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.

PXG 0211 Irons

Category – Game Improvement Irons

Ping G700 Irons

Category: Game-Improvement

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 G700 First Impressions

The Ping G700 first struck us with their good looks.

The hydropearl plating of these irons looks really nice both in the bag and at address. They also look really good and confidence-inspiring behind the ball. We also noticed pretty quickly that these irons gave great apex height and optimal descent angles for most lies.

In our time testing these irons, we really couldn’t determine a chink in their armor. The only thing we can say is that the gapping may be a problem for some players if you use this entire set to replace your current irons. Turf interaction is a bit chunky too.

Also, workability isn’t the best but that’s only to be expected of irons built for high handicap players.

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 G700 Selling Points

  • Hydropearl finish
  • Maraging steel face
  • Hollow body design
  • 17-4 stainless steel body
  • Strong lofts
  • Beefy soles

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 G700 Irons for?

The Ping G700 irons would be a great choice for the discerning high handicapper. What we mean is that they offer more than just distance and forgiveness. They work moderately well around the pin as well.

Also, if you are having trouble getting the ball airborne, these irons would work great for you. The launch and carry distances are definitely something to get excited about and will surely be a boon to the game of any beginner.

The G Family

There are plenty of Ping G series irons to choose from but besides the G700’s the G400’s and G425’s stand out. They both have multi-material construction so like the Ping G700 irons, they have a metal-wood flexing dynamic.

The G400 irons look the most like the Ping G700’s at address – they have similar head sizes and offset. However, the Ping G700 irons are the only ones of these three lines to feature maraging steel faces.

Distance: 95/100

Accuracy: 95/100

Forgiveness: 95/100

Feel & Control: 92/100

Overall Score: 94/100

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