Best PING Irons

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Ping i230 irons

This is our review of the best PING irons on the market in 2022.

I’m an avid golfer, a 9.2 7 handicap on my way to a 2 (been a 5.6) and frequent tester of golf clubs and equipment since 2015.

I was fortunate enough to get my hands on all current irons in the PING lineup for 2 weeks each. They all got time on the range and on the course. Following is my ranking of each and who they best serve.

Best PING Irons in 2022

  1. PING i230 irons (Editor’s Pick – Low Handicap)
  2. PING G425 irons (Editor’s Pick – Mid Handicap & High Handicap)
  3. PING i59 irons (2nd Place – Low Handicap)
  4. PING G410 (2nd Place – Mid Handicap & High Handicap)
  5. PING i525 irons

Best PING Irons Reviewed

PING i230 Irons

Editor's Pick - Low Handicap
New Ping i230 Iron Set
4.8

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Pros:
  • Long & Forgiving
  • Great Sound & Feel
  • Easy to elevate & great trajectory
Cons:
  • Price
  • Good, not great looks
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Ping i230s are my favorite low-handicap irons from Ping.

  • They’re solid at impact for good control
  • Have nice sound and feel with excellent feedback
  • Get the ball up easily & send it on a high-penetrating ball flight
  • Have just the right amount of forgiveness

Ping optimized launch, spin, forgiveness, and MOI for the i230s. And did it in a smaller clubhead than the i210s (which I also like).

I love the consistent loft gapping between clubs too. 4 degrees in the pitching wedge through 7-irons. Then, 3.5 degrees in the 7-iron through 3-iron. (I’m not sure why the change from 4-degree gapping to 3.5 degrees, though)

I prefer the i230s over the i59s and i525s because of their superior sound and feel. Not to mention I hit them better. The heads are larger than the other two, but not large. Hitting them reminded me of the G425s, which I also loved.

I was on or around the green all day during my rounds with the i230s.

Customer Reviews: 11 reviews with 100% 5-stars

Verdict: Good looks and great performance and feel. Give them a try. If you like their looks, you’ll love the way they play and feel.

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PING G425 Irons

Editor's Pick
Ping G425 Irons
5.0

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Pros:
  • So... so easy to hit
  • High trajectory
  • Great distance & forgiveness
Cons:
  • Nothing - you need to try them
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Ping G425 irons are my favorite mid handicap irons from Ping for a few reasons:

  1. Supremely easy to hit and elevate
  2. All the distance you need 
  3. Can hit good shots all day long without needing perfect contact
  4. Awesome feel and sound for a mid handicap iron
  5. You can play any shot you want if you’ve got the game

I was not expecting the G425s to perform as well as they did. I play soft carbon-steel low handicap irons and I thought the 425s would feel harsh and wooden. No sir. I’m a low handicap ball striker with my irons and these did anything I wanted. 

Center contact feels great and slight mishits feel about the same, with no very little loss of distance. There’s a ton of forgiveness built into these irons.

The lofts are already a bit jacked, but Ping offers even stronger lofts if that suits your game.  

Conclusion: The G425s are one of the best irons for the average golfer I’ve tested this year. 

Verdict: Great feel and performance and good looks. These are the Pings we recommend if you’re anywhere around a 15 handicap or above.

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PING i59 Irons

Runner Up - Low Handicap
Ping i59 Irons
4.6

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Pros:
  • Long, Accurate & Consistent
  • Gorgeous
Cons:
  • Price
  • Harsh Sound & Feel
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The i59s are my 2nd ranked low handicap irons from Ping for a couple reasons.

  1. They are gorgeous and look great behind the ball
  2. They feel well balanced
  3. They are great for distance control and shot dispersion

I spent multiple days on the range and a round of golf hitting the i59s. They’re long enough, not overly punishing for minor mishits, and have a medium-high to high flight and with consistent distance.

I was pin-high all day. 

They’re the best-looking Ping irons, but have a harsh feel and sound that’s offputting to me.

Customer Reviews: An average rating of 4.7 out of 27 reviews. 83% of reviewers would recommend the i59s to a friend.

Verdict: Good looking irons that lack premium feel and performance.

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PING G410 Irons

Runner Up - Mid Handicap
Ping G410 Mid Handicap Irons
5.0

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Pros:
  • Easy to hit and elevate
  • Good trajectory & playability
  • Excellent distance & forgiveness
Cons:
  • Not the best looking
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Ping G410 irons are my second favorite mid-handicap irons from Ping for a few reasons.

  1. You get great results without great contact
  2. Playable and forgiving all over the face
  3. Exceptional sound and feel for a mid handicap iron

I tested the G410 irons at the same time as the G425s. They are remarkably similar in every way, except for a few cosmetic differences.

Ball flight between the two were identical. The sweet spot is generous and delivers beautiful trajectory shot after shot.

I didn’t want to stop hitting the G410s. And don’t sleep on distance, either. They have excellent carry numbers and should hold any green a mid handicapper plays. 

Conclusion: Awesome performance, equal to our Editor’s Pick. They lag in the cosmetics department.

Verdict: They feel and perform great. Give them a try if you’re in the market. You won’t return them because of performance. I almost guarantee it. 

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PING i525 Irons

Ping Player Distance Irons
Ping i525 Irons
4.5

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Pros:
  • Probably 1/2 club longer than what you've got
  • Good playability
  • Gorgeous
Cons:
  • Price
  • Harsh Sound & Feel
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Ping i525s played much like the i59s, but with more forgiveness.

They’re good-looking clubs, like the i59s. They’re consistent and have decent ball flight along with good distance.

I’m not a fan of the sound and feel.

Customer Reviews: 4.6 out of 5 stars with 27 total reviews. 81% of reviewers would recommend the i525s to a friend.

Verdict: Good-looking irons with decent performance. We prefer the choices listed above.

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Verdict on the Best PING irons on the market in 2022

I’m a large fan of the i230s for low handicaps and G425s for mid-handicaps & high handicaps.

They both get the ball up quickly and fly on a powerful trajectory with good distance.

Sound and feel are among best in class, too. Second only to Mizuno irons.

My #1 suggestion is to test before you buy. Either at your local golf store or take advantage of Global Golf’s Utry trial program. I use it and recommend it. 

Best Low Handicap PINGS
Best Mid & High Handicap PINGS
Pros:
  • Long & Forgiving
  • Great Sound & Feel
  • Easy to elevate & great trajectory
Pros:
  • So... so easy to hit
  • High trajectory
  • Great distance & forgiveness
Cons:
  • Price
  • Good, not great looks
Cons:
  • Nothing - you need to try them
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Description:

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Best Low Handicap PINGS
Pros:
  • Long & Forgiving
  • Great Sound & Feel
  • Easy to elevate & great trajectory
Cons:
  • Price
  • Good, not great looks
Description:

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Best Mid & High Handicap PINGS
Pros:
  • So... so easy to hit
  • High trajectory
  • Great distance & forgiveness
Cons:
  • Nothing - you need to try them
Description:

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I'm an avid golfer, a 9.2 handicap on my way to a 2 (been a 5.6) and frequent tester of golf clubs and equipment since 2015.