Published on February 20th, 2014 | by Mike Oliver
PING i25 Irons Review
PING i25 Irons: $499.99 (for most five-piece sets) to $914.99 (for eight-piece steel Project X shafts)
I recently visited the Karsten Manufacturing Company in Phoenix, home of PING, for a fitting seminar. At the end of my stay, I was given the opportunity to play a round of golf with any product in their current line. Thankfully, I chose the PING i25 Irons.
“We need weight in the top line of the iron to provide more stability, so we softened the edges to make the top line appear thinner,” explained Senior Design Engineer Marty Jertson.
Look (4.5 out of 5 stars)
I should probably play something more forgiving in my irons, but I love the compact look of a traditional blade. That being said, I like the look of the PING i25 Irons.
You combine that with the foggy-chrome finish, and you have a club that players of all skill levels would be happy to look at.
Performance (4.5 out of 5 stars)
In a word: solid. Place the club down at address, and it’s square and easy to align.
Any miss-hit shots were certainly not as far off-line as my current irons. The workability is there; if you have the talent to control your ball flight, you won’t be disappointed.
For golfers who struggle getting their long irons in the air but don’t like the look of game-improvement clubs, this is the set for you. As the lofts become lower, the head of the irons become longer with a slightly wider sole. This combination allows the center of gravity to be placed lower in the clubhead, promoting a higher ball flight and softer landings.
The higher-lofted clubs have a more compact look, which inspires confidence and control in your scoring irons.
Overall (4.5 out of 5 stars)
It’ obvious that I am a PING fan; and although my current golf game says I should be looking at a more forgiving iron, I am not trading in my PING s56 Irons 4-PWs for a set of i25s. That being said, this is a great set of irons.
They’re perfect for a guy whose ball striking may not be what it once was (Who does that sound like?). The PING i25 Irons will work just as well for the player who’s improving their game and wants more workability than a game-improvement club will provide.
If you’re looking for a set of irons that have great curb appeal, outstanding control in your short irons and just enough forgiveness and workability in your long irons, look no further than the PING i25 Irons. Combine this with a fitting from a certified PING fitter to dial in your proper specs, and you have a winner here. Well done, PING!