Testing PING's i59 Irons & Glide Forged Wedges
PING have released their i59 Irons and Glide Forged Wedges into the market, and the general response is overwhelmingly positive.
Before Golfshake Equipment Expert Ryan Rastall reviews the clubs, let’s look at the technology that is packed into the i59s before an in-depth look at the new Glide Forged Wedges.
An aerospace-grade aluminium insert has enabled 30 grams of weight, that was originally located at the centre of the club, to be redistributed to the perimeter.
This has elevated the MOI to match similar levels that are found in the larger PING i210 irons.
The face of the clubs contains MicroMax grooves for tighter spacing which results in four extra grooves and will reduce fliers from short irons and preserve spin in the longer irons.
A thin topline and correct offset presents a clean, stylish and streamlined look which is often preferred by better players.
The 2.0 hydropearl finish repels water, which helps to deliver consistent, predictable performance from both wet and dry conditions.
Due to weighting in the toe and tip, the MOI has been elevated further to reduce the state area and achieve a level of forgiveness that has previously been unprecedented in the forged iron design.
Finally, to ensure the quality leaving the factory is immaculate, the entirety of PING’s engineering teams have spent significant time reviewing the manufacturing process and ensuring every product that departs is 100% to the correct standard.
- AlumniCore Technoloy
- MicroMax Milled Grooves
- Tour-Preferred Styling
- Higher MOI
Ryan Rastall comment:
“I’ve been really impressed with the irons, the feel of them is so good. I have had PING irons in the past so the shape is familiar to me but the white paint filling in the bottom groove really helps with alignment.”
Glide Forged Wedges
To deliver the utmost of quality during the engineering stage, PING engineers frequently confer with Tour staff and brand ambassadors.
This helps to appeal to players who place an importance on precise, consistent shot making into and around the greens.
The heel-to-toe head has been forged from 8620 carbon steel and it has been designed to be smaller, giving the user ultimate confidence to manipulate the head and produce any shot type with incredible and reliable results.
Through combining a precision-milled face and grooves, a new face blast has been incorporated which helps to add texture to the hitting surface.
This will improve spin and lower launch, as more friction has been created and the interaction between the club and ball has further improved.
Similarly to the i59s, the hydropearl 2.0 finish will result in consistent results through all types of conditions - including wet and rough.
The EYE2 wedge face profile inspired the S grind with a 59° option, which is highlighted by the high toe design that was made popular by Karsten Solheim’s iconic sand wedge developed during the 1980s.
It features a blended hosel and a traditional sole design, with roughly 1.5° less of bounce than the other options in the S grinds.
Finally, there are two grind options available in multiple lofts: S and T.
They help to expand the offerings to ensure you choose the correct wedge to align with your angle of attack and most common playing conditions.
Additionally, through PING Wrx - where Tour equipment is custom built - eight custom grinds are available for purchase.
- Tour Inspired To Inspire All
- Compact Profile, Captured Look
- Friction Face
- Eye2 Toe 59°
- Fit To Your Game
Ryan Rastall comment:
“The wedges will be around £180-£190 so they are at the top-end of the pricing but the performance is excellent. The distance control is decent with them and the overall feel with the wedges is brilliant.”
Ryan provides a full review of the irons and the wedges in the video above.
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