PING Unveils New i500 Iron

By: Golfshake Editor | Mon 16 Jul 2018 | Comments


PING has unveiled its new i500 irons that have been engineered to continue the leading brand’s long-standing reputation for high-performance designs.

John K. Solheim, PING President said: “The i500 delivers unbelievable distance with amazingly high ball flights. In our testing, some golfers gained as much as 15 yards with the i500.”

The sleek-shaped i500 iron employs much of the same technology as the popular G700 iron in a smaller, more compact, muscle-back appearance. Its forged, C300 maraging-steel face is precision milled and combined with a 17-4 stainless steel body to create metal-wood-like performance, generating significant ball-speed increases and lower-spinning, higher-flying shots with stopping power.

“With the forged, maraging-steel face and metal-wood-like construction of the internal cavity, we’re seeing five times the face flexing,” Solheim added. “Golfers are experiencing significant ball-speed gains, which translates to more distance and a higher overall ball flight so the ball holds the green. The trajectory is unlike anything we’ve seen in an iron its size. They can expect to hit one less club into the green when properly fit for the new i500 iron. They’ll be amazed at the power and performance engineered into an iron this size. On top of that, it has a blade-style look at address with less offset, which a lot of golfers prefer.”

i500 Irons Specifications

Multi-material construction: Forged, maraging steel, precision-milled face. Precision-milled grooves. 17-4 stainless steel head. HydroPearl Chrome 2.0 finish.

Available 3-9, PW, UW in 10 colour codes (lie angle).

Stock steel and graphite shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold 105 (R300, S300), UST Mamiya Recoil ES SMAC (760A, 780R, 780S)

Aftermarket shaft options (no upcharge): True Temper Dynamic Gold (S300, X100), True Temper Dynamic Gold 120 (S300, X100), Project X LZ (5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 6.5), True Temper XP95 (R,S), Nippon NS Pro Modus 105 (R,S,X), KBS Tour (R,S,X)

Standard grip: Golf Pride Tour Velvet in six sizes (Blue -1/16", Red -1/32", Aqua -1/64", White Std., Gold +1/32", Orange +1/16")

RRP: Steel Shaft £149; Graphite Shaft £159

The new irons are available for custom fitting and pre-order at authorised PING golf shops.

For more information, visit https://ping.com/clubs/irons/i500.


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