Ping i59 Vs. Titleist T200 Irons Comparison Overview
Today we are going to be taking a look at a couple of iron sets that may not seem very similar at first. However, when you take a closer look and test them side-by-side like we did, you see that these irons are like brothers from another mother.
However, there are key differences between the Ping i59 and the Titleist T200 irons. In the following article, we will tell you about the key differences and similarities.
Ping i59 Irons Overview
The Ping i59 irons do a very good job of marrying acute performance with forgiveness. These attributes are apparent from the 3 iron all the way up to the wedges.
We want to talk about the forgiveness factor of these irons. First of all, much of the weight in the center of the face was removed and replaced with an aluminum insert.
That weight was then shifted to the perimeter of the face.
On top of that, Ping added extreme perimeter weighting in the toe and the tip of the shaft. So not only do the long irons encourage good swing mechanics; they also increase ball speeds on strikes away from the sweet spot.
The machined grooves of the Ping i59 irons were also great for chipping in on fast greens. That all being said, don’t expect a lot of distance from these irons unless your swing speed is somewhere in the mid 90 MPH range.
Titleist T200 Irons Overview
The Titleist T200 mirror the Ping i59 irons in many ways but there is at least one key difference that needs to be pointed out.
That difference is distance. We liked the T200’s more for players who need more distance because of the elastomer insert which really produced a noticeable difference in ball speed and distance – when struck just right, of course.
The T200’s play about 7 yards longer on average than the Ping i59’s but again, you will still need a decent swing speed and good accuracy to get that kind of distance from them.
One of the major similarities between these two sets though, is forgiveness.
The perimeter tungsten weighting and L-shaped face insert of the T200’s help improve accuracy and ball speed on low-face shots.
The Titleist T200 irons will provide you with a bit more distance than the Ping i59’s. However, no one should approach these irons if they are hovering around the 10+ handicap range.