Review of PING G2 Irons: Are They Right for You?

By Savannah Richardson

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PING’s G2 Irons launched in 2003 as a sleek game-improving set which allowed for a good solid stroke and easy movablity. While these aren’t the sleekest-looking irons, their ease and assistance in improvement make them great for mid-to-high handicappers.

Even if you’re not a pure ball-striker, the PING G2 irons can help you become more consistent and hit better shots.

PING G2 Iron Review

G2 irons are easy to hit. They have a soft feel and the perimeter-weighting is precise and reminiscent of the PING Eye 2 irons. The perimeter-weighting increases the sweet spot and gives golfers an extremely forgiving set of irons.

The lofts are true and the shafts are precisely fit, allowing for fairly easy shot-shaping. Each iron is slightly offset, promoting straight shots. The soles move nicely through the ball and the grips are comfortable at impact.

As with any set of irons, G2 long irons (2-iron through 4-iron) can be difficult to hit, but PING made special replacement G2 long irons (2-iron through 5-iron), to fix the chunkiness. PING made the sole wide to allow the club to travel through the turf with less resistance.

The center of gravity on the G2 irons is far down away from the clubface to create high-launching, low-spinning shots.

Who Should Play G2 Irons?

High-to-mid handicappers are the perfect player for these clubs. The forgiveness they give makes getting the ball out of any lie easy. PING found a way to increase the size of the sweet spot, which will allow higher-handicap players to consistently hit straight shots, even on mis-hits, resulting in a tighter dispersion pattern and more predictable results.

PING G2 Iron Specs

Ping G2 irons are cavity-back, perimeter-weighted clubs made with slightly larger heads. They were designed to evenly distribute head weight to create a center of gravity away from the clubface. The G2 line is made of stainless steel and consists of three models: G2 (standard), for players of all abilities, G2 EZ, for slower swing speeds, and G2 L, for ladies. G2s are stocked with Ping steel shafts in stiff or regular flex.

Club Loft Length Offset Lie Bounce Swing Weight
3 21.00° 38.85" .30" 59.32° 2.0° D0
4 23.80° 38.25" .29" 60.02° 4.0° D0
5 27.00° 37.75" .28" 60.75° 6.0° D0
6 30.50° 37.25" .26" 61.50° 7.5° D0
7 34.30° 36.75" .25" 62.28° 9.0° D0
8 38.30° 36.25" .24" 63.10° 10.0° D0
9 42.50° 35.75" .23" 63.95° 11.0° D0
PW 47.00° 35.50" .21" 64.38° 12.0° D2
UW 50.50° 35.50" .21" 64.38° 12.0° D2
SW 54.00° 35.00" .20" 64.70° 13.0° D4
LW 58.00° 35.00" .20" 65.11° 14.0° D6

Bottom Line

Ping G2 irons, although not currently manufactured, are still available from a variety of retailers and used dealers. Their quality and performance challenge some new irons on the market. Players can find them on 2ndswing.com for around $300+, but sometimes there are some on there for even less, depending on how many clubs are included in the set.

Ebay also has G2 irons listed for a similar price. Even though the G2 irons were released in 2003, they still compete with some of the modern irons on the market.

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About the Author

Savannah Richardson is a staff writer for GolfLink. She’s a daily golfer and has worked for two years covering amateur and professional golf events with Amateurgolf.com and The Brunswick News. She has a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia.