Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Showcase: Hot New Sticks
The latest and greatest irons from PING Golf
Whoa. Just when we thought blade-style irons were officially behind us, PING reinvents the category with the new S56 irons. Each club in the set features a Stabilizing Bar and a tungsten toe insert that are sized and positioned to maximize trajectory control and shotmaking capabilities. A draw, fade, high or low shot can be achieved with ease through the set. And yes, in case you’re wondering, these blade irons are in fact PING irons, meaning no matter how hard the company tries, they’ll always be forgiving and easy to hit.
Bottom Line: Total control. Better players will love the feel and performance of PING’s best blade-style iron to date.
A forged iron from PING! It’s been more than 40 years, and judging by the looks, feel and performance of the new ANSER irons, it seems as though they’ve spent all of those 40 years refining what’s arguably the best-looking iron PING has ever made. In addition to being forged, they’re also a mixed-metal design that uses a steel body and face with a tungsten sole. This means a lower CG for more forgiveness and higher-launching shots. Speaking of shots, these irons have the smoothest, most buttery feel from any PING iron we’ve seen to date, making them a top choice for golfers who want great feel, forgiveness and shotmaking capabilities, in that order.
Bottom Line: A favorite among new forged designs, the ANSER irons have the makings of a set that will be around for a long, long time. They feel and perform as good as they look.
As usual, all PING irons can be custom fit to your exact specifications. This includes a wide array of length and lie options, as well as shafts and grips to choose from. For more information on PING’s clubfitting process, visit ping.com/fitting.
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