Review: PING G25 irons

What did we make of the new G25?

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Andy Roberts
Tue, 21 May 2013
Review: PING G25 irons

With the new G25 iron, PING engineers have created a forgiving design with exceptional feel and distance control while maintaining a sleeker profile. The clubs feature progressive sole widths, thinner top lines and moderate offset, sure to appeal to golfers of all abilities.

The non-glare matte grey finish was very welcome with a rare ray of sunshine beaming down, allowing the opportunity to focus on the shot in hand. I liked the elegant, thinner top-line and moderate offset - a bonus on the G25. The overall shape of the club frames the ball beautifully in classic PING style.

I must admit the amount of offset found in PING irons has been a turn off for me in the past but the G25 has finally dispelled those thoughts. It's moderate and I can live with that.  

In comparison to the G-series clubs of years gone by, I preferred the G25’s darkened finish and progressive thick sole, which creates a wider and more appealing club.

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 me gain feedback at impact.

PING’s Custom Tuning Port (CTP) has been repositioned much lower on the face than previously to increase the efficiency of the G25. These irons will gave me unbelievably high launch angles, while the thinner face offers plenty of forgiveness. The longer irons felt about as easy to launch as a wedge.

The springiness off the face felt pretty similar to its predecessors with little gain in yardage.

Verdict

This is the best looking iron in PING’s history. While this iron doesn’t crave distance like some of the others we have tested this year, I 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 capper.

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