Review: Ping G730 irons

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By James Tait Published: 7 March 2024
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Ping's latest 'G' iron is their longest yet without sacrificing forgiveness.

WHO ARE THEY FOR?

Golfers who want higher launch and longer distances.

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PROS

  • 17-4 stainless thin face for fast ball speeds
  • PurFlex badge supports the face flexing for no energy loss
  • Large face and sole is forgiving and confidence inspiring

Cons

  • Offset may not appeal to everyone

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Ping G730 irons review

Ping have released their latest iron with the new G730 and it’s going to appeal to the masses for two reasons:  It’s forgiving and it’s long.

The First Look

This is Ping’s longest and most forgiving iron in their current line-up, meaning its definitely going to turn heads. The new Ping G730 has a large head and wide sole with more offset which will give you the confidence at address to get the ball in the air with ease. The cavity badge is like the PurFlex badge seen in the G430, so you can expect the  same forgiveness and speeds across the face.  

The G730 irons. (Credit: Ping) |

The Tech

The new G730 looks great with its primary focus maximising ball speed. This was the primary objective in the design, helping ensure shots that launch higher and fly further for golfers who struggle with consistent face contact. 

By unlocking the exceptional strength properties of hyper 17-4 stainless steel through an advanced heat treatment, Ping engineers thinned the larger face to increase flexing and help lower the centre of gravity, leading to significant ball-speed gains and several more yards of distance with every iron in the set. The larger face expands the hitting surface, preserving ball speed and ensuring forgiveness on mishits. The PurFlex cavity badge, with multiple flex zones, helps control face bending while enhancing feel and producing a powerful sound. 

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The larger head and wider sole design increases the MOI in both axes, and a lower centre of gravity elevates forgiveness for improved accuracy and consistency. Golfers will also notice more offset in the cavity-back design, a key contributor to getting the ball airborne easier and more consistently. The performance-enhancing hydropearl chrome 2.0 finish helps ensure consistent launch results from varying conditions. 

With a focus on increasing distance but also optimising gaps to best fit the golfer, the standard lofts are custom engineered to ensure set configurations that maximise performance throughout the bag. The four wedges in the set feature machined faces and grooves for added control. The option of stronger and weaker lofts allowing fitters to further optimise performance. 

“The G730 irons are engineered for golfers who can benefit from more distance and a higher level of forgiveness and consistency to shoot lower scores. The new G730 brings them all that in an easy-to-hit, confidence-inspiring design. It’s the longest and most forgiving iron in our current lineup and is a great solution to help maximise the performance of a lot of golfers. We’re excited to bring them an iron that’s engineered to make the game easier and more enjoyable.” 

John K Solheim (Ping CEO and President)

 The bunkered Verdict

The Ping G430 irons were long – the Ping G730 could be longer. The have focused on maximising distance and with the 17-4 steel face it will flex more for faster speeds off the face. It’s higher launching and ball speeds will be faster for longer carry distances. With stronger and weaker loft options you can get the perfect loft for you giving you the perfect launch for maximum carry. I think these irons are going to be hugely popular with mid-high handicappers wanting more height and distance and we can’t wait to put them to the test. 

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James Tait is bunkered’s Gear Editor. Want to know how the latest Callaway driver, Vokey wedge or Scotty Cameron putter performs? He’s the guy to ask. Better yet, just watch his videos on the bunkered YouTube channel. One of the biggest hitters in the UK, James also competes on the World Long Drive circuit and is a descendent of former Amateur champion Freddie Tait.

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