The Ping G700 Irons will be the newest addition from the leading club maker in 2018 and the impressive product is being pitched as a game changer for mid-to-high handicappers.
Hot on the back of the launch of the Ping G400s, a very attractive looking set of G700 irons are being launch – and they aren’t being aimed at those lower handicap golfers who can already play the game well.
The G700 irons have been cleverly designed to increase the distance a golfer can hit without losing the forgiveness that most amateurs need. So you’re actually getting a very nice club that will undoubtedly improve your game.
What Ping say about the irons
Ping have come up with the hollow-body design for the irons in order to maximise distance, but also provide you with forgiveness, feel and a consistent performance to boot. Ping president John K. Solheim reveals the reasons behind the look and style of the G700 irons.
“The desire for golfers to hit their irons further continues to grow,” he said. “We want to provide options that greatly increase distance without sacrificing other performance attributes, such as consistency, forgiveness and feel.
“With the G700 iron, we’ve been able to accomplish all of that in a very appealing design with a sound that screams distance from the moment golfers hit it.
“We’re seeing significant ball-speed increases in the G700 while maintaining the consistency and control golfers need to improve their iron play. It also has a great overall look, especially at address, and a premium finish. When golfers hit it, they’ll experience a sensation and sound that’s unlike any they’ve ever felt or heard.”
Ping G700 Irons Design
The hollow-body design of the club head is one of the most notable features of the G700 irons. It serves a purchase, not just cosmetic value, because it makes the face lighter and able to produce a higher trajectory and distance on shots.
The face is designed with a C300 maraging steel construction, which provides strength along with the two-step heat treatment. Yet because it is lighter than the Ping GMax version, which the G700s replace, you can actually generate greater ball speed.
Two and shaft weights help provide an ideal CG in the G700 irons and the sole mirrors that on the G400 irons.
The Ping G700 irons comes in 4-9 iron options as well as PW, UW and SW. They will be available with graphite and steel shafts.
Ping G700 Power Spec Irons
A “Power Spec” version of the G700 irons are also available, adding even more distance to your game if that is what you are after. In the Power Spec vesion, the irons are flattened by 1.5 or 2 degrees to produce a longer and more penetrating ball flight.
G700 Irons Verdict
The Ping G700 irons are a beautiful looking club, but they aren’t just about looks. You will definitely notice a higher ball flight when you play these, and you’ll add some yards to your shots too. For a mid-handicapper upwards, they are an excellent option to consider. If you really want to up the distance you strike your irons, the Power Spec might well be for you.
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