Martin Hopley

The Ping G25 irons are difficult to put into a specific handicap category. Previously the G range of Ping irons were easily badged as mid to high handicap irons for keen golfers who needed a bit more forgiveness. However with the G25 irons, Ping say that they are for players of all abilities and we have to agree with them.

Visually there has been some good improvements as the top line and sole are thinner than the G20 irons, which had got a little bloated. There is also a slight camber grind on the back of the sole to create some relief. It is barely noticeable but it does a good job of improving the flow of the club through the turf.

The G25 head is still the same generous oversized design which makes the i20 irons seem tiny by comparison. The size of the G25s are back where there G10 and G15 irons were and this is a major improvement. The offset is still there, but it gradually reduces as you go down through the set so from the 7-iron downard it looks like a better player iron in that regard.

However it is when you hit them that the claim of being for all players hits home. The feel is fantastic and is almost like a forged iron thanks to the new vibration dampening medallion on the back of the face. Right through the set, especially the mid to long irons, the feedback is excellent right across that large face and best of all it comes with masses of forgiveness if you need it. Hard to believe this all comes from a cast cavity back iron.

The trajectory is also very good and penetrating and the lower Custom Tuning Port unit and stablity bars really help to increase the rigidity at impact as well as providing that lovely feel. The face feels lively enough without being too bouncy and when we find ourselves hitting irons for the joy of striking them in our testing we know that the G25 irons will be a winner.

It may be hard to believe the Ping G25 irons are for everyone, especially low handicaps, but it is the combination of loads of forgiveness with great feel, flight and better looks that makes this possible. Some low handicaps may not be used to the greater levels of offset on the longer irons that most other better player irons, but they will love the ease of playing them.

There are a lot of models in the distance performance category now and we think the Ping G25 irons are right at the top when it comes to the best irons of 2013.

Golfalot Rating: 5 stars
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Ping G25 Irons - Product Details

UK Launch15 February 2013
USA Launch15 February 2013
Handicap Range
Hand AvailabilityLeft, Right
Swing WeightD0
Shaft NamePing CFS, Ping TFC1891
Shaft TypesSteel, Graphite
Shaft FlexSenior, Regular, Stiff, XX Stiff
GripPing 360 ID8
DesignCavity Back
Set Makeup3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, PW
Additional ClubsGW, SW, LW
Manufacturer's WebsitePing Website

User Reviews

Fantastic irons!
September 2018

Years ago I tried Ping eye2 irons and never could play well with them. Also tried the i-series irons. Couldn't play well with them so I've bagged Mizunos for years. I'm 68 now and handicap is around 10-12. I tried a used set of these irons and couldn't believe they were Ping irons. I bought them immediately. They are fantastic. Forged feel, long and forgiving. They are in my bag for the long haul. Can't say enough good things about them. I can see low digit handicappers playing these very well. These are a winner. You owe it to yourself to test these out.

Mike Mc
September 2018

Previous forged iron player, 8-10 handicap. Tried several different club types and brands. It is true; these are for any handicap level. Smooth feel and very forgiving. I will stay with these for a long time. Ping quality and technology is hard to beat. I would recommend them for any level player.

June 2018

G25 with graphite shafts! Nice red dot and great to hit! Traded in the Callaway apex irons and yes they were great but love the Pings.

July 2017

I have played pings all the way back to my eye 2's in high school. Without a doubt this is the best iron I've played. Gone from a 6 to a 4 since I bought these in just 2 years. Just have fewer misses with these clubs. The u wedge is a very versatile club from 125 in.

July 2017

I bought these clubs a year ago, after playing with ping G5,s I took a few weeks to get used to them but now they are fantastic. They have given me confidence which in turn has helped me to drop from an 27 hp to 18. I would definitely recommend these to anyone who is thinking of changing their clubs..!!

January 2017

Went from 11 to 7 in 2 years with the G25's. Great forgiveness which comes in handy under pressure. Also the lofts aren't crazy like the modern G irons.

October 2016

5 years ago using the G25 irons I got down to 9 from 16 and have to say that over the last 3 - 4 years I made the mistake of believing the hype and purchased new TaylorMades, Ping G30's and the latest Ping G irons, they have all since been sold on EBay and on each occasion I have returned to my G25's. They are such a solid no nonsense club that I have decided to stay with them for the foreseeable future. I can understand some players not liking the chunky appearance but get past that and they perform really well. I have now also ditched my specialist gap and lob wedges in favour of the Ping G25 versions. I don't profess to being a good golfer but being happy in my own mind with my irons is a massive bonus. Drivers, that's another matter!!

July 2016

Fantastic! I've played Ping Eye2, ISI, Zing2, G2, S59 in the past, and I'm keeping the G25s in the bag. Best of all worlds - forgiving and a great look. You can't go wrong with these irons. I'm hitting them longer, straighter, and more consistent than my Zing 2's which were my go-to clubs.

June 2016

Love them. Had them custom fit and I couldn't be happier. Went from 110 2 years ago to 85-88 now.

March 2016

Started using the G25 a year ago and could not be happier. Only playing for the past 3 years, I have come down from a 31 down to a 18 handicap and a lot of that credit goes to the Ping clubs. Not as happy with the drivers but the irons are terrific!

November 2015

Absolutely awesome. That sums it all up as can't fault them at all. Once again Ping has done it again.

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