Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches

PGA National (Champion Course)



Why We Like It

Manufacturing a soft, forgiving players iron with an undercut shape is a difficult engineering challenge. Ping took five years to develop the Blueprint S, which replaces the i59 model. The forged irons are essentially two sets in one: The 3- through 5-irons have a pocket-cavity design in which an elastomer insert saves 10 grams of weight that is redistributed to assist launch and forgiveness in the clubs where it is needed most. The shorter irons are single-piece forgings that encourage more ball-flight control.

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Characteristics

  • Toe screws weighing one to 11 grams assist the center-of-gravity placement.
  • The face and grooves are milled to precise tolerances.
  • Retro Spec (weaker lofts) and PWR Spec (stronger lofts) are available.
  • 7-iron: 33 degrees; PW: 45 degrees

Highlights

  • Top 5 best sound/feel players irons, low-handicaps
  • Top 5 best-looking players irons, middle-handicaps
  • Top 5 best sound/feel players irons, middle-handicaps
  • Top 5 softest-feeling players irons, low swing speeds
  • Top 5 softest-feeling players irons, fast swing speeds
  • Top 5 highest-flying players irons, low-handicaps
  • Top 5 highest-flying players irons, middle-handicaps
  • Top 5 best-rated players irons, low-handicaps
  • Top 5 best-rated players irons, middle-handicaps

Price

$230 per iron

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HOT LIST SCORE

The aggregate star rating of all three categories rounded to the nearest half star.

5.0
Performance
5.0
50%*
Innovation
4.0
30%*
Look / Sound / Feel
5.0
20%*

HOT LIST PLAYERS FEEDBACK

Ratings are based on players’ assessments in three key performance areas.

Sensory
Soft Feel
Firm Feel
Ball Flight
Lower, More Roll
Higher, More Carry
Playability
Workable
Forgiving

Reviews

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