The Ping G710 Irons one of the products featured in our Editor's Choice 2020 product list.
Ping G710 Irons
The Ping G710 is the brand’s most forgiving iron to date thanks to the use of a strong yet flexible C300 maraging steel used to make a thinner face for faster ball speeds. When combined with a stainless steel body, it creates metal-wood like flexing at impact and Ping have also added high-density tungsten toe and shaft weights to increase the MOI (Moment of Inertia) by five per cent.
Visually these irons are very different too from their predecessor, the G700, as they feature a hydropearl chrome finish with black PVD coating to repel water and improve performance through the turf and in wet conditions. The stealth finish also creates the perception of a smaller, more compact head.
Related: Ping G710 Irons Review
While we didn’t hit the G710 any further than the G700, the distances were more consistent and the launch was higher. Plus, the iron certainly looks more compact and refined both behind the ball and in the bag. Strike and swing speed will obviously play a part here but this extra consistency will be more useful to the average golfer than simply hitting the ball further. It should mean fewer greens missed on mishits and therefore more chance of making a par or better.
The feel and sound has also greatly improved. The G700 had a loud, metallic sound to it while the sensations with G710 are much more iron-like – a quieter, more muted sound at impact thanks to the epoxy material added behind the face.
- BUY NOW (UK): Ping G710 irons from Scottsdale Golf for £899
- BUY NOW (US): Ping G710 irons from Worldwide Golf Shops from $974.99
Ping is always looking to make its clubs more playable for the average golfer and mid- and high-handicappers will appreciate the improvements made to its most user-friendly offering in the 2020 range. The addition of the Arccos shot-tracking sensors embedded in the grips as standard merely bolsters the appeal.
For all the latest gear news and launches, follow Golf Monthly on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.