Ping Anser forged irons

Ping Anser forged iron.

Ping Anser forged iron.

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.

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