PING unveils Blueprint S and T irons

PING has unveiled its Blueprint S and Blueprint T designs – two new forged iron models engineered and custom built for golfers seeking tour-proven technology.

The Blueprint S and Blueprint T (RRP £200 per club with steel shafts) have been developed following extensive testing with PING professionals, and have already proven popular on tours around the world.

“Our two Blueprint irons represent a new strategy for us in the forged-iron category,” said John K Solheim, PING CEO and president. “With the forged and forgiving cavity-back design of the S and the traditional muscle-back shape of the T, we’re targeting a wider range of golfers who prefer tour-style forged irons. The Blueprint name is a signal to skilled golfers looking for control, precision and feel from their irons. As the name implies, no details have been overlooked in the development of the new irons. Both models are engineered and manufactured to exact standards and deliver the performance expected in a PING iron.

“We’ve already seen multiple tour wins with the Blueprint S, including by PING pro Sahith Theegala, who earned his first PGA Tour title last fall in his first tournament with the new irons,” said John. “Louis Oosthuizen won back-to-back weeks with a combo set of the Blueprint S and T irons, an approach we planned for by matching the standard lofts of each set, allowing golfers to blend their preferred models within our precision-iron line. The tour adoption is growing almost daily as we begin the new season.”

The Blueprint S features a forged cavity-back design influenced be PING’s long line of tour-proven S series irons – with a compact shape, thin top line and minimal offset. The forged 8620 carbon steel head boasts a clean cavity design and hydropearl 2.0 chrome finish. An elastomer insert is concealed in the pocket of the irons to ensure solid feel and sound. A high-density toe screw and shaft tip weight allow for swingweight fine-tuning.

Precision Pocket Forging also allows for a pocket to be forged into the cavity of the three, four and five irons. The pocket saves 10g of weight, which is re-allocated to increase the MOI and optimise the centre of gravity position for more distance and trajectory control.

Meanwhile, the muscle-back design of the Blueprint T irons is engineered as a single-piece, 8620 carbon steel forging that puts a premium on trajectory control and feel. Its muscle-back design concentrates mass through the impact zone to ensure a pleasing sound and feel with the workability to take on any shot.

A shorter heel-face height allows the hosel transition to blend smoothly into the top rail – creating a clean, distraction-free appearance at address. The narrow soles enable consistent turf interaction from all conditions, while precision-milled grooves ensure the preferred launch and spin for players who rely on pinpoint control. A high-density toe screw and tip weight provide precise swingweight control and a slight boost in MOI.

Finally, the standard length of the Blueprint T 3-9 irons is ¼ins shorter than Blueprint S to promote a lower ball flight.