What we say...
Tech: COR-Eye technology allows the clubface to be thinner, which increases flex and Ping say allows the face to behave like a diving board to increase ball speeds. A tuning port in the cavity helps lower and deepen the CG which increases MOI and playability.
We say: Ping make no bones about how the GMAX is designed for ultimate forgiveness. Understand that and you’ll realise straight away why the head is so big. When we say big, we actually mean stretched longer from toe to heel to improve off-centre hit performance. Looks aside the GMAX performed really well, producing some of the highest-flighted shots within our SGI category. Yes, the heat-treated faces sound a bit “tinky” at impact, which some purists won’t like, but let’s remember this irons not aimed at them.
Verdict: There’s no getting away from the chunky sole and a ton of offset; that’s what you need to make the most forgiving irons. Ball speed drop-off between centre and off-centre hits is slightly lower than Ping’s G, meaning the head is more efficient. If your game demands ultimate playability, the GMAX should be near the top of your list to try.
2016 Ping Gmax Irons Review