When we first saw the blade looking i500 irons we felt that Ping focused these irons on a very small sector of the golfing community. However, after our testing we were amazed at how generous the Ping i500 irons were on off center hits, considering that very intimidating blade look.
We found the feel off the C300 forged maraging steel face a bit on the firmer side, but the i500's more than make up for that with their superior performance. Moving to a blade like club has always meant, not just a much smaller sweet spot but also, sacrificing in the distance department as well, especially if you're used to powerful oversized irons. Ping have made substantial inroads into bridging that distance gap with the i500 irons. The combination of metalwood like face flexing and the stronger lofts, has resulted in amazing ball speeds from an iron head. Not only do they hit the ball a long way, they launch the ball very easily with a towering ball flight for softer green holding shots. We also found that when we wanted to shape the shots, the i500's were more than up to the task.
The i500 irons also have the new Hydropearl Chrome 2.0 face. This improves consistency off the face from shots played out of wet grass and from the rough.
In our opinion, If you fall into the catergory of a single figure handicap golfer, that’s always wanted the workability and look of a blade style iron but had to settle for a more forgiving iron because, in reality, you needed the bigger sweet spot. Your wait may well be over with the arrival of the new Ping i500 irons. Just on a final note, it may well be advantageous for you to get fitted properly into the i500 irons, for the reason that Ping offer various shaft options to allow you to achieve your perfect launch, spin, distance and feel with the new i500 irons.
The Ping I500 Forged Steel Men's Irons features a forged, C300 maraging-steel face combines with a 17-4 stainless steel body for metal-wood-like performance, resulting in faster ball speeds and much longer, higher-trajectory shots with stopping power.
The clean, blade-style shape with minimal offset produces so much speed and distance that you'll be able to hit one less club into greens.
This premium finish helps ensure impact consistency and distance control from the rough and wet conditions while adding to the high-end appeal of the club.
- Precision-milled grooves
- HydroPearl Chrome 2.0 Finish
- Compact Design
- Muscle-Back Look
- C300 maraging-steel face