Ping i230 Vs Ping G425 Irons Comparison Overview

Ping i230 Vs Ping G425 Irons

When shopping for irons, the myriad of features and design elements can get very confusing.

It’s hard to tell what type of player a set of irons will benefit just by reading the description. You have to delve deeper and understand the subtle nuances.

This is especially true if you are looking at two different irons from the same manufacturer.

Ping is one of the most popular iron manufacturers in the world so we thought we’d help the everyday golfer by demystifying some of the key differences between two very popular Ping iron models.

Ping i230 Irons Overview

Ping i230 Irons

“The Ping i230 irons represent a major upgrade over the previous Ping i210 irons.”

While they are similar in appearance to the i210’s, the Ping i230’s have a more refined leading edge.

The leading edge has been rounded out a bit more compared to the i210 irons to promote smoother turf interaction and more robust bounce.

The long irons in the Ping i230 set are also slightly more compact than both the Ping G425 irons and the Ping i210 irons.

Other improvements include a 4-layer cavity badge compared to the Custom Tuning Port of the i210 irons.

Compared to the Ping G425 irons, the Ping i230’s offer much better control around the pin and much more robust spin dynamics.

However, the Ping i230’s are less forgiving overall.

Ping G425 Irons Overview

“The Ping G425 irons are similar in profile to the Ping i230’s but packed with forgiveness features that make them more congenial to high handicap players.”

At first glance, the Ping G425 irons look intimidating because they are quite compact.

However, extreme perimeter weighting via a tungsten toe screw and hosel weighting help to balance these irons and preserve ball speed on strikes made away from the center.

The G425 irons also feature a variable thickness face to promote ball speed on errant strikes. Above the ball though, the G425 irons look clean and will certainly appeal to mid handicappers as well.

You don’t get the same stopping power and spin control as you do with the Ping i230 irons though.

“After our testing, it was clear that the Ping i230 irons are better for mid to low handicap players looking for great-feeling, great-spinning irons. The Ping G425 irons are the better choice for players looking for a higher degree of forgiveness and overall distance.”

Ping i230 Irons First Impressions

First impressions of the i230’s is that they are definitely players irons.

They have small compact heads which allow players to shape their shots and hit with supreme accuracy.

Higher handicap players won’t be able to hit well at all with these irons but the better players should be hitting them with consistency and tight dispersion.

In terms of improvement from the i210’s, they are longer and the long irons are more compact and player friendly.

The 5 piece construction and the elastomer allow for improved sound and feel with the weight savings used to lower the COG and increase the MOI meaning players should be hitting longer shots with increased workability.

The 4 piece Cavity Badge, Hydropearl finish, Micromax grooves and tungsten weight all improve the forgiveness, control, sound and feel that players can achieve.

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 i230 Iron Selling Points

  • 4 Piece Cavity Badge With Elastor
  • Lower COG and Higher MOI
  • Heat Treated Stronger Head With Thinner Face
  • More Compact Long Irons
  • 3 – 5 Yards Extra Carry With Mid Irons
  • Micromax Grooves For Ultimate Control
  • Hydropearl 2.0 Finish

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 i230 Irons for?

The Ping 1230’s are for the best players in the game and players that dont strike their irons consistently will have trouble gaming the i230’s, regardless of handicap.

The i210’s earned 45 victories on tour from 2018 to 2022 and the i230’s are set to take over as the most successful irons for the pros in the game from 2023 onwards.

A more player-friendly shaping in the long irons, lower COG, Higher MOI alongside the improved sound, feel and distance is sure to make the i230’s the tour preferred clubs for a whole host of the leading names in the world of golf from 2023 onwards.

The Ping i230 Lofts

Ping i230 Club

Degree Of Loft








29.5 o


33 o


37 o


41 o


45 o


50 o


50 o


54 o


58 o

Distance: 97/100

Forgiveness: 92/100

Accuracy: 98/100

Feel & Control: 98/100

Overall Score: 97/100

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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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