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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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  1. Pingback: Best irons in golf of 2021: Easiest to launch – GolfWRX

  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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Aaron Dill gives deep dive into Nelly Korda’s wedge set-up

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Nelly Korda is flying high in 2021, winning the LPGA Meijer Classic last weekend to become the first player this year to win multiple times on tour.

The 22-year-old fired her career low-round of 62 at the event on Saturday and heads into this week’s KPMG Women’s PGA Championship as one of the favorites as she looks to break her major duck.

Titleist gave golf fans an awesome deep dive into both Nelly and sister Jessica’s WITB earlier this year, and now, master craftsman Aaron Dill has provided fans with an in-depth look at Nelly’s wedge set-up.

Speaking on the process behind fitting Korda for her SM8 wedges, Dill says Nelly sent her current gamers to him, which he then spec’d out to figure out what was missing so that he could then make the perfect set for her.

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On Nelly’s SM8 (50-08F) Gap Wedge:

AD: “This is a great wedge for her; it’s really an extension of her irons. It’s a way for her to branch out of the pitching wedge and into something a little shorter with a little more versatility and short game feel. So this is a great fit for her and matches her gaps nicely.”

On Nelly’s SM8 (54-14F):

AD: “Before, she had less bounce. She had a lot of clubs that were on the lower bounce spectrum, and it limited her on how much short game she could really do or the shots that she could get out of each one.

So as we tested, we began to realise that she was missing some higher bounce clubs in that wedge set, and this one fits that nicely because it doesn’t limit her around the greens. She can hit it from the fairway, in the bunkers, pitches and chips, into the grain – great fit for her.”

On Nelly’s former SM8 (58-08MV):

AD: “She started with a 58 M grind with a V. This was a good fit for her in the beginning, but as we began working together more, she realised that ‘these golf courses I’m playing on, the types of shots I’m trying to hit. I need a little less bounce from time to time.’

And it wasn’t a lot less bounce; it was really more ‘I just need it to be a little less here and there, especially when I’m in the sand.’ This wedge was a little bit wider.”

On Nelly’s SM8 (58-10S):

AD: “This is slightly thinner, with a little ribbon on the back. Ten degrees of bounce, but the bounce is all right here (sole). So when she’s hitting those square faced shots, she has that protection and the bounce that she needs, but when she needs to be creative, the ribbon on the back and the thinner flange helps her have that versatility around the greens. 

But then we took it a step further, and I said, ‘Hey, for you to really maximize potential, especially when you’re going from course to course, that’s when we bring in something a little bit less, into a 58T.”

On Nelly’s SM8 58T:

AD: “I think for her, it was really a moment where she could really take a breath and relax and say, ‘Okay, if things firm up, I’ve got the best wedge for that (58T), if things stay soft, I’ve got this too (58-10S).’ So she carries both. She takes them from course to course; she decides which one fits based on conditions.”

On Nelly’s Aerotech SteelFiber i95 wedge shafts:

AD: “She plays a SteelFiber graphite shaft at 1/2 an inch over as she’s very tall and Tour Velvet grips, and she’s a little bit upright. So she likes to have more of that straight to slightly draw-biased ball flight – it’s a great way to help her bring her ball flight down, keep that spin up and carry that number that she’s trying to hit at the time.”

Check out the video in full below.

 

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GolfWRX Spotted: Cam Smith’s 2021 Titleist T100 irons with black finish

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Titleist dropped some big news this week, announcing that their new T-Series irons had begun Tour seeding. Our exclusive in-hand photos of the clubs from this week’s Travelers Championship are currently in our forums, with links below on this page.

At this week’s event, we have also spotted the new T100 irons from Titleist with a blacked-out finish. Australian’s Cam Smith has the clubs in the bag at TPC River Highlands, and it’s a finish that has caught our members’ eyes.

 

Have your say on Cam Smith’s 2021 Titleist T100 irons with a black finish here.

Exclusive in-hand photos

 

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (06/23/21): Axis 1 Rose putter

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At GolfWRX, we love golf, plain and simple.

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball. It even allows us to share another thing we all love – buy and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for an Axis 1 Rose putter ($395).

From the seller (@HoganHQ): “Axis 1 Rose putter, played 1 round, 34.25 inches, Brand new Flat Cat grip, headcover included $395”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Axis 1 Rose putter.

This is the most impressive current listing from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

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