The Ping i20 irons are a big change to the i15s and help them reach up the handicap range a little. They are still ideal for low single figure players, but now we could see some improving category 2 players using these too.
The chassis of the i20 irons is similar to the i15s apart from the width of the sole near the tow which is a little narrower. The big difference comes in the revised custom tuning port in the back of the head, which now slots in behind the face and works with the stabilising bars to increase the forgiveness from the same sized head. Their progressive offset and smaller head size is still there but is less noticeable and the short irons look much playable then previously, as they used to get too compact for our liking. The new satin finish looks very good in a Ping kind of way and combined with the ferrule on the hosel, the Ping i20 irons have a real better player feel about them.
The Ping CFS steel shaft has a different stepped design to the previous AWT shaft and we preferred it as it give a good penetrating flight. They are cast irons and the feel at impact was ok and did not give you as much feedback as a forged iron. However this is our only gripe as other wise the Ping i20 irons are as good a better player forgiving iron as there is in the market.
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Ping i20 Irons - Product Details
|Hand Availability||Left, Right|
|Shaft Types||Steel, Graphite|
|Shaft Flex||Light, Regular, Stiff|
|Set Makeup||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, PW|
|Additional Clubs||GW, SW, LW|
|Manufacturer's Website||Ping Website|
Just replaced my i15 irons with the new Ping i20s. Apart from looking better, I now require one iron less. My wedge distance, for example has gone from an average 105 yds with the i15s to 115 with the i20s.
The new clubs are listed as having the same swing weight but in my opinion the i20s feel much lighter. They do not produce the feel of a forged Mizuno iron but it is not much short of this and although fairly forgiving, you know when contact is poor.
All round I think Ping have produced a great iron with the i20 model and it should appeal to all golfers up to around 15 handicap. As a senior golfer who's handicap has just gone up to double digits, I am pinning my hopes on these irons getting me back down.
Well done Ping, another top product backed by great customer service.
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