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Spotted: Ping iBlade irons



Ping’s new iBlade irons, the much anticipated successor to the company’s S55 irons, will make their debut at The Players Championship this week.

Ping isn’t releasing any details on its new blade irons until late summer, according to a company representative, but that won’t stop GolfWRXers from speculating. We snapped in-hand photos of each of the new irons (3-PW) here, and have added photos of the 3 iron, 7 iron and Pitching Wedge below.

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Pitching Wedge


See what GolfWRX Members are saying about Ping’s new iBlade irons in our forum. 

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  2. golfraven

    May 13, 2016 at 6:30 am

    I like it when they show the 3 iron but who plays those appart from pros and folks who are playing for 30+years. Though I could see those in the bag but will stick with my i20s till something blows my mind.

  3. Officer Smizzle

    May 11, 2016 at 6:05 am

    Someone hijacked Double Mocha Man’s name on another article and posted “69” when answering a question from Ron M. about his putter loft…. If anyone knows any details about who did this please let me or golfwrx know (preferably me)

  4. KTM2000

    May 11, 2016 at 3:39 am

    Amazingly beautiful. If I had the game and wasn’t so fond of my i25 irons I would write the check right now.

  5. Chuck D

    May 10, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    Let the Summer 2016 arms race begin!! Cleveland? Mizuno? Spalding? Ram? What say you? Even Northwestern “Target’s golf club of the moment” has new irons in the sports department.

    • Ca

      May 11, 2016 at 12:18 am

      What a total douche get this girl off the site now

  6. Shank

    May 10, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    Why are these called “Blade”? Thought just about every blade was forged…

    Oh well…marketing at its best!

    • Christosterone

      Jun 23, 2016 at 5:53 pm

      Ping uses deflationary protracted recession forging on some irons, especially at their Japanese foundry….
      A blade is simply a colloquial term used to broadly define a style of club with a thin(ish) topline, minimal offset(respectively), and a lack of traditional cavity…

      Historically it was assumed that a blade would be forged chrome and have very little in terms of angles and then search… That has obviously changed technology and God’s abilities of five decades…was assumed that a blade would be forged chrome and have very little in terms of angles and then search… That has obviously changed our golf sensibilities due to technology over the past 5 decades…
      In short, a blade of today could be considered a game improvement iron of the 70s…

      Hope that helps


  7. Insider

    May 10, 2016 at 8:58 am

    been product testing these for the past 3 months. super clean at address, soft feel, really workable. the leading edge of the club has a lot of turf response.

    • Billy

      May 10, 2016 at 12:08 pm

      Forgiveness wise how do they compare to the 55’s?

      • Insider

        May 10, 2016 at 2:50 pm

        ap2 type forgiveness/playability tungsten weight horizontally in back semi cavity helps with medium ball flight. improves forgiveness, and just lets the angle of the club face contribute to the flight of the ball.

    • Insider

      May 10, 2016 at 2:54 pm

      you obviously play at a pristine country club with a moisture controlled fairway. If you ever play in a dry/hard packed fairway as in desert or river bed areas you will like knowing that the leading edge of the club will enter the turf, and the bounce will bring it back up.

      • Insider

        May 10, 2016 at 11:30 pm

        I’m just messing with you. Not even a product tester lol no offense buddy.

        • Officer Smizzle

          May 11, 2016 at 12:56 pm

          Lol. Love it!!
          Unfortunately I gotta be serious… I’m working Mocha-gate. It’s a case from another article I took over from “deano the hall monitor”… Appreciate any help

    • SD

      May 10, 2016 at 10:32 pm

      Smizzle is a douche nozzle

  8. KK

    May 9, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    Mizuno designers: “Dayum, these suckers are clean.”

  9. KCCO

    May 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    These are insane….wowwww

  10. Pool Party

    May 9, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    Sorry Bob Parsons!!!

  11. Kevin

    May 9, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    Perfect, I was looking to snag a set of s55s in the next few months. Ill have to check these out, or get a sweet deal on the s55s.

  12. Nath

    May 9, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    i like

  13. cgasucks

    May 9, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    Me likey!!!!

  14. SmokingGun

    May 9, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    S55 with blank cavity!!! Nothing like forged irons!!!

    • Benseattle

      May 9, 2016 at 6:55 pm

      Uh….. Sorry but Ping has never made a forged iron. Where do you get the impression that they are starting now?

      • KCCO

        May 9, 2016 at 7:03 pm

        Ummmmm…..not true, anser?

      • matto

        May 9, 2016 at 8:01 pm

        -1. Wrong.

      • David Labbe

        May 10, 2016 at 10:31 am

        Do your research.

        • Benseattle

          May 11, 2016 at 5:46 pm

          Sorry about that.. it must be what they call “early onset” or a senior moment. What I should have said was “where are the forged Ping Anser irons here in 2016?” Not on the Ping website.

  15. Tim

    May 9, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    I’ve never been a Ping guy (except I’ve liked a few of their bags and accessories – like my trusty rain hood), but these look awesome. If they don’t add any weird colors or rubber pieces, I’d at least demo them. Ping stuff has always looked a little more industrial than I prefer, but these are stylish while still being clearly “Ping.”

  16. Scooter McGavin

    May 9, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    Several of the FB comments saying how they look just like Glide irons… but that’s what people wanted…

  17. iC

    May 9, 2016 at 11:49 am

    You mean iCavity.
    Not a blade.


    • christian

      May 10, 2016 at 12:16 am

      Ha ha, exactly my thought. And they they will test them agains real blades and marvel about the “forgiveness” they have. Like when they test S55s against blades in the “better player category”

  18. cody

    May 9, 2016 at 11:19 am

    guessing around a $1200 for 8 club price tag.

  19. Chris

    May 9, 2016 at 11:12 am

    S55 without the cavity lines and different badging. Not exactly earth shattering

  20. Tyler

    May 9, 2016 at 10:33 am

    I can’t image the one that comes to retail being this clean. Hopefully they don’t put anything in the cavity/empty space area

  21. JS69

    May 9, 2016 at 9:54 am


  22. digitalbroccoli

    May 9, 2016 at 9:47 am

    I’m diggin them. Clean, understated…everything I like about Ping.

  23. Konklifer

    May 9, 2016 at 9:36 am

    Did GolfWRX credit @jonathanrwall for this pic?

    • Greg

      May 9, 2016 at 2:31 pm

      It wasn’t Jonathan’s photo. The 1st photo posted was a stock photo that Ping sent to all the golf media people

  24. Chuck

    May 9, 2016 at 9:35 am

    Hope to get specs soon. Lofts, and especially offset #’s.

    By late summer, Ping should have full rights to offer DG AMT, right?

  25. Ryan

    May 9, 2016 at 9:21 am

    So why not the s blade to keep the lines simple? It looks great though. Hopefully they expanded the custom shaft offerings. You couldn’t put a DG in the S55 without an up charge.

  26. Makuakane_Bear

    May 9, 2016 at 8:57 am

    WOW!!! They look fantastic! If it performs better than my S55s they can take my money!

  27. Christosterone

    May 9, 2016 at 8:49 am

    soooooo, where do I send my money??

  28. Jacob

    May 9, 2016 at 8:45 am

    Now Apple will have to think up a different name if they start making irons.

  29. MBA-J

    May 9, 2016 at 8:39 am

    It looks as if they didn’t stray too far away from the aesthetics of the S55, and that’s a good thing. These look fantastic!

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