PREVIEW: Ping Golf i irons
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PREVIEW: Ping Golf i irons

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For its new player's iron, Ping Golf brought in a new material for the first time.

Ping engineers used 431 stainless steel in creating its new i irons, primarily because its lower weight allowed for a bigger clubhead while not sacrificing the alloy's strength.


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Better players score best with their wedges, so Ping made the heads of the short irons and wedges smaller to offer better control. The company says its head-to-hosel shaping improves trajectory control. Meanwhile, a tungsten toe weight in the 3- through 7-irons improves forgiveness. All heads sport multiple bounce options to optimize for turf and weather conditions.

The Ping i irons are available in 3- through 9-irons, a pitching wedge and utility wedge. Irons with the PING CFS Distance steel shaft (available in four flexes) cost  $135 per club. Add on $15 per club for the Ping CFS graphite shaft. Four after-market shaft are available at no extra charge.

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