Ping G425 Vs Cobra Aerojet Irons Comparison Overview

The Ping G425 irons have been a hit since their inception.

They have been established as solid game improvement irons that are even viable for Tour pros. In 2023, Cobra has offered us the Aerojet irons: another iron set to occupy the crowded game improvement iron space.

We wanted to test the meddle of the new Cobra Aerojet irons and we thought it would be fitting to test them against an established set of game improvement irons. Take a look at what we found about both these irons.

Ping G425 Irons Overview

“The Ping G425 irons are known for cramming a bunch of helpful game improvement features into a relatively compact head.”

At address, you can see that the G425 irons are considerably smaller than the typical game improvement iron. However, the toe screw is weighted and so is the shaft tip. This creates an extreme perimeter weighting effect that stabilizes the head on mos-hits. The face has also been milled for different thicknesses to promote forgiveness.

For our testers, the Ping G425 irons were workable and they didn’t puns mis-hits too harshly. Some of our testers couldn’t quite get over the smaller head profile; but the ones that could found irons that were supremely accurate and forgiving.

The Ping G425 irons also have a controlled launch: not too high but not so low that you can’t produce good stopping power.

Cobra Aerojet Irons Overview

“The Cobra Aerojet irons definitely have a more familiar look at address for game improvement irons.”

These are cavity back irons with a pretty strong loft profile which is something we’ve gotten used to from Cobra. The most important performance aspect of the Cobra Aerojet irons is low launch and low spin.

The Cobra Aerojet irons also feature a forged face insert with variable thicknesses to enhance forgiveness. The suspended internal weight lowes CG while also stiffening the head.

The Cobra Aerojet irons are an interesting mix of distance and  workability. Ultimately, they were about as forgiving as the Ping G425 irons. Where the Cobra Aerojet irons pull ahead though is distance.

“The Cobra Aerojet irons played longer than the Ping G425 irons by an average of 6.7 yards. They were also at least as forgiving as the Ping G425 irons. The G425 irons appear to be better for mid handicap players while the Cobra Aerojet irons are more accessible to higher handicap players.”

Ping G425 Irons – First Impressions

After taking 2020 off, the G425 Irons are a much anticipated upgrade to the G410’s and the first thing you notice with these irons is that the heads are smaller and more compact.

The irons incorporate two weights, a visible screw at the front of the clubhead and a weight in the hosel. This, coupled with the wide and cascading sole allows a quality ball launch angle.

Ping have gone for the metal wood style material for the first time in a set of irons and the variable face thickness allows for a lot of forgiveness and ball speed on any strike, even when you hit the ball off center.

They also have a multi material badge filling in the cavity at the back to dampen any vibrations on mishits.

The irons have a slight bit of offset for forgiveness but you are going to get plenty of feel from these especially from Irons you would classify as game improvement.

Cobra Aerojet Irons – First Impressions

“Right away, we liked the moderate footprint of these irons.”

We could just tell by looking at them out of the packaging that they would suit the needs of a wide variety of everyday golfers. They look forgiving, are forgiving and will provide you the launch angles you need for any kind of lie. Around the pin, you can unleash their full launch potential to nail fast greens. And from distance, the naturally low launch will give you piercing trajectory and ball speed.

The Cobra Iron Family

“The T-rail irons are also a handy choice for high handicappers.”

They sport a hybrid iron design with baffler rails to help you glide through rough turf. These are definitely for players scoring above 100.

G425 – Selling Points

  • Metal Wood Finish
  • Multi Badge Material
  • Small, More Compact Heads
  • Perimeter Weighting
  • Excellent Feel And Control
  • More Performance From A Smaller Head

Cobra Aerojet Irons Selling Points

  • Moderate sole width
  • Great for high handicappers
  • They provide enough launch around the pin
  • They are forgiving
  • They have a smooth feel at impact

Who Are The G425 Irons For

The Ping Irons aren’t going to be for every beginner. These irons will be incredible popular for improving and better players who want to get more feel on the ball without sacrificing forgiveness and consistency.

If you are someone who wants to starting working the ball a bit more, the G425’s are a perfect choice.

Ping G425 Family Of Irons

The G425 Irons also come in a crossover version which are black in color and the steel face on the crossover maximizes the distance you can get with G425 Crossovers.

Distance: 95/100

Accuracy: 95/100

Forgiveness: 94/100

Feel And Control: 93/100

Overall Score: 94/100

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Who Are the Cobra Aerojet Irons for?

“The Cobra Aerojet irons would be a great choice for high handicappers looking to score a set that will still be of use to them as they improve.”

While spin control was a bit lacking (especially in the shorter irons), our testers really didn’t care because of how forgiving these irons are. They provide great distance thanks to the naturally strong loft but are tempered nicely by a sizable undercut cavity and moderate soles.

Distance: 96/100

Forgiveness: 96/100

Workability: 94/100

Feel & Control: 95/100

Overall Score: 95/100

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