Stock shaft: Ping AWT 2.0 (s) CFS Graphite (g) plus four steel options at no extra cost
7i loft/length: 30.5° / 37”
TECH: COR-Eye tech behind the face encourages more of the face, top rail and sole to flex at impact to increase ball speeds. By connecting a “custom tuning port” to the sole rather than the face lowers and deepens the CG, increasing forgiveness.
WE SAY: These are just what tons of club golfers need. In our opinion the current Gs, which are now in their second year, are the best of the GI bunch, and they still stack up with the competition. Simon recorded his joint highest individual ball speed with them, while the other two testers recorded a ball speed 3mph quicker than the test average and two yards over the benchmark carry distance. They’re just as good now as when they were launched last year, though given Ping’s launch cycle, we could reasonably expect new Gs this summer.
VERDICT: Still a seriously good iron. Lots of game improvement irons talk of combining the look of a players’ iron in a gameimprovement chassis, but don’t quite get it right. The G pulls it off superbly.