Ping Anser forged irons
Ping classifies the Anser as a forged iron, although it has a tungsten sole and could be labeled a contemporary updating of the forging process.
It is an extremely soft-feeling iron. MSRP is $1,349.99 (eight irons, steel shafts); stock shaft is Project X Rifle.
Forged irons have made a dramatic comeback. Only a few years ago, most irons were made of investment-cast stainless steel. Now we see forged irons, made of soft carbon steel, in the club lineup of every major club manufacturer.
In general, these irons appeal to low-handicap players, although some companies are making a pitch to golfers of average ability who probably are planning on improvement.