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.