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2020 Ping G710 irons: Loaded with new tech for distance and forgiveness

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With the introduction of the Ping G710 irons, Ping continues the tradition of making golf easier and more fun for the average golfer by offering their longest and most forgiving iron to date.

Ping G710 irons: Here’s why they’re better

One of the strongest materials available to the golf industry for club faces beyond titanium is maraging steel. Generally, we see it used in fairway woods, hybrids, and driving irons, but as designers continue to see faster ball speeds, higher launch, and greater MOI, maraging steel has made its way into more irons sets including, you guessed it, the Ping G710’s.

Thanks to the maraging steel’s high strength and durability attributes, engineers can push the face thinner, which in turn creates more discretionary mass to more around the head to raise MOI and increase forgiveness. The engineers at Ping didn’t just stop at thinner. Each face of the G710 series iron is machined with variable-wall thickness to increase ball speeds around the whole hittable surface to help with those pesky mishits and keep ball speeds and distances consistent.

Just like with other hollow irons from Ping, including the i500 and G700, the face is only part of the technology story. The body of the iron is maximized to flex along with the face to assist in energy transfer to the ball while also being built to provide a solid and pleasant feel. It’s one thing to offer more forgiveness, but if golfers don’t like the feel, all the effort is wasted.

The 5 Percent Factor: Ping has never shied away from providing quantitative values to back up how a product is better than a previous design. In the case of the G710, it offers a five percent boost in MOI compared to the previous G700, thanks to optimally placed tungsten heel and toe weights in the head. This further allows designers to actually shrink the head size while increasing forgiveness.

Hydropearl stealth

The G710s come with a new hydropearl chrome finish with black PVD coating. The hydropearl makes the surface of the irons hydrophobic to improve performance through the turf and in wet conditions. The finishing process goes through two-stages to ensure durability.

If you were ever curious about the effectiveness of the hydropearl’s ability to increase spin in wet conditions, check out the independent test video from the team at TXG.

Newly engineered shafts

With the G710, Ping is introducing the Alta Distanza Black 40 graphite shaft. This proprietary Ping-designed shaft is a no-upcharge option in the G710 iron. The shaft is the lightest weight in the Ping shaft matrix and produces maximum trajectory available in a Ping iron shaft. A more active tip in the 43-gram shaft delivers higher trajectories and best matches golfers with slower swing speeds.

Arccos sensors stock

Data is the most valuable asset to any golfer to help aid in improvement. From PGA Tour pros to weekend golfers, the more you know, the more you can systematically improve on weaknesses. Ping, along with Arccos, wants to help by offering Arccos sensors with each club.

The Arccos Caddie Golf Pride 360 Tour Velvet is standard on every G710 iron and comes in three sizes. Along with the sensors, golfers who purchase G710s will also get a free 90-day trial of the app and eight additional screw-in sensors at no charge after the purchase of at least six G710 irons. (After the free 90-day trial the Arccos app is $99 annually)

Specs, pricing, and availability

The Ping  G710’s come 4-PW with utility wedge and sand wedge also available to complete the set.

The stock steel shafts are Ping AWT 2.0 (R, S, X), while the stock graphite shafts are; Alta CB Red powered by AWT (SR, R, X), Alta Distanza Black 40, UST Recoil 760 ES SmacWrap (A), UST Recoil 780 ES SmacWrap (R, S)

Ping also offers a large array of aftermarket steel shaft options at no additional upcharge.

Ping G710 irons will retail for $175 per iron in steel and $190 per iron with graphite.

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Ryan Barath is a club-fitter & master club builder with more than 17 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. He is the former Build Shop Manager & Social Media Coordinator for Modern Golf. He now works independently from his home shop and is a member of advisory panels to a select number of golf equipment manufacturers. You can find Ryan on Twitter and Instagram where he's always willing to chat golf, and share his passion for club building, course architecture and wedge grinding.

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  2. jgpl001

    Jan 20, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    Another nasty shovel
    Please make it STOP

    • Mower

      Jan 21, 2020 at 2:41 pm

      lol… can’t take all this chunkiness!

    • Eric

      Jan 29, 2020 at 11:42 pm

      Have you tried them yet? The 700’s are a great iron. Don’t knock ’em till you try them!

  3. HDTVMAN

    Jan 20, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    Very nice, but you can keep the Arccos…tried them and quickly sold them…HORRIBLE!

  4. theweekday

    Jan 20, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    Holy offset batman!!!

  5. Yosemite Sam

    Jan 20, 2020 at 12:17 pm

    $$$$ … ouch!

  6. Rich Douglas

    Jan 20, 2020 at 12:12 pm

    This reads like a press release from Ping.

    Another set of irons with jacked lofts. Oh, boy. I’m a big Ping fan and these are probably nice, but there’s just so much hype.

    But what I really object to is the subscription for your grips! Seriously?

    • Karsten's Ghost

      Jan 21, 2020 at 12:39 am

      All of the releases this week have been exactly the same; press releases. It’s weak, but that’s what they do now.

  7. 19_Majors

    Jan 20, 2020 at 10:38 am

    Judging by the way these look, an iBlade 2.0 might be right around the corner…

  8. JD

    Jan 20, 2020 at 10:04 am

    That offset is hideous.

  9. Milo

    Jan 20, 2020 at 9:29 am

    These look awesome but no 3i is no bueno for me.

    • Caleb

      Jan 20, 2020 at 9:44 am

      Just forget the number on the bottom, the 4 iron is 20*, or 18.5* in power spec. That is a 3 iron.

      • Milo

        Jan 20, 2020 at 9:49 am

        That’s a good point, I actually didn’t look at the specs honestly.

    • Double J

      Jan 20, 2020 at 10:56 am

      You’re looking at the wrong model if you can actually hit a 3 iron, and considering 710’s.

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