I wish I would have had a chance to swing these newly introduced PING G410 irons at the 2019 PGA Show. Quite honestly, I had no idea that they were present until Friday during my appointment with Pete Samuels who is the Head of Marketing for PING.
When Mr. Samuels showed me these irons I had remorse in the way that I might have really missed out on swinging a Teezy Award nominee and potential winner. Perhaps it was negligence on my behalf as I was so focused on covering the PING G410 metalwoods that I totally lost track.
As Mr. Samuels pointed out a few items of interest to me I noticed a couple of things in particular about the design of the G410 irons. PING developed these irons to help golfers play better golf. These are very aesthetically pleasing in the address position because of the way that their top-line sits. The top-line of the G410 irons is not bulky and seems to just blend in to the rest of the head. The offset isn’t very pronounced and according to PIG it’s 10% less than its predecessor (G400). The blade-length of the head is very compact as well which is a feat considering that this is a Game-Improvement model. Overall, it was tough for me to look at the G410 as a Game-Improvement iron.
For more details please see the press release below about these exciting irons from PING Golf.
Until The Next Tee!!
PHOENIX (January 21, 2019): Ensuring the distance demands of today’s golfer while advancing PING’s reputation for making the most-forgiving irons available, PING introduced the G410 iron today, a high-performance game-improvement model in a compact design.
The multi-material iron is available for pre-order and custom fitting at authorized PING golf shops around the world beginning today.
“In the G410 iron, our engineers challenged the idea that you can’t make an iron smaller and increase the forgiveness at the same time,” said John K. Solheim, PING President. “They’ve developed a clean, highly appealing design with less offset and a significantly higher MOI when compared to the G400 iron. It’s the most forgiving iron of its size. It will appeal to a very wide range of golfers as it produces faster ball speeds, maximum forgiveness and amazing feel with a pleasing appearance — all the attributes they need to hit their iron shots higher, farther and straighter.”
Re-shaping Distance and Forgiveness
PING’s engineering team created a face and cavity structure in the G410 iron that delivers faster ball speeds and saves weight to expand the perimeter weighting. The additional weight savings are concentrated in the toe and hosel to achieve an 8% increase in the moment of inertia (MOI) for more forgiveness and consistency.
The more flexible, free-moving face amplifies ball speeds for greater distance and higher max height, allowing golfers to hit less club into the green with the control and precision to hold the putting surface. This is achieved by de-coupling the weighting structure from the face to create a larger flexing zone, which performs like a hinge to launch the ball faster and higher with consistency and predictability. The next generation of COR-Eye technology powers the performance in conjunction with the cascading sole design and deep top-rail undercut.
“The G410 iron represents several exciting iron design advancements for us,” said Solheim. “Our innovations like COR-Eye technology have allowed us to re-imagine the way we engineer an iron. By increasing ball speed as much as we have in recent models, our irons launch much easier and higher than ever. As a result, we can experiment with the size and shape of the head while improving the MOI properties so critical to consistent performance.”
High Marks for Look, Feel and Sound
The clean, refined shape of the G410 iron results from a slightly shorter blade length and 10% less offset compared to the G400 iron, creating an inspiring blade-iron-style look with broad appeal. Its resilient hydropearl 2.0 finish provides an attractive appearance and contributes to smooth turf interaction. The full-cavity, co-molded aluminum and elastomer badge delivers a powerful, reassuring feel and sound.
“We all know the first impression of any club design is vitally important. It starts with the appearance at address and continues when the golfer solidly strikes that first shot,” said Solheim. “We’re seeing very positive results from our own data and hearing outstanding feedback from others about every aspect of the design and performance of the G410 iron.”
Using the same geometry as the Glide 2.0 wedge series, the grooves on the G410 PW, UW, SW and LW are precision machined with a sharper edge radius, increasing interaction with the cover of the ball at impact and creating more friction for improved spin and trajectory control.
“The fully machined grooves on all four wedges are an example of the added detail we’ve engineered into the G410 irons,” said Solheim. “For players who want a consistent look and feel throughout their set, they can now enjoy much higher spin and control in their scoring clubs along with all the other performance benefits of the iron’s technology.”
G410 Iron Specifications
Multi-material construction: Hyper 17-4 stainless steel head, tungsten toe/hosel weights, aluminum/elastomer badge, hydropearl 2.0 finish
Available 4-9, PW, UW, SW, LW in 10 color codes (lie angle). Black is standard.
Stock grip: Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360 in six sizes (Blue -1/16″, Red -1/32″, Aqua -1/64″, White Std., Gold +1/32″, Orange +1/16″)
Stock shaft options: PING AWT 2.0 (R, S, X), Alta CB Red (counter-balanced) powered by AWT (SR, R, S)
Aftermarket shaft options (no upcharge): True Temper Dynamic Gold 105 (R300, S300), True Temper Dynamic Gold (S300, X100), True Temper Dynamic Gold 120 (S300, X100), Project X LZ (5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 6.5), True Temper XP95 (R300, S300), Nippon Pro Modus Tour 105 (S, X), KBS Tour (R, S, X)
U.S. MSRP: $135 per iron w/steel shaft (stock or aftermarket); $150 per iron w/stock graphite shaft