Ping i230 Iron Set
Who’s It For?
The new PING i230 irons are designed for better golfers, featuring a more compact club shape in order to help promote workability. Additionally, PING added some construction properties to deliver a soft feel, another item that will help better players who are used to a softer feel gravitate toward the i230 irons. However, while single-digit handicap golfers are most likely to be fit into the i230 irons, there is enough forgiveness packed in that could benefit a wider range of players.
The Tech Story
PING incorporated new innovations in combination with some prior technologies to create the i230 irons. The i230 irons consist of a multi-material construction that includes a 431 stainless steel body, tungsten toe and tip weights, a multi-part cavity badge, and a concealed activated elastomer insert. This combination of materials and construction method provides a superb blend of forgiveness and soft feel in a long-lasting iron. Additionally, the i230 irons feature MicroMax grooves, which is a new groove design on PING irons that includes tighter spacing and more grooves that add consistency and spin retention from contact made all over the clubface. Lastly, PING made subtle adjustments to the club shape compared to the i230’s predecessor, the i210. Specifically, the i230 long irons are more compact to deliver a more pleasing appearance at address.
Facts and Figures
Stock Set Configuration: 4-PW
Stock Shafts: Project X IO, UST Recoil ES 780 SMAC, Alta CB Slate
Power Spec (stronger lofts) and Retro Spec (weaker lofts) available
3-iron: 39”, 19° loft, 59° lie angle, 0.20” offset, 5° bounce
4-iron: 38 ½”, 22.5° loft, 59.8° lie angle, 0.17” offset, 6° bounce
5-iron: 38”, 26° loft, 60.5° lie angle, 0.14” offset, 7° bounce
6-iron: 37 ½”, 29.5° loft, 61.3° lie angle, 0.12” offset, 8° bounce
7-iron: 37”, 33° loft, 62.0° lie angle, 0.09” offset, 9° bounce
8-iron: 36 ½”, 37° loft, 62.8° lie angle, 0.07” offset, 10° bounce
9-iron: 36”, 41° loft, 63.5° lie angle, 0.05” offset, 12° bounce
PW: 35 ½”, 45° loft, 64.1° lie angle, 0.03” offset, 13.0° bounce
U: 35 ½”, 50° loft, 64.1° lie angle, 0.02” offset, 13.0° bounce
Swing Weight: D1 (3-8), D1.5 (9), D2 (PW, UW)
2nd Swing offers award-winning club fitting services at each of the six store locations and through the 2nd Swing Online Fitting and Support team on 2ndswing.com. Make sure your equipment is fit for your game and schedule your award-winning fitting experience by calling (612) 216-4152 or by visiting the 2nd Swing fitting website: http://fitting.2ndswing.info.
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