fbpx

We sometimes use affiliate links to products and services on retailer sites for which we can receive compensation if you click on those links or make purchases through them.

 

New Ping i irons launched - video review

New Ping i irons launched – video review

The new i irons from Ping give added feel without compromising on forgiveness writes Dan Murphy
 

Details
SRP: £112 steel; £124 graphite.
Shafts: CFS steel/graphite. After-market with no upcharge: Dynamic Gold, Project X, XP 95, Nippon Modus3
Available: 3-P, U,

21655|c:520x330.img

First impressions:

It’s hard not to start with the name. These are just called i as stopping the 15,20,25 sequence but these say E1 on the face so we expect them to be the first in a new series.

In terms of the look at address, any Ping fan or i25 user will be able to transition easily into these new irons although the top line is slightly thinner and the short irons look a bit more compact.

There’s a nice splash of light blue and in general this is a stylish looking club in a classically understated Ping way.

What they say:

21656|c:520x330.img

The i irons are softer thanks to a new type of steel and the Custom Tuning Port is is deeper and lower to enhance feel. The progressive set design sees offsets and head sizes increase in the long irons.

A 431 stainless steel head provides softer feel and allows for more perimeter weighting to increase forgiveness and accuracy

The Custom Tuning Port is concealed deeper in the cavity and lower to align with the impact area and improve sound and feel

The progressive set design sees head sizes get smaller and offsets decrease in the shorter irons.

NCG verdict:

21657|c:520x330.img

The ongoing process of expanding the brand’s appeal continues apace for Ping.

Once the golf brand that most polarised opinion – between those who couldn’t see past the looks and those who were only looking at the results – a glance at these new irons is enough to demonstrate that Ping can mix it with the best when it comes to style these days, just as they always have when it comes to performance.

The i irons will appeal to lower handicappers than their predecessors, even though Ping say they are actually more forgiving.

I was able to put the new i irons straight in the bag and they continue to deliver the consistency which I had come accustomed to with the i25s.

This is not just new for news sake though as the new technology has certainly improved the feel without compromising on any forgiveness.

Go and have a hit to see for yourself and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.

James Savage

Former equipment editor of NCG. Inconsistent ball-striker and tea-maker.

Latest Posts

Bags

Callaway Org 14 cart bag review

By

Read full article about Callaway Org 14 cart bag review

Shoes

“The best golf shoes I have ever tested” – Have you tried the shoe brand with links to one of England’s greatest ever cricketers?

By

Read full article about “The best golf shoes I have ever tested” – Have you tried the shoe brand with links to one of England’s greatest ever cricketers?

News

What’s New In The World Of Equipment?

Read full article about What’s New In The World Of Equipment?
Ecco LT1 Golf Shoe

Shoes

Ecco LT1 Golf Shoe Review 

By

Read full article about Ecco LT1 Golf Shoe Review 

Shoes

FootJoy Pro/SLX Carbon Golf Shoe Review

By

Read full article about FootJoy Pro/SLX Carbon Golf Shoe Review

News

First of its kind! Cobra unveil new 3D printed irons

By

Read full article about First of its kind! Cobra unveil new 3D printed irons

Shoes

Adidas Tour360 24 Golf Shoe Review

By

Read full article about Adidas Tour360 24 Golf Shoe Review

Bags

Sun Mountain H2NO Lite Stand Bag Review

By

Read full article about Sun Mountain H2NO Lite Stand Bag Review

Irons

Callaway Paradym AI Smoke Irons Review

By

Read full article about Callaway Paradym AI Smoke Irons Review