PXG 0211 DC Vs. Ping G710 Irons Comparison Overview

Both the PXG 0211 DC’s and the Ping G710 irons have one very important feature in common: they both have miraging steel faces.

Miraging steel is incredibly strong and thin which helps with distance and short game performance.

That’s not all to these irons though. To get the entire picture, we tested these irons side by side. Take a look at what we found in the following comparison.

Ping G710 Irons Overview

The Ping G710 irons have the most striking look of any Ping irons that we’ve ever tested.

Anyone considering buying these irons will be happy to know that the performance matches the premium looks. The notched hosel helps increase forgiveness by allowing the engineers to place heavier tungsten weights in the heel and toe.

This creates higher MOI so these irons are decently forgiving. The G710’s also feature a black hydropearl finish. The finish actually repels water to increase control when conditions are wet. What we really liked though was the smooth turf interaction.

These babies glide through the rough like it was nothing. The G710’s also offer a surprising amount of workability for irons in the game-improvement category. The compact head size was congenial to the better players in our testing party who were able to work both the long and short G710’s.

PXG 0211 DC Irons Overview

The PXG 0211 DC irons were also designed for high to mid handicappers but have very different features than the G710’s

For one thing, the PXG 0211 DC irons have a soft polymer insert that smooths out feel. For another, the PXG 0211 DC’s have more offset than the G710’s. While the G710’s are more of a traditional muscle back set of irons, the PXG 0211 DC’s have a sort of stepped muscle back.

In terms of workability, it was pretty much a tie between these two irons. The PXG 0211 DC’s also have compact heads which again, was great for the better testers in our party but may not be great for high handicap players.

The PXG 0211 DC’s also have an undercut around the perimeter of the face but overall, the Ping G710’s were more forgiving.

What’s more is that the Ping G710’s played longer too. They were more forgiving, matched in the PXG 0211 DC’s in terms of workability and had better turf interaction. We can confidently say that the Ping G710’s are the superior irons.

PXG 0211 Irons

Category – Game Improvement Irons

Ping G710 Irons

Category – Distance/Game Improvement Irons

PXG 0211 First Impressions

We didn’t think that the PXG 0211 irons were going to perform much differently than other PXG irons we have tested based on the muscle back design.

However, they did. There was a slight improvement in overall feel and forgiveness. We tested the 4 and 5 irons first and found that we were getting better ball speed on shots around the crown and sole than with other models.

The vibration dampening properties of the COR2 insulation also made the long irons more comfortable on full swings. The PXG 0211 irons also produce pretty good launch angles thanks to moderately generous loft.

The short irons didn’t offer much in the way of workability though. Although, that might not be such an issue for beginners and high handicappers. Still, this is something you may want to consider if you plan on investing in the PXG 0211 irons as a long-term set.

Ping G710 First Impressions

The Ping G710 look impressive right out of the packaging and they continue to impress once you get them on the course.

The first thing you will notice about the Ping G710 irons is the sleek, black hydropearl finish. They also feel pretty substantial in the hand. You may also notice the notched hosel which helps create more discretionary weight to be placed for optimal distance.

The muscle-back design of these irons adds to the good looks and overall performance. This design also makes the Ping G710 irons extremely shapable while at the same time providing valuable feedback on mis-hits.

The head is also slightly larger than the precious G700 irons which may be a benefit for higher handicap players. The Ping G710 irons also feature variable face thickness so you get more distance on dead-center strikes and more forgiveness on shots around the crown and sole.

Combining high-performance maraging steel with the black hydropearl finish make these irons highly desirable for their looks and performance.

PXG 0211 Irons Selling Points

  • The faces are made from incredibly thin and strong miraging steel
  • They do actually play longer than the PXG 0311 irons
  • They have a soft feel thanks to the vibration-insulating liner
  • The long irons produce very low spin
  • The PXG 0211 irons have a slightly larger sweet spot than other PXG irons
  • They have a premium muscle back head shape and hollow-body design

Ping G710 Selling Points

  • Variable face thickness increases distance and forgiveness
  • Great ball speed
  • Good apex height
  • Good drop and stop capability
  • High MOI for increased forgiveness
  • They feel very well-balanced on the downswing

Who are the PXG 0211 Irons for?

While the PXG 0211 irons are billed as forgiving game-improvement irons, we have our doubts.

Yes, high handicappers and beginners will love the soft feel of these irons. Additionally, the low spin rate in the long irons means that high handicappers will be able to get down the fairway quicker.

However, these irons won’t do much for a high handicapper in terms of accuracy. If you are struggling to produce straight shots with your irons, don’t expect much help from the PXG 0211 irons.

In reality, the PXG 0211 irons would actually be better-suited to mid-handicap players.

If you aren’t having much trouble finding the sweet spot with your irons then the PXG 0211’s would be worth a look.

The 0211 Family

Included in the 0211 series of irons from PXG are the 0211 DC and 0211 ST sets. The 0211 DC irons feature a dual layer of polymer inside the head which helps preserve the maximum amount for energy. These are most certainly distance irons for high to mid handicappers.

The 0211 ST irons on the other hand have a solid-body design and have been triple forged for exceptional feel and enhanced workability. These blade irons feature a muscle back design and offer exceptional greenside spin control which makes them ideal for low handicap players.

Distance: 94/100

Accuracy: 94/100

Forgiveness: 92/100

Feel & Control: 92/100

Overall Rating: 93/100

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Who Are The Ping G710 Irons For?

The Ping G710 will suit a variety of performance needs whether you are a beginner or advanced player.

The great thing about these irons is that they provide a lot of value for a wide variety of players. Beginners will love the forgiveness and easy distance while more advanced players will love the high-arcing shots and shaping capability.

If we had to choose one specific group of players who could benefit the most from these clubs though, we’d have to pick beginners and high-handicappers.

They provide a bit more in terms of distance and forgiveness than they do accuracy and scoring.

The G Series From Ping

The Ping G series irons has a set for players of every skill level.

The G series of irons is one of the most diverse lines of golf clubs currently on the market. The G700 will suit intermediate players looking to break into the low handicap region while the G710’s will be more congenial to beginners.

It’s clear that Ping wanted the G series to be representative of as many kinds of players as possible.

Distance: 94/100

Accuracy: 92/100

Forgiveness: 95/100

Feel and Control: 92/100

Overall Rating: 94/100

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