ClubTest 2021: Ping i500 irons

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For ClubTest 2021, we tested and reviewed 53 new irons to help you find the right one for your game. (For more on our testing process, click here.) Below are the results for the Ping i500 irons. You can find the full list of irons and test results here.

Ping i500


Our take: For our GOLF testers, the Ping i500 looks were deceiving but in the best way possible. While the irons have blade-style looks that might intimidate a mid- to high-handicapper, they’re actually made for towering trajectories and big distance. “These blew me away,” one tester said. “As a low-ball hitter, these helped me out so much. They just fly into the sky. That’ll certainly come in handy on a lot of approach shots.”

Ping i500 irons

The Ping i500 Irons feature a forged, variable-thickness, C300 maraging steel face insert. The C300 insert produces metalwood-like face flexing, which increases ball speed, launches high and delivers massive distance. The i500’s explosive distance is wrapped in a compact head, that has minimal offset and a traditional muscle-back look. The muscle-back geometry helps in hinging the face, increasing ball speed, trajectory and distance.

The details: Tucked inside what initially seems like a blade iron, the i500 heads are hollow-bodied to capitalize on face flexing for distance and height. The 17-4 stainless-steel body couples with the C300 maraging steel face to act like mini-trampolines. Also, the geometry of the sole helps shift weight lower in the head, thus helping the ball fly higher.

Where to buy it: Click here. Or better yet, get fit for the iron by the experts at our sister company, True Spec Golf.

See the Ping i500 irons from every angle…

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