FACTS AND FIGURES
SUITABILITY: The i500 irons suit low to mid-handicap players looking for an iron with a traditional blade-like appearance combined with impressive distance, while the i210 will appeal to better players looking for a forgiving but workable option. SHAFTS: True Temper Dynamic Gold 105 and UST Mamiya Recoil ES SMAC come standard in the i500, while True Temper Dynamic Gold 120 and PING ALTA CB shafts are the standard for the i210. And a range of aftermarket shafts are also offered at no upcharge. LEFT HANDED: Both the i210 and i500 are available for left-handers. PING SAYS: The sleek-shaped i500 iron employs much of the same technology as the G700 in a smaller, more compact, muscle-back appearance. Its forged, C300 maraging-steel face is precision milled and combined with a 17-4 stainless steel body to create metal-woodlike performance, generating significant ball-speed increases and lower-spinning, higher-flying shots with stopping power.
In the compact i210 iron, Ping’s engineers put a premium on the feel and precision by leveraging a patented multi-material construction that combines a 431 stainless steel head with a larger and softer elastomer insert. The additional volume of the custom tuning port, which also increases perimeter weighting and provides swingweight fine tuning, allows for a 30 percent larger insert and creates 25 percent more face contact, resulting in activation of the elastomer to produce a soft and pleasing feel. They also took great care in refining the shape and look to ensure the iron appealed to the discerning golfer’s eye.
The i210 iron’s face and grooves are precision milled as is the cavity, giving it a high-end appearance. Tighter groove spacing in the pitching wedge and U-wedge provides greater precision and helps prevent fliers on shots where control matters most. A new hydropearl chrome 2.0 finish repels water to greatly improve consistency from the rough and wet conditions. For more information visit www.americangolf.com.au