Ping G30 irons
Thursday, July 3, 2014
In addition to drivers, fairway woods and hybrids, new Ping irons carry the G30 name.
Ping is talking about stronger lofts in the irons. Many manufacturers avoid conversation about stronger lofts, but Ping is quick to point out that the height and trajectory of shots with the longer irons have been raised as well. This avoids the line-drive effect present with strong-lofted irons that do not achieve a proper flight pattern.
"We are beyond excited about the irons," Jertson said. "One of our big goals was to help with gapping as a golfer goes down in the iron set."
Jertson said the distance gaps are uniform from the hybrids into the long and mid irons and continuing into the short irons.
In addition, much of the gapping story is tied to an enlarged undercut cavity. This helped Ping lower the center of gravity and achieve "3 to 7 more yards" in distance over the previous G25 irons.
"The gaps are seamless," Jertson said. "We learned a lot from our Karsten irons. The distance of the G30 irons is longer, but the gaps are perfect between all the irons."
In pursuit of the gapping goal, Ping made the G30 iron heads slightly longer than those of the G25. There also has been a subtle but sophisticated increase in sole bounce in the new irons. The offset in the G30 irons is progressive, meaning the long irons have the most offset while the short irons have the least.
All the G30 products are scheduled to be available in retail stores the first week of August. MSRP prices for the irons: $110 apiece with steel shafts, $125 apiece irons with graphite shafts.
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