Ping has introduced major advancements in their new i200 irons to make the face and cavity structure more dynamic for faster ball speeds, a soft, powerful feel and unprecedented forgiveness.
The head is designed to provide precision distances with horizontal and vertical trajectory control while substantially increasing forgiveness. A muscle-stabilising bar and deeper, longer tuning port harmonise with a thinner, faster face to create a powerful feel and sound. This results from the soft elastomer insert activating at impact to enhance face flexing for faster ball speeds while damping vibration. The insert is nearly doubled in volume, allowing for more than three times the amount of face contact, but is neatly concealed to create a clean cavity design.
The soft, 431 stainless steel head has a hydropearl chrome finish that repels moisture for more control and helps minimise fliers from wet grass and the rough. The thin face and tuning port structure produce weight savings that are redistributed to the toe and hosel, increasing MOI in the heel-toe and high-low orientations.
The long irons launch high with increased distance and forgiveness, while the short irons are designed for precision.
Tour-inspired aesthetics, including a smooth hosel-to-face transition, minimal offset and a sharper face radius, result in a slim shape and clean look. The soles are designed with added bounce and a more contoured lead edge to help avoid digging or bouncing.
SRP (5-9, P): AWT 2.0, NS Pro 950GH, NS Pro Modus 3 Tour 105 & 120 shafts – RM5,370 / Ping CFS J50 shaft – RM6,090. Available mid-February.