PING G25

We test ten sets of irons in the market designed to help you get better

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Andy Roberts
Wed, 25 Sep 2013
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NEW! 10 OF THE BEST: GAME IMPROVEMENT IRONS 2014

Brand: Ping
Game improvement iron: G25
RRP: £549 Best price: £429
Loft: 29-degree Lie: 61.5-degree Length: 37.25” Swing Weight: D0
Shaft: PING CFS Grip: 360 ID8

Summary: In the new G25 iron, PING engineers have created a long, forgiving design with exceptional feel and distance control while maintaining a sleeker profile. The high-performance model features progressive sole widths, thinner top lines and moderate offset which will appeal to golfers of all abilities.

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Appearance:
The non-glare matte grey finish was very welcome with the winter sun beaming down, allowing us to focus on the shot in hand. The sleek, thin top-line and moderate offset is a bonus on the G25 and the overall shape of the club frames the ball beautifully in classic PING style. In comparison to the G-series clubs of years gone by, we prefer the G25’s darkened finish and progressive thick sole, which creates a wider and more appealing club. 9

Feel: The support bars in the cavity stabilise the 17-4 stainless steel face and ensure solid feel and exceptional distance control throughout. The multi-material cavity badge also enhances sound and feel and really helps you gain feedback at impact. 9.5

Performance: PING’s Custom Tuning Port (CTP) has been repositioned much lower on the face than previous to increase the efficiency of the G25. The 6-iron - the highest loft in this test at 29-degrees - presents with unbelievably high launch angles, while the thinner face offers plenty of forgiveness during a few scuffy ones. This 6-iron was about as easy to launch as a wedge. The springiness off the face feels pretty similar to its predecessors with little gain in yardage. 9


Verdict

The best looking iron in PING’s history. While this iron doesn’t crave distance like some of the others in this test, we can see the G25 appealing to a wide range of golfers looking for high, penetrating strikes with forgiveness in abundance. The G25 could quite easily go in the bag of a single-figure handicapper. 27.5

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