The game-improvement iron market is a very competitive arena. Ping know that and they’re trying to close the gap between themselves and the likes of TaylorMade’s Stealth and Callaway’s Rogue ST Max with the g430 irons. This has involved strengthening the lofts, which will be a welcome relief to golfers that struggled with the weaker lofts of the G425.
We’re not expecting a lot from these irons in terms of distance gains, but a few extra yards here and there would be nice. What we’re seeing here is more stability, better feel and higher launching ball flights that are easier to control for all swing speeds.
Forgiveness is always a top priority with ping irons and the g430 doesn’t disappoint. A high-density tungsten toe and shaft tip weight produce extreme perimeter weighting for extraordinary MOI and tighter dispersion patterns, helping those with a more inconsistent strike have a chance at success.
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A multi-material construction with a softer face and stronger, custom engineered lofts allows the g430 to achieve a 2 mph gain in average ball speed. The new PurFlex cavity badge features seven flex zones that increase face flexibility and generate more ball speed for improved results. The shorter hosel also lowers the center of gravity for a more solid feel and helps align the clubface to the force line for consistent contact and greater distance.
As with other ping irons, golfers can mix and match with different shafts and grips to optimize their bag setup. For example, stronger lofts are available in the 5-PW set to help those that need a few more wedges in their bags while the standard set offers the option of a 41 degree PW for better gaps and green-holding stopping power.