PING G

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PRICE R14 299 STEEL, R16 299 GRAPHITE PER­FOR­MANCE ★★ ★ ★ ½ IN­NO­VA­TION ★★ ★ ★ ½

VER­DICT How do you make the ball fly faster off an iron? One way is to make the face thin­ner. To do that you need a ma­te­rial strong enough to hold up at im­pact. For Ping’s G iron that meant us­ing a new heat-treat­ment process to cre­ate what it calls “hyper” 17-4 stain­less steel, which the com­pany says is 40-per­cent stronger than tra­di­tional stain­less steel. The irons also fea­ture a cir­cu­lar struc­ture in the back cav­ity to im­prove per­for­mance on mishits across more of the face. The re­sult is four times the amount of face de­flec­tion com­pared to the G30 irons. COM­MENTS (L) The sound is killer crisp. You know with your ears if you hit it well. (M) A green-in-reg­u­la­tion mon­ster. Mishits will still have enough to get you home. (M) Takes a lot of the guess­work out. Doesn’t de­vi­ate much in di­rec­tion or dis­tance from shot to shot.

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