Ping i59 Vs. Ping Blueprint Irons Comparison Overview
Not all player’s performance irons are built to yield the same kind of performance – not even when they are made from the same manufacturer.
Case in point: the Ping i59 and the Pin Blueprint irons. Don’t get us wrong; you should know right now that these are both amazing iron sets.
They just bring different entrees to the table so to speak. To help you make the right decision for your game, we have put together a little comparison overview that briefly discusses the differences and merits of both iron sets.
Ping i59 Irons Overview
The Ping i59 irons gives you the distance of a metal-wood with the looks and accuracy of a player’s performance iron.
We were really impressed with these irons and by the time we were done testing them, came to the conclusion that they are some of the most unique irons currently on the market.
That’s because they combine premium features with enhanced forgiveness.
For example, the Ping i59 irons feature a fully forged 1025 carbon steel body with a 17-4 stainless steel face.
This makes them flex like a metal-wood style iron which yields impressive distance. It also gives them the feel of a premium iron set.
Then there is the aluminum face insert that allows weight to be displaced from the center of the face to the perimeter which, you guessed it, enhances forgiveness to a significant degree.
Ping Blueprint Irons Overview
The Ping Blueprint irons have unrivaled feel thanks to a single-piece forged construction.
You read right. The Blueprint irons are fully forged from a single piece of 8620 carbon steel. This gives them a solid feel that is also soft on full swings.
These are incredibly consistent irons. We were getting identical side spin rates, carry distances and launch angles swing after swing.
The Blueprint irons are also pretty helpful in the rough. They have very barrow soles which, while a detriment to most higher handicap players, will help more experienced players cut through tall rough like a Bowie knife.
The Blueprint irons also have machined grooves that allow for acute control near the green and on short approaches.
You really can’t go wrong with either of these sets but if you are looking for more forgiveness, the Ping i59’s would be the way to go. The Blueprint irons are really for 0-5 handicap players.