Ping G430 HL Irons Overview

In case anyone was wondering, the “HL” in Ping G430 HL stands for “High Launch.”

The Ping G430 HL irons are the versions of the famed G430 irons that are intended to help players who struggle to get the ball in the air.

They feature a lot of the same technology that the standard Ping G430 irons have; but the stock shaft is a Ping Alata Quick and there are lighter perimeter weights. Basically, the Ping G430 HL irons were designed to play lighter, faster and higher than the standard Ping G430 irons.

But there’s more you have to know about these irons before making a purchasing decision. Read on to learn about the important features and performance aspects of the Ping G430 HL irons.

Ping G430 HL Irons Review

“The Ping G430 HL were developed with 17-4 stainless steel in the face.”

They also feature a cavity badge that allows the face to flex more.

And surprisingly, the Ping G430 HL irons have an overall compact shape. So overall, I would say that they are actually less forgiving than the standard Ping G430 irons. But an additional degree of bounce has been added to the soles throughout the set.

I mention the extra bounce specifically because it had a palpable effect on my swing. I usually have a problem with digging – it’s been one of the banes of my golf career. But with the Ping G430 HL irons, I was leaving mini-divots. So if you’re anything like me, you will appreciate that extra bounce.

However, the Ping G430 HL irons launch high. This is a good thing because that’s what they’re supposed to do. But it’s also a bad thing for me because my swing speed produces better carry with mid launch, low spin irons.

But for players who lose carry by hitting the ball too low, the Ping G430 HL irons will work well. They produced excellent apex height and hangtime. The Ping G430 HL irons are moderately weak-lofted with the 9-iron set to 41°.

Who Are They for?

“The Ping G430 HL irons would be a good choice for mid handicappers who need help with launch.”

Not all mid handicappers have learned to work the ball down while working their swing speed up. For this very niche group, the Ping G430 HL irons would be god-sends. They’re not very forgiving but they will certainly help consistent strikers increase apex height.

Ping G430 Irons First Impressions

The first thing to notic about the G430’s is the size. These are large game improvement irons with thick soles, built for distance and forgivness.

The shorter hosel stands out too, with the offset of the club. It helps to lower CG and get the ball flying higher.

There’s a bit of color on the back too with the Purflex cavity badge. This dampens vibrations on mishits and it houses 7 striking zones which produce straight and high shots even when you don’t connect flush.

The visible screw in the toe stands out too. There is another weight in the hosel tip and this increases MOI across the face. These irons will fly high and straight even when you don’t connect flush.

The other thing that stands out is the lower lofts, the main reason for the distance. With that being said the CG is lower and there is an extra degree of bounce so you can still the ball in the air easily.

The 3% thinner face ensures a faster ball speed on impact and the Hydropearl 2.0 finish ensures you can game these irons effectively in any weather.

The G430’s are a serious contender overall in the game improvement market in 2023.

Ping G430 Iron Selling Points

  • Lower COG and Increased Bounce
  • PurFlex Cavity Badge
  • 3% Thinner Face
  • Stronger Lofts
  • 2 MPH More Ball Speed & 7 – 10 Yards Longer
  • 7 Hitting Zones Behind The Face
  • Hydropearl 2.0 Finish

Who Are The Ping G430 Irons for?

The Ping G430 irons are certainly game improvement.

They are long, fast and forgiving but won’t be as good at shaping shots.

High handicappers are almost certainly going to need a game-improvement iron and the G430’s are right up there with the best.

Mid to Low Handicappers who struggle with consistency in their irons will also love the increased distance and forgiveness of the G430’s.

The Ping G430 Lofts

Ping G430 Club Degree Of Loft



25.5 o


29 o


33 o


37 o


41 o


45.5 o


50 o


54 o


58 o

Distance: 97/100

Forgiveness: 95/100

Accuracy: 95/100

Feel & Control: 93/100

Overall Score: 96/100

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