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Ping’s new G700 irons are its “longest, highest flying” irons ever

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On the same day Ping launched “the most forgiving driver in golf” with its G400 Max driver, it also launched the company’s “longest, highest flying irons to date,” according to Ping. To achieve that level of distance and forgiveness on the G700 irons, Ping gave them hollow-body constructions with 17-4 Stainless Steel bodies and maraging steel faces.

The hollow body and geometry of the G700 designs, according to Ping, positions weight away from their faces. Like the design of a metalwood, this allows the face to flex, thus raising ball speeds on shots hit all over the face. Also like Ping’s metalwoods, the G700 irons use C300 maraging steel — “one of the strongest alloys in the world,” according to Ping — on its faces. Since the material is so strong and the faces can be made thinner, the faces flex more than previous Ping irons, without sacrificing durability; this leads to greater ball speeds and more forgiveness on off-center hits.

“The desire for golfers to hit their irons farther continues to grow,” said John Solheim, president of Ping. “We want to provide options that greatly increase distance without sacrificing other performance attributes, such as consistency, forgiveness and feel. With the G700 iron, we’ve been able to accomplish all of that in a very appealing design with a sound that screams distance from the moment golfers hit it.

The high-performance construction also comes in an iron design that is aesthetically reminiscent of the iBlade, although the G700 irons have a larger profile, more offset, and thicker soles for more forgiveness through the turf. The lower and more rearward CG (center of gravity) will also help the ball fly not only straighter and farther, but higher, as well.

Like Ping irons of recent years, the G700 irons also have a HyrdoPearl chrome finish that enhances something called hydrophobicity, or the ability of an object to repel water. That means the irons are designed to reduce the effect of water between the golf and the golf club.

The G700 irons (4-9, PW, UW and SW) comes in 10 different color codes, or lie angles, and they come stock with either Ping AWT 2.0 steel shafts (R, S and X), or three different graphite options: Ping’s Alta CB (counterbalanced), UST’s Recoil 760 ES SmacWrap or UST’s Recoil 780 ES SmacWrap. The irons, which are available for pre-order now, will sell for $160 per iron in steel or $175 per iron in graphite. Additional after-market shafts are available for no upcharge, including True Temper’s Dynamic Gold series, Project X LZ shafts, Nippon’s N.S. Pro Modus 105, KBS Tour shafts and more.

Discussion: See what GolfWRX members are saying about the Ping G700 irons in our forums

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  1. joe

    Feb 27, 2018 at 10:05 am

    I believe former Ping designer(s) left Ping for PXG a few years ago. That may explain similarities between the two irons. I’m not much of a fan of these new advancements, you still have to hit the ball with the correct direction and distance. I’m honestly amazed that anyone buys any new stuff anymore. Same with all these new drivers, it’s craziness at this point.

  2. Nachos

    Jan 30, 2018 at 10:52 pm

    Time for PXG to sue.

  3. Jerry

    Jan 22, 2018 at 8:43 am

    Surprised no one has said that these look exactly like Taylormade’s P790 irons.

  4. Bruce Ferguson

    Jan 17, 2018 at 12:23 am

    On a par 3 executive course, your long irons would never leave the bag . . .

  5. momo

    Jan 15, 2018 at 11:47 pm

    I’m still playing Ping Zing2’s …. sigh …. 😮

  6. Big L

    Jan 15, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    Ping is getting like taylormade. Everyone is on this witch hunt to get stuff out with very little change and large price increases !!! All mighty dollar. A shame.

  7. Philip

    Jan 15, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    From other reviews these irons are 1/2 degree stronger versus the G400 – from the SW on down. Standard (4i to SW) are: 20,23,26,29.5,34,39,44,49, 54 and PowerSpecs (4i to SW) are: 18.5,21.5,24.5,28,32,37,42,47,52 … a 52 degree sand-wedge … I guess the golfers using these irons never end up in the sand or consider it a regular wedge.

  8. M Smizzule

    Jan 15, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    Are the lofts the same as g max?

  9. Jim Cardosi

    Jan 15, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    Sure would be nice if they came out with a “tour” version and stamped out that offset. That would be a very good looking head without the offset, IMHO.

