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

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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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  7. 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!

  8. BobbyG

    Jan 13, 2023 at 7:15 pm

    Those are irons?

  9. Karsten

    Jan 12, 2023 at 12:38 am

    I believe the hype! LFG!!!

  10. Holdin Tudiks

    Jan 11, 2023 at 4:32 pm

    Ping is running out of people to fool.

  11. 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?

  12. Dan

    Jan 10, 2023 at 11:01 pm

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

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. 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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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (7/11/24): Handmade TP Mills full prototype Genuine 1 of 1

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At GolfWRX, we are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of the game in many ways.

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From the seller: (@aston14): “For sale is a brand new Proto T bar alignment, handmade TP Mills Fleetwood putter. All black head and black shaft all done by David Mills with special stampings in the cavity and sole and unique headcover. This has a headweight of 370g,  33.5 inch long fitted with the new Golf Pride Reverse taper grip. Only used on my indoor green, this is a stunning putter but my stroke doesn’t deserve this!! Price is $999 plus shipping from the UK.”

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Morgan Hoffmann WITB 2024 (July)

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Driver: Ping G430 LST (9 degrees)
Shaft: UST Mamiya Lin-Q M40X Red 6F5

3-wood: Titleist TSR3 (16.5 degrees, C2 SureFit setting)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 7 X

Irons: Srixon ZX Mk II (3), Srixon ZX5 Mk II (4, 5), Srixon ZX7 Mk II (6-9)
Shafts: Accra TZFive 105D M5 (3), Project X 6.5 (4-9)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM10 (46-10F, 52-08F, 58-08M, 62-08M @64)
Shafts: Project X 6.5 (46), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 (52-62)

Putter: L.A.B. Golf Mezz.1 Max

See more in-hand photos of Morgan Hoffmann’s WITB here.

 

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Luke Clanton WITB 2024 (July)

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Driver: Titleist TSR2 (8 degrees, B1 SureFit setting)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Kai’li White 70 TX

Mini driver: TaylorMade BRNR Mini Driver (13.5 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Black 70 TX

Driving iron: TaylorMade Stealth UDI (2)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black HB 10 TX

Irons: TaylorMade P770 (3), P760 (4-6), P7MB (7-9)
Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 130 X

Wedges: TaylorMade MG4 (46, 50, 54, 58)
Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 125 X

Putter: TaylorMade Spider GT

Clanton on his iron setup: “I love the blades with the low irons because I can kind of feel a little more around the greens, and if I have a little feely shot from like 150 I can hit a 7 iron there,” Clanton said. “It’s one of those things where I like to feel a little more with the lower irons. Then with the upper irons I like a little bit more forgiveness, especially when you’re hitting it from 210. You don’t really want a blade looking down at the ground, so it’s been a great setup for awhile.”

Clanton on his TaylorMade BRNR Mini Driver:  “My favorite club in my bag is my BRNR Mini Driver. This club has been a life saver off the tee, and off the deck, as well…the first week I ever put it in was actually at Cherry Hills for the U.S. Am. I think it was literally right when they came out with the Mini Driver, and a bunch of my teammates said I never liked 3-wood because I never hit it, and it was true. I hit this [mini driver] off the deck a couple times and it flew perfect. Then I was like, ‘Let’s hit it off the tee,’ and it was flying 285-290 off the tee. I was like this thing is pretty sweet. I’ve kept it in the bag ever since then, and no matter if it’s off a tight lie out of the rough, anything, it’s been awesome. I think it’s probably one of the better clubs I’ve ever received from TaylorMade.

“…I could take out the driver and have the BRNR in and still play well all week. It’s just one of those golf clubs you can hit it off the tee and still hit it far, I can draw it, cut it, hit it low, hit it high. It’s definitely one of my favorites for sure… I don’t think it’ll ever come out of the bag. I really don’t. It’s one of those golf clubs that I absolutely love.”

See more in-hand photos of Luke Clanton’s clubs here.

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