RBC Heritage

Harbour Town Golf Links



Hot List Gold 2023

Our Review:

WHAT IT DOES: It’s not often the badge in the back of an iron warrants much attention, but this one is different. The badge on the G430 has seven areas designed to give at impact. This allows it to bend unrestricted across the entire face. Each region has a backing material that makes the badge perform its sound and feel duties, too. The head is more compact compared to the G425 and includes a shorter hosel that helps lower the center of gravity throughout the set, putting it more in line with the impact area for maximum efficient energy transfer. About 1 degree of bounce has been added throughout the set to minimize the effect of shots hit a tad heavy. 

WHY WE LIKE IT: Ping is smart about chasing distance. The 17-4 stainless steel has undergone a heat-treatment process so that the variable-thickness face can be 3 percent thinner. When strengthening the lofts, Ping didn’t merely go 1 degree across the board but 1 degree in some clubs and up to 3.5 degrees in others to be mindful of distance gaps, including a precisely lofted 45.5-degree wedge. The plethora of stock shaft options are typical of Ping’s outstanding customer-service and fitting programs.  Read more>>

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Price: $170 (per iron)
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Look / Sound / Feel


* Percentage of total score

Player Comments
"Confidence-building experience. Nice even weight on the head. Free and easy through the zone. Purposeful strike at impact. You can really feel the compression. Mis-hits stayed reasonably on line."
Handicap, 8
"This is what a game-improvement iron should look like. There's lots of tech and help in the cavity. It's hard to hit the ball off line."
Handicap, 9
"Felt powerful, like a motor car. It didn't put any stresses on your muscles or joints. The club did all the work. These feel as good as any other iron when you really connect. Like you're landing on an A+ mattress."
Handicap, 12
Club Specs
Models Dexterity Price
G430 Left Hand / Right Hand $170


Name Loft Length
5I 22.00 38.25
7I 29.00 37.00
PW 41.00 35.50

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