Irons Test 2014: Ping G25
Cost: £80 steel £100 graphite, per club
Tech: Designed to give long-iron forgiveness and short-iron control. Progressive sole widths and stabilising bars for distance control and are made in 17-4 stainless steel.
What we said... James Ridyard: “A large appearance makes it hard to shape and control flight. But it felt hot with a high flight generally and was very forgiving on off-centre hits.” Joel Tadman: “Don’t like the brown finish or lack of ferrule, but you can’t fault the performance. Easy to connect with, strong flight and it’s hard to determine a poor strike.” Gee Gioia: “Lived up to my expectations, easiness of hit was high.” Adam Holdgate: “Struck it far more consistently than others. Functional, if not pretty.”
Pros: Soft, powerful feel from a variety of strike points.
Cons: Serious golfers may prefer less offset and a more traditional shape.
The numbers: Looks: 7.5 Feel: 8.5 Forgiveness: 9 Workability: 7 Distance Consistency: 9.5 Dispersion: 9
TG Rating: 8.5/10
Details: 7-iron loft: 32° Left-handed: Yes Set: 3-LW Contact: www.ping.com