The Ping i59 Irons are new for 2021 with the forged irons featuring added forgiveness. GolfReviewsGuide checks out what to expect.
As the latest evolution of the iBlade irons from Ping, the i59s are all about providing precise distance and added forgiveness that the brands more mass market irons have been renowned for.
With a new insert, groove design, a thinner topline and more streamlined offset, Ping has found the answer to the question on how to improve on the iBlade irons.
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What Ping say about the i59 Forged Irons:
“Crisp, consistent impact, a solid feel and a flighted trajectory with added forgiveness are the result of an aerospace-grade aluminum insert (AlumiCore) joined to a forged 1025 carbon steel body and 17-4 stainless steel laser-cut face.
“To deliver precise, reliable distance and performance across every club, the face is engineered with MicroMax grooves.
“An aerospace-grade aluminium insert allows approximately 30 grams of material from the centre of the club to be redistributed to the perimeter in the form of toe and shaft tip weights, elevating the MOI to match that of the larger PING i210 iron.
“The precision-machined face has new MicroMax grooves for tighter spacing and a geometry that results in an average of four extra grooves to reduce fliers in the short irons and preserve spin in the long irons.
“A thin topline and proper offset presents the clean, streamlined look preferred by skilled players. The hydropearl 2.0 finish repels water to ensure predictable, consistent performance from wet and dry conditions.
“Toe and tip weighting elevate MOI to reduce the stat area and achieve a level of forgiveness unprecedented in a forged design.”
Ping i59 Irons Design & Features
Ping always stated that would not release new irons that didn’t improve the performance of the iBlade model. In the i59, they have managed that thanks for a number of key tweaks and developments.
They have developed an upgraded face using AlumniCore and an aerospace-grade aluminium insert to distribute weight. In total, 30 grams has been moved to the toe and shaft tip.
As a result, the MOI is increased and now is the same as the more forgiving i210 blade irons.
The face now features a MicroMax groove design with four additional grooves added compared to previous models in the players’ player iron sector.
The clubhead itself has also been streamlined to help create less drag and more distance. The topline is thinner and the offset cleaner to improve ball striking from long irons to short irons.
Verdict: Are the Ping i59 Irons any good?
Ping don’t just bring out new irons for the sake of sales, so there has to be improvement on previous models. That is the case with the i59s.
Key tweaks and changes mean there is more forgiveness than in any previous bladed iron from Ping. Viktor Hovland is one of the tour stars to have already added them to the bag.
Arguably the most interesting change is the addition of four more grooves in the face. Not only do you get more forgiveness, but more control too across the entire range of the iron set.
There is a major downside, however, and that is the price. These are in the budget ballpark of a lot of golfers.
What is the Ping i59 irons release date?
The irons are available now having been released for sale in August, 2021.
How much do the Ping i59s cost?
The new i59 irons will retail for £1329/$1840 for a set from 5-iron to pitching wedge.
What are the Ping i59 irons specs?
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