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.