Ping’s newest game-improvement irons, the G irons, are designed to deliver more ball speed across a larger area of the face to provide more playability and forgiveness.
At the heart of the G iron is Ping’s Cor-Eye Technology, the circular section on the back of the hitting area.
“We had it in the GMax irons first, but it was a challenge to get that into a smaller design,” said Marty Jertson, Ping’s director of product development. “It’s easy to get distance by just taking away loft, but we didn’t want to add distance and make the ball go lower. Cor-Eye lets us thin the face substantially, so the whole face bends like a diving board at impact (hinging at the bottom and shifting the face back). It’s amazing . . . the face deflection is four times greater than the G30 irons.”
Jertson said the G irons not only create more ball speed thanks to Cor-Eye, they also launch the ball slightly higher than last season’s G30 and produce less spin. Jertson estimates that players can expect to see at least 5 more yards in distance though the set.
The cast 17-4 stainless steel G irons feature a cavity-back design that hides a Custom Tuning Port. It was designed to rest on top of the sole and helped increase the top/bottom moment of inertia 5 percent and slightly raise the heel/toe MOI for more forgiveness.
Finally, the soles of the G irons were given significant beveling on the back to help the clubs work though turf more efficiently.
The Ping G irons will be available Feb. 11 and come standard with Ping AWT 2.0 steel shafts for $110 per iron. They also will be available with Ping CFS graphite shafts for $125 per iron.