Ping G425 Irons Review
This is Golfer Geeks' review of the Ping G425 irons.
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.
I tested the Ping G425s over the course of 4 days - on the range and on the course.
Summary: The G425s are up there with the best hitting, best feel, and most playable mid handicap irons I've ever put my hands on. You don't need perfect contact for good results, but when you get it... wow! The ball gets up fast, carries long, parachutes down and sticks to the green. I couldn't have asked for more out of these irons.
In this Ping G425 irons review, I discuss my experience with the clubs, unique features and benefits, as well as customer reviews and potential alternatives.
Ping G425 Irons Overview
Ping G425 irons are game improvement irons aimed at mid handicap golfers. They are the next version of the popular G410s. The heads are slightly smaller than the G410s and there are minor tech and cosmetic differences. The specs are the same.
Starting with the G410s, Ping decided to make the heads smaller - but not small - while continuing to improve forgiveness, ball speed, and trajectory.
Why Consider the G425 Irons
These are low stress irons and are exactly what you want in a game improvement clubs. Generous, but not gaudy clubhead. Forgiving, yet playable. Easy to hit high and carry a long way. They impressed me from the first swing.
Features & Benefits
1) Variable Face Thickness
- Ping uses 17-4 stainless steel and borrowed from metal wood technology to create a clubface to launch your golf ball higher, send it farther, and hold greens.
2) Expanded Perimeter weighting
- Ping added tungsten weights to the toe and hosel of the shaft to allow for increased perimeter weighting for increased MOI.
3) Face Hinging & Flexing
- Pings cascading sole and undercut top rail perform like a hinge to flex, which launches the ball faster and higher with better stopping power.
4) Multi-material badge
- The 3-piece badge in the cavity produces better feel and sound.
Testing the Ping G425 Irons
Ping G425 Irons Specs
- Shaft: Ping AWT 2.0 Steel Stiff Flex
- 4-PW Iron Set Men Right Hand, Black Dot Standard
2 Range Sessions: I hit a little less than a bucket of balls with the G425 each session. I was also testing the G410 irons, Cobra LTDx driver, and the Cobra Radspeed driver.
1 (glorious) Round on the course: My swing was working nicely while testing the 425s, so one round was all that was needed.
My Experience with the G425 Irons
Before the prior week - where I tested the Ping i59 and i525 irons - I hadn't hit Ping irons in a couple decades. The i59s and i525s are great irons, but there faces are hard steel and felt harsh to me (compared to my soft carbon-steel Hogan irons)
The G425s felt NOTHING like the 59s and 525s. They were soft and solid and so easy to hit. I flushed many a shot and got my preferred high tight draw. Toe and thin mishits still got out there on line, keeping most of their distance.
As mentioned above, these are low stress irons. Put a decent swing and you'll get a good result. Marginal swings aren't overly punished. Nothing will help your (or my) worst swings.
Review of the Ping G425 Irons
Looks: (A) I love the colors and the Hydropearl 2.0 finish, buy my low handicap iron playing eyes prefer compact clubheads.
Sound/ Feel: (A) Muted and solid. Just the way I like it. I don't think you'll find better in the game improvement category.
Distance: (A+) They're long. Don't even worry about it.
Forgiveness: (A+) All you could ask for
Flight / Playability: (A+) Easy and high launch. Carries for days. Can still be worked left or right and flighted if that's part of your game.
97% of buyers would recommend Ping G425 irons with and average rating of 4.8 from 218 reviews.
Who are the Ping G425 irons for?
Low Handicaps - Yes - They're not made for you, but I read a number of reviews from low handicaps loving on the G425s
Mid Handicaps: Yes. 100% should be on your list to test
High Handicaps: Yes. I think you should give them a shot too.
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Ping G425 irons are excellent game improvement irons. I keep saying it, but they ARE seriously low stress irons that make golf just a little bit easier.
As usual, my #1 Suggestion is to test before you buy. Either at you local golf store are use Global Golf's Utry program.
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