The Ping G430 iron employs advanced engineering to generate a noteworthy increase in distance, offering golfers an impressive boost of around 7-10 yards while enhancing accuracy across the entire set.
This achievement is the result of a sophisticated design that marries a lower center of gravity (CG) with custom-engineered stronger lofts and a thinner face, resulting in an additional 2 mph of ball speed. These improvements lead to substantial distance gains while preserving PING's renowned forgiveness.
One of the key factors contributing to the enhanced distance is the innovative PurFlex cavity badge. This badge features seven flex zones, enabling greater bending freedom to elevate ball speed across the entire face. When combined with the lower CG, this badge also contributes to a solid feel and a satisfying impact sound.
The introduction of stronger lofts throughout the set led to the inclusion of a 41° pitching wedge (PW), ensuring proper distance gapping and allowing for standard lofts in the more traditional scoring wedges (45.5°, 50°, 54°, 58°).
Several refinements have been made to the iron's overall shape, including a shorter hosel, which creates a cleaner, more compact appearance and lowers the CG, aligning it closer to the force line. This alignment increases ball speed and promotes solid impact, especially on shots struck low on the face.
An approximate 1° increase in bounce across the set enhances turf interaction, resulting in cleaner, pure strikes and reducing the occurrence of "heavy" shots that fall short.
Furthermore, the incorporation of high-density tungsten toe and shaft tip weights enhances the iron's moment of inertia (MOI), resulting in tighter dispersion patterns.
The hydropearl 2.0 chrome finish ensures consistent performance whether playing from wet or dry grass, further enhancing the Ping G430's overall performance and appeal.
A look with a shorter hosel helps lower the CG and align it with the force line to increase ball speed and ensure solid impact, especially low on the face.
Seven flex zones allow for more free bending to increase ball speed across the face for longer results with a solid feel and pleasing impact sound.
Approximately 1o additional bounce throughout the set ensures clean turf interaction and pure strikes, minimising “heav y” shotsthatcomeupshort.
Hyper 17-4 stainless steel strengthens the face, allowing for more face flexing that generates increased distance and a higher max height to hold shots on the green.
Stronger lofts across the set resulted in the addition of a 41° PW to ensure proper gapping options and allow for standard lofts in the traditional scoring wedges (45.5°, 54°, 56°, 58°).
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