Ping G30 irons review

Golf Monthly Technical Editor Paul O'Hagan on Ping's new irons

Ping G30 irons
Ping G30 irons review

Golf Monthly Technical Editor Paul O'Hagan gives his Ping G30 irons review

Above, Golf Monthly's gear expert Paul O'Hagan looks at an exciting new offering in his Ping G30 irons review. The clubs are designed to offer improved distance, consistency and forgiveness.

The Ping G30 irons are specifically made to provide consistent gaping through the set, which also extends into the G30 hybrids and G30 fairway woods. This is to ensure every club in the bag goes a different distance.

The Ping G30 irons get shorter from 4-iron through to lob wedge, with progressive offset making long irons more forgiving and shorter clubs easier to control (as shown in the table below).

Length (inch)Loft (deg)Offset (deg)Bounce (deg)
4 iron38.88210.295
5 iron38.25240.266
6 iron37.63270.237
7 iron37.0030.500.208
8 iron36.50350.189
9 iron36.00400.1611
PW35.50450.1412
UW35.50500.1212
SW35.25540.1013
LW35.00580.0813

What's more, a longer blade length on the G30 irons - as compared to Ping's G25 irons - expands the perimeter weighting, increasing the moment of inertia.

The G30 irons boast an undercut cavity, which helps to lower the centre of gravity, facilitating improved launched conditions and increased forgiveness.

The Custom Tuning Port - which also helps move the centre of gravity lower and further back - sits low down on the irons, which are, as a consequence, able to support a thinner face and generate faster ball speeds.

Both the CTP and the undercut cavity help to ensure the clubs provide a solid feel at impact.

In addition, the G30 irons come with an enhanced sole design. Improved turf interaction comes courtesy of a softer lead-edge radius and refined additions to the G30 irons' bounce profiles, which ensure the clubs perform, regardless of angle of attack.

Ping G30 irons essentials:

Available: 4-9, PW, UW, SW, LW Materials: 17-4 stainless steel heads, elastomer cavity badge and custom turning port insert Shafts: graphite and steel, multiple flexes from Soft R to X-Stiff

The Ping G30 irons have an RRP of £86 per club in steel and £100 in graphite. They are available to buy now.

Nick Bonfield
Nick Bonfield

Nick Bonfield joined Golf Monthly in 2012 after graduating from Exeter University and earning an NCTJ-accredited journalism diploma from News Associates in Wimbledon. He is responsible for managing production of the magazine, sub-editing, commissioning and feature writing. Most of his online work is opinion-based and typically centres around the Majors and significant events in the global golfing calendar. Nick has been an avid golf fan since the age of ten and became obsessed with the professional game after watching Mike Weir and Shaun Micheel with The Masters and USPGA respectively in 2003. In his time with Golf Monthly, he's interviewed the likes of Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Jose Maria Olazabal, Henrik Stenson, Padraig Harrington, Lee Westwood and Billy Horschel and has ghost-written columns for Westwood, Wayne Riley, Matthew Southgate, Chris Wood and Eddie Pepperell. Nick is a 12-handicap golfer and his favourite courses include Old Head, Sunningdale New, Penha Longha, Valderrama and Bearwood Lakes. If you have a feature pitch for Nick, please email nick.bonfield@futurenet.com with 'Pitch' in the subject line. Nick is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade M1 Fairway wood: TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Hybrid: Ping Crossover Irons (4-9): Nike Vapor Speed Wedges: Cleveland CBX Full Face, 56˚, Titleist Vokey SM4, 60˚ Putter: testing in progress! Ball: TaylorMade TP5x