By John Steinbreder of Global Golf Post
For all intents and purposes, the new G700 irons from Ping can be regarded as distance clubs, made to produce power and forgiveness by leveraging the advantages of hollow-body design and a thin, maraging steel face.
According to Solheim, Ping was able to accomplish that through the hollow-body construction of the 17-4 stainless steel head, which allowed the equipment maker to create an internal geometry design that positions weight away from the clubface. And that part of the club is crafted from maraging steel, which he says is one of the strongest alloys in the world and coveted for its great strength and flexibility – and which Ping uses in its G400 fairways, hybrids, and crossovers.
When applied to the G700s, the material creates a frame that allows the irons to flex like metal woods and possesses a high coefficient of restitution. Both quantities “greatly increase ball speed” as they also improve launch results, Solheim says.
Available in 4- through 9-iron as well as PW, UW, and SW, these clubs boast a HydroPearl finish, with Golf Pride Tour Velvet grips being standard.
Republished with permission from Global Golf Post.