Friday, February 24, 2012
First Impression Review Series: Ping I20 Irons
The second part of my demo today was the Ping I20 iron set. Again, I had the 7 iron, green dot (2.25* upright), with the stiff flex CFS shaft.
The first thing I noticed about the I20 was how good the iron looked. It was amazing looking for a cavity back iron. It is no wonder that many PGA pros play the I-series irons. I really like the cavity design as well, which IMO improves upon the I15 color scheme.
Swinging the iron, I did not notice much difference between the CFS shaft and a Dynamic Gold S300 in feel. Ping has always made top of the line steel shafts, and these are no exceptions. There are players on tour using these, so they must be alright.
Hitting the irons, I noticed the feel that the irons had. For a cast club, they definitely had the feel. Also, I hit all 4 types of shot with them (draw, high fade, low punch, and normal shot). These are one of the first irons in a while that I have been able to work the ball with all four shots that I like to hit. I also had no problem with trajectory adjustment at all. High draws, low draws, anything I wanted, they would do. I think that Ping has a winner in these clubs. Look for these to outsell any other iron out there this year
The only thing I would change is the Ping stock grip. But other than that, this is the best iron I have hit so far in 2012, and one of the best ever!