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.

Ping i59 Irons

Category: Player’s Performance

Ping Blueprint Irons

Category: Player’s Performance

Ping i59 Irons First Impressions

The Ping i59 irons felt good off the deck thanks to a strong aluminum insert that enhances feel while pushing the ball for better speeds.

What we were most surprised at though was the forgiveness of these player’s performance irons. Even though the i59’s are smaller, they are comparably forgiving on off-center shots.

A lot of weight is saved at the center of the heads of these clubs thanks to the super thin aluminum. That weight is displaced around the perimeter so you get more distance on strikes away from the sweet spot.

While you still need to be able to make consistent contact with the ball, you get a lot of help at that point even if you aren’t square up to it.

The Ping i59 irons are a good mixture of forgiveness, distance and short-game control. They don’t feel too bad either.

Ping Blueprint Irons First Impressions

These were immediately some of the finest irons we have ever had the pleasure of swinging. The feel of the one-piece forging cannot be imitated whether you’re attacking a long par 5 or on a short approach to the green.

The quality and precision that went into these clubs is immediately apparent from the first swing. The loft is a bit understated in the long irons but we found that this helps with trajectory control.

The Ping Blueprint irons also have machined face grooves for acte spin control around. The machined grooves coupled with the forged 8620 carbon steel (which feels extremely soft by the way) makes for unprecedented control around the green.

Of course, you will need a good swing speed and plenty of accuracy to be able to get any use from these irons.

The feel is certainly the star of the show here but a close runner up is the distance and spin control you get in the short irons.

Ping i59 Irons  Selling Points

  • These irons have a superior feel with a forged carbon steel body
  • They feel soft on full swings
  • Incredibly tight spacing
  • The machined grooves provide for excellent control
  • Insane MOI for a player’s iron
  • Clean muscle back design

Ping Blueprint Irons Selling Points

  • Forged from a single piece of carbon steel
  • Incredibly soft feel
  • The thin sole cuts through rough very well
  • Clean muscle back design
  • Compact head with minimal offset
  • Looks fantastic at point of address

Who are the Ping i59 Irons for?

The Ping i59 irons would be a good fit for anyone looking for a solid combination of forgiveness and greenside control.

This is a very unique set – and for this reason, we feel like the market for them might be rather small. You have to be able to strike the ball consistently with a smaller head but the MOI is ridiculous in these irons.

So they will be great for a smaller niche of players who are probably hovering around the 7, 8 9 handicap range.

The i Family 

Of course, the counterpart to the Ping i59 irons are the Ping i210 irons. The bottom line is that the i59 irons have the superior feel and more compact heads.

Ping i59 Irons Final Assessment

Distance: 93/100

Accuracy: 95/100

Forgiveness: 92/100

Feel & Control: 94/100

Overall Score: 94/100

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Who are the Ping Blueprint Irons for?

The Ping Blueprint irons are without a doubt for top-tier players looking to score with more accuracy.

And for anyone looking for exceptional feel, these irons wouldn’t be a bad choice. Of course, the converse to this is that these are terrible irons even if you’re a mid handicap player.

You should have a swing speed of at least 95 MPH if you want to even pick these babies up.

These would also be a great choice for anyone looking for superior consistency across the face and reliable repeatable distances.

Ping Blueprint Irons Final Assessment

Distance: 92/100

Accuracy: 95/100

Forgiveness: 88/100

Control & Feel: 95/100

Overall Score: 94/100

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