Ping has always stayed true to their tradition of being very non traditional when it comes to the design of their irons, but with their new G15 & i15 irons, contemporary is just one way to describe them. The G15 are a mid-handicaps dream without the hybrid look of today's irons while the i15's have the look and feel that most shot makers look for.
Having produced some of the best selling irons in the last 30 years, Ping has set their design standards higher than ever before with their new G15 & i15 irons.
Considered the ultimate in high-launch, the G15's will give the less-than-consistent ball strikers adding consistency with high-forgiveness performance. The G15's have an increased moment of inertia over the G10 irons. Along with Ping's new custom tuning port in the back of the cavity, which allows for the removal and repositioning of weight around the perimeter of the club head, the G15's thinner face has also allowed for weight to be repositioned more in the toe of the club, providing consistency and distance even on mishits. The wide sole design of the G15's are meant to prevent digging and fat shots while it's progressive offset insures that players will be able to launch the ball high and land it soft with every iron in the set.
More of a players iron than the G15's, the i15 irons were designed for golfers looking for the performance of Ping's popular S57 line, without having to sacrifice forgiveness. The i15's feature the same custom tuning port found in the G15's, while a tungsten insert in the toe of the club also increases MOI while maintaining the responsiveness and workability preferred by better players. The i15's progressive set design allows for the longer irons to be larger and more forgiving, while the mid- and short-irons are smaller, to ensure workability and control on approach shots.
The i15 felt slightly lighter than the G15 & was surprisingly forgiving. I didn't feel much twisting on off-center hits with either club, but I have to give it to the G15's for giving me the confidence at address need for shots out of troubled lies.