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)|
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.