Ping i20 irons reviewed after a good year of use…
The Ping i20 irons reviewed here are the direct descendents of the long and traditional i-line series that has always been geared specifically to players who are looking for a mix of performance and forgiveness. The i-irons sit comfortably between the G-series (game improvement) and the players, blade-like S-series. Since their introduction to the market last year the irons have been in the hands of many Ping Golf Tour staffers like Angel Cabrera, Mark Wilson, Lee Westwood, Doug Labelle II, Scott Langley, Richard Lee and many other PGA Tour and European Tour players.
The technology behind the Ping i20 irons is simple and very effective, make the long irons forgiving and high-launching while blending in more-penetrating mid and short irons to offer more control for precise shot making. the i20s offer a progressive set design with more offset on long irons and decreasing the offset all the way to the short irons. Is a great club that even a mid-handicapper can enjoy, a blend of performance, workability and forgiveness.
The set we are about to review is about 10 months old and in the hands of a Minor League Tour Player, yes! he hits hundreds of balls every day… But as you can see from the images the clubs are holding up quite well considering the mileage. For a lot of players out there durability is another factor to consider. With forged irons you get a softer feel when you strike the ball but there are always concerns of durability specially worn out faces, Ping i20 utilizes a stronger material that helps increase the longevity of the irons. The review
We set up camp at our traditional Woodmont Country Club, as I hit the i20’s I love the solid feel and the instant feedback I get from every hit. The Ping i20 come packed with additional technology like a tungsten insert in the toe and a stability bar in the cavity for an increased control, solid feel and increased MOI across the horizontal axis. The irons are also fitted with KBS C-Taper shafts, an upgrade that the owner made a couple of months ago. The feel I get from the irons is different than what I’m used to with my forged blades, is a feeling I like and I would instantly recommend this irons, they feel so solid is amazing! The i20 irons provide golfers a pitching wedge that has the similar playability of a forged blade and as you move to longer irons there is a a sense of increased forgiveness all the way to the 3-iron..In terms of distance and measured with our launch monitor, the Ping i20 are about 4 to 7 yards (1/2 club) longer than my current irons (Adams CMB). I have the same exact shafts and flexes and I am fitted with similar specs…In terms of dispersion pattern they were very close… They were dead even!
Now, I am not telling you to drop your current set of Forged irons and run to buy a set of Ping i20. There are other tangibles to consider specially if you are a traditional player who is used to playing with forged irons. But one thing is for sure, I now know why Ping Golf has been so successful with these clubs (and the entire i-line) and so many professionals trust and use them on tour. These clubs come packed with technology to help us play better and enjoy the game of golf at all levels of the game.
- Solid feel and great performance
- Stable at impact
- Longer than the average player’s irons
- Very forgiving long irons
- Workability is difficult with long irons