PING unveils i530 and G730 irons

PING has revealed two new iron models for 2024 – the i530 players’ distance irons and the forgiving G730 range.

Focusing on the needs of golfers in search of more distance who prefer the look of a blade, i530 is a premium iron model engineered to deliver higher ball speeds with precision for score-lowering performance.

“The continued popularity of distance irons has been an interesting and fun challenge for our engineers, especially in the players category where there is such an emphasis on the look of the iron,” said John K Solheim, PING CEO and president. “In the case of the i530 iron, we’ve developed a stunning design that delivers significant distance gains through its innovative face technology along with the added benefit of control. We refer to it as a playable distance iron. It appeals to the golfer whose primary goal is more distance who also relies on the precision of a players-style iron. That means longer irons shots with the consistency and predictability to stop the ball closer to the hole.”

Distance gains in the i530 (RRP £190 per club with steel shafts) come from multiple sources, including an internal weight pad that provides a deeper and thinner face-to-sole transition, ensuring more face flexing and pushing mass down to lower the centre of gravity for more ball speed. The forged, highly flexible maraging steel C300 face is precisely welded to a 17-4 stainless steel hollow body. A polymer applied inside the head on the back of the face improves feel and sound while maximising face bending.

The body design contributes to distance by accentuating face bending. The lower CG is more aligned with where impact occurs, and distance-optimised lofts help ensure more distance and higher max height for green-holding results. Three loft configurations (standard, power, and retro) are available to optimise a golfer’s launch conditions during the custom fitting process.

Meanwhile, blade enthusiasts will appreciate the thin top line, narrow sole and shallow face height – and precision-milled MicroMax grooves combine with the hydropearl chrome 2.0 finish to ensure consistent launch and spin from all conditions.

In the G730 irons (RRP £180 per club with steel shafts), PING engineers aimed to maximise ball speeds, helping ensure shots launch higher and fly farther for golfers who struggle with consistent face contact.

By unlocking the strength properties of hyper 17-4 stainless steel through an advanced heat treatment, engineers thinned the larger face to increase flexing and help lower the centre of gravity, leading to significant ball-speed gains and several more yards of distance with every iron in the set. The larger face expands the hitting surface, preserving ball speed and ensuring forgiveness on mishits, while the PurFlex cavity badge, with multiple flex zones, helps control face bending while enhancing feel and producing a powerful sound.

With an eye toward increasing distance while optimising gaps to best fit golfers, the standard lofts in the G730 irons are custom engineered to ensure set configurations maximise performance throughout the bag.