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.

Ping i59 Irons

Category: Player’s Performance

Ping G425 Irons

Category – Game Improvement Irons

Ping i59 Irons First Impressions

The Ping i59 irons felt good off the deck thanks to a strong aluminum insert that enhances feel while pushing the ball for better speeds.

What we were most surprised at though was the forgiveness of these player’s performance irons. Even though the i59’s are smaller, they are comparably forgiving on off-center shots.

A lot of weight is saved at the center of the heads of these clubs thanks to the super thin aluminum. That weight is displaced around the perimeter so you get more distance on strikes away from the sweet spot.

While you still need to be able to make consistent contact with the ball, you get a lot of help at that point even if you aren’t square up to it.

The Ping i59 irons are a good mixture of forgiveness, distance and short-game control. They don’t feel too bad either.

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.

Ping i59 Irons  Selling Points

  • These irons have a superior feel with a forged carbon steel body
  • They feel soft on full swings
  • Incredibly tight spacing
  • The machined grooves provide for excellent control
  • Insane MOI for a player’s iron
  • Clean muscle back design

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

Who are the Ping i59 Irons for?

The Ping i59 irons would be a good fit for anyone looking for a solid combination of forgiveness and greenside control.

This is a very unique set – and for this reason, we feel like the market for them might be rather small. You have to be able to strike the ball consistently with a smaller head but the MOI is ridiculous in these irons.

So they will be great for a smaller niche of players who are probably hovering around the 7, 8 9 handicap range.

The i Family 

Of course, the counterpart to the Ping i59 irons are the Ping i210 irons. The bottom line is that the i59 irons have the superior feel and more compact heads.

Ping i59 Irons Final Assessment

Distance: 93/100

Accuracy: 95/100

Forgiveness: 92/100

Feel & Control: 94/100

Overall Score: 94/100

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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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