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‘Our longest iron ever’ – Ping unveils new G430 irons



Ping has today unveiled its new G430 irons for 2023.

Billed as Ping’s longest iron ever”, the G430 irons combine a lower CG with stronger, custom- engineered lofts and a thinner face that delivers up to 2 more mph of ball speed, per the company.

At the heart of the new addition is the PurFlex cavity badge, an innovation which features seven flex zones that allow more free bending in design to increase ball speed across the face.

In combination with a lower CG, the badge aims to contribute to the solid feel and pleasing impact sound. The stronger lofts across the set resulted in the addition of a 41 degree PW to ensure proper gapping options and allowed for standard lofts in the traditional scoring wedges (45.5, 50, 54 and 58 degrees).

“Our ability to make this iron so much longer while maintaining all the other important attributes golfers need from their irons like forgiveness, stopping power and gapping alternatives is one of the most impressive engineering stories throughout the entire G430 line. We know golfers want more distance from their irons but distance without control doesn’t lead to lower scores. That’s why we put so much emphasis on designing an iron that not only goes a very long way, but it flies higher, straighter and lands softer.” – John K. Solheim, Ping CEO & President

Among the refinements to the overall shape is a shorter hosel, which bids to create a more compact, clean look and helps lower the CG, aligning it closer to the force line in design to increase ball speed and ensure solid impact, especially low on the face.

Approximately 1 degree of additional bounce throughout the set aims to providee clean turf interaction and pure strikes, minimizing “heavy” shots that come up short. The high-density tungsten toe and shaft tip weights contribute to its high MOI in design to produce tighter dispersion patterns. The hydropearl 2.0 chrome finish seeks to deliver consistent performance from wet or dry grass.

Specs, Availability & Pricing

  • Lofts:  4-9, PW (41°), 45.5°, 50°,54°, 58° in 10 color codes (lie angle). Black color code is standard.
  • Loft options: Standard, Power Spec and Retro Spec
  • Stock shafts: Ping AWT 2.0 steel (R, S, X), PING Alta CB Black graphite (SR, R, S), Ping Alta Quick 35/45 (HL build only)
  • Optional stock shafts: Dynamic Gold (S300, X100), Dynamic Gold 105 (R300, S300), Dynamic Gold 120 (S300, X100), KBS Tour (R, S, X), Nippon NS Pro Modus Tour 105 (R, S, X), Elevate MPH 95 (R, S)
  • Stock Grip: Golf Pride 360 Tour Velvet in six sizes (Blue -1/16”, Red -1/32”, Aqua -1/64”, White-Std, Gold +1/32”, Orange +1/16”)
  • Price: $170 per club with stock steel shaft; $185 per club with stock graphite shaft
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Gianni is the Managing Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected]



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  4. Mike

    Jan 15, 2023 at 11:14 am

    So Ping has obviously & energetically signed on to the loft-jacking movement.

    What’s the 45-deg wedge called? Not a ‘pitching wedge’. Not a gap wedge’. So Ping needs to invent a new name. It shows how STUPID club “numbers” have become. But Ping actually lost me a few years ago when they started charging $170 per club.

    C’mon, most of us golfers aren’t as stupid as the OEM’s think we are. In a few years my bag will contain 5 or 6 wedges. But for now, I w/b able to arrogantly say that, despite Father Time playing havoc w/ my aging body, I’m “2 clubs longer” than I was 10 years ago! Surely that’s worth the price of new clubs!

  5. BobbyG

    Jan 13, 2023 at 7:15 pm

    Those are irons?

  6. Karsten

    Jan 12, 2023 at 12:38 am

    I believe the hype! LFG!!!

  7. Holdin Tudiks

    Jan 11, 2023 at 4:32 pm

    Ping is running out of people to fool.

  8. Gunter Eisenberg

    Jan 11, 2023 at 9:28 am

    I wonder why these clubs are so much longer? Probably because their lofts are 2 clubs stronger than Players’ Blades and CB?

  9. Dan

    Jan 10, 2023 at 11:01 pm

    Of course they’ll go further when the PW loft is 41

  10. Big PW Energy

    Jan 10, 2023 at 10:06 pm

    So is that two pitching wedges or two GW? Not really sure what’s going on here

  11. Bjorn

    Jan 10, 2023 at 8:05 pm

    The 37-degree 9-iron is 2.5 degrees stronger while the 41-degree PW is 3.5 degrees stronger. That prompted PING to add a fourth set-matching wedge to the G430 line, a 45-degree wedge to go along with the matching 50-, 54- and 58-degree wedges.

