OUR TAKE: Before buying irons, you must first start by assessing your own game. What are your weaknesses and how do you fix them? Ping’s G425 irons fit the bill for those looking for higher launch and more distance. “The higher launch was a sight to behold,” one tester said. Sometimes, tech-packed irons sacrifice in sensory categories, but GOLF testers noted their soft feel and sound.
THE DETAILS: If the G425 irons perform more like a metalwood, maybe that’s because they’re designed like one. To improve speed and height on its G425 irons, Ping took notes from the
face designs of its metalwoods. As such, the G425 irons now use variable face thickness (VFT), which means the faces are thinner in certain areas to increase speed. Thanks to weight savings from the face, added Ping extra weight into the hosel and toe sections to foster forgiveness.