Ping i210 and i500 Irons Revealed

The i210 and i500 irons look set to offer the competent golfer two very appealing options

Ping i210 and i500 Irons Revealed

Ping i210 and i500 Irons Revealed - Everything you need to know about the new Ping i210 and i500 irons as well as the new Glide Forged wedge and Vault 2.0 Craz-E H putter

Ping i210 and i500 Irons Revealed

This summer, two new Ping irons will hit the shelves. While they both look fantastic, one has a focus on feel and precision while the other fits the mould of a players’ distance iron, providing speed and forgiveness in a compact package.

The i210 and i500 slot in between the compact iBlade and forgiving G400, offering slightly different looks and performance traits for the serious golfer.

The i500 is similar to G700 in that it has the look of a muscleback from behind but is in fact hollow.

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It has a forged face made from the same C300 maraging steel as the G400 woods and G400 Crossover, which is extremely strong but also very flexible. As a result, it flexes at impact by two thirds of its own thickness, around five times as much as the face on the outgoing i200, for increased ball speed and distance.

RELATED: Ping i500 Iron Review

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The top rail also has more movement to it as well, creating a hinge-like effect that meant Ping could strengthen the lofts while maintaining a high launch with low spin. Visually, i500 has a clean, players-style look with sharp edges and premium finishing details.

The i210 has more of a focus on feel and precision. It is more traditionally lofted (7-iron is 33°) and features added elastomer in contact with the face, which means it should feel much softer than i200.

It also boasts a cleaner look at address thanks to crisper edges and the loft number being removed from the face.

RELATED: Ping i210 Iron Review

Big changes have also been made to the pitching and utility wedge within the i210 set, as the grooves have now have a sharper edge radius and have been spaced closer together.

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This leads to more friction with the ball as well as more moisture and dirt being displaced, resulting in more consistent distances.

Both irons comes in a lower-lofted Power Spec as well as a new, higher lofted Retro Spec for golfers with less of a focus on distance or who want to hit the ball higher.

They also benefit from a new Hydropearl 2.0 chrome finish, which offers longer-lasting wear and more scratch resistance as well as the improved turf interaction and water repellency characteristics that help reduce flyers from the rough.

The i500 is a hollow iron with a forged face

The i500 irons will have an RRP of £149 per club in steel shafts, £159 in graphite. The i210 irons will have an RRP of £126 per club in steel shafts, £136 graphite. Both go on sale from July 31st.

Ping has also launched a new Glide Forged wedge. Available in lofts 50-60°, this compact, tour-inspired model features a tungsten toe weight for feel and stability, a more rounded lead edge with more heel and toe camber and Ping’s Hydropearl Chrome 2.0 finish.

It will be available from July 31st with an RRP of £200.

Topping off a host of new Ping clubs is the new Vault 2.0 Craz-E H putter. 

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This heel-shafted mallet with an Anser-style hosel comes in Ping’s Stealth finish and features a stainless steel sole plate for stability, adjustable weights to fine-tune feel and TR grooves for a consistent roll. It will have an RRP of £275 from July 31st.

Joel Tadman
Joel Tadman

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.


During these enjoyable years he has had some money-can't-buy experiences, like interviewing Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy one-on-one and covering the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor. 


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 87 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 4.7.


Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: TaylorMade SIM2, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSi3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-PW 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54° and 58° 

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x