  10. Jim Danielewicz

    Jan 15, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    Is it available in the 54,56,and 60 degree wedges?

    • Jim Danielewicz

      Jan 15, 2018 at 2:16 pm

      Would you please reply to my questions?

  11. Jim Danielewicz

    Jan 15, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    Are they heavier than the G30’s. I like heavy. I wish my G30’s were heavier

    • Joro

      Jan 15, 2018 at 2:38 pm

      If you want heavier go with a heavier shaft like a Dynamic Golf at 125 gr. or a Tour at 130 grams. Swing weight is only balance at 2 grams per point. So are you talking about heavier o/all or head feel.

    • Jack L.

      Jan 16, 2018 at 4:59 pm

      You can always order them with heavier swingweights and they will use heavier heads in construction. You can do this with any PING iron and have always been able to.

  12. DD

    Jan 15, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    way too offset

  13. James Strachan

    Jan 15, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    PING’s business model is looking more and more like TaylorMade.

  14. dlygrisse

    Jan 15, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    Are these the same head size as the other G irons?

  15. Wally

    Jan 15, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    I really like the looks of the irons. The offset doesn’t bother me too much since it’s as much as the G400 but the w i d e sole is something I don’t care for.

  16. Scott

    Jan 15, 2018 at 11:45 am

    Looks really nice. When I start reading about hollow irons, thin faces, longer yards, all coming into pxg wheelhouse. Curious to see how this direction pans out.

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Andres Romero WITB 2018

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Equipment is accurate as of the 2018 Zurich Classic (4/23/2018).

Driver: Callaway Rogue (9.0 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS 6.5 63

3 Wood: Callaway Rogue (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei Blue CK 70TX

Driving Iron: Callaway X Forged UT (18 degrees), Callaway Epic (3)
Shaft: Project X 6.5, Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 Tour 120X (3)

Irons: Callaway X Forged (4-PW)
Shaft: Project X 6.5

Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 4 (54-10S, 60-08C)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Odyssey Toulon San Diego
Shaft: Super Stroke Ultra Slim 1.0

Putter: Odyssey O-Works 9
Grip: Super Stroke Ultra Slim 1.0

WITB Notes: Romero is currently testing two different putters, and we will update this post when he’s made a decision between them.

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PXG introduces high-MOI, adjustable Operator putter

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Joining the Drone and Gunboat on the high-MOI mallet-style putter end of the spectrum, PXG is launching its highest MOI putter to date: the Operator.

With a maximum head mass of 400 grams, depending on weight adjustments, the Operator features a soft billet-milled 304 stainless steel face and a body made from 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum.

PXG made the Operator for those seeking advanced customization and maximum forgiveness. Multiple sole weights, available in increments of 2.5g, 5g, 10g, 15g and 20g, can be used to adjust the overall head mass.

Regarding the name: “Operator” is the specific term for Delta’s operational personnel, although in recent years it has become a term for almost all U.S. military special forces.

The putter is available in three models.

Operator

The double-bend hosel style creates a full shaft of offset with a face-balanced hang angle. Built for players with a straight-back-straight-through stroke.

Operator H

The hosel neck is heel-shafted with a half shaft of offset and mid toe-down hang angle. Built for players with more face rotation in their stroke.

Operator P

The plumber’s neck shaft creates a full shaft of offset with a slightly toe-down hang angle. Built for players with a moderate amount of face rotation in their stroke.

All Operator models feature PXG’s proprietary TPE honeycomb sole insert and a TPE insert behind the face to dampen vibrations and enhance feel.

$450 retail.

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Angel Cabrera WITB 2018

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Equipment is accurate as of the 2018 AT&T Byron Nelson (5/15/2018).

Driver: Ping G400 LST (8.5 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS T1100 75 6.5

3 Wood: Ping G400 Stretch (13 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS T1100 85 6.5

Irons: Ping G400 Crossover (3), Ping i200 (3-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Ping Glide 2.0 (54-12SS, 60-06TS)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Ping PLD
Grip: Ping Pistol

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

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