Ping G700 Irons Revealed

New hollow body construction said to provide new levels of distance and forgiveness

Ping G700 Irons Review

Ping G700 Irons Revealed - New hollow-body iron set to provide extra distance, with option of 'Power Spec' for even more distance

Ping G700 Irons Revealed

Ping is the latest manufacturer to enter the market with a hollow body super-game-improvement iron designed to offer maximum distance and forgiveness for the mid-to-high handicapper.

The Ping G700 Irons replace the GMax irons and feature a hollow body construction, which increases face flexibility for a higher trajectory and more distance.

Ping G700-iron-insets

This is assisted by a machined C300 maraging steel face, which has undergone a two-step heat treatment process to add strength, enabling Ping to make it thinner and therefore even more flexible than the face on the G-Max iron.

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In a unique twist, it looks like the G700 irons are available in standard spec or ‘Power spec’, which features 1.5˚ to 2˚ stronger lofts for even more distance. The standard spec 7-iron is 29.5˚ while the power spec 7-iron is 28˚.

Ping G700-iron-inside

“The desire for golfers to hit their irons further continues to grow,” said Ping President John K. Solheim.

“We want to provide options that greatly increase distance without sacrificing other performance attributes, such as consistency, forgiveness and feel. With the G700 iron, we’ve been able to accomplish all of that in a very appealing design with a sound that screams distance from the moment golfers hit it.”

Forgiveness comes not only from the size but from the toe and shaft weights, which creates extreme perimeter weighting and a balanced CG position.

The special sole design should improve turf interaction. In fact, the sole width, bounce and offset are similar to the G400 iron.

Ping G700-iron-cut-thru

Key Info

The Ping G700 Irons go on sale March 29th and are available in 4-9, PW, UW, SW in 10 lie angle colour codes with an RRP of £149 per iron in steel shafts, £159 per iron in graphite.

The stock steel shaft offering is the Ping AWT 2.0 while in graphite it is the Alta CB (counter-balanced) powered by AWT, UST Recoil 760 ES SMACWRAP, UST Recoil 780 ES SMACWRAP

Aftermarket steel shaft options with no upcharge include True Temper Dynamic Gold, Project X LZ , True Temper XP95, Nippon NS Pro Modus 105 and KBS Tour.

Joel Tadman
Technical Editor

Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.

One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 86 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.2.

Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: Ping i230 4-UW

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 54°. Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge, K Grind

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2023 Titleist Pro V1x