    The hitting bay combatant, the 7-iron, is only one degree stronger at 29 degrees, the same as the Callaway Paradym but still 1.5 degrees weaker than Paradym X. PING’s Power Spec should even that up.

    PING says the combination of the thinner VFT face, the lower CG and the stronger lofts are adding roughly three mph ball speed and 7.5 yards to the 7-iron. To its credit, PING says maybe one yard is coming from the new face, three yards from the lower CG and 3.5 yards from stronger lofts.

  12. Bob

    Jan 10, 2023 at 4:20 pm

    41 degree PW does not mean the club is long. It means the lofts are jacked.

    Even the 4 iron is 20 degrees and is calling 22 deg. “retro”! 41.5 deg is “retro” too. Fraud.

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Adam Scott makes 3 more big changes to his equipment setup at the Memorial



If you thought Adam Scott was slowing down on the equipment changes, you’d be wrong.

GolfWRX got the first look at the retail version of Adam Scott’s Miura AS-1 irons back at The 2023 Players Championship, but it wasn’t until this week at the 2023 Memorial Tournament that he actually put the new irons in the bag. He was previously using the original Miura prototype heads that, coincidentially, he first put into play at last year’s 2022 Memorial event. In exactly a year’s time, Scott replaced those prototype heads with the Miura AS-1 irons that were recently made available to the public.

This week, we also got an in-hand look at Scott’s new Srixon ZX Mk II driving iron, which he’s now equipping with a True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shaft.

Additionally, Getty Images spotted Scott with a new TaylorMade BRNR Mini driver in the bag this week.

According to TaylorMade, Scott is using a Stealth 2 Plus driver in combination with a BRNR Mini this week, and he’s currently leading Strokes Gained: Off the Tee after the first round of the Memorial, where he shot a 2-under 70.

Scott’s Stealth 2 Plus and BRNR Mini specs and launch numbers

Head: TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus (9 degrees, with 10 degrees of actual loft)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 7X
Length: 45 and 1/8 inches CUT (tipped 1 inch)
Weights: 19g back, 15g front
Swingweight: D3.5
Stealth 2 Plus launch conditions: 11.5° degrees launch at 2400 spin, 305 carry, 320+ total, 181 ball speed

Head: TaylorMade BRNR Mini (13.5 degrees, with 13 degrees of actual loft)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 7X (tipped 1 inch)
Length: 44 inches
Weights: 13g back 5g front
Swingweight: D3
Launch Conditions: 11 degrees at 2800 spin, 282 carry, 305 total, 173 ball speed

“The BRNR Mini driver went into the bag for Adam this week because of the golf course and the distance gap between his driver and 4-wood,” said Adrian Rietveld, TaylorMade Senior Tour Manager, according to TaylorMade. “At Muirfield, drivers run out and the gapping with his 4-wood left him too far behind. As he told us during testing, with BRNR Mini, he can play the golf course instead of the golf course playing him.” 

The Adam Scott equipment-centric weekly reality show continues on, and it’s appointment television at this point. Check out what the GolfWRX Forum members are saying about Scott’s latest switches in our forums.

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Whats in the Bag

K.J. Choi WITB 2023 (June)



Driver: Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond (9 degrees)
Shaft: Radian Tank Technology 6 X

3-wood: Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond (15 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 7 X

Hybrid: Callaway Apex UW (19 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 7 X

Irons: Srixon ZX Utility (4), Srixon ZX7 (5-PW)
Shafts: AeroTech SteelFiber i110 cw X (4), Project X 6.0 (5-PW)

Wedges: Cleveland RTX6 ZipCore Tour Rack (50-10M, 54-10M, 60-09M), RTX Full-Face (50-9, 54-9, 60)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #7S
Shaft: BGT Stability Tour 2 Polar
Grip: SuperStroke Traxion Tour 1.0

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet

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Rose Zhang WITB 2023 (June)



Driver: Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond (9 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Red 5 S  (45.5 inches)

3-wood: Callaway Rogue ST LS 3+ (13.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Red 6 R (43 inches)

5-wood: Callaway Rogue ST LS (18 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Red 6 R

Hybrid: Callaway Paradym 4H (21 degrees @20)
Shaft: KBS Tour Hybrid

Irons: Callaway Apex ’21 (5-PW)
Shafts: Nippon 850 R

Wedges: Callaway Apex ’21 A (49), Callaway Jaws Raw (54-10S, 58-08C)
Shafts: True Temper XP95 R300

Putter: Odyssey Tri-Hot 5K Double Wide

Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X Star

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