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PING's New "G" Irons - Do you need to hit your irons farther?

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PING is releasing its new G iron today -- no numbers, just "G."  

 

They're promising more distance, but from I could tell during our visit, they're promising more distance than the G30 -- they never said anything about EXPLOSIVE distance.  

 

They did give compelling reasons why hitting an 8 iron from 165 is better than hitting a 6 iron from 165 - and the Hyper 17-4 Technology is pretty darned cool.  They basically "invented" a new material by patenting a heat-treat process that gives an old material (17-4 SS) some pretty cool properties.

 

Anyway, check out the blog post here, and report back with your thoughts!

 

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The Ping G looks like a very serviceable golf iron.

 

If it were available without the club numbers stamped on them, it would be worth trying.

 

But stamping a "4" on a 21º iron is really not that much different from flipping me the finger.

 

I don't care if the club could swing itself......not for me.

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Nifty you impress me as someone who would like to pull a club that had the chutzpah to flip you the finger.  Go ahead, give it a try, you may like it. :)

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Despite some of the "gobblygook" in their descriptions, if they can provide equal overall distance with a higher ball flight, they're definitely worth checking out.  

 

The specs appear to be close to the Burner 2.0 irons I currently game, so I definitely want to do a side by side comparison.

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I know I don't need to hit my irons any farther

, and it seems like they'll be screwing up the wedge side of people's bags.

The variable weighting on the propriety shafts is interesting, I think I'm leaning toward heavier wedges myself.

Nifty- don't ever change, I love your commentary

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