The i525 irons from Ping have been designed to prioritise one thing to make sure you have a set of irons that will get you to the pin in as few shots as possible. Distance.
Ping have created a new ballistic face that has been specifically designed to increase speed and distance of the ball on shots, while also providing the control that is needed on shots that require more precision on your swings. This has been made possible thanks to the forged, maraging steel face that has been implemented in the design.
Because maraging steel offers incredible strength with its variable thickness design, the face has been able to be made thinner. Then a controlled amount of EVA polymer insert has been placed behind the face to provide a better feel and sound on shots, even on face deflections.
An internal sole undercut in the 17-4 stainless steel body has been added to increase the amount of flexing in the face to increase the speed that shots can launch, while also allowing for shots to reach their optimum height consistently. All this distance design has been created and engineered in a compact, player-style design that is perimeter weighted to increase the forgiveness of the clubs, while also delivering long, towering shots across the golf course.
The i525’s added distance and improved accuracy does come from the design of the face, but also thanks to the weighting that has been incorporated into the design. With a tungsten toe and shaft tip weights working with the face to expand the perimeter weighting and being able to maintain ball speed through face deflections.
While Ping has designed the i525 irons to offer golfers greater distance on the golf course, they have also ensured that players experience greater feel and control in every shot.
By using a fully machined face with MicroMax grooves the i525 irons provide greater control and consistency that previous irons, such as the G425’s. This has been achieved by the space between each groove being reduced, leading to four additional grooves being added to preserve the spin that is generated in the long irons and reducing the fliers when using the short irons. This has then been paired with a hydropearl 2.0 chrome finish that means that water is repealed from the face, meaning that players can experience consistency in all conditions.
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Features and benefits
A new ballistic face design that increases speed, distance and control combines with a targeted polymer insert to provide better feel and sound. All packaged in a compact, players-style design perimeter weighted to elevate forgiveness and deliver long, towering shots.
Forged, Maraging Steel Face
The strength of the variable-thickness, maraging steel allows for a thinner, more dynamic face structure with an internal sole undercut in the 17-4 stainless steel body to increase flexing to launch shots faster and higher with predictability.
Improved Feel, Sound
Targeted placement and disbursement of an EVA polymer in precisely controlled amounts in every iron achieves a pleasing impact sound and feel while allowing for maximum face deflection. The hydropearl 2.0 chrome finish repels water for consistency from all conditions.
A precision-milled groove pattern allows for tighter spacing and a geometry that results in an average of four extra grooves to reduce fliers in the short irons and preserve spin in the long irons for greater control and consistency.
Tungsten toe and shaft tip weights combine with a tiered, dynamic face structure to expand the perimeter weighting while preserving ball speed through greater face deflection for added distance and improved accuracy.