Most game improvement PING i series irons

BY#99BY#99 Members Posts: 321 ✭✭
Which PING i series iron of recent time is the most closet to game improvement irons? I have G series irons and wanted to try to move up but in trying to lessen the jump,

wanted some feedback as to which i series irons provide maybe a little bigger clubhead and good forgiveness. Any thoughts are appreciated.

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  • bullsfanbullsfan Members Posts: 466 ✭✭
    I would say anything from the i20 on up to the new i210. Realistically they are all pretty much the same, except that the i20 & 25's are made with traditional Ping 17-4 SS and the i200 and 210's are made with 431 SS. Most golfers will not tell the difference, but Ping says the 431 is a bit softer. As far as game improvement and forgiveness they will be closest to what you have currently.


  • garflysgarflys Members Posts: 40
    I went from G10s to i15 love them except for the badges. I find them easier to hit then the g10s. I have heard great things about i20s and i25s. Don't think you could go wrong with any.
  • NessismNessism To measure is to know... Members Posts: 18,211 ✭✭
    I210 has the largest MOI so it's arguably the most forgiving. Maltby has the specs.
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  • Golf64Golf64 Go Habs Go! Ontario, CanadaMembers Posts: 7,711 ✭✭
    i210s are very playable and feel so soft! If those scare you, go G410s. They fit between G400 and i210s(according to my Ping rep.) image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
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  • sdandreasdandrea Steve Members Posts: 2,329 ✭✭
    edited Mar 16, 2019 9:15am #6
    The G410 is actually a bit smaller than the G400 and it is the smallest-headed G-series iron PING ever made. Like Ness said, if you want to go "i", go i210. If you want the most forgiveness in a head smaller than what you have now, give the G410 a look.
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  • BY#99BY#99 Members Posts: 321 ✭✭
    Thanks guys. Going to try to 210’s and 410’s this weekend. Prefer the look of the 210’s but will see which performs for me.
  • GoGoErkyGoGoErky Members Posts: 1,074 ✭✭
    bullsfan wrote:


    I would say anything from the i20 on up to the new i210. Realistically they are all pretty much the same, except that the i20 & 25's are made with traditional Ping 17-4 SS and the i200 and 210's are made with 431 SS. Most golfers will not tell the difference, but Ping says the 431 is a bit softer. As far as game improvement and forgiveness they will be closest to what you have currently.




    Agree and imo the 2 best in this group is the i20 and i210
  • mikpgamikpga www.mikedeitersgolf.com Members Posts: 7,347 ✭✭
    i500
  • St JimmySt Jimmy Members Posts: 397 ✭✭
    BY#99 wrote:


    Which PING i series iron of recent time is the most closet to game improvement irons? I have G series irons and wanted to try to move up but in trying to lessen the jump,

    wanted some feedback as to which i series irons provide maybe a little bigger clubhead and good forgiveness. Any thoughts are appreciated.




    I'd go all the way to the Iblade or S55.

    Find a cheap used set and jump right in.



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    It started with JPX900 HM, then JPX900 Forged, then MP25's.

    I found the smaller the club, the better I hit them since it forced me to make concentrated swings.

    All it takes is a short range session to find out where the sweet spot is and where to address the club to give your swing the best chance of hitting it.
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  • WoodersonWooderson Members Posts: 1,978 ✭✭
    The ie1 is most playable in my opinion, but it's such a small amount. They get overlooked often due to looks. Great irons.
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  • 4cowboys4cowboys Members Posts: 440 ✭✭
    Wooderson wrote:


    The ie1 is most playable in my opinion, but it's such a small amount. They get overlooked often due to looks. Great irons.
    +1
  • LaymanMLaymanM Cincinnati, OHMembers Posts: 2,115 ✭✭
    4cowboys wrote:

    Wooderson wrote:


    The ie1 is most playable in my opinion, but it's such a small amount. They get overlooked often due to looks. Great irons.
    +1




    +2





    4cowboys wrote:

    Wooderson wrote:


    The ie1 is most playable in my opinion, but it's such a small amount. They get overlooked often due to looks. Great irons.
    +1




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  • OldplayerOldplayer Members Posts: 2,360 ✭✭
    Don't know about the more recent offerings but the i15's are very easy to hit and a very good option for the budget conscious.

