Review: Ping G Irons
The Ping G-irons I call “game-enjoyment” for a reason. They are very easy to hit straight, high and long. They offer all of those “game improvement” qualities in a nice looking package. A big reason for the high quality of shots that I hit with the G-irons is the new COR-Eye technology which is essentially variable face thickness technology for irons. It has been in drivers and woods for years, but bringing it to irons does the same thing, creates a hotter face across a bigger area of the club. Basically the sweet-spot is larger, and everyone can use that.
What I appreciated most is the thinner sole. It has always been a struggle of mine with game-improvement irons when the soles get thick, I have a hard time hitting the clubs well. I know it goes against conventional thinking, but I think the better sole design on these irons allowed me to enjoy the greater face forgiveness because of better turf interaction.
These irons are longer, straighter and higher yet are very accurate and forgiving. They aren’t just jacked up for distance, they are made for consistency and accuracy. I found them to be very good on mis-hits and pured shots. They spin just a little less than the other irons I play, but they use height as part of their stopping power so they can maintain a consistent landing spot.
Ping ions also continue to evolve in terms of feel. I remember back to one of the earlier sets of Pings I reviewed and how they could get harsh feeling, especially on mis-hits, but they continue to use their cavity plate and tuning bars in the pocket to reduce vibration and improve feel across the face. Pured hits feel better as to off-center ones. They aren’t dead feeling, you know that you hit it off-center but because of the design, you won’t lose too much ball speed or accuracy.
FlightScope Xi Tour Launch Monitor
Ping G irons – 8-iron
- Spin: 6012 rpms
- Launch Angle: 30.5*
- Dispersion: 3.1 yds
- Club Head Speed: 82.2 mph
- Ball Speed: 105.8 mph
- Total Distance: 164.9 yds
- Carry Distance: 155.7 yds
There is a reason that the Ping G-irons are the number 1 selling iron right now, they will fit a much wider audience of golfers based on their improved looks paired with their amazing forgiveness. Like always I suggest getting fit so these are just right for you game, but based on my rounds with them and time on theFlightscope, they certainly are Game-Enjoyment irons. They look great and are easy to hit.
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