Martin Hopley

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 toe 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 more 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's performance too as it gave 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.

Golfalot Rating: 4 stars
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Ping i20 Iron

Ping i20 Irons - Product Details

Handicap Range
Hand AvailabilityLeft, Right
Shaft TypesSteel, Graphite
Shaft FlexLight, Regular, Stiff
Set Makeup3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, PW
Additional ClubsGW, SW, LW
Manufacturer's WebsitePing Website

User Reviews

October 2015

Late to the game, but I picked up a used set of i20 irons in the spring and have been surprised by the feel of the ball on the clubface - it's very close to my forged Mizuno MP-30 irons. On some shots hit on the sweet spot, there's almost no feel at all, just a little click that I was used to with the Mizuno's. It's funny how much shots feel differently and go farther by hitting the middle of the club, and applying less effort. From what I've read, not much difference between the i20s and i25''s, but the new iE's don't appeal to me - too much visual activity in the cavities even though I can't see it at address - I still know it's there. I20's can be had at reasonable prices for lightly played sets, just make sure that you can trust the seller.

April 2012

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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