What's new? How much do they cost? And how do they perform? Hannah Holden brings you the low down on Ping's new G430 irons

How do Ping’s latest game improvement irons perform? Find out in our Ping G430 irons review.

Ping G430 irons review: NCG Summary

Ping G430 irons
4.5 star review
NCG SUMMARY

Overall these are some of the most consistent game-improvement irons I have tested this year. Ping has done it again and produced an exceptional game improvement iron that will only aid performance.

PROS

  • Extremely consistent irons
  • Easy to launch
  • Controllable

CONS

  • Not as long as other models on the marker

First Impressions

This club almost looks unrecognisable. Although it has that typical high square-toe Ping shaping, the back of the club head is really different. I love how they have designed the Pwrflex in the back of the club head to give this product a completely new more modern feel.

ping g430 irons review

NCG Review

Over the ball, this is still very typically Ping. It has a big overall shaping, with a decent amount of offset and a thick top line. It is definitely very confidence-inspiring over the golf ball for the higher handicap golfer.

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The most important thing about game improvement clubs is that they are easy to hit. These definitely tick all the boxes in this area. They are high launching, easy to strike and consistently go in the right direction.

I really like the fact these are fairly neutral down the target line and balance forgiveness with a decently high spin rate and launch so you can still control the golf ball.

trackman data

In terms of distance, I never think Ping’s irons are the longest on the market, but they do provide more middle-of-the-range distance. These flew very similar distances to the players’ distance irons I use and would fit into my bag, gapping perfectly. If you are someone that wants more distance, I would suggest trying the power spec which has stronger lofts for more distance.

There is an advantage to having different loft spec sets, as it means people with different club heads speeds can still get the forgiveness of these irons in a club that goes the appropriate distance for them.

You can see from the data below the gapping was very consistent throughout the bag which is pretty pleasing to see.

Overall these are some of the most consistent game-improvement irons I have tested this year. Ping has done it again and produced an exceptional game improvement iron that will only aid performance.

Ping G430 irons review: The Details

Available: 27th January

RRP: £150 (steel) £160 (graphite)

Right-handed lofts: 8°, 9°, 10°, 11°

Ping stock shafts: Hzrdus Red CB, Tensei AV Blue with XLink Tech, Hzrdus Black, Tensei 1K Black

Fitted shafts (no upcharge) Graphite Design Tour AD UB, Tour AD DI, Tour AD IZ

More information: Ping Website

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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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