • Good Sound & Feel
Cons:
  • Pricey
Highly Recommended
4.7
~$200/club
Pros:
  • Long & Forgiving
  • Easy launch w/ high trajectory & workable
  • Good sound & feel
  • Great looking
Cons:
  • Pricey
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I'm an avid golfer of 30 years, an 8ish handicap on my way to a 2 (been a 5.6), and frequent tester of golf clubs and equipment since 2015.

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