Ping G700 Vs. Ping G710 Irons Comparison Overview
At a glance, the Ping G700 and the G710 irons are very similar. You can tell just by looking at them that these are game-improvement irons. This is obvious due to their size. Their big, beefy and look very inviting to high handicappers.
In fact the Ping G700 irons were made to make the game easier for newer players. They represent Ping’s first foray into a hollow body iron design. However there are some key differences that you should know about if you are considering either of these iron sets…
Ping G700 Irons Overview
The Ping G700’s combine a C300 maraging steel face with a 17-4 stainless steel body.
The goal with this material combination was to achieve a metal-like flex so that these irons would perform a bit like a driver – meaning that they are meant to yield more distance. And they certainly do that.
The hollow body design allows the face to essentially “float” so that it flexes more on impact. The Ping G700’s also have pronounced offset and chunky sole. All of this will look great at point of address for high handicappers. The lofts are also pretty strong so launch is very easy.
While they are lacking in distance control a little bit, overall the Ping G700’s are supremely forgiving and play very long.
Ping G710 Irons Overview
The G710 irons also feature the duo of maraging steel faces and 17-4 grade stainless steel bodies.
They also have a black, hydropearl finish which is important for something other than looks. The G710’s are shaped very much like the Ping G700’s: large. The black finish makes them look a bit smaller at address.
The finish makes the G710’s look like they have a thinner top line even though the top line is almost identical to that of the Ping G700 irons. The G710 irons lack a hollow body design though. This hurt these irons in terms of distance.
The 7 iron in the Ping G700 iron set yielded shots that were longer than the G710 7 iron by an average of 9 yards.
If you are looking for the most forgiving and longest irons that Ping makes, currently that distinction belongs to the Ping G700 irons. While the Ping G710 irons look cool with their black finish, they lack the distance that the Ping G700 irons provide high handicap players.