Ping G425 Vs Wilson D9 Irons Comparison Overview
When looking for a game improvement iron, of course, it’s always best to get a professional fitting.
But before you do, it is very helpful to know the basics about any iron set that you are considering. It’s even better to read firsthand accounts of your potential new irons.
And if you are considering either the Wilson D9 or the Ping G425 irons, you are in luck because we just so happened to have recently tested these sets side-by-side. Before you go in for a fitting, read the following comparison overview…
Ping G425 Irons Overview
“When compared to the Wilson D9 irons, the Ping G425’s certainly have a more compact head shape and shorter blades.”
Still, Ping contends that the inclusion of perimeter weights (one in the toe screw and one on the hosel) actually increase MOI so that they produce stable and predictable flight. For the most part, we found this to be true.
We won’t beat around the bush: the Ping G425 irons aren’t as forgiving as the Wilson D9 irons. When you look down at the Ping G425’s, you see a slimmer profile and short blade – what some might call a “butter knife.”
But the G425’s also feature a nice 17-4 stainless steel variable thickness face which provides adequate forgiveness – if your handicap hovers between 10 and 17. In our testing, the G425’s produces a lower, faster launch than the Wilson D9’s as well.
Wilson D9 Irons Overview
“The Wilson D9 irons have a larger footprint and a cavity back that you can see at address in the long irons.”
It’s very easy to frame the ball with these irons because the hitting zone is matte while the perimeter is polished chrome. The contrast is stark and makes it easier to line up your shot. The Wilson D9 irons are much better for players with deliberate tempos and a sweeping swing.
The offset is visible even as it is reduced in the short irons. They protect low-face mis-hits very well thanks to the “Power Holes”bored into the soles of these irons.
“For us the Ping G425’s produce more accurate shots and tighter dispersion. However, mis-hits were punished with near-extreme prejudice. The Wilson D9 irons on the other hand were very forgiving. This was especially true of the long irons. When struck accurately, the Wilson D9’s also produced better carry distance.”