Gear Ping I230 irons Cost: $205 each, True Temper Dynamic Gold105 shafts and Lamkin Crossline Black Grips, $230 each with Ping Alta CB Black graphite shanks
Specifications: Cast431 stainless steel body with toe and tip weights of tungsten, internal elastomer insert, and multimaterial back badge. Available with 3-iron through-gap wedge
Who is it for: Professional golfers looking to improve their game with an iron that offers more stability, better feel at impact, and consistent spin performance.
The Skinny Designed for tour pros and club players, the i230 replaces the i210. It features an internal elastomer to reduce vibrations at impact. Tungsten weights increase stability, and unique grooves help maintain performance in wet and dry conditions.
The Deep Dive While most equipment manufacturers release new game-improvement or max-game-improvement tools every season, clubs designed for experienced golfers tend to stay around for a while. Since its release four years ago, the Ping i210 has been a cherished model. Despite this, Stewart Cink, Tyrrell Hatten, and Viktor Hovland still use it during the PGA Tour 2021-22 season wraparound.
Ping quietly introduced the i210, which was the replacement for the PGA Tour’s i230 last summer. Now, the company makes it available to everyone.