Dan Box
By Dan Box

One of the most popular categories of iron over the last few years has been the 'players-distance iron', and Ping's latest i530, which replaces the i525, is yet another addition to this sector.

Ping i530 Irons

Designed for golfers who desire the look of a blade, but need a little more help generating distance, the i530 has been engineered to deliver a combination of high ball speeds and precision for lower scores on the course.

Ping i530 Irons

"The continued popularity of distance irons has been an interesting and fun challenge for our engineers, especially in the players category where there is such an emphasis on the look of the iron."

"In the case of the i530 iron, we've developed a stunning design that delivers significant distance gains through its innovative face technology along with the added benefit of control. We refer to it as a 'playable distance iron'. It appeals to the golfer whose primary goal is more distance who also relies on the precision of a players-style iron. That means longer iron shots with the consistency and predictability to stop the ball closer to the hole."

John K. Solheim, Ping CEO and President.

The distance gains in the i530 irons come from a number of different areas, including an internal weight pad which provides a deeper, thinner transition from face-to-sole to encourage more face flexion. This also helps move mass down in the head for a lower centre of gravity, promoting more ball speed.

Ping i530 Irons

The forged, flexible maraging steel face is welded to a stainless steel hollow body, while a polymer on the back of the face inside the head improves feel and sound.

Ping have moved the centre of gravity lower down, closer to where golfers are more likely to strike the ball, and the lofts have been distance-optimised to ensure more distance and a higher maximum height, meaning that you'll still have the chance to hold the green on approach shots.

Ping i530 Irons

The iron features a thin top line, narrow sole and shallow face height which is designed to appeal to blade users, with Ping using a new machining technique to thin the back wall of the head. This saves weight to increase forgiveness and tighten dispersion, providing better accuracy as well as more distance.

MicroMax grooves combine with a hydropearl chrome 2.0 finish, ensuring consistent launch and spin in a variety of different weather conditions.

Available now, the Ping i530 irons come with the option of Standard, Power Spec and Retro Spec lofts. They are available in 4-PW with an optional UW.

Ping i530 Irons

The irons are priced at £190 per club for steel shafts, and £200 per club with graphite shafts.

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Ping i530 Irons - Product Details

UK Launch07 March 2024
UK Launch RRP£1330
Handicap Range
GolferMens, Women
Hand AvailabilityLeft, Right
Shaft NameDynamic Gold Mid 100
Shaft TypesSteel, Graphite
GripGolf Pride 360 Tour Velvet
DesignCavity Back
Set Makeup4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, PW
Additional ClubsGW
Manufacturer's WebsitePing Website

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