Martin Hopley

If you are familiar with the Ping G range of irons then you may think that the G30 range has not changed much and to be honest, you are right in some respects.

The overall shape and size of the Ping G30 irons is almost the same, but when Ping has one of the proven and best selling models in the market they are right not to mess around with it too much.

Ping G30 Iron

On the exterior of the iron the sole looks a little different as the flange looks like it has been reduced at first glance, but actually the extra trailing edge near the toe has been extended further down the back of the club, which I think looks better.

Ping G30 Iron sole

Ping say they have also tweaked the camber or curvature on the sole of the G30 to help it go through the turf more easily without digging and it did seem marginally better than the G25 iron during our testing.

Usually most of the tweaking in these types of irons comes in the cavity as the positioning of any insert and badges helps to move the centre of gravity (CG) around and changes the sound and feel.

Ping G30 G25 Iron Comparison

In the G30, Ping's Custom Tuning Port (CTP) is a little lower and wider than before and the muscle bar across the back a little higher. This makes the G30 sound and feel much better and I would liken it to some of the better player cavity backs on the market, which is about the best compliment I can give it.

The cavity behind the toe area is a little bigger and this helps increase the moment of inertia (MOI) for greater forgiveness. This does mean you can just see the back of the sole on the 4 and 5-iron at address, which may put some people off.

Ping G30 Iron Cavity

It also results in a fractionally higher ball flight than before but it is still penetrating enough, so if you need assistance in getting the ball up then these are the irons for you.

Ping G30 Iron Address

In fact the G30 could be the irons for a lot of people as the forgiveness and ease of use will suit mid to high handicaps. Even high single figure players who find the i25 irons a little compact should consider the G30 as the sound, feel and control is excellent.

Ping G30 Iron

The larger heads do have a little more offset but it decreases in the shorter irons, which also have shorter heads to make them feel more compact without trading in any performance. The G30 irons will make the game easier to play and everyone can do with a little bit of that.

Golfalot Rating: 5 stars
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Ping G30 Irons - Product Details

Launch UK01 August 2014
Launch USA01 August 2014
Launch RRP£600
Handicap Range
Hand AvailabilityLeft, Right
Shaft NamePing CFS Distance Steel / Ping TFC 419i Graphite
Shaft TypesSteel, Graphite
Shaft FlexRegular, Stiff, X Stiff
DesignCavity Back
Set Makeup4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, PW
Additional ClubsGW, SW, LW
Manufacturer's WebsitePing Website

User Reviews

November 2015

I migrated from the G20's stock graphite to the G30's stock graphite. I have played the G30's for about 8 rounds. I have had more mis-hits with the G30's in 8 rounds than I had with the G20's in 40 rounds. I was expecting a pretty seamless transition with the G30's given I hit them great on the simulator and the fake turf at Golfsmith. I am a 9 handicap and was able to draw the ball nicely with the G20's when on my game. I now have a much more difficult time hitting a draw and nice hits have even tended to fade on me. When I hit the G30's well, there is more distance to be had and the look at set up is nicer as well with the G30's. Here is where I think purchasers of the G30 irons should be cautious. The degree of offset is much less pronounced with the G30's and this may affect your game until you re-acclimate with the new clubs. The stock graphite shafts in the G30s may be a little stiffer than on the G20s. The longer length of the shafts can cause some pushing of your shots. And finally, getting fitted on simulators with fake grass can be a little misleading. Definitely not easier to hit than the G20s right out of the box. Still hoping to change that.

October 2015

I have played G30 irons for a couple of months now . They are by far the best irons I have played.

September 2015

Just switched from blades back to game improvement irons and the G30's are amazing. They are straight and go through the turf great. Very easy to hit and so forgiving. I'm a 10 handicap and have played blades for several years, but I'm back to game improvement irons and love them!!

July 2015

They G30 irons look, feel and play amazing.

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