Ping G5 Hybrid Irons Game Improvement Irons

August 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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The Ping G5 Hybrid Irons replaced the Ping G2 and golfers of every handicap are still raving about these game improving irons.

Ping has been in business since the 1950s and have been known for their unusual putters, however as they progressed in technology they created “a process called ‘investment casting’ in manufacturing their irons, which allowed for more forgiving designs” than the old style irons.

Golfers will enjoy a longer set of irons with high performance. The Hybrids allow a high trajectory with the internal weight pads which give a good feel and reduced vibration to the player. The forgiveness in the clubs increases the confidence by almost every player who has tried these hybrid irons.

The solid feel of the club’s weight is immediately noticeable. The comfort is felt from the first swing. It seems no matter where you hit the ball; the G5 Hybrid Irons magically fly through the air to your target with little effort. These clubs are great for beginners and high handicappers.

Sizing

A benefit to having your clubs sized by a Ping retailer is that they will not only custom fit your clubs but if your swing should change in a couple of years they will refit them for free. Although Ping no long produces the G5, there are many sets on the market for those who are beginners or mid to high handicappers. Pay attention to the color coding which is the lie angle, check out the Ping website for more information on their color coding.

What players are saying about the Ping G5 Hybrid Irons 

Pros

  • “Large head, wide sole – an improvement over the Ping G2”
  • “The Ping G5 Irons provides forgiveness and consistency across the club face”
  • “The deeper, parallel cavity & wide sole allow the center of gravity to be lower and further for higher launching, more accurate results” – “increasing the MOI – moment of inertia, off center shots are straighter” and less loss in distance.
  • “Thinner, larger CTP also known as the Custom Turning Point – higher trajectory, stabilizes the club and dampens the vibration for a good feel.”
  • “I have more control with my shots.”

Cons

  • No hooks or slices, which can be seen as difficult to work the ball
  • Plain looking

Cost & Where to buy

The Ping G5 Irons have been around for awhile which means you’ll be able to find a decent set of previously used clubs at an affordable price.  Most golfers will agree that no matter how well the clubs are rated, nothing beats having your clubs properly fitted by a professional.

Ping’s website has a Custom Fitting section where you can enter your data and receive a webfit on Ping clubs. That said, most Ping G5 Iron sets can be found at local and online shops like Golfsmith at $285 for a 4-GW with steel shafts. Ebay has sets 4-W with steel shafts starting at $120 plus $30 for shipping.

Additional Features:

Grip: Color coded, customized for hand size – black dot is their standard
Grip color: Black
Shaft: graphite or steel
Dexterity: Right and Left Handed
Player type: Men and Women
Shaft Flex: Stiff or Regular

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