Ping G425 Vs. Ping i59 Irons Comparison Overview
The Ping i59 and the G425 irons attempt to do some of the same things – just in different ways. It became clear after testing both of these iron sets that Ping really wanted to increase forgiveness and enhance feel.
The only thing is that these irons have a bit of a chasm between them when it comes to construction material and features.
Find out which set would benefit your play style the most in the following comparison overview.
Ping G425 Irons Overview
At point of address the Ping G425 irons may look a bit more congenial than the Ping i59’s if you are a mid handicapper.
While the G425’s are certainly not for beginners, they do have a slightly larger head profile than the Ping i59 irons.
There are also a few mirroring features between the G425’s and the Ping i59 irons. We mentioned in the intro that Ping placed an emphasis on feel with both of these irons.
With the G425’s, Ping added a multi material badge to the back to help absorb shock and smooth vibration.
In terms of forgiveness, the G425’s employ tungsten perimeter weights in the toe and hosel and variable thickness 17-4 stainless steel faces.
This, much like the Ping i59’s you will read about in a minute, increases ball speed around the perimeter of the face where you technically shouldn’t be striking.
Despite the similarities though, the G425’s are better for mid handicap players.
Ping i59 Irons Overview
The Ping i59 have a more compact head and premium features compared to the G425’s.
Ping addressed feel in the Ping i59 irons by making them with a 1025 carbon steel forged body and stainless steel face.
This gives the Ping i59’s a solid feel while also allowing for a decent degree of flex.
The Ping i59’s are forgiving thanks to a very thin aluminum face insert that allows for more weight around the perimeter of the face.
The effect is similar to the variable face thickness but there is one important caveat; the G425’s actually play longer.
The Ping i59 irons will give you plenty of distance if you have a fast swing speed. The G425’s are better for mid handicappers who don’t want to compromise on distance.
Both iron sets feel equally forgiving but it’s clear that the Ping i59’s have a superior feel which gives them the slight edge.