PXG 0211 Vs. Ping G700 Irons Comparison Overview
Golfers have actually mentioned that the Ping G700 irons look a lot like some PXG irons – like Ping was specifically trying to mimic the style of PXG irons. Whether that is the case or not, there are some design similarities between the Ping G700 irons and the PXG 0211.
Mainly that both of these sets fall into the game-improvement category. While PXG is not exactly renowned for their game improvement irons, the 0211’s offer distinct advantages for the high handicapper – as do the Ping G700 irons. Let’s discuss their differences and similarities.
PXG 0211 Irons Overview
The PXG 0211 irons have a semi-hollow design that allows space for polymer padding.
According to PXG, this polymer core will help increase face loading and flex. We don’t know about all that but we do know that the 0211 irons do play long. The 5 iron in this set was yielding impressive average distance of 158 yards.
Like the Ping G700’s, the 0211 irons have maraging steel faces which is very thin and helps produce these impressive distances. The top line has also bee shaved a bit to put more mass under the sweet spot. So when you pure the ball with these irons, you get plenty of power.
The real weakness with these irons though is launch. They produce a relatively low launch and not enough spin to stick fast greens.
Ping G700 Irons Overview
The Ping G700 definitely have more of a game improvement look.
And that’s to be expected honestly as PXG doesn’t venture into the game improvement category very often. The Ping G700 irons have a full hollow body with no sort of polymer or urethane or whatever companies are using these days whatsoever.
They also have more offset than the 0211 irons. Most importantly though, the Ping G700’s have stronger lofts and produce ideal launch for sticking greens. The mid irons and wedges in particular are exceptional for landing nearly dead on the green.
In most cases, we were getting one bounce on the green with the 7 iron and our better testers were actually able to backspin the ball with the wedges.
It seems that PXG still has some work to do if they want to corner the game-improvement market. While the Ping G700’s may look like the 0211’s, they certainly surpass them in approach performance and in distance.