Ping Continues “G” Model Innovation

by | Mar 11, 2024 | Pro Shop

Ping Golf “G” model of irons continues to stand the test of time and remains a staple of golfers of all skill levels – particularly mid- to high-handicap players.

The latest evidence is Ping’s G730 iron, which the company says has a “distance-delivering, high-launching design engineered with score-lowering forgiveness and consistency.’’

The custom-built G730 irons ($185 each with steel shafts and $200 with graphite shafts) now are available for custom fittings and pre-order at authorized Ping golf shops around the world beginning today.

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Maximizing distance and making it easy to hit were the primary objectives in the G730

“The G730 irons are engineered for golfers who can benefit from more distance and a higher level of forgiveness and consistency to shoot lower scores,” said John K. Solheim, Ping CEO/ President. “The new G730 brings them all that in an easy-to-hit, confidence-inspiring design. It’s the longest and most forgiving iron in our current lineup and is a great solution to help maximize the performance of a lot of golfers. We’re excited to bring them an iron that’s engineered to make the game easier and more enjoyable.”

Maximizing ball speed was the primary objective in the design of the G730 iron, helping ensure shots that launch higher and fly farther for golfers who struggle with consistent face contact.

By unlocking the exceptional strength properties of hyper 17-4 stainless steel through an advanced heat treatment, Solheim said Ping engineers thinned the larger face to increase flexing and help lower the center of gravity, leading to significant ball-speed gains and several more yards of distance with every iron in the set. The larger face expands the hitting surface, preserving ball speed and ensuring forgiveness on mishits. The PurFlex cavity badge, with multiple flex zones, helps control face bending while enhancing feel and producing a powerful sound.

“The added ball speed is the real difference maker in the G730 iron,” Solheim said. “It helps get the ball in the air easier and gives golfers the distance they need to hit shorter irons into the green with a higher max height, so their shots hit and hold.’’

The larger head and wider sole in the investment-cast design, according to Solheim, increases the MOI in both axes, and a lower center of gravity elevates forgiveness for improved accuracy and consistency. Each G730 iron more offset in the cavity-back design, which Solheim calls “a key contributor’’ to getting the ball airborne easier and more consistently.

“Since my grandfather, Karsten Solheim, pioneered forgiveness 65 years ago with the invention of perimeter weighting, golfers have come to expect the highest levels of performance from PING irons,” Solheim said. “The G730 iron furthers that reputation in a way that would make Karsten proud. Our engineers have applied modern design techniques to his proven theories, bringing golfers the forgiveness and consistency they need to improve their accuracy and lower their scores by hitting more greens.”

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Steve “Spike” Pike is a lifelong journalist whose career covers Major League Baseball, the NFL, and college basketball. For the past 26 years, Spike has been one of the more respected voices in the golf and travel industries, working for such publications as Golfweek, Golf World, and Golf Digest for The New York Times Magazine Group. In 1998, Spike helped launch the website for the PGA of America. As a freelance travel and golf writer, Spike’s travels have taken him around the world. He has played golf from Pebble Beach to St. Andrews, walked the Great Wall of China, climbed an active volcano in the Canary Islands, been on safari in South Africa, and dived with sharks off Guadalupe, Baja California.