Major advancements in the new PING i200 iron are used to make the face and cavity structure more dynamic with the objective of faster ball speeds, a soft, powerful feel and forgiveness for an iron of its size.
“The i200 iron is engineered for golfers who want an iron with a clean look that delivers exceptional feel, distance and forgiveness while providing the trajectory control they need to play with precision,” said PING chairman and CEO John A. Solheim.
“Bringing all these benefits into one iron required our teams to re-think how the face and cavity structure can work together to improve overall performance,” said Solheim.
“The feel is amazing and the gains in forgiveness are significant for an iron this size. It’s a shot-maker’s iron by design, but it will fit a lot of golfers because it’s so easy to play. This iron will exceed their expectations in every way, especially the feel,” he added.
A muscle-stabilizing bar and deeper, longer tuning port harmonize with a thinner, faster face to create a powerful feel and sound resulting from the soft elastomer insert activating at impact to enhance face flexing for faster ball speeds while damping vibrations.
The insert nearly doubled in volume, allowing for more than three times the amount of face contact. It is neatly concealed to create a clean cavity design, which is precision milled.
The soft, 431 stainless steel head has a hydropearl chrome finish to repel moisture for more control and help minimize fliers from wet conditions and lies in the rough.
The thin face (30 per cent thinner than the i iron) and tuning port structure produce weight savings that are redistributed to the toe and hosel regions to increase the moment of inertia in both the heel and toe and high-low orientations.
Long irons launch high with increased distance and forgiveness. Precise short irons offer golfers full command of their shot making.
The aesthetics, including a smooth hosel-to-face transition, minimal offset and a sharper face radius, result in a slim appealing shape and clean look. The i200 iron soles are designed with added bounce and a more contoured lead edge to create a profile to glide smoothly through the turf without digging or bouncing.
A variety of high-performance custom-shaft options are available in the i200 iron to fit a player’s ball flight and feel preferences.
The stock shaft is the proprietary PING AWT 2.0, which employs a steeper weight progression paired with a variable step pattern to provide a balance of high trajectory, increased ball speed, and stable feel in the long irons, yet controlled trajectory and smooth feel in the short irons.
The KBS Tour, Dynamic Gold, N. S. Pro Modus3 105, XP 95, and Project X are also available at no upcharge. The stock graphite shaft is the PING CFS 65/70/80 (Soft R, R, S).