Ping i525 irons are new for 2022 and the successor to the hugely popular i500 irons. What have Ping done to improve the latest range of irons?
The forged irons have been some time coming, but are finally released as a new model for 2022 having appeared in the bags of a number of PGA Tour stars, including Cameron Champ.
Ping have made tweaks to the design of the i500 irons, rather than rip up the look and feel, with a shorter heel-to-toe length and improved weighting resulting in gains in distance and control.
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What Ping says about the i525 irons:
“A powerful new design engineered with a forged, maraging-steel face significantly increases speed and distance while providing a pleasing feel and sound.
“All packaged in a compact, players-style model perimeter weighted to elevate forgiveness and deliver long, towering shots that hit and hold the green.
“The strength of the variable-thickness, maraging steel allows for a thinner, more dynamic face structure with an internal sole undercut in the 17-4 stainless steel body to increase flexing to launch shots faster and higher with predictability.
“Tungsten toe and shaft tip weights combine with a tiered, dynamic face structure to expand the perimeter weighting while preserving ball speed through greater face deflection for added distance and improved accuracy.”
Ping i525 Irons Design & Features
Aesthetically, the i525s have a very similar look to the i500 irons that they will replace as the brand’s number one players’ iron.
This is an iron aimed at the better and elite players with workability, control, distance and ball speed what they are all about. The profile is also slimmer.
The muscle back blade has a shorter heel-to-toe length than the i500, and weight has been distributed to the perimeter thanks to a tungsten toe and hosel weighting.
The irons are constructed from a multi-material construction with a 17-4 stainless-steel body similar to other forged irons.
The face is produced from a C300 maraging steel that is both high in strength and variable in thickness to produce impressive balls speeds.
Ping have also added four more grooves on the face to help produce even more control.
Verdict: Are the Ping i525 irons any good?
There was a lot to like about the i500 irons, and we were big fans. What Ping have done is extract even more performance from the new i525s.
The weight improvements via the toe and hosel weighting, the additional grooves and the slimmer profile all help add distance, control and forgiveness.
The i525s are forged blades and aren’t the right club of choice for mid or high handicappers. But if you are an elite player in the market for new irons, these are well worth a look.
When are the Ping i525 irons being released?
The i525s are set to be released in the opening quarter of 2022.
How much does the Ping i525 Irons cost?
The price of the new Ping irons is $205 / £150 per iron.
What are the Ping i525 irons specs?
The i525 irons are available in 3-iron (18 degrees) to pitching wedge (45 degrees). There is also a utility wedge in the range with 50 degree loft.
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