PING have revealed two new sets of irons after launching the brand new i210 and i500 as impressive newcomers for 2018.
Released this summer, the PING i210 and i500 irons were officially unveiled ahead of The Open Championship at Carnoustie. They provide two options to add to the bag for PING lovers.
The i210 and the i500 are set to target golfers looking for game improvements with gains in feel, speed and distance.
Used by the stars
The two irons—which feature a HydroPearl Chrome 2.0 finish for durability—are already being used on Tour by Tony Finau and Tyrrell Hatton among others, while Brandon Stone posted a course record 60 at Gullane en route to winning the Scottish Open with the i210s in his bag.
“Unlike a lot of irons on the market, PING irons are created without sacrificing the performance attributes all golfers need to improve the distance, accuracy and consistency they require from their iron play,” said John K. Solheim, Ping President.
“In the PING i210 and i500, we’re offering two distinctly different technology platforms to give golfers additional choices and fitting options. The i500 delivers unbelievable distance with amazingly high ball flights. In our testing, some golfers gained as much as 15 yards with the i500.
“In the i210 iron, we focused on designing a club that ensures a soft, buttery feel with the distance precision to attack flagsticks.
We’re already seeing a lot of our Tour players seamlessly transition into the i210 iron, including Brandon Stone who shot 60 to win the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open with the 3, 4 and 5 irons in his bag.”
Both models offer technologies to improve your game. Read ahead for some details on the development that has gone into the creation of the PING i210 and i500 irons.
Essential Golf breaks down the differences between the new PING i210 and i500 irons
PING i500 Irons
The i500 has some distinct similarities with PING’s G700 irons, largely because of the design and appearance. There’s a beautiful forged muscleback look to it, but the club head is hollow in nature.
The face is thin and is crafted from C300 maraging steel which flexes on impact—five times that in previous ranges of PING irons—to help produced improved ball speed and subsequently distance, all without affecting the forgiveness offered.
The ball flight produced has been improved with up to 15 yards gained.
PING i210 Irons
The i210 irons replace the i200 and PING have managed to create a 25 percent improvement when it comes to face contact in the new addition.
The look is an incredibly high-end iron and it is this version of the two which the Tour stars are favoring. Club head speed has been increased thanks—in part—to the HydroPearl Chrome 2.0 finish which gets through the turf quicker.
It is in the shorter irons in the i210 range where the most significant changes have been made from previous ranges—grooves in the wedges have been moved closer together.
The idea across the i210 irons is to help create more precision when it comes to the distance hit with approaches to the green and they have seemingly delivered.
The new PING i210 and i500 irons are certainly worth considering for any golfer.
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