Farmers Insurance Open

Torrey Pines (South and North)



PING

Ping GMax

Our Review:

Ping has a penchant for making irons that are easy to hit, and this is one of its best. A heat-treating process produces a face that's 40-percent stronger (than the Karsten, Ping's previous model in this category) in the 4- through 8-irons for extra ball speed. Lighter swingweights in the 4- through 6-irons also make it easier to square at impact. The clubface is thinner than the Karsten model and, in conjunction with the topline and sole, creates a diving-board-like effect to generate more ball speed. Cosmetically, there's an addition of a ferrule for the first time on a G-Series iron. These irons won't eliminate all your mistakes, but they're about as close as you're going to get.
Specs: 6-iron: 27 degrees; PW: 45
Price: $900
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Ratings
  • 5 1
    performance

    45%*

  • 4.5 1
    innovation

    30%*

  • 5 1
    Look / Sound / Feel

    20%*

  • 4.5 1
    demand

    5%*

* Percentage of total score

Player Comments
  • mid
    A club that will make any golfer better.
  • mid
    Everything is sharp and classic looking. The off-set inspires confidence that it is going to get the ball in the air for you. Surprisingly soft for a non-forged iron. These clubs promote a smooth, easy swing tempo into the ball.
  • high
    The look at address is as comforting as you will find.
  • high
    The big, wide sole tells me I'm going to be able to hit these from anywhere, and it'll cut through the grass like a champ. There's no turf on the planet that is gonna stop this club from tearing through it.