All you need to know about Ping i230 and iCrossover Irons

Oct, 2022

What you should know: Ping has a lot of technology in its arsenal. The new i230 irons, and the long-iron iCrossover are just two examples.

Technology key

Ping i230

  • Multi-material Construction: 431 Stainless Steel Body; activated Elastomer Insert; 304 Stainless Steel/injection Molded TPU (thermoplastic Polyurethane). Cavity badge
  • Tungsten toe/shaft tip weights

Ping iCrossover

  • Multi-material construction: 17-4 stainless steel body; forged, maraging steel face
  • Tungsten toe/shaft tip weights

What does Ping mean?

John K. Solheim (Ping CEO & President) stated that the new i230 irons, iCrossovers, and iCrossovers were made for avid players who want better results. We’ve incorporated a lot of performance in the i230 iron. The i230 iron has all the characteristics of a player’s iron, but with the feel and control of a professional iron. It also offers the forgiveness of a game-improvement iron. It is reminiscent of the PING EYE2 Iron in that it can appeal to all levels of golfers, from professional players to amateurs. It is packed full of performance.

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“We have rebranded the Crossover category to the ‘i” family in order to reach golfers who are most likely to use one of our blade-style irons. It can be used as a long-iron alternative due to its tour-inspired sole design and head size. The hosel adjustability has been added, which is a very useful innovation that allows golfers to set their trajectories in an iron-style design for the first time. This redesign will make it more appealing and be used in a wider range of competition settings .”

2022 Ping I230

Ping cites the weight reductions from the re-allocation activated elastomer technology within the i230, and the ability to place the center of gravity low on the face. An increase in face deflection leads to higher ball speeds and consistent energy transfer. Ping was able to see an average of three yards more distance in player testing — probably relative to the i210. Ping refers to the increased MOI of the i230 and cites the advantages of tungsten tip weights. He calls the clubs the “most forgiving” “i” irons.

  • Re-engineered cavity badge thin (304 Stainless Steel cap with injection-molded Thermoplastic) reduces sound and gives off a more pleasant feeling
  • Activated rubber sits in a picket “toaster-style”, supporting the face behind multi-material badge
  • The i210’s long irons (3-5) are slightly smaller than the i210, but the rest of the set has similar blade lengths.
  • Similar sole design as i210, with a more rounded lead edge.
  • MicroMax grooves precision-machined

2022 Ping iCrossover

The iCrossover was designed by Ping for high-swing speed players who are looking for long-iron options. It blends seamlessly with the rest of Ping’s set.

  • Maraging steel with a thin, maraging face and a lower CG position
  • Robotically welding face (targeted EVA polymer at the rear) to a 17-4 stainless-steel body with a lower-hinged bend for higher launch
  • Blade lengths slightly shorter with less offset than the previous Crossovers
  • Trajectory Tuning 2.0 – Adjustable hosel that can be set to loft or lie at eight levels — +-1.5 degree loft or lie. The standard setting is 1.5 degrees above the ground.

Specs, availability

i230 Specifications

Available in 3-9, PW, UW in 10 colour codes (lie angle). Standard color code is black.

LOFT OPTIONS – Standard, Power Spec, and Retro Spec

STOCK SHAFTS – Dynamic Gold 105 (R300 & S300) & Piping Alta CB Black SR, R,S)

OPTIONAL SHEETS: PING AWT 2.0, R, S., X, Dynamic Gold (S300. X100), Dynamic Gold 120, (S300. X100), KBS Tour, (R. S. X), Nippon NS Pro Modus Tour 105, (R. S. X), Elevate MH 95 (R. S), UST Recoil 760 ESMAC (A), 780(R. S)

STOCK GRIP: Lamkin Black Crossline

MSRP: $220 for club with stock-steel shaft, $205 for club with stock-graphite shaft

iCrossover Specifications

AVAILABLE: 2XR (18deg loft) 40 1/8″ std. length, 3XR (20deg) 39.50″, 4XR (22.5deg), 39.00″

TRAJECTORY TUNING 2.0 HOSEL: 8 loft/lie settings

STOCK SHFT: PING tour 2.0 Chrome 85 (R. S., X).

OPTIONAL STOCK GRAPHITE SHAFTS: PING Alta CB Black (SR, R, S), Mitsubishi Kai’Li White 80 (S, X), Project X HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX 70HY (5.5), 80HY (6.0, 6.5)

STOCK GRIP: Golf Pride 360 Tour Velvet (six sizes)

MSRP: $275 for a club with graphite shafts or steel shafts

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