    Very playable in the long irons too.
  • Par-TPar-T Members Posts: 59 ✭✭
    ie1



    +3
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  • OrlandogolfguruOrlandogolfguru OrlandoGolfGuru ClubWRX Posts: 1,974 ClubWRX
    Wooderson wrote:


    The ie1 is most playable in my opinion, but it's such a small amount. They get overlooked often due to looks. Great irons.
    +3 and i believe maltby even shows this as the most GI of all of the I series. either way, they are the most forgiving IMO. great prices now too!
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  • stormbringerstormbringer Stormbringer UtahMembers Posts: 48 ✭✭
    Wooderson said:
    The ie1 is most playable in my opinion, but it's such a small amount. They get overlooked often due to looks. Great irons.
    +5
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  • Ripken08Ripken08 Members Posts: 4,239 ✭✭
    i5s
  • kyleluteskylelutes Members Posts: 80 ✭✭
    A friend of mine played thew i10's for years and loved them .
  • aewonaewon Members Posts: 228 ClubWRX
    I e1 +6

     Im gaming the i200 right now and Ie1 before that. Both are great sets of irons but the Ie1´s have a bigger footprint and are a little more forgiving in my mind.
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  • swing33swing33 Members Posts: 89 ✭✭
      ie 1  +7    Will be starting my 3rd season with these irons and looking forward to it
  • rwc356rwc356 Chicago, IllinoisMembers Posts: 301 ✭✭
    I've been real happy with my i20s. Given their product cycle age, you can find a pretty good set for reasonable prices on the Internet.  Sure worth a try.
    Just an older guy with 7 or 8 clubs and a MacKenzie Walker bag
  • pmac015pmac015 Members Posts: 1
     Ping ie 1  +8   Cant go wrong with these...... a trend forming here for sure !
  • gbartkogbartko Whooooo! Members Posts: 641 ✭✭

    +9

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  • uhs82uhs82 Members Posts: 240 ✭✭

    Another vote for the ie1. Just switched to them at the end of last year after 2+ years with the i25’s. There’s not a huge difference but the long irons look better and are slightly easier to hit.

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  • Green ValleyGreen Valley Members Posts: 770 ✭✭

    Currently game IE1, I thought they were better then I200 but I have not tried the I210.
    G410 can give them a run for their money but that is a G-Iron but probably has the same offset as the IE1 irons.

  • LaymanMLaymanM Cincinnati, OHMembers Posts: 2,115 ✭✭

    Haha look at all the Ei1 love here!

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  • gvogelgvogel Members Posts: 7,199 ✭✭

    @BY#99 said:
    Thanks guys. Going to try to 210’s and 410’s this weekend. Prefer the look of the 210’s but will see which performs for me.

    How did those two irons work out for you?

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  • CDLgolfCDLgolf Members Posts: 830 ✭✭

    I've played the i3+, i20, i25 and ie1. Of those 4 I would say the ie1.

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  • jswjrjswjr Members Posts: 314 ✭✭

    Just started playing with the Ping ie 1 irons and really like them.
    I had been gaming the Ping GMax irons but tired of looking at those fat soles
    Maybe the GMax were a bad fit for me but I hit the ie 1 irons longer,straighter and they are just as forgiving (if that is even a real thing) as the GMax irons
    Bought my ie 1 iron set 4-Pw for $250.00 shipped off ebay so now if can sell my GMax iron set for anywhere close that amount I will be happy.Feel like I have upgraded my iron game at fairly low cost.

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  • swing33swing33 Members Posts: 89 ✭✭
    edited Mar 30, 2019 10:23am #31

    The ie 1 irons are plenty long for me, but what I have come to enjoy most is the consistency. When I pull an iron out of the bag I need to feel confident in the number I am expecting from it and these have delivered over and over again. They do everything I ask of them, including chipping around the green when I chose and 8 or 9 iron instead of my SW.I enjoy the looks of them and they set up great for my eye. They are not an attention grabbing iron - in that anyone looks at them and says "I am looking to get a set of those, or man those are beautiful sticks". But, after playing with some different people at some point during the round I have had quite a few come to me during idle time on a tee box and look in the bag and ask me about them - they do their own talking if ya know what I mean :)

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